Windsor railway station (Ontario)

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Windsor
Windsor VIA Rail Station.jpg
A Via train at the old station in Walkerville
Location 298 Walker Road
Windsor, ON
Canada
Coordinates 42°19′31″N 83°00′33″W / 42.3254°N 83.0092°W / 42.3254; -83.0092Coordinates: 42°19′31″N 83°00′33″W / 42.3254°N 83.0092°W / 42.3254; -83.0092
Owned by Via Rail
Platforms 1 side platform, 2 island platforms
Tracks 3
Construction
Platform levels 1
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 1961 (original station)
2012 (current station)
Services
Preceding station   VIA Rail Canada simplified.svg Via Rail   Following station
Terminus Windsor–Toronto
toward Toronto

Windsor railway station is the western terminus of Via Rail's Quebec City-Windsor Corridor and literally at the end of the line it buffers onto the Detroit River. Located in the Walkerville area of the city of Windsor adjacent to the Hiram Walker Distillery, the station is served by eight Via Rail trains daily which originate in Toronto.

On November 8, 2010, Via Rail unveiled the design for a new station building to replace the existing structure from the early 1960s. The new building was completed in September 2012 at a cost of C$5.3 million.[1][2]

History[edit]

The first Canadian National Railway station was on the waterfront at the foot of Goyeau in Windsor. It was built in 1884 and closed in 1961.[3] when service was relocated to this station in Walkerville.

Amtrak's Niagara Rainbow train crossed the river by way of the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel but did not use this station. Instead, it used the Windsor Michigan Central Railroad Depot on the line leased from Canada Southern Railway. The station was built in 1911 near Tecumseh Road West and McKay Avenue and was destroyed by fire in 1996.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Battagello, Dave (11 September 2012). "New Windsor Via rail station opens its doors to rave reviews". The Windsor Star. 
  2. ^ "New Windsor VIA Rail Station officially opens". Railway Track & Structures. 19 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rail Stations Through The Years". Lost Windsor, Old Photographs, Postcards, Windsor. International Metropolis. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 2015-10-10. 
  4. ^ "Michigan Central Station – 1976". International Metropolis. 22 January 2010. Retrieved 2015-10-10. 

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