Stratford railway station (Ontario)

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Stratford
Train Station Stratford 1.jpg
Current buildings, constructed by the GTR in 1913
Location 101 Shakespeare St, Stratford, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°21′52″N 80°58′33″W / 43.36444°N 80.97583°W / 43.36444; -80.97583Coordinates: 43°21′52″N 80°58′33″W / 43.36444°N 80.97583°W / 43.36444; -80.97583
Owned by Via Rail
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Historic railway station
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 1856
Rebuilt 1913
Previous names Grand Trunk Railway
Services
Preceding station   VIA Rail Canada simplified.svg Via Rail   Following station
toward Sarnia
Sarnia–Toronto
toward Toronto
  Former services  
BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak
toward Chicago
International Limited
toward Toronto
Designated 1993
Reference no. 15767

Stratford station in Stratford, Ontario, Canada is served by four Via Rail trains daily running between Sarnia, London and Toronto. The station, though outside the immediate downtown area, is relatively central. The station building is wheelchair accessible. VIA accommodates wheelchair access into the trains provided 48 hours' notice.

Towards London, westbound VIA train 85 stops at 13:09 & westbound VIA train 87 stops at 19:55. Towards Toronto, eastbound VIA train 84 stops at 08:40 & eastbound VIA train 88 stops at 21:05.[1]

History[edit]

Historic 1913 GTR station

Two structures remain that were built in 1913 by the Grand Trunk Railway (GTR): a two-storey, brick-clad, railway station building, and a one-storey express building linked by an overhead canopy. The GTR merged into the Canadian National Railway in 1920. The station buildings were designated as a Heritage Railway Station in 1993.[2]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Via Rail Timetable June 2015: Toronto-London-Sarnia
  2. ^ Former Canadian National Railways (VIA Rail) Station . Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved March 2014.
  3. ^ Melzer, Matt (23 April 2004). "Final Run of the Amtrak / VIA International". TrainWeb.org. Retrieved 4 August 2015. From 1982, Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada had jointly operated the International train between Chicago and Toronto 

External links[edit]

Media related to Stratford Via Rail Station at Wikimedia Commons