Erindale GO Station

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Erindale
GO Station
Station statistics
Address 1320 Rathburn Road W.
Mississauga, Ontario
Coordinates 43°34′01″N 79°40′00″W / 43.56694°N 79.66667°W / 43.56694; -79.66667Coordinates: 43°34′01″N 79°40′00″W / 43.56694°N 79.66667°W / 43.56694; -79.66667
Connections
  MiWay
Structure type Brick station building and elevators to platforms
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Parking 770 spaces
Other information
Opened 27 October 1981
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code GO Transit: ERGO
Fare zone 12
Presto card Yes
Services
Preceding station   GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit   Following station
toward Milton
Milton

Erindale GO Station is a GO Transit railway station on the Milton line in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada. It is located at 1320 Rathburn Road West, just east of the Credit River near the community of Erindale in Mississauga, west of the Square One area.

Like many other GO stations, Erindale does offer parking facilities, and has a station building which houses ticket sales and includes a waiting room.

Erindale acted as a terminus for the midday trains that GO Transit once operated on the Milton Line during the early to mid-1990s, but these trains no longer run because of budget cutbacks made by the Mike Harris Progressive Conservative government.

Although ridership on the Milton line has grown beyond GO's expectations, it is not possible to run more trains, because the tracks are already busy with Canadian Pacific Railway freight traffic. In order to increase capacity, GO has extended the platforms to accommodate trains with twelve carriages rather than the previous ten.

Multi-storey parking structure

Erindale was most recently upgraded and is now fully wheel chair accessible.

A construction project is underway that will deliver a new multi-level covered parking structure with 1700 new spaces, new bus loop, dedicated pedestrian pathways and covered pedestrian bridge to the station tracks. The project is expected to complete in the summer of 2013.

Connecting buses[edit]

MiWay
All other bus routes use stops on nearby streets and do not enter the station.
  • 6 Woodlands (on Burnhamthorpe Road)
  • 9 Meadowvale (Creditview Road at Rathburn Road)
  • 26 Burnhamthorpe (on Burnhamthorpe Road)
  • 38/38A Creditview (on Creditview Road)
GO Transit
  • 21 Milton/Toronto[2]

Credit Valley Railway station[edit]

The CVR station in 1910

When the Credit Valley Railway opened in 1879, it built a station on Erindale Station Road, about a kilometre east of the current GO Transit facility. (The Credit Valley Railway was absorbed by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1884.) With the decline of passenger traffic on the line, the old Erindale station was demolished in the 1950s.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MiWay (September 2, 2013). "20 Rathburn, Monday-Sunday Service". MiWay. Retrieved January 2014. 
  2. ^ 21 Milton GO Train and Bus Schedule
  3. ^ "Erindale Station (Credit Valley Railway)". Railways in Mississauga. Heritage Mississauga. Retrieved May 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Erindale GO Station at Wikimedia Commons