Oakville GO Station
|Location||214 Cross Avenue
|Platforms||1 side, 1 island platform|
|Connections|| GO Bus
|Parking||2,724 spaces + 2 electric vehicle parking/charging stations|
|Station code||Via Rail: OAKV
GO Transit: OKGO
Amtrak code: OKL
|Opened||23 May 1967|
|Passengers (2010)||13,100 (GO Train)
Ranked 2nd of 62
Oakville GO Station is a railway station and bus station in the GO Transit network located at 214 Cross Avenue in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, near the Trafalgar Road exit 118 of the Queen Elizabeth Way. Via Rail's Oakville Station is located at 200 Cross Avenue, and directly accessible from GO's north platform.
It is a stop on GO's Lakeshore West line train service and, until October 2007, served as the western terminus for weekend service. On weekdays, one branch of the Highway 407 GO bus service, that connects with Sheridan College, Square One Bus Terminal, Bramalea GO Station, and York University terminates at this station, as does the Highway 403 peak-hour service, that also serves Square One, then follows Highway 401 to Yorkdale Bus Terminal, and Yonge Street to the Finch Bus Terminal. Apart from Union Station, Oakville is the busiest station in GO Transit's network by passenger volume.
Via trains from Windsor-Quebec corridor routes stop here, as does Amtrak's Maple Leaf service from New York to Toronto.
Between 2009 and 2012, improvements on the Lakeshore West line added a third mainline track requiring the demolition of the Via Rail station and the construction a new fully accessible building. Vehicular access was improved and a covered drop off and pick up area was created with more than 1,000 new parking spaces added in a new six-storey parking structure. Bus shelters are expected to be replaced with heated shelters by the spring of 2015.
The Grand Trunk Railway was important to the development of Oakville because it was the major transportation link for goods and people to Toronto or Hamilton, and beyond. The original Great Western Railway station was built here in 1856, on the same site as the current VIA and GO Stations. The Great Western Railway was purchased in 1882 by the Grand Trunk Railway, which was absorbed into the Canadian National Railway in 1920.
Connecting bus routes
- 1 Trafalgar
- 4 Speers-Cornwall
- 10 West Industrial South (peak service only)
- 11 Linbrook
- 13 West Oak Trails
- 14 Lakeshore West
- 15 Bridge
- 17 Kerr
- 18 Glen Abbey South
- 19 River Oaks
- 20 Northridge
- 24 South Common
- 26 Falgarwood
- 28 Glen Abbey North
- 110 West Industrial North (peak service only)
- 190 River Oaks Express (peak service only)
- GO Transit
- Tess Kalinowski (October 16, 2011). "Jammed GO train is ‘already full by the time it gets here’". Toronto Star. Retrieved August 2012.
- "Oakville Station: A Collaborative Effort". Via Rail. 20 January 2012. Retrieved May 2013.
- "New parking structure now open at the Oakville GO Station". News release. Transport Canada. 19 October 2012. Retrieved May 2013.
- "Modernizing Stations – Oakville GO Station". GO Transit. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
- "Volume 45: Number 2" (PDF). Newsletter. Oakville Historical Society. June 2011. Retrieved March 2014.
- "Oakville's Yachting Heritage". Town of Oakville. Retrieved March 2014.
With the opening of the Great Western Railway from Niagara Falls to Hamilton in 1855 and to Toronto through Oakville in 1856, the steamboat interest suffered badly
- Lakeshore West GO Bus Schedule
- Oakville/North York GO Bus Schedule
- 20 Milton/Oakville GO Bus Schedule
- 407 West GO Bus Schedule
- GO Transit station page for Oakville GO Station
- Via Rail station page for Oakville GO Station
- Oakville Via Rail & GO Station (Canada RailGuide—TrainWeb)