Parry Sound VIA Rail station

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Parry Sound

Address 70 Church Street
Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
P2A 2A6
Station code PARS / SPAR
Type of Station Shelter
Tracks 1
Platforms 1
Parking None
Connections None
Next Station:
Sudbury Junction
towards Vancouver
Canadian
(Vancouver-Toronto)
Next Station:
Washago
towards Toronto

There are two train stations operated by VIA Rail Canada in the town of Parry Sound, ON. Parry Sound VIA Station is located at 70 Church Street and Parry Sound Station Gallery VIA Station is located at 1 Avenue Road ― which is approximately 2 blocks south.

History

The Parry Sound VIA Station and the track that runs by the station is owned by Canadian National Railway. The station building was built in 1932 and was designated having architectural and historic value in 1983.

The Parry Sound Station Gallery VIA Station and the track that runs by the station is owned by Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1907, the Canadian Pacific Railway built the station as part of its transcontinential railway. It was designed by F.P. Gutelius in CPR's Engineering Department and built by David Chalmers. On March 10, 1994, the station building was designated a heritage railway station because of its historical and architectural significance.[1]

Station description

CN Rail Station

The station features a single platform adjacent to a single track which is owned by CN Rail. The station building features a waiting room area but is unstaffed and all ticket purchases must be made on board the train. For a stop at the station, reservations are recommended at least 24 hours prior to the train arrival.

CP Rail Station

The station features a single platform on the west side of the single track. The station building is not open to public and is used exclusively for CN and VIA Rail staff. All ticket purchases are made on the train and for a stop at the station, reservations are recommended at least 24 hours prior to the train arrival.

Service

Both train stations in Parry Sound are served by VIA Rail's Canadian. Eastbound service towards Toronto is accessed through the CN Station on Church Street and westbound service towards Vancouver is accessed through the Station Gallery CP Station on Avenue Road.

References

  1. Canadian Pacific Railway Station - Heritage Railway Station of Canada, Parks Canada Directory of Federal Heritage Designations. Retrieved 25 March 2020.