James North GO Station Construction Begins this Spring

James North GO track level rendering

Track level rendering of the James North GO Station

GO Transit will start construction of the James North GO Station very soon and has erected a sign on the property with the above image. The city has also posted on their website that Stuart Street, between Bay Street and MacNab Street will be closed for one week beginning on Monday for “GO Transit works.”

The station will be located at 353 James Street North right across from LIUNA Station, the former CN train station which served trains before GO Transit moved operations to Hunter Street and VIA removed Hamilton as a stop. The station will be built in two phases. The first phase involves constructing a new station building, fully-accessible north and south rail platforms, a Kiss & Ride, new parking lot, a bus loop and pedestrian/bicycle pathways. Once that phase is completed in the summer of 2015, the second phase will involve constructing pedestrian bridges or tunnels to provide more convenient customer access to the train platforms.

GO Transit will be posting images of the construction progress on their website.

Source: GO Transit, Hamilton.ca