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Acton GO Station

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Location  Eastern Ave, Acton, ON
Parking  50 spaces
Station code  GO Transit: ATGO
Address  Acton, ON L7J 2E6, Canada
Province  Ontario
Owned by  Metrolinx
Disabled access  Yes
Fare zone  37
Opened  7 January 2013
Owner  Metrolinx
Acton GO Station
Similar  Bradford GO Station, Bowmanville GO Station, St Catharines railway st, Kennedy GO Station, Malton GO Station

Acton GO Station is a railway station served by GO Transit's Kitchener line. It is located at the intersection of Mill St East and Eastern Avenue in Acton, Ontario, Canada, adjacent to the Old Hide House. A previous Acton station formerly stood on the Grand Trunk Railway and, later, the Canadian National Railway.

History

The previous station building near this site in Acton had been constructed in 1908 by the Grand Trunk Railway with the origin of the line dating back to 1856. The line ultimately became part of the Canadian National Railway system and regular service to the town was discontinued in 1967. GO Trains had also stopped at the station for a brief time between 1990 and 1993.

The new Acton station was approved as part of the Georgetown-to-Kitchener Extension Environmental Assessment in 2009. In November 2010, a partial rollout of this plan was announced to be in place by late 2011. Two round trips daily were planned to serve Acton, Guelph and Kitchener with layover for those trains at a small facility in Kitchener. $18 million would be spent to get this first stage operational, with further upgrades to come. Service to Guelph and Kitchener began on December 19, 2011, but trains passed through Acton without stopping, as the Acton station was not ready.

Trains began serving the Acton station on January 7, 2013.

References

Acton GO Station Wikipedia


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