Plans for new James Street North GO Station unveiled
Station set to open for 2015 Pan Am Games
Metrolinx has unveiled preliminary designs for a James Street North GO Station — which is set to be open in time for the 2015 Pan Am Games.
According to the Metrolinx presentation (that you can read in full by clicking here) the company is in the middle of technical studies to assess storing two trains at the station that will be located at 353 James Street North.
Both Coun. Brian McHattie and Coun. Jason Farr were at an information session about the project held in Hamilton Tuesday night. McHattie says it seems like there's a "real interest" from Metrolinx in knowing what the community wants.
"In particular we learned that there will be a large outside plaza and open area starting at James Street North and leading to the station proper, closer to MacNab," McHattie said. "We focused on what the open area might consist of with suggestions including green space, a waterfall feature, walking paths, WiFi service, an amphitheater with music, and panels on Hamilton history."
McHattie says that the 2015 service promise is for trains to run to the new station in time for Pan Am soccer games. Full time service has been promised, but not until "later on," he said.
"They did not want to say when."