St. Catharines railway station
|Via Rail/Amtrak (inter-city rail)
GO Transit (Regional)
|Location||5 Great Western Street
St. Catharines, Ontario
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Station code||Via Rail: SCAT
GO Transit: CAGO
|Fare zone||83 (GO Transit)|
St. Catharines station is a railway station in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada that is served by the Maple Leaf train between Toronto and New York City. On weekends and holidays in the summer it is also served by GO Transit excursion trains operating between Toronto and Niagara Falls.
The Maple Leaf is a joint Amtrak-Via Rail service: ticketing is shared, and trains consist of Amtrak equipment but are operated on the Toronto-Niagara Falls portion of the route by Via crews. The station was formerly served by additional Via trains operating as part of Corridor services, but these were discontinued in 2012. The station is wheelchair-accessible (since 1988), and offers free parking.
The single level pavilion-style station was built and opened in 1917 by the Grand Trunk Railway and acquired by CN Rail in 1923 who used it for passenger service. Via Rail gained ownership in 1986 It is the third station to be built on the site, first in 1853 by Great Western Railway and then 1898 by Grand Trunk. It was renovated in 1988 and 1994, but neither changed the appearance of the structure.
The station was formerly staffed by Via Rail, but the ticket agent was replaced by an automated kiosk in October 2012. A similar station was also built in Berlin, New Hampshire around the same time in 1917.
- Anne M. de Fort-Menares. "St. Catharines, Ontario". Railway Station Report. Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. Retrieved February 2012. Check date values in:
- St. Catharines Standard:Last commuter train to St. Catharines