Ontario Construction News staff writer
Construction started last week on Hamilton’s Confederation GO station.
“Building the new Confederation GO station will make it easier for Hamilton commuters to access transit and boost economic growth,” Premier Doug Ford said. “Our government is getting it done and delivering the convenient transit options that people deserve.”
The station will have an accessible island platform with canopies, pedestrian tunnel, 15-vehicle passenger pick-up and drop-off area and direct stair access from Centennial Parkway. Commuters will also have access to approximately 150 additional parking spaces.
In July 2021, the Ontario government announced the introduction of hourly GO train service between West Harbour GO station in Hamilton and Union Station each day of the week.
“Building Ontario through critical transit infrastructure projects, like Confederation GO station, is part of our plan to fight gridlock and reduce emissions, while connecting more people to jobs and housing,” said Caroline Mulroney, Ontario’s minister of transportation.
The new station will support a more integrated transit network for Hamilton, providing better connections to existing local transit and GO bus services, while facilitating future increased GO rail service opportunities to Toronto and Niagara Falls.
Features of Confederation GO Station include:
- A fully accessible island platform, complete with mini-platform and canopies to protect customers from the weather while they wait for their train
- A pedestrian tunnel and entrance building to make it easier for customers to get to their platform
- Enhanced access with a pick-up and drop-off zone with space for 15 vehicles, parking, bike racks and direct pedestrian stair access from the platform to Centennial Parkway
“Hamilton has seen significant growth as a destination to live, work, and play in, which requires more transit options to support residents and visitors alike,” said Mayor Fred Eisenberger.
“We are extremely pleased to see the Government of Ontario and Metrolinx prioritize the building of the Confederation GO station, which will better link East Hamilton, Stoney Creek and the entire Golden Horseshoe area with more choice and better access to and from our community.”