New Burlington Park & Ride makes commuting easier for GO Transit customers

The recent improvements have transformed what was previously a simple parking lot, into a transit hotspot. The new expansion is just one of a series of several improvements taking place across the GO bus network to make things safer and easier for commuters.

Burlington area residents now have even more options to get to where they want to go.

With construction recently wrapping up on the Park & Ride lot at Highway 407 and Dundas Street, transit users now have access to new bus platforms that will provide access to GO, Oakville and Burlington transit services.

For instance, customers looking to connect to the Lakeshore West GO Train line could grab a GO bus at the new Park & Ride that will take them to Burlington GO Station and onto downtown Toronto.

Day trips to Niagara Falls have also become easier, with the Route 12 GO bus making all stops from Union Station to Niagara Falls GO, including a stop at Confederation GO Station in Hamilton.

Aerial photo of the new park and ride in Burlington

Eight bus platform bays will allow for even more options to get you to your destination. (Metrolinx photo)

The good news doesn’t stop there either, the existing Route 40 GO bus to Toronto Pearson International Airport added a stop at this lot back in January, providing an option to park, ride and fly for up to five days without the expense of airport parking.

Highway 407 and Dundas Park & Ride Facts

  • Features more than 300 additional parking spots
  • Eight bus platform bays
  • Two bus layover bays
  • Improved lighting throughout the lot and pedestrian stair access directly to Dundas Street.

Access to and from the stop has also been made easier with three new kiss and ride lanes, pedestrian connections, two new enclosed bus shelters with heating and lighting and a bike shelter.

Park n Ride #2

The new lot includes an additional 300 parking spaces, for a total of 403 spots (Metrolinx photo)

The City of Burlington is also working to improve commuter experience. Work to finalize installation of new sidewalks along the nearby Palladium Way is expected to wrap up later this month.

 

Story by: Erika D’Urbano, Metrolinx communications senior advsior