Brampton GO Station

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Via Rail and GO Transit station
Location 27/31 Church Street West
Brampton, Ontario
Coordinates 43°41′13″N 79°45′53″W / 43.68694°N 79.76472°W / 43.68694; -79.76472Coordinates: 43°41′13″N 79°45′53″W / 43.68694°N 79.76472°W / 43.68694; -79.76472
Owned by Metrolinx (station)
Canadian National Railway (tracks)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections BSicon BUS1.svg Downtown Brampton Terminal
Parking 962 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code GO Transit: BRGO
Fare zone 33
Opened 1856
Rebuilt 1907 (GTR)
2011 (GOT)
Preceding station   VIA Rail Canada simplified.svg Via Rail   Following station
toward Sarnia
toward Toronto
GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit
toward Kitchener
  Former services  
BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak
toward Chicago
International Limited
toward Toronto
Designated 1992
Reference no. 4567

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.


Brampton station circa 1910

Brampton station opened in 1856 as a part of the Grand Trunk Railway (GTR) line between Toronto and London.[1] The current station building was built in 1907.[2]

The GTR was acquired by the Canadian National Railway (CN) in 1923,[3] then in 1977 CN's passenger rail division was transferred to Via Rail.[4]

GO Transit began serving the station in 1974 with the creation of the Georgetown line (now Kitchener Line).[5]

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.

In July 2014 Metrolinx (GO Transit) purchased the station from CN for $2.5 Million.[6]


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.[citation needed]

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.

Via Rail Corridor intercity trains operate west to Stratford, London, and Sarnia, and east to Toronto Union Station.

Between 1982 and 2004, Brampton was an intermediate stop on the International Limited, a joint Via Rail and Amtrak service between Chicago and Toronto.[7]

The Downtown Brampton Terminal serves GO buses to Yorkdale and York Mills stations in Toronto, Orangeville and Guelph, as well as Brampton Transit local buses.


  1. ^ City of Brampton. "Brampton History". Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Historic Places. "Former Canadian National Railways (VIA Rail/GO Transit) station". Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  3. ^ The Canadian Encyclopedia. "Canadian National Railways". Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Via Rail. "Building the Canadian railway". Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  5. ^ Daniel Garcia and Sean Marshall. "GO Transit's Kitchener Line". Transit Toronto. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Metrolinx acquires CN station in Brampton". Brampton Guardian. 17 July 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  7. ^ Matt Melzer (23 April 2004). "". Retrieved August 2015. From 1982, Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada had jointly operated the International train between Chicago and Toronto  Check date values in: |access-date= (help); External link in |title= (help)

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