Aldershot GO Station

Aldershot GO Station is a railway station and bus station used by Via Rail and GO Transit, located at Highway 403 and Waterdown Road in the Aldershot community of Burlington, Ontario, Canada.

Aldershot
AldershotGOStation.jpg
Location1199 Waterdown Road
Burlington, Ontario
Coordinates43°18′48″N 79°51′20″W / 43.31333°N 79.85556°W / 43.31333; -79.85556Coordinates: 43°18′48″N 79°51′20″W / 43.31333°N 79.85556°W / 43.31333; -79.85556
Owned byMetrolinx
Platforms2 side platforms, 1 island platform
Tracks4
Bus operatorsGO bus symbol.svg GO Transit
ConnectionsBus interchange Burlington Transit
BSicon BUS1.svg Hamilton Street Railway
Construction
Structure typeUnstaffed station; Station building with a waiting room and public washroom
Parking1619 spaces
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeVia Rail: ALDR
GO Transit: AL
Amtrak:AST
Fare zone17
Services
Preceding station VIA Rail Canada simplified.svg Via Rail Following station
Brantford
toward Windsor
Windsor–Toronto Oakville
toward Toronto
Grimsby Toronto–
New York
Preceding station GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit Following station
West Harbour
Terminus
Lakeshore West Burlington
Hamilton
Terminus
Lakeshore West
Express
West Harbour
Former services
Preceding station Canadian National Railway Following station
Hamilton Niagara FallsToronto
Local stops
Burlington
toward Toronto
Hamilton
Terminus
HamiltonAllandale Burlington
toward Allandale

ServicesEdit

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.

The station is also served by the joint Via–Amtrak Maple Leaf train, connecting Toronto and New York City through Niagara Falls.

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.[1] 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.[2] Hamilton Street Railway bus route 18 Waterdown provides peak hour, weekday service to Waterdown.[3]

HistoryEdit

 
GTR station in 1910 with the sign showing "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,[4] 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Table 1-18 Lakeshore West GO Train and Bus Schedule" (PDF). GO Transit. August 7, 2021. Retrieved August 7, 2021.
  2. ^ "Schedules". Burlington Transit. Retrieved April 28, 2020.
  3. ^ "Hamilton Street Railway: 18 Waterdown schedule" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-03-10. Retrieved 2014-03-10.
  4. ^ "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

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