Streetsville GO Station

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Streetsville
Streetsville Go 3.jpg
Location45 Thomas Street
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates43°34′32″N 79°42′32″W / 43.57556°N 79.70889°W / 43.57556; -79.70889Coordinates: 43°34′32″N 79°42′32″W / 43.57556°N 79.70889°W / 43.57556; -79.70889
Owned byMetrolinx
Platforms1 island platform (rail)
5 (bus)
Tracks2
Connections
  MiWay
Construction
Structure typeBrick station building with a tunnel and elevators to platforms
Parking1,651 spaces
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeGO Transit: SR
Fare zone21
History
Opened27 October 1981
Services
Preceding station GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit Following station
Meadowvale
towards Milton
Milton Erindale

Streetsville GO Station is a GO Transit railway station on the Milton line in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada. It is located in the community of Streetsville in Mississauga, basically resembling the atmosphere of a heritage site in a modern city. It is situated at 45 Thomas Street, near Britannia Road and Mississauga Road (Queen Street in Streetsville).

Like most GO stations, Streetsville offers parking for commuters, a bus loop, and a station building housing ticket sales and a waiting room. There is limited external exposed shelter for bus passengers. A new lot with 135 additional spaces was constructed in 2015.[1]

Although ridership on the Milton line has grown beyond GO's expectations, it is not possible to run more trains, because the tracks are already busy with Canadian Pacific Railway freight traffic.[citation needed] In order to increase capacity, GO plans to extend the platforms to accommodate trains with twelve carriages rather than the current ten. As a temporary solution, extensive train-bus services help alleviate congestion.[citation needed]

Streetsville is one of the only few stations on the Milton Line, along with Dixie and Milton to offer facilities for those dependent on mobility aids for the train services.

Connecting transit[edit]

MiWay peak period service only

  • 9 Rathburn-Thomas
  • 49A McDowell
  • 67 Streetsville GO

History[edit]

Streetsville Junction station[edit]

1879 station at new location

The Credit Valley Railway built the station in 1879,[2] at the junction of the London and Orangeville branches (43°35′21″N 79°43′30″W / 43.58917°N 79.72500°W / 43.58917; -79.72500) of the railway,[3] just north of Britannia Road about two kilometres from the current GO Transit facility. This station was located so far from the small village of Streetsville that passengers complained and the new "lower" station was built. The original building was purchased by Ephraim Evans in 1914 and moved to its current location (43°35′03″N 79°43′09″W / 43.58417°N 79.71917°W / 43.58417; -79.71917) at 78 William Street.[3] It is designated under the terms of the Ontario Heritage Act.[4]

Streetsville Lower station[edit]

This station was located at the end of Old Station Road in Streetsville, near the current GO Station site. When the "junction" station closed the Canadian Pacific Railway replaced the small frame building by a more substantial brick building. Passenger train service was discontinued in 1961 and the building was used as a freight office until its demolition in 1982.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Streetsville Parking Lot". GO Transit. Archived from the original on June 27, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Streetsville Station (Credit Valley Railway)". Railways in Mississauga. Heritage Mississauga. Archived from the original on April 18, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Streetsville Junction and Streetsville". Old Time Trains. Trainweb. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
  4. ^ "Credit Valley Railway Station". Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved May 4, 2013.

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