VIA Rail marks renovation of Brockville station

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BROCKVILLE, Ontario – VIA Rail Canada officials recently marked the official completion of renovations to the Brockville station. The goal of the station renovation, which cost $1 million, was to modernize the building while highlighting its historical character. The new brick finish, as well as the bulls eye-style windows at each end of the building – a feature unique to the station – replicates the original structure’s look, which dates to 1872.

A new display system for train schedules was also installed in the station. A historic interpretation site has also been set up so all travellers can learn more past of the train station.

“VIA Rail is proud to offer more modern facilities to the 53,000 passengers who travel from and to Brockville each year,” says VIA Rail Canada President and Chief Executive Officer Yves Desjardins-Siciliano. “This investment, made possible through funding from the government of Canada, will help ensure that travellers enjoy the best possible service as traffic continues to grow in the Ontario-Quebec corridor.”

The renovation work at the station included:
  • A new roof
  • A new building envelope
  • A new lighting system
  • New finishes
  • Replacement of doors and windows and installation of an automatic door and other improvements to support building accessibility for mobility-impaired passengers
  • Demolition of an old building adjacent to the station
  • Building of a passenger shelter
  • Relocation of the outdoor mural – a distinctive feature of the station

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