Grimsby railway station

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For the railway station in Grimsby, United Kingdom, see Grimsby Town railway station.
Grimsby railway station
Via Rail/Amtrak (inter-city rail)
Grimsby Ontario Train Station.JPG
Location 99 Ontario Street
Grimsby, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°11′45″N 79°33′28″W / 43.19583°N 79.55778°W / 43.19583; -79.55778Coordinates: 43°11′45″N 79°33′28″W / 43.19583°N 79.55778°W / 43.19583; -79.55778
Owned by Via Rail
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type waiting area and shed
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code Via Rail: GRIM
Amtrak: GMS
History
Opened 1902
Rebuilt late 1990s
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Toronto
Maple Leaf
(Operated by Via Rail)

Grimsby station in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada is served by the Maple Leaf train between Toronto and New York City.

The Maple Leaf is a joint Amtrak-Via Rail service: ticketing is shared, and trains consist of Amtrak equipment but are operated on the Toronto-Niagara Falls portion of the route by Via crews. The station was formerly served by additional Via trains operating as part of Corridor services, but these were discontinued in 2012.

The station is an accessible, unstaffed, but heated shelter beside the tracks and replaced a small wooden shed. Parking is free.

History[edit]

Original GWR station in 1855

The original Great Western Railway station, built in 1853, is used by Fork Road Pottery.[1] It had also been used previously as a fruit depot and meat packing depot. The second GWR station burned down in 1900 and was replaced by a third in 1902.[2] That historic railway station building had two towers and was destroyed by an electrical fire in 1994.That building was concurrently in use as a restaurant between 1979 and 1994.[3] The current Via Rail shelter was built in the 1990s.

Connections[edit]

  • Greyhound Canada Quicklink service, from a bus stop across from station, has been discountinued

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us". Forks Road Pottery. Retrieved December 2014. in 1997 moved operations to Grimsby’s Great Western Railway Station in Grimsby (b 1855). 
  2. ^ Jeffrey P. Smith. "Station: Grimsby". C.N.Rys. Ontario Stations. Retrieved December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Canadian National Railways Station, Grimsby, Ontario - RSR-218". Railway Station Report. Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. Retrieved December 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Grimsby railway station at Wikimedia Commons