Thornton's Corners GO Station

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GO Transit logo.svg Thornton's Corners
General information
LocationThornton Road
Oshawa, Ontario
Coordinates 43°52′47″N78°53′27″W / 43.87972°N 78.89083°W / 43.87972; -78.89083 Coordinates: 43°52′47″N78°53′27″W / 43.87972°N 78.89083°W / 43.87972; -78.89083
Owned by Metrolinx
PlatformsTwo side platforms [1]
Tracks2 [2]
Connections
Construction
Parking1,525 [3]
Disabled accessYes
Services
Preceding station GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit Following station
Oshawa
towards Union Station
Lakeshore East
(planned expansion)
Oshawa Central
towards Bowmanville

Thornton's Corners GO Station is a planned GO Transit train station to be built by Metrolinx in the community of Oshawa, Ontario, as part of the approved expansion of train service on the Lakeshore East line to Bowmanville. [4] The station would be located along a new spur line connecting the CNR rail corridor east of Oshawa GO Station to CP Rail's Belleville Subdivision further north. [5]

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As of 2022, Metrolinx identifies this station by the name "Thornton Road East" rather than just "Thornton Road" on its website; the station name is still subject to change. [6]

History

In 2011, Metrolinx proposed building the station at the northwest corner of the intersection of Thornton Road and Stellar Drive along a new spur line would have connected the Canadian National Railway (CNR) line west of Oshawa GO Station to the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) freight line north of the highway. [7] By 2021, Metrolinx changed the location of the new spur to be east of Oshawa GO. Since the branch from the CNR line to the new spur line was shifted east of Oshawa GO, the station location at Thornton Road and Stellar Drive was no longer possible as the spur line would bypass that site. [5]

Notes

  1. GO Transit 2011, p. 64.
  2. GO Transit 2011, p. ES-16.
  3. GO Transit 2011, p. 59.
  4. Minister of the Environment 2011I hereby give notice allowing GO Transit and Metrolinx to proceed with the Oshawa To Bowmanville GO Train Service Expansion transit project in accordance with the applicable environmental project report.
  5. 1 2 "Bowmanville Extension Infrastructure Refinement" (PDF). Metrolinx. March 2021. Archived (PDF) from the original on June 15, 2022.
  6. "Bowmanville Expansion". Metrolinx . Retrieved June 27, 2022.
  7. Metrolinx 2011, p. 11.

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