Quinte, On. real estate agent: Trenton Junction

Trenton Junction

trenton junctionOddly enough, just after I finished taking this picture the train roared by without stopping.

The Via Rail normally doesn't stop in Trenton, it usually just zips right through. Most Trentonians are resigned to having to go to Belleville to catch the train. We do have a little station (as you can see by the picture), but Trenton has long stopped being a regular stop on the route.

A few years ago Via Rail had actually decided to do away with Trenton Junction altogether, as not enough people were making use of the facility, but some local citizens banded together and petitioned Via Rail to keep it there. Via Rail monitored the numbers and decided to keep Trenton Junction open, however just in a limited capacity.

There are three destinations from Trenton Junction, Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal. Anybody going elsewhere will have to make a connection from one of those three places.

The train to Toronto departs at 9.30 p.m. every weekday, the train to Ottawa at 7.07 p.m. weekdays, and the train to Montreal  at 8.14 p.m. weekdays.  There is weekend service to those destinations, all at different times.

Unless a ticket has been purchased in advance though, the train won't stop, so nobody should head on down to Trenton Junction hoping to be able to hop onboard and buy a ticket from the conductor. It doesn't work that way anymore.

It is much the same situation with being dropped off at Trenton Junction, your ticket would have to be purchased specifically for Trenton, you can't just get off the train early (unless of course someone else has a ticket to Petticoat Trenton Junction).

I suspect that my kids are going to be making some use of this station in the near future as they will be going to college, and the train is a way more comfortable way to travel than by bus. We had all best get familiar with the schedules, as they will both be going in different directions, one east and one west. This little train station may well become a very familiar place for me over the next little while.

Comment balloon 6 commentsMalcolm Johnston • May 23 2011 05:02PM

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Hi Malcolm...If Warren Buffet is right the train service will come back due to high energy costs for Buses, Planes and Cars

Posted by Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant (RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate) about 7 years ago

haven't heard about "petticoat junction" in forever!! I haven't ridden a train in forever!! Maybe it is time I did again!

Posted by Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC, Selling the Upstate since 1989 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner) about 7 years ago

I am glad that Trenton was able to petition for at least partial service, Malcolm. 

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 7 years ago

Malcom, that's handy information for folks visiting or MOVING to the area.  Nice post.

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) about 7 years ago

Fred, I don't think this would be a bad thing at all. I quite like trains.

Sheila, try it, you might like it.

Chris, unfortunately it's a little underused, so I can see Via Rail's point.

Debb, thanks, I've been trying to do local posts lately.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) about 7 years ago

HI Malcolm,

Isn't it interesting how trains still have not recovered to be the commuter method of the future, as it was the one of the past....

In Eurpoe Trains are very much the future already, give it a few more years and  $ 3.00 a litre for gas......

We have the track, the rolling stock, but ...... cancelled the service and are considering to build $ 950,000,000 light rail, go figure...

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com) about 7 years ago

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