Hamilton GO Centre

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Hamilton GO Centre
HamiltonGoTransitStation.JPG
Location 36 Hunter Street East
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°15′11″N 79°52′09″W / 43.25306°N 79.86917°W / 43.25306; -79.86917Coordinates: 43°15′11″N 79°52′09″W / 43.25306°N 79.86917°W / 43.25306; -79.86917
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2 + 1 bypass
Bus stands 18
Bus operators GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit
Hamilton Street Railway
Greyhound Canada
Coach Canada
Construction
Platform levels 2
Parking 54 reserved parking spots
Bicycle facilities 45 secure indoor spaces (paid)
98 covered outdoor spaces
44 exposed outdoor spaces [1]
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code GO Transit: HMGO
Fare zone 18
History
Opened 1933
Rebuilt 1996
Previous names TH&B Railway Station
Services
Preceding station   GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit   Following station
Terminus Lakeshore West
Official name Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railway Station
Designated 1991
Reference no. 6531

Hamilton GO Centre is a GO Transit train and bus station located at Hunter Street East and Hughson Street South in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Unlike other GO stations, which usually connect only with local public transit buses, the centre doubles as a regional bus terminal for private intercity coach carriers including Greyhound Canada and Coach Canada.

History[edit]

Hamilton GO Centre is an Art Deco/Streamline Moderne railway station designed by New York architects Fellheimer & Wagner.[2][3] It was planned as a large complex it was reduced in size with a 7-storey office block.[3] It opened in 1933 as the head office and the Hamilton station of the Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway (TH&B). Passenger service on the TH&B was discontinued on April 26, 1981, and the TH&B merged into the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1987, leaving the facility completely disused.

In the early 1990s, GO Transit provided service out of two facilities in Hamilton: trains were routed along the CN Grimsby subdivision to the Hamilton CNR Station 1.6 km to the north, and buses operated from an older bus station at on the northern edge of Hamilton's Central Business District at John Street North and Rebecca Street. In order to better connect GO Transit service to Hamilton's CBD, improve the interface with the Hamilton Street Railway, and consolidate train and bus services at a single site, renovations were undertaken to convert the TH&B station into the Hamilton GO Centre. The new facility, designed by Garwood-Jones & Hanham Architects,[4] opened on April 30, 1996.

Hamilton Street Railway[edit]

Although many Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) routes stop immediately adjacent to the Hamilton GO Centre, until 2009 only Route 51 - University used the station's bus terminal. On June 28, 2009, downtown bus routes were realigned and new bus platforms inside the GO Centre become the downtown terminus points for three busy lower city routes: Route 1 - King, Route 2 - Barton and Route 3 - Cannon.

GO Transit[edit]

The GO station is the western terminus of Lakeshore West trains and GO bus routes 16, 18, 40, and 47. Via Rail trains do not serve Hamilton, but interchange with the GO line at Aldershot Station in neighbouring Burlington.

Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway Museum[edit]

A railway museum with an interpretation centre is located on the mezzanine level.[3]

Bus platform assignments[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parking a bicycle at Hamilton Centre station". Retrieved 7 August 2017. 
  2. ^ http://historicalhamilton.com/corktown/hamilton-go-centre/
  3. ^ a b c "The Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railway Station". Forgotten Buffalo. Retrieved 17 October 2016. 
  4. ^ Garwood-Jones & Hanham •GO Transit Station Renovation
  5. ^ 16 Hamilton/Toronto Express GO Bus Schedule
  6. ^ Lakeshore West GO Bus Schedule
  7. ^ 40 Hamilton/Richmond Hill GO Bus Schedule
  8. ^ 407 West GO Bus Schedule
  9. ^ 18 Lakeshore West GO Bus Schedule
  10. ^ "3 CANNON" (PDF). Bus Schedules. Hamilton Street Railway. 6 September 2015. Bus stop numbers: Hamilton GO Centre Platform 17 
  11. ^ "51 UNIVERSITY" (PDF). Bus Schedules. Hamilton Street Railway. 6 September 2015. Bus stop numbers: Hamilton Station Platform 17 
  12. ^ "1 KING" (PDF). Bus Schedules. Hamilton Street Railway. 28 June 2015. Bus stop numbers: Go Centre Platform 18 
  13. ^ "2 BARTON" (PDF). Bus Schedules. Hamilton Street Railway. 28 June 2015. Bus stop numbers: GO Centre Platform 18 

External links[edit]

Media related to Hamilton GO Centre at Wikimedia Commons