Guildwood GO Station

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Guildwood
Guildwood GO Station main tracks.JPG
Location 4105 Kingston Road
Scarborough, Ontario[1]
Canada
Coordinates 43°45′18″N 79°11′54″W / 43.75500°N 79.19833°W / 43.75500; -79.19833Coordinates: 43°45′18″N 79°11′54″W / 43.75500°N 79.19833°W / 43.75500; -79.19833
Owned by Metrolinx
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Connections BSicon BUS1.svg TTC buses
Construction
Structure type Station building with tunnels and elevators to all tracks
Parking 1,348 spaces[1]
Bicycle facilities 6 bicycle lockers[1]
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code Via Rail: GUIL
GO Transit: GUGO
Fare zone 08
History
Opened May 23, 1967 (1967-05-23)
Services
Preceding station   VIA Rail Canada simplified.svg Via Rail   Following station
Terminus
Toronto–Ottawa
toward Ottawa
Toronto–Montreal
toward Montreal
GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit
Lakeshore East
toward Oshawa

Guildwood GO Station is a train station in the GO Transit network[1] located on Kingston Road in the Guildwood neighbourhood of Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is a stop on the commuter Lakeshore East line and also for intercity Via Rail services running from Toronto to Ottawa and Montreal.

History[edit]

The station was meant to provide an easy connection to Toronto Transit Commission buses along Kingston Road as well as car parking. Since the commuter train service was initially only a demonstration the land close to the overpass and the bus stop there could not be acquired due to the cost.[2] This has resulted in quite a long walk for pedestrians using local transit.

As of January 31, 2016, both platforms will be closed at the east end for construction of a new tunnel and accessibility platform and station building upgrades. This means that GO Trains will only open the five east end coaches of the train. Work is scheduled to be completed by late 2018.[3]

Connecting transit[edit]

Toronto Transit Commission's 86 Scarborough bus route has a stop on Kingston Road beside the station entrance. The bus route operates between Kennedy Station on the Bloor-Danforth Subway, the Toronto Zoo, and the area of Lawrence Avenue East and Beechgrove Drive.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Guildwood GO Station— TRAIN STATION". GO Transit. Retrieved October 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ Wilfred Sergeant (2004). "Building GO-Transit". 8: Locating the stations. HTA PRESS. Retrieved October 17, 2016. 
  3. ^ "GOTransit.com - Guildwood GO Station". www.gotransit.com. Retrieved October 17, 2016. 
  4. ^ 86 Scarborough bus route

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