New train platform opens as construction progress continues at Kennedy GO Station

As part of GO Transit’s improvements at Kennedy GO Station, the existing train platform is temporarily closed for construction and a new one is open to make sure transit riders can still catch their train.

Kennedy Station is one of the most important transit hubs in Toronto’s east end.

Not only is it home to existing TTC and GO Transit connections, it is also a crucial interchange station for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT.

Future rapid transit connections are great, but GO customers have reason to smile today because progress continues on an improved Kennedy GO Station.

The new GO platform at Kennedy Station is now in service.

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A GO train pulls into the new platform at Kennedy GO Station (Metrolinx photo).

This does mean that people looking to catch the GO Train at Kennedy will need to do things a bit different next time they grab the GO.

What’s new at Kennedy GO Station?

  • The new platform is shorter in length than the current platform and door restrictions will be in place for trains that have more than six coaches.
  • You can still access the new platform from the east side of the tracks by using the pedestrian tunnel to cross over to Kennedy TTC Station.
  • If you need an elevator, you will not be able to access the new platform through this route. Please access the platform through the west side of the tracks from Kennedy TTC Station or the adjacent TTC parking lot.
  • It might take a little longer than usual so give yourself extra time to get to your train during construction and follow signs for directions.

Construction Map

You can read more about all of the great work planned for Kennedy Station here.

Story by: Scott Money, Metrolinx media relations senior advisor