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Eglinton GO Station Accessibility Upgrades

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A more accessible Eglinton GO Station is coming.

GO service is expanding to serve you better - with more frequent service, more stations, cleaner technology and more connections. Across the entire network, our goal is to deliver 6,000 train trips a week - so you won't need a schedule because you know the next train will be coming soon. We're transforming GO Transit to bring more frequent two-way, all-day service to the Lakeshore East line, seven days a week.

The work has already started on the Lakeshore East line to get you where you need to go, better, faster and easier.

Eglinton GO Station. Artist’s rendering, final designs are subject to change.
Eglinton GO Station. Artist’s rendering, final designs are subject to change. (Metrolinx Image)

About the project

Eglinton GO Station, located near the intersection of Eglinton Avenue East and McCowan Road, was built in 1978 and received its most recent rehabilitation in 2000. A project has been initiated to upgrade the station to provide full passenger accessibility to the station building, the side platforms, north and south parking lots, and the pick-up, drop-off (PUDO) area.

Accessibility upgrades at Eglinton GO Station are the second phase of a two-phase project and will prepare the station to support increased two-way, all-day service in years to come.

Work to upgrade Eglinton GO Station and make it fully accessible will include:

  • Four new elevators and stairwells on the existing two side platforms
  • Connection of elevators and stairwells to the two previously installed pedestrian tunnels under the rail tracks
  • Mechanical and electrical rooms for new services in the tunnels
  • Mini-platforms to enable boarding and exiting accessibility coaches; accessible route canopies (from elevators to mini-platforms); digital signage and tactile edge tiles on the platforms
  • Heat traced ramps to the north platform on the west side and to the east tunnel on the east side
  • North vestibule to the east tunnel with seating, automated fare purchase and digital signage
  • Rehabilitation of the PUDO area
  • Required shelter relocations, platform widening and repairs as required to implement above scope elements on the platforms

Enhanced accessibility

When the scope of work is completed for the Eglinton GO Accessibility Upgrades project, the station will be fully accessible and will comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

Accessibility upgrades at Eglinton GO Station will support the 251,000 GO Customer boardings at this station per year.

This project is part of GO Expansion, which means faster, more frequent travel is coming your way.

Barrier-free accessible ramps and walkways with heat-traced ramps for snow melt will be added at Eglinton GO Station.
Barrier-free accessible ramps and walkways with heat-traced ramps for snow melt will be added at Eglinton GO Station. Artist’s rendering, final designs are subject to change. (Metrolinx image).

Stay informed

To subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter, or ask a question about this project, please email us at: TorontoEast@metrolinx.com

Find us on Twitter: @GOExpansion

For updates during construction at the station, please visit gotransit.com for information.

For information on all the improvements along the Lakeshore East line, including all-day, two-way GO train service, visit metrolinx.com/lakeshoreeast