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
construction waste diverted from landfill
60% in annual energy
50% of electricity
the station purchases is from Green-e certified, Canadian, renewable
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.