Confederation GO Station

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Confederation
Location Centennial Parkway
Hamilton, Ontario
Coordinates 43°14′30″N 79°45′33″W / 43.24167°N 79.75917°W / 43.24167; -79.75917Coordinates: 43°14′30″N 79°45′33″W / 43.24167°N 79.75917°W / 43.24167; -79.75917
Owned by Metrolinx
Line(s)
Platforms Island platform[1]
Tracks 2 + 1 bypass[1]
Connections Hamilton Street Railway#Bus routes Hamilton Street Railway
Construction
Parking 425[1]
Disabled access Yes
History
Opening 2019
Services
Preceding station   GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit   Following station
(Opening 2015)
Lakeshore West
Niagara branch
(Opening 2019)
Terminus

Confederation GO Station is a planned train station[2] to be built by Metrolinx in the community of Stoney Creek in east Hamilton, Ontario on the Canadian National Railway line.

The station is named for Confederation Park, nearby on Lake Ontario.

The station is planned as part of the anticipated expansion of GO Transit's Lakeshore West line service to Niagara Falls.[3] On May 26, 2015, the Government of Ontario announced that service would be extended to the station. Construction is expected to begin in 2017, with the line completed in 2019.[4][5]

Construction[edit]

CN Rail is managing the replacement of the Centennial Parkway rail bridge, in partnership with the City of Hamilton and GO Transit. The 84-year-old rail bridge is being demolished and a new one erected. This will add an extra track and platform for expected GO Transit service and reconstruct and widen the road. The bridge work is expected to be completed before the 2015 Pan American Games.[6]

It is estimated that it will cost $150 million to extend GO Train service the 10 kilometres beyond the new West Harbour GO Station to Stoney Creek. [7]

Nearby landmarks[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Plan of Confederation GO Station
  2. ^ "Project Update: Niagara Rail Service Expansion" (PDF). GO Transit. 2011. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Niagara Peninsula Rail Service Expansion". Expansion Projects. GO Transit. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Ontario Investing Up to $1 Billion for Light Rail Transit in Hamilton
  5. ^ Hamilton to get a new LRT and GO Train station
  6. ^ "Centennial detour construction starts Monday". Hamilton Community News. 8 November 2013. Retrieved January 2014. The project will add an extra track, and a platform to accommodate an expected GO Transit service from Downtown Hamilton to Stoney Creek  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  7. ^ Matthew Van Dongen (10 February 2015). "GO Train extension to Stoney Creek will cost $150 million". Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved March 2015.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)