Oshawa GO Station

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Oshawa
Oshawa GO Station.jpg
Location 915 Bloor Street West
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
L1J 7E2
Coordinates 43°52′14″N 78°53′08″W / 43.87056°N 78.88556°W / 43.87056; -78.88556Coordinates: 43°52′14″N 78°53′08″W / 43.87056°N 78.88556°W / 43.87056; -78.88556
Owned by Via Rail and Metrolinx
Platforms 1 island platform for GO Train
1 island and 1 side for Via Rail
Tracks 5 (2 GO and 3 VIA)
Bus stands 11 bus bays
Connections BSicon BUS1.svg Durham Region Transit
Construction
Structure type Via Rail building with manned ticket counter, public washrooms and waiting room. GO Transit shelters.
Parking 2,242 spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code GO Transit: OSGO
Fare zone 94
Services
Preceding station   VIA Rail Canada simplified.svg Via Rail   Following station
toward Toronto
Toronto–Ottawa
toward Ottawa
Toronto–Montreal
toward Montreal
GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit
Lakeshore East Terminus

Oshawa GO station is a station for commuter rail, passenger rail and regional bus services in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. It is the terminal station for the Lakeshore East line of GO Transit and serves Via Rail's Corridor service, which travels from Toronto to both Ottawa and Montreal. The bus terminal is served by bus routes of GO Transit and Durham Region Transit.

History[edit]

Oshawa old CNR station.jpg

The Grand Trunk Railway between Montreal and Toronto was completed in 1856[1] and the first Oshawa station was located on the north end of Albert Street. In 1923 the Grand Trunk was absorbed by the Canadian National Railway who, in the 1960s, built a single-floor station with a flat roof on the same spot. The CN station was demolished shortly after when GO Transit built their Oshawa station as their eastern terminus to the west of the original station's location. The building was expanded and upgraded by Via Rail in the early 1990s and GO Transit's Lakeshore East line was extended to there in 1995.

Via Rail[edit]

The station is regularly served by intercity trains on the "Corridor" routes between Toronto and Montreal or Ottawa. In 2009 Via Rail announced the planned construction of a new fully accessible station adjacent to the existing building[2] as part of major improvements to the Kingston Subdivision,[3] the main line between Toronto and Dorval.

GO Transit[edit]

Oshawa GO Transit platforms.jpg

Oshawa is the eastern terminus of GO's Lakeshore East line train service, operating in its own dedicated trackage east of Pickering.[4]

There are GO bus connections serving Courtice, Bowmanville, Newcastle and Peterborough to the east, and to the west, serving Whitby, Ajax, Pickering, Scarborough and Toronto, via Highway 2 and/or Highway 401.

GO Transit plans to cease services to the station when it extends services to Bowmanville, replacing it with three new stations (with plans for a future potential fourth station).[5]

Durham Region Transit[edit]

Durham Region Transit serves the city of Oshawa and surrounding cities such as Whitby, Port Perry, Ajax, Pickering, Clarington, etc.[6]

DRT tickets, passes, and transfers are accepted on GO buses operating within Durham Region, allowing riders to freely transfer between DRT and GO buses to complete a trip within the region. DRT also has in place a co-fare (reduced fare) system for riders transferring from GO Trains.

Connecting bus services[edit]

Durham Region Transit.
[7]
  • 401C Simcoe
  • 403 Park
  • 405 Wilson
  • 922 Bloor Townline
GO Transit
  • 88 - Peterborough/Oshawa Bus[8]
  • 90 - Newcastle/Oshawa Local Bus[9]
  • 91 - Newcastle/Oshawa Express Bus[9]
  • 96 - Oshawa/Finch Express Bus[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeffrey P. Smith. "CNR Oshawa Subdivision". Retrieved September 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Government of Canada and Via Rail announce new station for Oshawa" (PDF). City of Oshawa. November 9, 2009. Retrieved March 13, 2010. 
  3. ^ CN Kingston Subdivision Project - Backgrounder
  4. ^ Transit Toronto - GO Transit's Lakeshore Line
  5. ^ "Oshawa to Bowmanville Rail Service Expansion and Rail Maintensnce Facility" (pdf). Metrolinx. Retrieved November 3, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Durham Region Transit". Retrieved September 17, 2011. 
  7. ^ "NEW Route Maps". Durham Region Transit Website. Retrieved July 10, 2016. 
  8. ^ 88 Peterborough/Oshawa GO Bus Schedule
  9. ^ a b 90-91 Lakeshore East GO Train and Bus Schedule
  10. ^ 96 Oshawa/Finch Express GO Bus Schedule Archived 2015-07-23 at the Wayback Machine.

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