Niagara Falls, Ontario railway station

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This article is about the station on the Canadian side. For the station on the U.S. side, see Niagara Falls, New York (Amtrak station).
Niagara Falls
Amtrak [operated by Via Rail] (Inter-city)
GO Transit (Regional)
NiagraFallsStation.JPG
An Amtrak Maple Leaf train at Niagara Falls Station
Station statistics
Address 4267 Bridge Street
Niagara Falls, ON
Coordinates 43°06′32″N 79°03′48″W / 43.1088°N 79.0634°W / 43.1088; -79.0634Coordinates: 43°06′32″N 79°03′48″W / 43.1088°N 79.0634°W / 43.1088; -79.0634
Structure type Heritage building
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking Free long and short term
Bicycle facilities No
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened 1879
Rebuilt 1980-1990s
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code Amtrak code:NFS
GO Transit: NFGO
Owned by Via Rail
Fare zone 84 (GO Transit)
Presto card Yes
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Toronto
Maple Leaf
(Operated by Via Rail)
GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit
Lakeshore West
Niagara branch
Terminus

Niagara Falls station in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada is served by the Maple Leaf train between Toronto and New York City. On weekends and holidays in the summer it is also served by GO Transit excursion trains operating by way of the Lakeshore West line between Toronto and Niagara Falls.

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 staffed and wheelchair-accessible, and offers free long-term parking.

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The Victorian Gothic Revival style station was built as the terminus for Great Western Railway (1879–1882) and Grand Trunk Railway (1882–1923).[1] The station was renovated in 1951 and 1967 (east wing with restaurant was partially demolished) and again in the 1980s or 1990s.[2] It was later acquired by CN Rail (1923-1970s) and now used by Via Rail (1970s-) and GO Transit.

Customs[edit]

There is no pre-clearance facilities here or on the American side. For passengers coming from the US, Canada Customs officers process passengers on the train. For trains to the US, US Customs handle passengers upon entry into the US at Niagara Falls, New York.

Niagara Falls Transit Terminal[edit]

The City of Niagara Falls Transit Terminal is located directly across Bridge Street from the railway station.

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Local buses[edit]

  • Niagara Falls Transit
    • 102 Hospital
    • 104 Victoria Avenue
    • 108 Thorold Stone Road
    • 204 Victoria Avenue (Evenings, Sundays & Holidays)
    • WEGO Purple Line

Regional buses[edit]

Intercity buses[edit]

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