Pickering GO Station

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Pickering
Address 1322 Bayly St., Pickering, ON
Fare Zone 91
Tracks 2
Platforms 2 (12-car)
Parking 1,958 spaces
GO Bus 51
Local Transit DRT 101, 101D, 103, 103D, 105, 105D, 106, 107, 107B, 110, 110A, 112, 112D, 114, 114B, 114D, 116, 923
Rouge Hill
towards Union
Lakeshore East Ajax
towards Oshawa

Pickering GO Station is a GO Transit train station located in Pickering, ON. There are 1,958 parking spaces at this station divided among two lots. The main lot located at the station site has 1,205 spaces, and the secondary lot east of the station on Sandy Beach Road has 753 spaces.

The station has three platforms with five tracks. Track three, immediately outside the station building is served by one track. Adjacent to it are three tracks which do not serve any platform and are mainly used by freight and express trains. North of these tracks is platform two followed by a track and platform one. Two tunnels are used to access the platforms; one by the station building and one around 20 metres west in the parking lot by the taxi stand and kiss and ride.

History

The station opened in 1967 as part of the original Lakeshore East Line. It served as the terminus station until 1990 when service was extended east towards Oshawa.

The original station building contained a ticket agent and public washrooms. South of the ticket hall is a commercial building connected by a canopy. This building had a convenience store with Durham Region Transit (DRT) ticket sales and a coffee shop/bakery. Demolition of the existing building and construction of a new one began late June 2010. The Kiss and Ride area was modified and a covered walkway was added to connect the west tunnel and bus loop to the new building. The escalators at the west tunnel will be removed. The bus platforms to the west were also reshaped in front of the building. The new building opened in March 2011, within the Spring 2011 target date. During construction, a mobile ticket agency and washroom were provided.

On November 17, 2010, the northern half of the bus loop was closed and bus stops relocated to make room for the construction of the pedestrian bridge that will connect to the Pickering Town Centre area. The bridge project officially broke ground on January 11, 2011 and completed in March 2012. The 250-metre enclosed bridge starts from the DRT bus loop and end at the new office tower across Highway 401. After the opening of the bridge, DRT reorganized their routes, which included moving the terminus of some routes from the south side of the station to the north side, north of Highway 401. A new terminal was created, named Pickering Parkway Terminal.

Connecting routes

Buses stop either at the bus loop at the south side of the station or at Pickering Parkway Terminal, located at the north end of the pedestrian bridge.

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