Malton GO Station

Malton GO Station is a train and bus station in the GO Transit network, located near Toronto Pearson International Airport, in the community of Malton in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. It is a stop on the Kitchener line, and is a flag stop for Via Rail trains operating between Toronto, London and Sarnia.[2]

Malton
Malton Station - March 2019.jpg
Malton station in March 2019.
Location3060 Derry Road
Mississauga, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates43°42′18″N 79°38′19″W / 43.70500°N 79.63861°W / 43.70500; -79.63861Coordinates: 43°42′18″N 79°38′19″W / 43.70500°N 79.63861°W / 43.70500; -79.63861
Owned byMetrolinx
Platforms1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks3
ConnectionsBSicon BUS1.svg MiWay
BSicon BUS1.svg Züm
Region of Peel Accessible Transportation Services Transhelp
Construction
Parking525 spaces
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeGO Transit: 00228
Fare zone31
History
Opened1974
Rebuilt2014
Traffic
Passengers (2018)1200 (daily avg.)[1]Increase 1.1% (GO Transit)
Services
Preceding station VIA Rail Canada simplified.svg Via Rail Following station
Brampton
toward Sarnia
Sarnia–Toronto Toronto
Terminus
Preceding station GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit Following station
Bramalea
towards Kitchener
Kitchener Etobicoke North
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Brampton
toward Chicago
International Toronto
Terminus

HistoryEdit

 
Village of Malton plan showing GTR station location

The original site of Malton railway station was approximately 0.8 km (0.5 mi) west of the current GO Transit facility, where Scarboro Street crosses the tracks. The first station was a wood frame structure built in 1856 by the Grand Trunk Railway (GTR), which was superseded by a second frame building in 1912. Ownership of the station was transferred to Canadian National Railway in 1920 when they acquired the GTR and they demolished that station in 1973.[3]

GO Transit constructed a completely new building and platforms, south of Derry Road and west of Airport Road, for the introduction of GO Train service in 1974.

The International Limited was operated jointly by Via Rail and Amtrak between Chicago and Toronto. The service, which had started in 1982, was discontinued in 2004.[4]

Metrolinx, the parent of GO Transit, purchased the 25 km (15.5 mi) Weston Subdivision from Canadian National Railway in 2009, including this section of track. CN will continue to serve its freight customers in the area and VIA will operate trains on the line.[5]

Recent station renovations included improvements such as new walkways and a tunnel for pedestrian access to new platforms[6] which have canopies rather than shelters, and expansion of the parking lot. The previous basic brick building has also been replaced by a new structure which offers improved facilities. The addition of elevators has now made the station fully accessible.[7]

Bus connectionsEdit

The local MiWay bus routes do not enter the station bus loop and can be boarded a short distance away at Derry Road which consists of Route 42.[12]

The local Brampton Transit bus routes do not enter the station bus loop and can be boarded a short distance away at Derry Road which consists of Route 14/A.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Detailed ridership map released for GO and UP Express stations". Metrolinx. 30 January 2019.
  2. ^ Via Rail Timetable: Toronto-London-Sarnia
  3. ^ "Malton Station (Grand Trunk Railway)". Railways in Mississauga. Heritage Mississauga. Archived from the original on October 6, 2015. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  4. ^ Matt Melzer (23 April 2004). "Final Run of the Amtrak / VIA International". TrainWeb.org. Retrieved August 4, 2015. From 1982, Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada had jointly operated the International train between Chicago and Toronto
  5. ^ "GO Transit acquires important CN rail line for expanded commuter rail service in the Greater Toronto Area". PR Newswire Association LLC. Canadian National Railway. 8 April 2009. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  6. ^ "CN Malton GO Station". HC Matcon's projects. HC Group. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved July 10, 2014.
  7. ^ "GO adds to Malton station". Mississauga News. Aug 15, 2008. Retrieved July 10, 2014. GO Transit has started a building project that will create a new south platform, a west tunnel, add an elevator and create a new staircase for the east tunnel.
  8. ^ "Route 31 Kitchener GO Train and Bus Schedule" (PDF). GO Transit. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  9. ^ "Route 38 Bolton GO Bus Schedule" (PDF). GO Transit. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  10. ^ "Route 30 Rexdale" (PDF). Mississauga Transit. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  11. ^ "505 - Mount Pleasant GO • Trinity Common Terminal • Malton GO" (PDF). Brampton Transit. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  12. ^ "Malton GO" (PDF). MiWay (Mississauga Transit). Retrieved July 1, 2019.

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