Brampton GO Station
|Via Rail and GO Transit station|
|Location||27/31 Church Street West
|Owned by||Metrolinx (station)
Canadian National Railway (tracks)
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Connections||Downtown Brampton Terminal|
|Station code||GO Transit: BRGO|
Brampton GO Station is a railway station served by GO Transit and Via Rail, located at 27 Church Street West in downtown Brampton, Ontario, Canada. It is directly connected to the Downtown Brampton Terminal which serves GO Transit and Brampton Transit buses.
GO Transit began serving the station in 1974 with the creation of the Georgetown line (now Kitchener Line).
A new second platform on the south side of the tracks was built in early 2011 featuring a covered section, improved lighting and security systems as well as an automatic snow melting system. Previously only the north track had been accessible to passenger trains.
The station is wheelchair accessible and the building houses a waiting room and ticket sales. The train station is connected by a passenger tunnel to the Downtown Brampton Bus Terminal on the south side.
With growing commuter ridership, the station's parking lot is operating over its designed capacity, and cannot be extended because of its downtown location. Mount Pleasant GO Station opened in early 2005 to take some of the pressure off this station.
The trackage between Bramalea and Georgetown is still owned by Canadian National and it is part of the railway's primary freight line across Ontario. This limits the number of passenger trains that can operate through Brampton.
The GO Transit Kitchener line trains operate between Toronto Union Station and Kitchener, with most trips terminating in Mount Pleasant or Georgetown. As of 2015, the line operates with up to 3 trains per hour in the peak direction, and one train per hour on weekdays mid-day.
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- Matt Melzer (23 April 2004). "http://www.trainweb.com/travelogues/mattmelzer/2004d21a.html". TrainWeb.org. Retrieved August 2015.
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