Improved Platform Access
We continue to build new stairs and elevators to the train platforms,
making your trip to and from your train faster and easier. To
accommodate ridership growth, we need as many ways as possible to get
between the platforms and the existing and proposed passenger waiting
areas in both the eastern and western sections of Union Station, as well to the covered
walkways (called Teamways) on both sides of Bay Street and the west side
of York Street The
City of Toronto's construction project at Union Station will provide a
new York Street GO Concourse which will allow for additional vertical
access points (stairs/elevators) to GO platforms.
The objective is to provide more access points along each platform
that lead to different parts of the surrounding neighbourhood. In the
morning, for example, we can get you moving faster from the platform and
away from the station in the direction of your choice.
Enclosures for the new stairs and elevators have contemporary
designs, but use industrial materials, such as angled steel and flat
panels of glass, to complement the original freight elevators at the end
of the platforms. This approach will help preserve the heritage of the
station while meeting the need for growth.
Because the City of Toronto owns the Union Station building, we are
working with the City on construction for developing concourse areas and
CURRENT STATUS: January 2013
- Work is expected to commence at the west end of the
train shed in March 2013
- Creation of 13 new sets of stairs and eight new
elevators leading to platforms
- Platform 20/21 under construction for train shed
roof revitalization. No customer access
- York Concourse is closed for revitalization (March 2011).
No customer access
- Overall Target Completion Date: 2015