Clarkson GO Station

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Clarkson
Clarkson GO Station.jpg
Location1110 Southdown Road
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates43°30′44″N 79°38′05″W / 43.51222°N 79.63472°W / 43.51222; -79.63472Coordinates: 43°30′44″N 79°38′05″W / 43.51222°N 79.63472°W / 43.51222; -79.63472
Owned byMetrolinx
Platforms1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks3
Bus operators
  MiWay
Construction
Structure typeStation building
Parking2,539 spaces
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeGO Transit: CLGO
Fare zone12
Services
Preceding station   GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit   Following station
toward Aldershot or Hamilton
Lakeshore West

Clarkson GO Station is a railway station and bus station in the GO Transit network located in Clarkson, Mississauga, Ontario in Canada. It is a stop on the Lakeshore West line train service.

Local bus service[edit]

The station is served by MiWay and Oakville Transit routes:[1]

MiWay
  • 13 Glen Erin (7 days)
  • 14 Lorne Park (weekday off-peak)
  • 14A Lorne Park to Winston Churchill (weekday rush hour)
  • 23 Lakeshore (7 days)
  • 29 Park Royal-Homelands (7 days)
  • 45 Winston Churchill (7 days)
  • 45A Winston Churchill via Speakman (weekday rush hour)
  • 110 University Express (7 days)
Oakville Transit
  • 4 - Speers-Cornwall (7 days)
  • 11 Linbrook (weekdays)
  • 12 - Winston Park (weekdays)

History[edit]

Clarksons railway station.jpg

The original railway station was located on the north side of the railway tracks, behind Warren Clarkson's store and Post Office on the west side of Clarkson Road. It was built in 1853 by the Great Western Railway at the corner of the property which became known as Clarkson's Corner. The apostrophe in Clarkson's was removed from the sign in 1956, on the CNR station which burned down in 1962, although Corner had long since disappeared from usage.[2]

The station brought commerce to local fruit and vegetable farmers, with corn, apples and especially strawberries being the main produce in Clarkson.[2] In 1915, a sign was erected at the station declaring "Through this station passes more strawberries than any other station in Ontario."[3]

To augment the existing 1,500-space parking structure, an additional garage with 1,200 spaces was built between June 2012 and April 2014.[4]

In 2018, Fortinos signed a deal with Metrolinx to have a PC Express kiosk at this station for online orders.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clarkson GO" (PDF). Terminal & Station Maps. City of Mississauga. 1 June 2015. Retrieved August 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ a b "Clarkson Railway Station". B&W Photo. City of Mississauga. Retrieved May 2013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "History of Clarkson". Clarkson BIA. Retrieved May 2013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ "Clarkson Parking Structure". GO Transit. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Metrolinx to roll out grocery pickup service at select GO Transit stations". CTV News Toronto. 26 February 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2018.

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