Modernizing Stations – Pickering GO Station
Pickering GO Station is being transformed to deliver significant customer improvements. In 2014, we completed a parking structure, providing 1,700 parking spaces and a direct connection to the platforms.
In 2012, we opened a pedestrian bridge that is a fully enclosed, 250-metre connection across six train tracks immediately adjacent to the Pickering GO Station, 15 lanes of Highway 401, as well as Pickering Parkway on the north side.
The installation of the Kalzip shroud around the bridge is continuing. Kalzip is a steel mesh material that is usually used as roofing material and is used here for the first time in this type of application. Installation is scheduled to be completed in early 2015.
Work has also started on the installation of platform-level elevators and is scheduled for completion in summer of 2015.
Back in 2011 we renovated the station building, which is now complete with a number of passenger amenities and eco-friendly features. The building has attained the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification, a first for a GO Transit passenger station building and a transit agency in the GTHA.
By the Numbers
82% of construction waste diverted from landfill
60% in annual energy savings
50% of electricity the station purchases is from Green-e certified, Canadian, renewable energy sources
45% of water savings per year (about 400,000 litres)
20% of building materials used in construction was manufactured from recycled content
50% of all wood-based construction materials were certified in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
90% of the building’s floor area is exposed to natural light due to the size and number of windows
This is one way we’re transforming transit.