Hamilton GO Centre

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Hamilton
Address 36 Hunter St. E, Hamilton, ON
Station code MISSING
Fare Zone 18
Tracks 2
Platforms 2 (12-car)
GO Bus 16, 18, 47
Local Transit HSR 1, 2, 3, 51
Ridership (2019) MISSING
Terminus Lakeshore West Aldershot
towards Union

Hamilton GO Centre is a GO Transit train and bus station located in Hamilton, Ontario. It is located on the south side of Hunter Street. between James Sreet and John Street in downtown Hamilton.

Station description

The main entrance is from Hunter Street, where a taxi stand exists. Ticket sales for both GO and HSR are located inside, as well as a waiting area for buses and trains. The bus platforms are south of the station. GO and coach buses enter from southbound James Street, turn left into their bay, reverse out, and exit onto northbound John Street. HSR buses serve stops along the south wall. The train station platforms are elevated on top of the station building and are parallel to Hunter Street. Four trains stay overnight at Hamilton; two on the platform and two on stub tracks east of the station.

History

Hamilton GO Centre was opened as a rail station and head office by the Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway (TH&B) railway in 1933. Passenger service to the station ended in 1981, leaving the station disused. GO's operations in the early 1990s were scattered across Hamilton, with train service along the CN Grimsby sub north of the downtown and bus service in a terminal at John Street and Rebecca Street. GO desired to centralize all its operations closer to downtown Hamilton and bought and renovated the former TH&B station, opening it on April 13, 1996.

Initially serving only GO buses and intercity coach operations, Hamilton Street Railway buses were rerouted into the terminal starting with route 51 in 2009, and shortly followed by busy routes 1, 2 and 3.

Connecting routes

The following buses stop inside the terminal. In addition, many other routes serve the MacNab Transit Terminal a few blocks northwest.

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Routes & Stations
Barrie Union - Downsview Park - Rutherford - Maple - King City - Aurora - Newmarket - East Gwillimbury - Bradford - Barrie South - Allandale Waterfront
Kitchener Union - Bloor - Weston - Etobicoke North - Malton - Bramalea - Brampton - Mount Pleasant - Georgetown - Acton - Guelph Central - Kitchener - Stratford - St. Marys - London
Lakeshore East Union - Danforth - Scarborough - Eglinton - Guildwood - Rouge Hill - Pickering - Ajax - Whitby - Oshawa - Thornton Corners - Oshawa Central - Courtice - Bowmanville
Lakeshore West Union - Exhibition - Mimico - Long Branch - Port Credit - Clarkson - Oakville - Bronte - Appleby - Burlington - Aldershot - Hamilton - West Harbour - Confederation - Casablanca - St. Catharines - Niagara Falls
Milton Union - Kipling - Dixie - Cooksville - Erindale - Streetsville - Meadowvale - Lisgar - Milton
Niagara Falls Union - Port Credit - Oakville - Burlington - St. Catharines - Niagara Falls
Richmond Hill Union - Oriole - Old Cummer - Langstaff - Richmond Hill - Gormley - Bloomington
Stouffville Union - Kennedy - Agincourt - Milliken - Unionville - Centennial - Markham - Mount Joy - Stouffville - Old Elm