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Ingersoll railway station

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Owned by  Via Rail
Parking  Yes
Opened  1886
Province  Ontario
Platforms in use  1
Structure type  Shelter
Disabled access  Yes
Phone  +1 888-842-7245
Owner  Via Rail
Tracks  2
Ingersoll railway station
Location  1 Thames Street North, Ingersoll, Ontario Canada
Address  1 Thames St N, Ingersoll, ON N5C 3C6, Canada
Similar  Cobourg railway station, Guelph Central Station, Niagara Falls, Bruce's Mill Conservation Area

Ingersoll railway station in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada is a stop for some Via Rail trains operating between Toronto and Windsor. The station is wheelchair accessible, and the shelter has a pay-phone and washrooms. As of 2016, only 2 trains per direction are scheduled to stop at Ingersoll station.

History

The station was originally built in 1886 by the Great Western Railway which was purchased in 1882 by the Grand Trunk Railway and merged into the Canadian National Railway in 1920.

The historic building was closed in 1979 when VIA took over train operation and a utilitarian wooden frame structure, containing a waiting room and washroom facilities, was built just to the east.

Being one of Ingersoll's few remaining significant historic buildings it is in the municipal heritage inventory, but it has not been designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. The building is boarded up and has not been protected or restored.

It was referenced in Planning for Heritage Railway Stations: Inventory where it was described as follows: "The Ingersoll station was modelled after the Woodstock station and features a steeply pitched cross-gabled roof with overhang and large wooden brackets. The station is architecturally significant and is a very good example of the Gothic Revival style adapted for a smaller station. It was evaluated as Heritage Class B".

References

Ingersoll railway station Wikipedia


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