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Oakville GO Station is a railway station and bus station in the GO Transit network located at 214 Cross Avenue in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, near the Trafalgar Road exit 118 of the Queen Elizabeth Way. It is colocated and shares platforms with Via Rail's Oakville railway station at 200 Cross Avenue.

Oakville
OakvilleGOStation.jpg
Location214 Cross Avenue
Oakville, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates43°27′18″N 79°40′57″W / 43.45500°N 79.68250°W / 43.45500; -79.68250Coordinates: 43°27′18″N 79°40′57″W / 43.45500°N 79.68250°W / 43.45500; -79.68250
Platforms1 side, 1 island platform
Tracks3
ConnectionsGO Transit logo.svg GO Bus
Oakville Transit
Construction
Parking2,724 spaces + 2 electric vehicle parking/charging stations
Bicycle facilitiesRack
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeVia Rail: OAKV
GO Transit: OA
Amtrak code: OKL
Fare zone13
History
Opened23 May 1967
Rebuilt2012
Traffic
Passengers (2010)13,100 (GO Train)[1]
Ranked 2nd of 62
Services
Preceding station VIA Rail Canada simplified.svg Via Rail Following station
Aldershot
toward Windsor
Windsor–Toronto Toronto
Terminus
Aldershot Toronto–
New York
Aldershot
Limited service
(westbound only)
Terminus
Toronto–Montreal Toronto
One-way operation
Preceding station GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit Following station
Bronte
towards Aldershot
Lakeshore West Clarkson
Bronte Lakeshore West
Express
Burlington Lakeshore West
Weekend express
Port Credit

It is a stop on GO's Lakeshore West line train service and, until October 2007, served as the western terminus for weekend service. On weekdays, one branch of the Highway 407 GO bus service, that connects with Sheridan College, Square One Bus Terminal, Bramalea GO Station, and York University terminates at this station, as does the Highway 403 peak-hour service, that also serves Square One, then follows Highway 401 to Yorkdale Bus Terminal, and Yonge Street to the Finch Bus Terminal. Apart from Union Station, Oakville is the busiest station in GO Transit's network by passenger volume.[1]

It is served by Via Corridor intercity routes between Windsor and Toronto, westbound trains from Montreal, and the joint Amtrak-Via Maple Leaf service between New York City and Toronto.

New Via Rail station building
Multi-storey parking structure

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HistoryEdit

 
Oakville station, circa 1920

The Grand Trunk Railway was important to the development of Oakville because it was the major transportation link for goods and people to Toronto or Hamilton, and beyond.[2] The original Great Western Railway station was built here in 1856,[3] on the same site as the current VIA and GO Stations.[2] The Great Western Railway was purchased in 1882 by the Grand Trunk Railway, which was absorbed into the Canadian National Railway in 1920.

Between 2009 and 2012, improvements on the Lakeshore West line added a third mainline track requiring the demolition of the Via Rail station and the construction a new fully accessible building.[4] Vehicular access was improved and a covered drop off and pick up area was created with more than 1,000 new parking spaces added in a new six-storey parking structure.[5] The bus shelters were replaced with heated shelters in the spring of 2015.[6]

In 2018, Fortinos signed a deal with Metrolinx to have a PC Express kiosk and pick-up van at this station for online orders.[7]

Connecting bus routesEdit

Oakville Transit
  • 1 Trafalgar
  • 4 Speers-Cornwall
  • 5 Dundas
  • 10 West Industrial (peak service only)
  • 11 Linbrook
  • 13 Westoak Trails
  • 14/14A Lakeshore West
  • 15 Bridge
  • 18 Glen Abbey South
  • 19 River Oaks
  • 20 Northridge
  • 24 South Common
  • 26 Falgarwood
  • 28 Glen Abbey North
  • 120 East Industrial (peak service only)
  • 121 Southeast Industrial (peak service only)
  • 190 River Oaks Express (peak service only)
GO Transit
  • 18 Lakeshore West[8]
  • 46 Hwy 407 West[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Tess Kalinowski (October 16, 2011). "Jammed GO train is 'already full by the time it gets here'". Toronto Star. Retrieved August 1, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Ross Wark (June 2011). "Volume 45: Number 2" (PDF). Newsletter. Oakville Historical Society. p. 5-6. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  3. ^ "Oakville's Yachting Heritage". Town of Oakville. Archived from the original on June 13, 2017. With the opening of the Great Western Railway from Niagara Falls to Hamilton in 1855 and to Toronto through Oakville in 1856, the steamboat interest suffered badly
  4. ^ "Oakville Station: A Collaborative Effort". Via Rail. January 20, 2012. Archived from the original on March 14, 2013.
  5. ^ "New parking structure now open at the Oakville GO Station". News release. Transport Canada. October 19, 2012. Archived from the original on March 5, 2014.
  6. ^ "Modernizing Stations – Oakville GO Station". GO Transit. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.
  7. ^ "Metrolinx to roll out grocery pickup service at select GO Transit stations". CTV News Toronto. February 26, 2018. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  8. ^ "Routes 1-18 Lakeshore West GO Bus Schedule" (PDF). GO Transit. January 5, 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  9. ^ "Routes 45-46-47-48 407 West GO Bus Schedule" (PDF). GO Transit. January 5, 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.

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