Woodstock station (Ontario)

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Woodstock
VIA Rail Station Woodstock Ontario 3.JPG
Exterior of the heritage station building
Location100 Victoria Street South,
Woodstock, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates43°07′35″N 80°45′07″W / 43.12639°N 80.75194°W / 43.12639; -80.75194Coordinates: 43°07′35″N 80°45′07″W / 43.12639°N 80.75194°W / 43.12639; -80.75194
Owned byVia Rail
Platforms1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks2
Construction
ParkingYes
Disabled accessYes
ArchitectJoseph Hobson
History
Opened1885
Services
Preceding station VIA Rail Canada simplified.svg Via Rail Following station
Ingersoll
toward Windsor
Windsor–Toronto Brantford
toward Toronto
Designated1993
Reference no.4610

Woodstock railway station in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, is a railway station for Via Rail trains running from Toronto west to Windsor.

The station is located between Wellington and Bay Streets. Trains are wheelchair accessible (immediate for eastbound passengers but 24 hours' notice required for westbound passengers). It opens as a shelter 30 minutes prior to train arrival and remains open for 30 minutes after train departure. The ticket counter has been replaced by a self-service kiosk. There is free outdoor parking on the premises.

Nearby attractions include Southside Park and the Woodstock Museum.

History[edit]

The station was built in 1885 by the Grand Trunk Railway after its acquisition of the Great Western Railway, which was purchased in 1882 and ultimately merged into the Canadian National Railway in 1920. The building is Gothic Revival with Italianate elements by architect Joseph Hobson and renovated in 1986 with Edwardian themed interior/exterior.[1] The station building was designated a Heritage Railway Station in 1993.[2]

Looking east towards the station and the former Bay Street bridge, in 1913

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External links[edit]

Media related to Woodstock Via Rail Station at Wikimedia Commons