Construction underway in Hamilton at new Confederation GO Station

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Published October 11, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Construction began on Hamilton's new Confederation GO Station. It'll be the next stop on the Lakeshore West Line for riders travelling beyond West Harbour. (Metrolinx photo)

Construction has begun on the new Confederation GO Station in Hamilton.

The site has been serving GO bus customers since 2019; however, once construction is complete, it will also be the next stop on the Lakeshore West Line for riders travelling beyond Hamilton’s West Harbour GO.

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The new station will continue to serve customers using the Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) and GO Bus Route 12, which connects Confederation GO with Burlington GO Station, and the Dundas Street & Highway 407 park and ride lot.

It will also connect to stops in Grimsby, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls.

“Hamilton’s incredible growth needs a transit network to match,” said Rosie Hales-Wilson, Metrolinx senior communications advisor, “and that’s why Metrolinx is working on expanding transit service to fit the needs of this expanding city.”

Premier Doug Ford and Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney announced last Thursday that the Confederation GO should be ready in 2025.

Construction underway in Hamilton at new Confederation GO Station

Artist’s rendering of the future Confederation GO Station. (Metrolinx image)

The future station will be located on Centennial Pkwy North in Hamilton near the QEW.

Here’s what riders can expect to see at Confederation GO Station:

  • A fully accessible island platform complete with a mini-platform and canopies to help protect customers from the weather while waiting for their train
  • A pedestrian tunnel to get customers to their platform
  • Enhanced access with a pick-up and drop-off zone for 15 vehicles, bike racks, approximately 150 parking spaces and direct stair access from the platform to Centennial Parkway

Metrolinx says community members” may notice construction crews, equipment and material deliveries coming through the area, noise and vibrations from the machinery, and some ambient light from the site.”

The province’s transit crown corporation says construction will happen “mainly” Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., “with some overnight work as needed.”

Metrolinx says it will “advise the local community in advance and make every effort to minimize disruption as much as possible.”

The new Confederation GO will add to an already-expanding transit network in Hamilton.

There are 46 daily express GO bus trips between Hamilton and Union Station in Toronto.

Meanwhile, the light rail transit (LRT) project is bringing 14 kilometres of rapid transit to Hamilton. It will run from McMaster University through downtown Hamilton to Eastgate Square in Stoney Creek.

Construction underway in Hamilton at new Confederation GO Station

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