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Construction at GO stations and terminals

We use this space to give you basic information about construction or renovation projects that may be affecting your station or parking lot. This information is as current as possible.

Here is the information we have to report at this time:

Bloor GO Station
 
COMPLETION DATE: early 2015. Construction will begin on the east half of the north platform the afternoon of April 11th. Two new access ways have been opened on either side of Earnest Ave. that will provide access to the platforms from the West Toronto Railpath.

Customer Impacts: During construction trains will stop further west of the platform and there will be no access to the 5 west end coaches on the train. Passengers will only be able to board and exit the train through the 5 east end coaches, the first 5 coaches behind the engine.
 
Burlington GO Station
 
COMPLETION DATE: Spring 2015. Improvements are being made to the station building and south parking lot to make it a more modern link to safe, comfortable and convenient public transportation.

Customer Impacts: Until fall 2014. Ticket windows and passenger washrooms in the station building will be closed. Both will be relocated to the north side of station in front of the parking structure. Tickets will be sold from a temporary trailer. The bus loop and the west tunnel will be closed from the south side. East tunnel will provide access to the platforms and north side of the station. Elevators on the south side will be out of service. Elevator access will be from the north side of the station only.
Starting June 14, in order to construct a sheltered pedestrian walkway, a section of the north end of the parking lot closest to the station building will be closed off; the motorcycle parking spaces will be placed out of service; and the barrier-free spaces will be relocated to the area of the parking lot just south of the kiss & ride.
 
Clarkson GO Station
 
COMPLETION DATE: Fall 2014. The first four levels in parking structure are now open, offering reserved and general parking spaces. Access the south side of the structure from Royal Windsor Dr. or Southdown Rd. Work will continue to complete the elevators and other building features. The accessible parking spots remain open in the main parking area next to the Kiss & Ride. Beginning August 9th, approximately 250 parking spots in the southeast lot beside the parking structure will be closed for re-surfacing. Several carpool spaces will also be moved so we can work on the new access road which will improve traffic flow for your station.
 
Etobicoke North GO Station
 
COMPLETION DATE: Spring 2015. We are moving into the next phase of construction at Etobicoke North GO Station: improving the station as part of The Big Move initiative to create a more modern and customer friendly facility.

Our work will be in the north parking lot, which will remained closed. Parking and the Kiss & Ride continue to be offered in the lot off of Belfield Rd., just south of the station.

Learn more about the project.
 
Kitchener GO Station
 
COMPLETION DATE: Early 2015. This project involves the Region of Waterloo road construction near the station building.

Customer Impact: During construction the doors to the two most west end train cars will be closed and passengers will be required to use the eight east end coaches located immediately behind the locomotive.
 
Markham GO Station
 
COMPLETION DATE: Summer 2014. This project involves the construction of a six-car platform between the tracks and the west parking lot; improvements to the pedestrian access between the new platform and Station Street and Main Street; and upgrades to the west parking lot lighting.

Customer Impact: Minimal, at times a few parking spaces will have to be closed.
 
Mount Pleasant GO Station
 
COMPLETION DATE: Fall 2014. We’re improving Mount Pleasant GO Station to make it a more safe and modern link to public transit. Until fall 2014, we will be installing permanent water, storm water, sewer and gas infrastructure at the station, which will temporarily change the way customers drive through the station. Starting on Monday August 18th, Ashby Field road will be closed for the ongoing infrastructure construction project. The station can now be accessed from the newly created Creditview Road. Customers can also continue to use the eastern most access road to enter from the east.
 
Newmarket GO Station
 
COMPLETION DATE: Mid-2015. This project will be completed in three phases and involves the extension of the north end of the existing platform to accommodate Davis Drive widening. Improvements will include lighting, PA and CCTV coverage along the platform extension, increased platform access, rehabilitated parking lot, new ticket booth and a waiting area with improved accessibility.

Customer Impact: During the first phase the north half of the platform will be closed and only the five south coaches will open their doors. Customers will have to board the south half of the train. Please listen to onboard announcements for details.
 
Old Cummer GO Station
 
COMPLETION DATE: Winter 2014. This project involves the rehabilitation of the parking lot, including additional parking. New walkways, fencing and upgrading lighting as well as CCTV cameras to provide enhanced security.

Customer Impact: Starting Monday, July 21st, 2014, work begins to improve your parking lot. The results will be new walkways, landscaping, and fencing as well as replacement of the surface asphalt and curbs. CCTV cameras and lighting will also be upgraded to provide enhanced security. In the short term, 100 parking spaces will need to be closed, to accommodate the first phase of this work. Once work is complete you will see the return of the 100 parking spaces, plus an additional 40 new spaces. Thank you for your patience as we improve your station.
 
Pickering GO Station
 
COMPLETION DATE: Late 2014. The south parking structure is now open offering 1,200 new parking spaces. While most of level 1 of the structure is designated for reserved parking customers, the top 4 levels are open to all customers. Staged closures in areas of the parking structure will occur during off peak hours beginning on Sunday, September 14th to allow for upgrading of the car counting system. Work will continue on the link to the Hwy. 401 pedestrian bridge, covered accessible parking area, landscaping and promenade on the south side of the structure. Additionally, a small section of near the south elevator will close in order to connect the pedestrian walkway to the new parking structure.

COMPLETION DATE: Summer 2015. The Hwy. 401 bridge will narrow over the platform to allow for construction of the platform-level elevators.

COMPLETION DATE: Early 2015. The east end of platforms 1 and 2 are closed as we work to install new elevators directly to the pedestrian bridge.

Customer Impact: The east-end of the platform will be out of service and passengers are only able to use the west-end coaches (5 and above).
 
Union Station
 
COMPLETION DATE: 2016. There are a number of exciting and ongoing construction projects at Union Station that may result in changes to your boarding patterns. We recommend passengers give themselves additional travel time to purchase their tickets and board train and bus services. For information on the construction projects in and around Union Station, please visit the Union Station Revitalization website.

Customer Impacts: Vehicle access to Front Street is very limited. The configuration of Front Street changes often to accommodate construction phases. All pedestrians exiting the station to the north should follow wayfinding signage to Bay, York and Front Streets. Customers travelling by taxi may use Bremner Blvd to the south of the station. The construction at Union Station is expected to be substantially complete by summer 2015.
 
Union Station GO Bus Terminal
 
COMPLETION DATE: October 2014. This project involves modifications to the existing overhead canopy. Work includes: adding extensions at three different locations, painting and repairing existing canopy, installing additional electronic information boards (PINs monitors).

Customer Impact: Parts of the platform will periodically be sectioned off to secure a working area. Platforms and bus access will not be affected during hours of operation.
 
Weston GO Station
 
COMPLETION DATE: Mid 2015. Station will be relocated to the south side of Lawrence Ave. W. and will be under construction until mid-2015.

Customer Impact: The ticket sales trailer and washroom is temporarily relocated. It is located adjacent to Weston Park Baptist Church and accessible by pedestrian walkway. The Presto balance checker adjacent is adjacent to the trailer. The expanded parking lot is fenced off and portions of this lot are available as construction continues. The completed project will result in an improved Weston GO Station.
 

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