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Hamilton to get All day GO Service?

By shost at 1:19 am on Thursday, December 13, 2007

Exclusive to GOKW.ORG: 

Even more news, buried in a November 23 2007 GTTA news release titled “GTTA Board announces $791.3 million in transit projects, including capacity for Yonge subway”

“Recommendations by the GTTA Board in this round of proposals include:
..    -   Investments in Hamilton’s James and King-Main transit corridors, and
        a new platform to accommodate future GO and VIA rail service to James
        Street North station.”
GOKW.ORG reporters spoke with GTTA representatives who happily added the following:

  • The project is the James Street North Station project (total estimated cost: $3.0 million)
  • In February 2007, Hamilton City Council endorsed this location, at the intersection of James Street and the CN track corridor, as preferred site for a new passenger train station.

  • It will Accommodate the future introduction of all-day GO Transit rail service between Hamilton and Toronto;

  • It will Create a northern inter-modal hub for the James/Upper James “A-Line” corridor, part of Hamilton’s proposed rapid transit system; and

  • It will Provide for the possibility of an integrated GO Transit-VIA Rail-Amtrak station and gateway to Niagara Region.

The project will consist of:

  • A new Station Platform, Parking, new track, and associated signalling improvements

GOKW.ORG editors note this is the area of the old CN Hamilton Station, now Liuna Station (Banquet Hall). The old Station is in excellent condition and it is unknown if any of this beautiful station is available for railway use. This station was last used by GO Transit in 1996, when the TH&B Station on Hunter St re-opened for downtown GO Service. It is expected the Hunter St Station will continue to be used, but is yet to be conclusively decided.



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