Brampton GO Station
|Via Rail and GO Transit station|
|Location||27/31 Church Street West
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Connections||Downtown Brampton Terminal|
|Station code||GO Transit: BRGO|
Like many other stations on the GO train network, Brampton is equipped with parking facilities, wheelchair-accessible train service, a station building housing a waiting room and ticket sales, and a nearby bus terminal.
Brampton is served by GO trains on the Kitchener line between Toronto's Union Station and Kitchener, Ontario. Via Rail runs trains westward to Stratford, London, and Sarnia, and east to Toronto, connecting with the other Quebec City – Windsor Corridor services. The International Limited was operated jointly by Via Rail and Amtrak between Chicago and Toronto. The service, which had started in 1982, was discontinued in 2004.
Immediately south of the railway platforms, and connected by passenger tunnel, is the Downtown Brampton Bus Terminal, from which GO buses run to and from the Yorkdale and York Mills stations in Toronto, Orangeville, and Guelph, along with local Brampton Transit, and intercity Greyhound Bus Lines.
As GO Transit's ridership is growing, the station's current parking lot is already operating over its designed capacity, and cannot be extended because of its downtown location. A new Mount Pleasant station opened in early 2005 to take some of the pressure off this station.
There have been many requests for all-day train service to Brampton Station, but heavy CN freight traffic and Via Rail trains on the same tracks make it impossible at present. A new platform was finished in early 2011, it includes a covered section, improved lighting and security systems as well as an automatic snow melting system.
- Canada's Historic Places about the former Canadian National Railways (VIA Rail/GO Transit) Station
- Matt Melzer (23 April 2004). "http://www.trainweb.com/travelogues/mattmelzer/2004d21a.html". TrainWeb.org. Retrieved August 2015.
From 1982, Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada had jointly operated the International train between Chicago and Toronto
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- Media related to Brampton GO Station at Wikimedia Commons
- GO Transit station page for Brampton GO Station
- Via Rail station page for Brampton GO Station