Eglinton GO Station Improvements




We're Improving Your Station!

Major improvements are coming to Eglinton GO Station. We’re enhancing communication and safety features and making the station fully accessible.

What's New

Starting Monday, April 11 there will be changes to how you access the train platforms due to construction. New temporary staircases will be in use and the stairway on the east side connected to the Station Building will close.

Here is what you need to know:

  • The north west staircase near the station building will be closed for construction. Please use the new temporary staircases either near the Kiss & Ride or near the east pedestrian tunnel to access the platform.
  • A PRESTO machine will be placed near the Kiss & Ride beginning the week of April 18th. Meanwhile please use the machines within the station building or along the pathway to the east pedestrian tunnel.
  • Please give yourself extra time and use caution when moving around construction areas.

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Eglinton GO Construction Map New Access Path

Eglinton GO Construction Map New Access Path

What's Changing

Station Access and Parking

Changes to parking and how you access the station will be in effect over the course of the project. 

West Tunnel

  • The west tunnel will be closed permanently while a new west tunnel is constructed.
  • To access the north platform from the south parking lot, customers can use the east tunnel on the south platform.

Parking:

  • There are approximately 60 parking spaces closed in the south parking lot.
  • Accessible parking spaces have been relocated to two locations in the south parking lot.
  • Plenty of parking is still available at the station.

Pedestrian Paths:

  • The south platform remains accessible through the east access path from the south parking lot.
  • As some paths have changed, please follow construction signs to access your platform.

Bike Shelter:

  • The bike shelter has been relocated slightly to the east in the south parking lot.

How You Will Benefit

GO Expansion will bring more frequent two-way, all-day service to the Lakeshore East line to enable better connections and travel opportunities, and these upgrades to Eglinton GO Station are a key step in ensuring station accessibility for all GO customers.

  • Construction beginning on the accessibility upgrades at Eglinton GO is just one example of how GO Expansion is making progress in your communities.
  • These upgrades show Metrolinx’s commitment to following through on the Metrolinx Multi-Year Accessibility Plan 2018-2022, and ensuring accessible access to our stations for all our passengers.
  • Metrolinx is building a transit system for years to come. That is why we are keeping our promise to move forward with more frequent, two-way, all-day service on the Lakeshore East line, improving access and convenience for the people of Ontario for generations to come.

Accessibility upgrades at Eglinton GO Station will support the 251,000 GO customer boardings at this station per year, as well as prepare the station to support increased two-way, all-day service in years to come.

  • Works to upgrade Eglinton GO Station and make it fully accessible will include: two new tunnels, stairwells and elevators to platforms, mini-platforms to enable boarding and exiting accessibility coaches, tactile edge tiles, new ramps, digital signage and rehabilitation of the pick-up/drop-off zone (Kiss & Ride).
  • During construction, GO customers might have a different experience at Eglinton GO than what they are used to. Changes to services and the station are all part of the project to ensure the station can remain open during these upgrades, to continue serving our passengers for the duration of construction.
  • On some weekends, construction will operate overnight and one of the two GO rail tracks might be closed for construction work. These weekend works have been planned to ensure that GO customers can use Eglinton GO Station as normally as possible on weekdays, when many people rely on this station for their commutes to and from work.

These accessibility upgrades are the second phase of a two-phase project that was initiated to provide full passenger accessibility to the station building, side platforms, north and south parking lots, and the pick-up/drop-off area (Kiss & Ride).

  • Construction is expected to be completed, offering customers a fully accessible Eglinton GO Station, as early as Summer 2024.
  • These investments, and GO Expansion as a whole, are critical to transform the GO rail network into a comprehensive, all‐day rapid transit network.
  • GO Transit is committed to keeping you up-to-date on any changes to how you might use or access the station, platform, or nearby park.

Stay In The Know

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Updated April 7, 2022 | Renderings subject to change.