Go Hub & Station Study

Integrating GO Train Service to Niagara

In June 2016, the Province formally announced the extension of GO train service to Niagara. The extension of two-way GO Transit service to the Niagara Region will be a critical component of achieving growth, prosperity and sustainability in Niagara. Niagara Region is planning for the long term future of its communities.  

  • Niagara Region is the lead organization on the GO Train Service expansion to Niagara.
  • Municipalities are working closely with the Region on the site-specific plans.
  • For more detailed information, visit the project page on Niagara Region’s website.

There will be four future GO Transit stations right here in the Niagara Region:

  1. Grimsby
  2. Beamsville (Lincoln)
  3. St. Catharines
  4. Niagara Falls

The Official Plan Amendment No. 4 (Beamsville GO Transit Station Secondary Plan CN: 3-5-02-02 Application) to the Town's Official Plan has been approved by Niagara Region (Report PDS 30-2018 pgs 164-242) on July 26, 2018, pending an appeal period until Aug. 16, 2018. There were no appeals, therefore the Official Plan Amendment is approved.

Background reports:

Final recommendation report - May 14, 2018

Public Meeting Reports - Feb. 28, 2018

Purpose of the Study:

  • Complete the planning framework and implementation program to guide the development of the four stations and surrounding areas
  • The goal is to create transit supportive environments that support intensification, foster economic development, encourage multi-modal transportation networks, and make efficient use of regional and local infrastructure/services.   

About the Study:

  • Initiated in 2015
  • The Niagara GO Hub and Transit Stations Study is building upon the  2011 Niagara Rail Expansions Environmental Study Review that had identified opportunities for GO Hub and Transit Station areas in Niagara.
  • Niagara Region, in partnership with the Town, retained Dillon Consulting Ltd. to provide consulting services to prepare a Secondary Plan to guide future development in the vicinity of the potential Beamsville GO Transit Hub Station site.
  • The intent of the study is to ensure that both short and long-term growth expectations around the areas is appropriately planned, accommodated and managed
  • The Plan envisions a concentration of mixed-use development that will include commercial and industrial lands coupled with residential development in a compact built form that will support ridership of the potential GO station in accordance with policies of the Provincial Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (The Growth Plan)

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