Oshawa GO Station

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Oshawa
Via Rail and GO Transit
Oshawa GO Station.jpg
Station statistics
Address 915 Bloor Street West
Oshawa, Ontario
Coordinates 43°52′14″N 78°53′08″W / 43.87056°N 78.88556°W / 43.87056; -78.88556Coordinates: 43°52′14″N 78°53′08″W / 43.87056°N 78.88556°W / 43.87056; -78.88556
Connections
Structure type Via Rail building with manned ticket counter, public washrooms and waiting room
Platforms 1 island platform for GO Train
1 side platform for Via Rail
11 bus bays
Tracks 5, (2 GO) and (3 VIA)
Parking 2,242 spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code GO Transit: OSGO
Fare zone 94
Presto card Yes
Services
Preceding station   Via Rail   Following station
toward Toronto
Toronto–Ottawa
toward Ottawa
Toronto–Montreal
toward Montreal
GO Transit
Lakeshore East Terminus

Oshawa railway station serves GO Transit commuter trains and buses and Via Rail trains running from Toronto to Kingston, Ottawa and Montreal. Local Durham Region Transit bus routes connect to the station. It is located in southwestern part of the City of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, with easy access to Highway 401.

History[edit]

Oshawa old CNR station.jpg

The Grand Trunk Railway between Montreal and Toronto was completed in 1856[1] and the first Oshawa station was located just east of Simcoe Street South. In 1923 the company was absorbed by the Canadian National Railway who, in the 1960s, built the current station 2.7 km farther west at Thornton Road South. The building was expanded and upgraded by Via Rail in the early 1990s and GO Transit's Lakeshore East line was extended to there in 1995.

Via Rail[edit]

The station is regularly served by intercity trains on the "Corridor" routes between Toronto and Montreal or Ottawa. In 2009 Via Rail announced the planned construction of a new fully accessible station adjacent to the existing building[2] as part of major improvements to the Kingston Subdivision,[3] the main line between Toronto and Dorval.

GO Transit[edit]

Oshawa GO Transit platforms.jpg

Oshawa is the eastern terminus of GO's Lakeshore East line train service, operating in its own dedicated trackage east of Pickering.[4]

There are GO bus connections serving Courtice, Bowmanville, Newcastle and Peterborough to the east, and to the west, serving Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Scarborough and Toronto, via Highway 2 and/or Highway 401.

GO Transit plans to cease services to the station when it extends services to Bowmanville, replacing it with three new stations (with plans for a future potential fourth station).[5] This would remove the connection between GO Transit and Via services.

Durham Region Transit[edit]

Durham Region Transit serves the city of Oshawa and surrounding cities such as Whitby, Port Perry, Ajax, Pickering, Clarington, etc..[6]

DRT tickets, passes, and transfers are accepted on GO buses operating within Durham Region, allowing riders to freely transfer between DRT and GO buses to complete a trip within the region. DRT also has in place a co-fare (reduced fare) system for riders transferring from GO Trains.

Connecting bus services[edit]

Durham Region Transit
  • 403 Park- Clockwise towards Oshawa Centre
  • 403A Park- Counter Clockwise towards Oxford and Wentworth
  • 405 Central Park- Northbound towards WalMart Terminal via Oshawa Centre Terminal
  • 922 Bloor/Victoria- Eastbound towards Bloor and Townline
  • 922 Bloor/Victoria- Westbound towards Whitby GO Station
GO Transit
  • 88 Peterborough/Oshawa Bus to Trent University via Peterborough Bus Terminal
  • 90 Newcastle/Oshawa Local Bus to Courtice, Bowmanville and Newcastle via Downtown Oshawa and Highway 2
  • 91 Newcastle/Oshawa Express Bus to Bowmanville and Newcastle via Highway 401
  • 96 Oshawa/Finch Express Bus to Finch Bus Terminal and/or Scarborough Centre via Highway 401

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