Clarkson GO Station

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Clarkson
Clarkson GO Station.jpg
Location 1110 Southdown Road
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°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 by Metrolinx
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Bus operators
  MiWay
Construction
Structure type Station building
Parking 2,539 spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code GO Transit: CLGO
Fare zone 12
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 (weekdays)
  • 14A Lorne Park to Southdown (weekday rush hour)
  • 23 Lakeshore (7 days)
  • 29 Park Royal (Mondays to Saturdays)
  • 29A Park Royal to Meadow Wood Road (three trips per weekday)
  • 29B Park Royal to South Common (Sundays)
  • 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)
  • 21-11 Linbrook-Clearview (6 days)
  • 25 Aspen Forest (weekday rush hour)
  • 102 - Winston Park (weekday rush hour)

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clarkson GO" (PDF). Terminal & Station Maps. City of Mississauga. 1 June 2015. Retrieved August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Clarkson Railway Station". B&W Photo. City of Mississauga. Retrieved May 2013. 
  3. ^ "History of Clarkson". Clarkson BIA. Retrieved May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Clarkson Parking Structure". GO Transit. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 

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