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Burlington GO Station is a railway station and bus station in the GO Transit network, located at 2101 Fairview Street in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, just south of Queen Elizabeth Way between Guelph Line and Brant Street.

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Location2101 Fairview St.
Burlington, Ontario
Coordinates43°20′27″N 79°48′34″W / 43.34083°N 79.80944°W / 43.34083; -79.80944Coordinates: 43°20′27″N 79°48′34″W / 43.34083°N 79.80944°W / 43.34083; -79.80944
Owned byMetrolinx
Platforms2 island platforms
ConnectionsBurlington Transit
Structure typeStation building
Parking2,273 spaces
Bicycle facilitiesRack
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeGO Transit: BU
Fare zone16
Opened1854 (GWR)
Rebuilt1980 (relocation)
Preceding station GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit Following station
Lakeshore West Appleby
Aldershot Lakeshore West
St. Catharines Lakeshore West



It is a stop on the Lakeshore West line train service, and was, for a time, the western terminus of the rail services. Most peak-hour and off-peak trains now terminate service at Aldershot, and a few trains link Hamilton further to the west.

There are extensive parking facilities on both the north and south of the station. A large multi-level parking structure opened in 2008, significantly expanding the parking capacity of the station. During weekdays, Burlington Transit serves both sides of the station, connected by wheelchair accessible tunnels under the tracks.


The original Great Western Railway station was built in 1855,[1] just west of Brant Street, about half a mile west of the current GO Station. With the building of the Hamilton & Northwestern Railway in 1877, this location became a connection[2] known as Burlington Junction. Coords:43°20′11″N 79°48′59″W / 43.33639°N 79.81639°W / 43.33639; -79.81639

The Grand Trunk Railway (GTR) purchased the Great Western Railway in 1882 and the Hamilton & Northwestern Railway/Northern Railway in 1888, and in turn was absorbed into the Canadian National Railway in 1923

That first station building burnt down in 1904 and was rebuilt in 1906.[3]

GO Transit rush hour service was launched in 1967 and the new station location opened in 1980, with the old station renamed Burlington West.[1] Via Rail service, which followed to the GO Station in 1988,[3] was discontinued in 1990. All day GO Transit service commenced in 1992.

The City of Burlington acquired the 1906 historic station building in 2005. Renamed Freeman Station it had to be moved off site to allow for track improvements and with the purpose of having it restored.[4]

Construction of a new 20,300 square feet (1,890 m2) station building began in September 2012, and is expected to be complete by the Fall of 2017.

Transit connectionsEdit

Burlington Transit routes connect on the North side of the tracks until the end of 2018.[5]

  • 1/1X Plains
  • 2/2X Brant
  • 3 Guelph-Downtown
  • 5 Francis-Downtown
  • 6 Headon
  • 10 New-Maple
  • 12/12X Upper Middle
  • 21 Fairview
  • 25 Walkers
  • 50 Burlington South
  • 51 Burlington Northeast
  • 52 Burlington Northwest
  • 80 Harvester
  • 81 North Service
  • 87 North Service-Aldershot
  • 101 Plains Express

GO Transit bus route (South side in front of station building):

  • 12 Niagara Falls
  • 18 Lakeshore West


  1. ^ a b Analytica Associates. "Via Rail Station, Burlington Ontario" (PDF). Railway Station Report. Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  2. ^ "Hamilton and Northwestern Railway". The Canada Year Book, 1879. Statistics Canada. Retrieved August 5, 2015. Connections made at Burlington with G't Western R'y (Toronto Branch)
  3. ^ a b "History & Architecture". Freeman Station. Friends of Freeman Station. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  4. ^ "Freeman Station Relocation". City of Burlington. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
  5. ^ "Burlington GO Station" (PDF). GO Location Maps. City of Burlington. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 23, 2015.

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