Weston GO Station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Weston
GO Station
Weston GO Station August 2009.jpg
Southerly entrance from Lawrence Ave
Station statistics
Address 1865 Weston Road
York, Ontario
Coordinates 43°42′04″N 79°30′54″W / 43.70111°N 79.51500°W / 43.70111; -79.51500Coordinates: 43°42′04″N 79°30′54″W / 43.70111°N 79.51500°W / 43.70111; -79.51500
Connections
Structure type Waiting room and washroom
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Parking 110 spaces
Other information
Opened 1974
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code GO Transit: WSGO
Fare zone 04
Presto card Yes
Services
Preceding station   GO Transit   Following station
toward Kitchener
Kitchener
    Planned    
Union Pearson Express
Terminus
Union Pearson Express
(opening 2015)

Weston GO Station is a GO Transit railway station on the Kitchener line in Toronto, Canada. It is located on the south side of Lawrence Avenue West at Weston Road in the community of Weston, Ontario

The station is served by a single Canadian National Railway track, which is shared with freight trains and Via Rail. Its platform is long enough to accommodate a full-length train of ten BiLevel carriages and one or two locomotives, and it has a small station building for ticket sales with a Ticket Vending Machine.

The station has a 110-space parking lot, which is owned by the City of Toronto but leased by GO Transit. There are pedestrian accesses to the station at John Street and at Lawrence Avenue West, and the station is wheelchair-accessible.

The GO station is located south of the old CPR Weston Station (and north of John Street) built in the 1880s. This station was demolished in the 1970s and now vacant land east of the CNR tracks and along the CPR line.[1] A Tim Hortons on south side of Lawrence Avenue West pays homage to the old station with a replica "Weston" station sign on roof facing west.

Connecting TTC buses[edit]

There are no bus stops at the stations, connections require patrons to walk east or west along Lawrence Avenue West to nearest bus stops.

  • 52 Lawrence West
  • 58/58A/58D Malton
  • 79/79B Scarlett Road

Expansion plans[edit]

Weston GO Station will be a stop on the Union Pearson Express running from Union Station to Toronto Pearson International Airport. It is being designed and built by Metrolinx in time for the 2015 Pan American Games. The agency will also own and operate the line.[2]

To support this, a new Weston station is being built on the south side of Lawrence Avenue West. A platform and parking lot will be built for use with parking for over 180 cars. It will be a full service station with access from both sides of Lawrence Avenue.[3]

References[edit]

External links[edit]