Oshawa GO Station
|Location||915 Bloor Street West
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
|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||Durham Region Transit|
|Structure type||Via Rail building with manned ticket counter, public washrooms and waiting room. GO Transit shelters.|
|Station code||GO Transit: OSGO|
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.
The Grand Trunk Railway between Montreal and Toronto was completed in 1856 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.
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 as part of major improvements to the Kingston Subdivision, the main line between Toronto and Dorval.
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).
Durham Region Transit
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
- Durham Region Transit.
- 401C Simcoe
- 403 Park
- 405 Wilson
- 922 Bloor Townline
- GO Transit
- 88 - Peterborough/Oshawa Bus
- 90 - Newcastle/Oshawa Local Bus
- 91 - Newcastle/Oshawa Express Bus
- 96 - Oshawa/Finch Express Bus
- Jeffrey P. Smith. "CNR Oshawa Subdivision". Retrieved September 17, 2011.
- "Government of Canada and Via Rail announce new station for Oshawa" (PDF). City of Oshawa. November 9, 2009. Retrieved March 13, 2010.
- CN Kingston Subdivision Project - Backgrounder
- Transit Toronto - GO Transit's Lakeshore Line
- "Oshawa to Bowmanville Rail Service Expansion and Rail Maintensnce Facility" (pdf). Metrolinx. Retrieved November 3, 2010.
- "Durham Region Transit". Retrieved September 17, 2011.
- "NEW Route Maps". Durham Region Transit Website. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
- 88 Peterborough/Oshawa GO Bus Schedule
- 90-91 Lakeshore East GO Train and Bus Schedule
- 96 Oshawa/Finch Express GO Bus Schedule Archived 2015-07-23 at the Wayback Machine.
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