Ontario Finishes Building New Upgrades to Bramalea GO Station
May 11, 2023
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BRAMPTON – The Ontario government has finished building major infrastructure improvements at Bramalea GO station in Brampton, supporting future two-way, all-day GO train service along the Kitchener line and connecting more people to transit, jobs and housing across the Greater Golden Horseshoe.
“The new and improved Bramalea GO station is a huge boost for the people and businesses of Brampton and throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe,” said Premier Doug Ford. “As the population of this region grows, we’re bringing more transit options, including more all-day GO train service alongside the future Highway 413, to reduce gridlock and keep people and goods moving.”
Major improvements at Bramalea GO include a brand-new accessible station building, a parking garage with 2,059 spaces, and a new bus loop that will provide better access to regional GO and local Brampton Transit bus services. Customers can also access 18 new bus platforms and a new stop inside Bramalea GO station for Züm, Brampton Transit’s rapid bus service.
“With an estimated 12,200 daily riders using Bramalea GO by 2041, this station is a key transit hub for families, commuters and businesses in Brampton and across the Greater Golden Horseshoe,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “Building Ontario through critical infrastructure projects like the new and improved Bramalea GO station is part of our government’s plan to improve transit, while unlocking access to more jobs and housing.”
The station improvements will support Ontario’s plans for 15-minute two-way, all-day service on the Kitchener line, serving communities like Waterloo, Kitchener, Guelph and Brampton. It will also allow GO Transit to accommodate even more daily passengers at Bramalea GO, one of the busiest stations along the corridor.
“Extensive public transit infrastructure is key to a livable, sustainable, and inclusive city,” said Maninder Sidhu, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for Brampton East, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities. “Today’s announcement brings us one step closer to connecting travellers across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area with a seamless and accessible transit experience.”
In April, Ontario also introduced new two-way weekend GO train service between Brampton and Toronto. The weekend service runs hourly in both directions between Mount Pleasant GO and Union Station.
- The GO rail network will become one of the busiest railways in North America with over 200 million annual riders by 2055.
- An estimated 131,400 people and 152,700 jobs will be located within 5 km of Bramalea GO station by 2041.
- In August 2019, the Ontario government announced the introduction of two-way evening GO train service to Bramalea GO station in Brampton.
- In April 2021, the Ontario government announced the release of the Preliminary Design Business Case, endorsing two-way, all-day service along the Kitchener GO line.
- The province continues to work alongside Canadian National Railway for access to the corridor between Bramalea and Georgetown GO stations for further service expansion into Kitchener.
- The roof of the brand-new parking structure at Bramalea GO station is partially covered by solar panels to help save energy and is part of the project’s overall plan to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification.
- PRESTO debit and credit payments are now fully operational on GO Transit, UP Express, Brampton Transit, Burlington Transit, Durham Region Transit, Hamilton Street Railway, MiWay in Mississauga, Oakville Transit, York Region Transit and paratransit services in Burlington, Durham Region, Hamilton, York Region, Oakville, and Ottawa.
“To keep up with population growth in Brampton and the Greater Golden Horseshoe, our government is making historic investments in infrastructure to ensure residents and commuters have access to fast and convenient GO rail services. A new and improved Bramalea GO station in Brampton will make travel easier, create local jobs and boost our economy.”
– Charmaine Williams
MPP for Brampton Centre
“This is great news for everyone who relies on the Kitchener line to get where they need to go. Through the continued work of this provincial government, commuters will continue to see important improvements that will offer better service and more flexibility between Union Station and Kitchener in the future.”
– Mike Harris
MPP for Kitchener–Conestoga
“The upgrades at Bramalea GO Station will help bring more GO service to the Brampton community and improve customers’ experience. The extended platforms can accommodate longer trains and more passengers, while the new station building, parking garage, bus platforms, pick-up and drop-off area, and covered bicycle parking will make it easier for customers to use the station. As part of GO Expansion, these upgrades will get the Brampton community where they need to go better, faster, and easier.”
– Phil Verster
President and CEO of Metrolinx
“Brampton is one of the fastest growing regions in the province and we are excited that the Ontario government is expanding transit in this city. Bramalea GO is key transit and community hub, and with these improvements, the station will continue to connect people to all the things that matter most to them.”
– Patrick Brown
Mayor of Brampton