Malton GO Station

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Malton
GO Station and Via Rail station
Station statistics
Address 3060 Derry Road
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°42′18″N 79°38′19″W / 43.70500°N 79.63861°W / 43.70500; -79.63861Coordinates: 43°42′18″N 79°38′19″W / 43.70500°N 79.63861°W / 43.70500; -79.63861
Connections
  MiWay
Region of Peel Accessible Transportation Services Transhelp
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Parking 525 spaces
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code GO Transit: MTGO
Owned by Metrolinx
Fare zone 31
Presto card Yes
Services
Preceding station   GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit   Following station
toward Kitchener
Kitchener
Via Rail
toward Sarnia
Sarnia–Toronto
Terminus

Malton GO Station is a train and bus station in the GO Transit network, located near Toronto Pearson International Airport, in the community of Malton in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. It is a stop on the Kitchener line and for Via Rail trains operating between Toronto, London and Sarnia.[1]

History[edit]

Village of Malton plan showing GTR station location

The original site of Malton railway station was approximately 0.8 km (0.5 mi) west of the current GO Transit facility, where Scarboro Street crosses the tracks. The first station was a wood frame structure built in 1856 by the Grand Trunk Railway (GTR), which was superseded by a second frame building in 1912. Ownership of the station was transferred to Canadian National Railway in 1920 when they acquired the GTR and they demolished that station in 1973.[2]

GO Transit constructed a completely new building and platforms, south of Derry Road and west of Airport Road, for the introduction of GO Train service in 1974.

Metrolinx, the parent of GO Transit, purchased the 25 km (15.5 mi) Weston Subdivision from Canadian National Railway in 2009, including this section of track. CN will continue to serve its freight customers in the area and VIA will operate trains on the line.[3]

Recent station renovations included improvements such as new walkways and a tunnel for pedestrian access to new platforms[4] which have canopies rather than shelters, and expansion of the parking lot. The previous basic brick building has also been replaced by a new structure which offers improved facilities. The addition of elevators has now made the station fully accessible.[5]

Bus connections[edit]

Most local MiWay bus routes do not enter the station bus loop and can be boarded a short distance away at Derry Road. These are Routes 30, 42 and 59.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Via Rail Timetable: Toronto-London-Sarnia
  2. ^ "Malton Station (Grand Trunk Railway)". Railways in Mississauga. Heritage Mississauga. Retrieved July 2014. 
  3. ^ "GO Transit acquires important CN rail line for expanded commuter rail service in the Greater Toronto Area". PR Newswire Association LLC. Canadian National Railway. 8 April 2009. Retrieved July 2014. 
  4. ^ "CN Malton GO Station". HC Matcon's projects. HC Group. Retrieved July 2014. 
  5. ^ "GO adds to Malton station". Mississauga News. Aug 15, 2008. Retrieved July 2014. "GO Transit has started a building project that will create a new south platform, a west tunnel, add an elevator and create a new staircase for the east tunnel." 
  6. ^ 38 Bolton GO Bus
  7. ^ Mississauga Transit Route 12 Rexdale
  8. ^ MiWay - Malton GO Terminal Stops

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