The Oakville GO Station opened in 1967. Today over 11,600 train passengers pass through the station daily and with only 3,031 available parking spaces the demand for more parking is evident and passengers were finding that by 7:30am parking was impossible to find.
GO Transit envisions service increases along the Lakeshore line to train trips every 15 minutes at rush hour and 30 minutes at off-peak.
To prepare for the increase and to deal with the lack of parking now, GO Transit together with the Town of Oakville are developing a Six-level, open-air parking structure that will provide a net gain of approximately 1,200 parking spaces. The design includes a tunnel with elevators from the structure to the platforms, a covered kiss-&-ride facility, new landscaping to enhance the site and a fully signalized intersection from the station to Cornwall Road. Pedestrian and bicycle accessibility to and within the station site, including a dedicated bicycle locker on the ground floor and rooftop photovoltaic panels.
EllisDon Corporation won the design build tender and broke ground the first week of June 2011. The project is looking great and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.
GO Transit is providing additional parking for the duration of the construction process to offset the spots we will be displacing. Additional parking is located at Davis Road and South Service Road.