Aldershot GO Station
|Location||1199 Waterdown Road|
|Platforms||2 side platforms, 1 island platform|
|Bus operators||GO Transit|
|Connections|| Burlington Transit|
Hamilton Street Railway
|Structure type||Unstaffed station; Station building with a waiting room and public washroom|
|Station code||Via Rail: ALDR|
GO Transit: AL
Aldershot serves Burlington on Via Rail's Quebec City–Windsor Corridor routes between Toronto and Windsor, and is also served by trains coming westbound from Montreal. It doubles as the Via Rail station for Hamilton, which does not have an intercity rail station of its own.
Aldershot is the western terminus of 30-minute service on the Lakeshore West line in off-peak hours, with every second train continuing on to West Harbour GO Station and with bus connections available to Hamilton GO Centre and Brantford Bus Terminal. Four trains continue on to Hamilton GO during peak periods. One peak-hour train arrives from Niagara Falls in the morning and continues to Niagara Falls in the afternoon.
Burlington Transit bus routes 4 Central and 87 North Service – Aldershot terminate at this station. Hamilton Street Railway bus route 18 Waterdown provides peak hour, weekday service to Waterdown.
The first railway station built here was originally named Waterdown, due to its location on Waterdown Road. The Canadian Pacific Railway constructed a rail line from Guelph Junction to Hamilton in 1912 and built a station in the neighbouring town of Waterdown, with the station here subsequently renamed after the community of Aldershot, where it is situated.
The Great Western Railway established the line between Niagara Falls and Toronto in 1856, with that company being purchased in 1882 by the Grand Trunk Railway which merged into the Canadian National Railway in 1920.
- "Table 1-18 Lakeshore West GO Train and Bus Schedule" (PDF). GO Transit. August 7, 2021. Retrieved August 7, 2021.
- "Schedules". Burlington Transit. Retrieved April 28, 2020.
- "Hamilton Street Railway: 18 Waterdown schedule" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-03-10. Retrieved 2014-03-10.
- "July 1, 1912: The opening of the railway in Waterdown". Waterdown-East Flamborough Heritage Society. Archived from the original on April 15, 2017.
At the beginning of the project, Waterdown was not even going to be given access to the railway – there was no station planned within the Village. Eventually there were two - Waterdown North near Parkside Drive, and Waterdown South near Dundas Street
- Media related to Aldershot GO Station at Wikimedia Commons
- GO Transit station page for Aldershot GO Station