Improvements complete at Bramalea GO Station

May 12, 2023
The station, one of the busiest on the Kitchener Line, saw improvements made to its platforms, security, wayfinding and regional transit connection options.

Provincial, transit and municipal officials celebrated the completion of the Bramalea GO Station on May 11. The station, located on the Kitchener Line, provides an important regional connection for the city of Brampton, Ontario and Peel Region.

“The new and improved Bramalea GO station is a huge boost for the people and businesses of Brampton and throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe,” said Ontario Premier Doug Ford. “As the population of this region grows, we’re bringing more transit options, including more all-day GO train service alongside the future Highway 413, to reduce gridlock and keep people and goods moving.”

The improved Bramalea GO Station includes a new station building, covered bicycle parking, new retail space, a platform with new canopies to accommodate 12-car trains, a new snow melt system, safety features, including new emergency call systems, and lighting. The station has also been developed as a transit hub with 18 new bus platforms and access to GO Transit, Brampton Transit and a dedicated Züm bus loop.

The station work also included construction of a 2,059 vehicles parking garage – one of the largest in the GO Transit network. The garage was completed and opened to the public in 2021.

“With an estimated 12,200 daily riders using Bramalea GO by 2041, this station is a key transit hub for families, commuters and businesses in Brampton and across the Greater Golden Horseshoe,” said Ontario Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney.

The station improvements will support Ontario’s plans for 15-minute two-way, all-day service on the Kitchener line and will allow GO Transit to accommodate even more daily passengers at Bramalea GO, one of the busiest stations along the corridor.

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Mischa Wanek-Libman serves as editor in chief of Mass Transit magazine. She is responsible for developing and maintaining the magazine’s editorial direction and is based in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Wanek-Libman has spent more than 20 years covering transportation issues including construction projects and engineering challenges for various commuter railroads and transit agencies. She has been recognized for editorial excellence through her individual work, as well as for collaborative content. 

She is an active member of the American Public Transportation Association's Marketing and Communications Committee and serves as a Board Observer on the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) Board of Directors.  

She is a graduate of Drake University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with a major in magazine journalism and a minor in business management.