A new station for a region on the move.

GO Buses will start servicing Confederation station this November!

Bringing more service to Hamilton is one of Metrolinx’s top priorities. Through the GO Expansion program the City of Hamilton will receive more service than there is today with a blend of train and bus services to Hamilton Centre GO, West Harbour and Confederation GO Station.

With the announcement of a market-driven approach to delivering new infrastructure across the GO Transit network, we have decided to scale back the plans for the development of Confederation station. For the time being, we are giving priority to getting more service to West Harbour, which is ready to receive more customers and underutilized.

Starting November 2, the GO Bus route 12 stop currently located at Barton Street and Nash Road will move into the bus loop on the north side of the Confederation station site, off Goderich Road. Approximately 60 parking spaces will be available.

GO Bus route 12 connects Confederation station with Burlington GO Station and Dundas Street & Highway 407 Park & Ride lot to the west, and Grimsby, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls to the east.

At the same time, we are moving ahead with the design and construction of a self-serve rail station for the Confederation site. This work will be tendered out later on this year.

Any further expansion of this station will be phased based on demand and ridership growth.

For more information and to sign up to our email distribution list, please email us at Confederationstation@metrolinx.com.

A new station for a region on the move.

Starting August 31 we are doubling rush-hour rail service for Hamilton customers travelling out of West Harbour GO with four more trips – two in the morning and two in the afternoon.

  • Two existing morning rush-hour trips will now be extended to start at West Harbour GO at 7:09 a.m., and 7:49 a.m., arriving at Union Station at 8:20 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
  • We’re introducing a new homebound Lakeshore West train from Union Station at 4:45 p.m., running express to Clarkson GO and arriving at West Harbour GO at 5:57 p.m.
  • The existing 6:30 p.m. trip from Union Station will extend to serve West Harbour GO, arriving at 7:42 p.m.

Visit gotransit.com for a complete overview of the changes and everything else you need to know about travelling with us.

We will continue to work with our rail partner CN, on the required infrastructure investments as well as long-term agreements needed for further service expansion into Hamilton.