St. Catharines railway station

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St. Catharines
Via Rail/Amtrak (inter-city rail)
GO Transit (Regional)
St Catharines VIA Rail Station 4.jpg
Location 5 Great Western Street
St. Catharines, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°08′52″N 79°15′23″W / 43.14778°N 79.25639°W / 43.14778; -79.25639Coordinates: 43°08′52″N 79°15′23″W / 43.14778°N 79.25639°W / 43.14778; -79.25639
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Connections
Construction
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities No
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code Via Rail: SCAT
Amtrak code:SCA
GO Transit: CAGO
Fare zone 83 (GO Transit)
History
Opened 1917
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Toronto
Maple Leaf
(Operated by Via Rail)
GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit
Lakeshore West
Niagara branch
Terminus

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 single level pavilion-style station was opened in 1917 by the Grand Trunk Railway and acquired by CN Rail in 1923. Via Rail gained ownership in the 1986[1] It is the third station to be built on the site, first in 1853 by Great Western Railway and then 1898 by Grand Trunk.[1] 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.[2] The station is wheelchair-accessible (since 1988), and offers free parking.

A similar station was also built in Berlin, New Hampshire around the same time in 1917.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Anne M. de Fort-Menares. "St. Catharines, Ontario". Railway Station Report. Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. Retrieved February 2012. 
  2. ^ St. Catharines Standard:Last commuter train to St. Catharines

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