Malton GO Station

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Malton
Location 3060 Derry Road
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°42′18″N 79°38′19″W / 43.70500°N 79.63861°W / 43.70500; -79.63861Coordinates: 43°42′18″N 79°38′19″W / 43.70500°N 79.63861°W / 43.70500; -79.63861
Owned by Metrolinx
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Connections BSicon BUS1.svg MiWay Region of Peel Accessible Transportation Services Transhelp
Construction
Parking 525 spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code GO Transit: MTGO
Fare zone 31
Services
Preceding station   GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit   Following station
toward Kitchener
Kitchener
VIA Rail Canada simplified.svg Via Rail
toward Sarnia
Sarnia–Toronto
Terminus
  Former services  
BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak
toward Chicago
International Limited
Terminus

Malton GO Station is a train and bus station in the GO Transit network, located near Toronto Pearson International Airport, in the community of Malton in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. It is a stop on the Kitchener line and for Via Rail trains operating between Toronto, London and Sarnia.[1]

History[edit]

Village of Malton plan showing GTR station location

The original site of Malton railway station was approximately 0.8 km (0.5 mi) west of the current GO Transit facility, where Scarboro Street crosses the tracks. The first station was a wood frame structure built in 1856 by the Grand Trunk Railway (GTR), which was superseded by a second frame building in 1912. Ownership of the station was transferred to Canadian National Railway in 1920 when they acquired the GTR and they demolished that station in 1973.[2]

GO Transit constructed a completely new building and platforms, south of Derry Road and west of Airport Road, for the introduction of GO Train service in 1974.

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]

Metrolinx, the parent of GO Transit, purchased the 25 km (15.5 mi) Weston Subdivision from Canadian National Railway in 2009, including this section of track. CN will continue to serve its freight customers in the area and VIA will operate trains on the line.[4]

Recent station renovations included improvements such as new walkways and a tunnel for pedestrian access to new platforms[5] which have canopies rather than shelters, and expansion of the parking lot. The previous basic brick building has also been replaced by a new structure which offers improved facilities. The addition of elevators has now made the station fully accessible.[6]

Bus connections[edit]

Most local MiWay bus routes do not enter the station bus loop and can be boarded a short distance away at Derry Road. These are Routes 30, 42 and 59.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Via Rail Timetable: Toronto-London-Sarnia
  2. ^ "Malton Station (Grand Trunk Railway)". Railways in Mississauga. Heritage Mississauga. Retrieved July 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ Matt Melzer (23 April 2004). "http://www.trainweb.com/travelogues/mattmelzer/2004d21a.html". TrainWeb.org. 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. ^ "GO Transit acquires important CN rail line for expanded commuter rail service in the Greater Toronto Area". PR Newswire Association LLC. Canadian National Railway. 8 April 2009. Retrieved July 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ "CN Malton GO Station". HC Matcon's projects. HC Group. Retrieved July 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. ^ "GO adds to Malton station". Mississauga News. Aug 15, 2008. Retrieved July 2014. GO Transit has started a building project that will create a new south platform, a west tunnel, add an elevator and create a new staircase for the east tunnel.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  7. ^ Route 31 Guelph-Georgetown-Brampton-Toronto GO Bus Schedule
  8. ^ Route 38 Bolton GO Bus Schedule
  9. ^ Mississauga Transit Route 12 Rexdale
  10. ^ MiWay - Malton GO Terminal Stops

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