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Hamilton GO Centre

Hamilton GO Centre
Location 36 Hunter Street East
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2 + 1 bypass
Bus stands 18
Bus operators GO Transit
Hamilton Street Railway
Greyhound Canada
Coach Canada
Construction
Platform levels 2
Parking 54 reserved parking spots
Bicycle facilities bicycle rack
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code GO Transit: HMGO
Fare zone 18
History
Opened 1933
Rebuilt 1996
Previous names TH&B Railway Station
Services
Preceding station   GO Transit   Following station
Terminus Lakeshore West
toward Union Station
Official name Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Railway Station
Designated 1991
Reference no. 6531

Hamilton GO Centre is a GO Transit train and bus station located at Hunter Street East and Hughson Street South in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Unlike other GO Stations, which usually just connect with local public transit buses, the Centre doubles as a regional bus terminal for private intercity coach carriers including Greyhound Canada and Coach Canada.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Hamilton Street Railway 2
  • GO Transit 3
  • Bus platform assignments 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

Hamilton GO Centre is the only example of Art Deco railway station architecture in Canada. It opened in 1933 as the head office and the Hamilton station of the Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway. Passenger service on the TH&B was discontinued on April 26, 1981, and the TH&B merged into the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1987, leaving the facility completely disused.

In the early 1990s, GO Transit provided service out of two different facilities in Hamilton: trains were routed along the CN Grimsby subdivision to the Hamilton CNR Station 1.6 km to the north, and buses operated out of an older bus station at on the northern edge of Hamilton's Central Business District at John Street North and Rebecca Street. In order to better connect GO Transit service to Hamilton's CBD, improve the interface with the Hamilton Street Railway, and consolidate train and bus services at a single site, renovations were undertaken to convert the TH&B station into the Hamilton GO Centre. The new facility, designed by Garwood-Jones & Hanham Architects,[1] opened on April 30, 1996.

Hamilton Street Railway

Although numerous Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) routes stop immediately adjacent to the Hamilton GO Centre, until 2009 only Route 51 - University actually made use of the station proper as a stop. On June 28, 2009, a realignment of downtown bus routing saw new platforms inside the GO Centre property become the downtown terminus points for three busy lower city routes: Route 1 - King, Route 2 - Barton and Route 3 - Cannon.

GO Transit

The GO station is the western terminus of Lakeshore West trains and bus routes 16, 18 and 47. Via Rail trains do not serve Hamilton, but interchange with the GO line at Aldershot Station in neighbouring Burlington.

Bus platform assignments

References

  1. ^ Garwood-Jones & Hanham •GO Transit Station Renovation
  2. ^ Table 16 Hamilton QEW GO Bus
  3. ^ Route 18 on Table 01 Lakeshore West GO Train & Bus
  4. ^ Route 47 on Table 46 Hwy 407 West GO Bus
  5. ^ Table 22 Hamilton-Meadowvale Business Pk GO Bus
  6. ^ HSR Route 3 - CANNON
  7. ^ HSR Route 51 - UNIVERSITY
  8. ^ HSR Route 1 - KING
  9. ^ HSR Route 2 - BARTON

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • GO Transit station page for Hamilton GO Centre
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