GO Concourse Improvements

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In late January, The City of Toronto completed their portion of the construction within the York Concourse and officially turned the space over to GO Transit. On April 27, we will open this space to the public after installing furniture, departure/arrival boards, PRESTO machines, customer service stalls, and other amenities.

The new concourse will feature the following improvements:

  • New stairs and elevators between the concourse and platforms
  • Access to the concourse and platforms from a new York East Teamway (similar to the existing York West Teamway)
  • North-West PATH tunnel will be open
  • Concourse access direct to the Great Hall (including escalators)
  • Escalators to the new retail level (opening at a later date)

The existing Bay Street Concourse will remain open until after the Pan Am Games (July 2015). Current construction schedules estimate that the Bay Concourse will reopen in 2017. Once both concourses are complete, the total concourse area will be triple what it is today – in anticipation of the doubling of Union Station passengers that is expected by 2030. Improvements include:

  • Increased platform access, the concourses will correspond with the full length of a 10-12 car GO train (currently the concourse only services the four east-end cars)
  • Concourses will extend to the south end of the station (currently the concourse only services the five north-end tracks)
  • Each concourse will connect to the Union Station Great Hall and the new retail level below
  • Improved connection to the PATH system through the TTC Union subway station
  • New PATH tunnel from the north-west corner of Union Station at York Street
  • The new retail level, TTC station entrance, and PATH system will all be at the same level (currently stairs separate the various levels)

CURRENT STATUS: April 21, 2015

  • The York Concourse is scheduled to open April 27, 2015

PROJECT TIMELINE

  • City of Toronto Construction Started: June 2010
  • GO Transit Assumed York Concourse: Early 2015
  • York Concourse Scheduled Opening: April 27, 2015
  • Scheduled Closure of Bay Concourse: Summer 2015
  • Opening of the New Bay Concourse: 2017