Bramalea GO Station Improvements



We're Transforming Your Station!

Major improvements are coming to Bramalea GO Station. We're adding parking, updating amenities, enhancing accessibility and creating more connections.

Read the information on this page to better understand what’s changing at your station, options for how to get on the GO during construction and describe all the new amenities you’ll experience when we’re finished. When you're done, please answer one question to rate the helpfulness of content on this page. Share your feedback here.

View of the new parking garage; working concept that is subject to change.

What's Changing

We’re making several changes to the way you get to and around the station, and board buses, so we can advance construction and keep you safe. On Thursday, August 8:

  • All bus platforms will move.
  • Most platforms will move to the west side of the station, next to the Kiss & Ride.
  • Two bus platforms, serving eastbound routes to the Hwy 407 bus terminal, will move to the bus lane where it exits onto Steeles Avenue.
  • Some buses will depart from different platform numbers. Review the map below to see the new bus platform locations and the routes they serve so that you know where your bus will be.
  • The walkway from the temporary parking lot will move slightly further south near the parking garage construction area.

Construction map

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Map of construction at Bramalea GO starting August 8

Map of construction at Bramalea GO starting August 8

YOUR NEW BUS PLATFORM

Union Station
PLATFORM ROUTES

5

Eastbound

36, 36B

6

Brampton Transit

7

Brampton Transit

8

Westbound

30, 36, 36B

9

Westbound

25F, 48, 48B, 48F

10

Westbound

46, 47, 47F

11

Eastbound

31, 31E, 31H, 31L, 32, 32A, 32B

12

Westbound

31, 31E, 31H, 31N, 32, 32B

13

Brampton Transit

14

Brampton Transit

15

N/A

16

Eastbound

25F, 46, 47, 47F, 48, 48B, 48F


Important information about accessible service at Bramalea GO station

  • A temporary platform on the south side of the station is used for two morning train departures and one afternoon arrival. This platform does not have elevator access to the north side of the station.
  • These trains depart in the morning from Bramalea at 7:55 and 8:27 a.m. In the afternoon, the 4:32 p.m. westbound trip from Union Station arrives on this platform. If you need an elevator, do not take these trips.
  • Only certain coaches, including the accessible coach, will open on this platform. Please listen to announcements on your train. If you’re unsure if you’re in the right place, you can speak to your customer service ambassador.  
  • All other trains will depart from and arrive on the regular platform, which has elevator access to the station building, north parking lot and bus loop.

Here are some other changes you should be aware of at the station:
The east half of the island platform is being upgraded before we improve the other side next year. Train door restrictions will continue until platform work is complete in 2020.

We have also relocated 492 spaces from the north parking lot to the Canadian Tire lot, so we can begin excavating your new parking garage.The spots we’ve leased at Canadian Tire are located directly across the street from the Bramalea Road entrance and are connected to the station by a protected walkway, which is marked with signage. Here’s how you can get to the lot: 

    • Traveling northbound on Bramalea Rd: turn right into the lot, just south of Steeles Ave. (opposite the Bramalea entrance to the station)
    • Traveling southbound on Bramalea Rd: turn left into the lot just south of Steeles Ave. (opposite the Bramalea entrance to the station)
    • Traveling eastbound on Steeles Ave: turn right into the Canadian Tire Gas Bar, just east of Bramalea Rd., then drive south into the temporary lot
    • Traveling westbound on Steeles Ave: turn left onto Bramalea Rd., then left into the temporary lot (opposite the Bramalea entrance to the station)

Follow the orange GO Transit signage to the protected walkway that will lead you to the station. It will take you under Bramalea Rd. to the east end of the bus loop.

Travelling here

You have options to get to the GO. Learn about your walking, transit, cycling or carpooling options during construction.

Zoom in, find your home “zone” and click the number to find out more. Click the right arrow to expand the pop-up dialog box.



How You Will Benefit

We’re making progress in the transformation of your station:

  • A new temporary platform has opened on the south platform, just west of the current one. By moving this platform we can keep progressing on improvements to the permanent south platform.
  • All of the underground utilities needed for the new parking garage and station building are now within the station property and are ready to be connected once the structures are complete.
  • We’ve poured most of the foundation of your parking garage. You’ll begin to see concrete blocks arriving in September that will be used to build the structure.
  • We’ve excavated the west tunnel and installed staircases. We are now installing infrastructure to support three new elevators and build the access building.
  • We’ve built the frames for new platform canopies at the east end of the island and south platforms and installed electrical systems for upgraded safety and security amenities.

This transformation will make it easier to access your station and bring you more service. Here’s what we have planned:

  • A new station building linked to a parking garage, adding close to 1,300 spaces
  • A new passenger pick-up and drop-off area (Kiss & Ride)
  • Improved bus platforms for GO Transit and Brampton Transit, with a dedicated Züm bus loop
  • Bike storage room
  • New retail spaces
  • Improved access to Bramalea Road
  • New accessible pedestrian tunnel at the west end of the station 
  • Enhanced safety features including new emergency call systems and upgraded lighting
  • Platform improvements with a snow-melting system, canopies and capacity for 12-car trains

We expect that new station amenities will open in 2021.

These improvements support GO expansion plans for more frequent, reliable service on the Kitchener line. Learn more about plans for Kitchener GO expansion.

We’ll keep you informed throughout this project. To get updates sent directly to your inbox or phone, sign up for Bramalea On the GO alerts at onthegoalerts.gotransit.com. You can also follow the Kitchener line on Twitter @GOtransitKT.


Updated August 14, 2019 | Rendering subject to change