Georgetown GO Station

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For the disused railway station in Houston, Scotland, see Georgetown railway station.
Go Transit and Via Rail station
Georgetown Ontario Railway Station 2.jpg
Location 55 Queen Street
Georgetown, Ontario
Coordinates 43°39′19″N 79°55′08″W / 43.65528°N 79.91889°W / 43.65528; -79.91889Coordinates: 43°39′19″N 79°55′08″W / 43.65528°N 79.91889°W / 43.65528; -79.91889
Owned by GTR 1856-1923
CNR 1923-1978
VIA Rail 1978-present
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections GO Transit logo.svg Go Transit
Structure type Heritage station building[1]
Parking 615 spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Station code GO Transit: GEGO
Fare zone 35
Opened 1858
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 1994
Reference no. 4622

Georgetown GO Station is a railway station served by GO Transit's Kitchener line and Via Rail's Toronto-Sarnia train. It is located west of Mountainview Road North at 55 Queen Street in Georgetown, Ontario, Canada.


Georgetown GTR station in 1908

The station was constructed in 1858 by the Grand Trunk Railway,[2] designed by the GTR chief engineer Francis Thompson and built by Casimir Gzowski.[1]

The station was acquired by Canadian National Railway when the GTR assets were transferred in 1923 and later became a VIA Rail station.[1] GO Transit service began in 1978.

The station once had a water tower for steam trains and had platforms on both sides of the station building, with the south side now paved over for a large commuter parking lot.

The station was the terminus of the then-named Georgetown line for most of its GO Transit history, from 1978 to 1990 and 1993 to 2011. Between 1990 and 1993 and since 2011, some GO Trains have served stations further west; as of 2015 the majority of trains on the line continue to originate and terminate here.

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.[3]

Station facilities[edit]

The two mainline tracks are used jointly by Canadian National, Via Rail and GO Transit. On the north side of the station a yard provides four layover tracks and an island platform used for GO Train service. Via trains operate from a side platform on the south side of the station, adjacent to the station building.

The station has two parking lots. The main parking lot and station building are located on the south side of the tracks adjacent to a bus loading/unloading zone.

Ticket sales are available during peak hours with an attendant, as well as during evenings for the last few days of every month.

The station building is open during the posted GO train hours and for a half-hour before each Via train arrival.



  • GO Transit Kitchener line - Kitchener - Toronto: six trains eastbound toward Union Station in the morning and six trains westbound in the afternoon. Four trains in each direction operate the full route between Kitchener and Toronto and two operate only between Georgetown and Toronto.
  • Via Rail Corridor Service - Sarnia - London - Kitchener - Toronto: two daily trains in each direction, one operating the full route between Sarnia and Toronto, and the other operating only between London and Toronto.


  • GO Bus Route 31[4] - Guelph - Georgetown - Brampton - Toronto
  • GO Bus Route 33[4] - Guelph - Georgetown - Brampton - Yorkdale - York Mills
  • Halton Hills's Activan - for registered clients with a booking


  1. ^ a b c Canada's Historic Places
  2. ^ Georgetown Via-GO station (former Grand Trunk station) at
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ a b Kitchener GO Train and Bus Schedule

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