Bronte GO Station

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Bronte
BronteGOStation.jpg
Location 2104 Wyecroft Road
Oakville, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°25′02″N 79°43′20″W / 43.41722°N 79.72222°W / 43.41722; -79.72222Coordinates: 43°25′02″N 79°43′20″W / 43.41722°N 79.72222°W / 43.41722; -79.72222
Owned by Metrolinx
Platforms 1 side and 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Bus stands 8
Bus operators BSicon BUS1.svg Oakville Transit
Construction
Structure type Station building
Parking 2,424 spaces
Bicycle facilities racks and shelters
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code GO Transit: BTGO
Fare zone 14
Services
Preceding station   GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit   Following station
toward Hamilton
Lakeshore West

Bronte GO Station is a train station in the GO Transit network located in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. It is a stop on the Lakeshore West line and there is an adjacent bus loop for connecting local Oakville Transit bus routes.

In September 2008 the station parking lot was expanded[1] with a new entrance on Wyecroft Road. In January 2011, approximately 175 spaces were made available in the south lot which can be entered from Speers Road. When the project is completed the south lot will provide 300 parking spaces, with stairs and ramps to the platforms.[2]

Bronte Station Master Plan was completed in 2013, with key recommendations to be coordinated with ongoing improvements.[3] This includes considering extending the east tunnel to the south side of the tracks to a relocated bus loop or improve existing west tunnel connections to the existing loop and add more bus bays.[4] Improvements already started, that are expected to be complete by spring 2016, include repaving the south parking lot and the addition of 200 new spaces as well as upgrades to platform canopies and shelters.[5]

History[edit]

Historic GTR building was the original site of the GO Station

The first Bronte railway station was built around 1900 by the Grand Trunk Railway,[6][7] on the south side of the tracks just east of Bronte Road, about 1.5 kilometres west from the current site.[8]

GO Transit began operating the Lakeshore line on May 23, 1967, providing only rush hour service beyond Oakville. When the GO Station was relocated, in November 1967, it had been given the name Oakville West[9] to distinguish it from the original station. Subsequently the historic name was restored for the community of Bronte where the station is located, in the west end of Oakville.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

Oakville Transit
  • 2 Lakeshore
  • 3 Third Line
  • 6 Upper Middle
  • 4 Speers-Cornwall
  • 22 Upper Glen Abbey
  • 31 Bridge-Great Lakes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MPP Flynn Announces Expanded Parking at Bronte GO Station". Kevin Flynn. September 2, 2008. Retrieved September 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ Robert Mackenzie (January 15, 2011). "More parking at Bronte GO Station". Transit Toronto. Retrieved September 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ Leslie Woo Vice President, Policy Planning and Innovation. "Policy, Planning and Innovation Q3 Board Report – Sept to Dec 2013" (PDF). Metrolinx. Retrieved November 2014. Bronte Station: Master Plan completed in Fall 2013; key recommendations will be coordinated with ongoing station improvements. 
  4. ^ steer davies gleave (June 2013). "GO Transit Rail Parking and Station Access Plan" (PDF). Metrolinx. Retrieved November 2014. 
  5. ^ Michael Gregory (Nov 12, 2014). "Two hundred new parking spaces coming to Bronte GO Station". Oakville Beaver. Retrieved November 2014. 
  6. ^ "Middle Div. Stations by District, P168 to Bronte". GTR Buildings & Bridges Inventory 1907. Charles Cooper's Railway Pages. Retrieved November 2014. 
  7. ^ "GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY - TORONTO AND HAMILTON". Niagara Rails. Retrieved March 2014. Mile 13.33 Bronte station 
  8. ^ Daniel Garcia and James Bow. "Expansion, and the GO ALRT Question". GO Transit's Lakeshore Line. Transit Toronto. Retrieved November 2014. Bronte Station was replaced by a new station a kilometre and a half to the east, named Oakville West 
  9. ^ Michael Taylor (August 29, 2009). "Oakville Transit 883 at Bronte GO Station". Retrieved November 2014. The station was formerly called Oakville West and it is reflected in the old destination screen. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Bronte GO Station at Wikimedia Commons