Aurora GO Station

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Aurora
GO Station
GO Transit Aurora 001.JPG
Station statistics
Address 121 Wellington Street East
Aurora, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 44°00′02″N 79°27′35″W / 44.00056°N 79.45972°W / 44.00056; -79.45972Coordinates: 44°00′02″N 79°27′35″W / 44.00056°N 79.45972°W / 44.00056; -79.45972
Connections
Structure type Heritage wood frame station building
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Parking 1725 spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened 1853 (OS&H)
Rebuilt 1900 (GTR)
1982 (GOT)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code GO Transit: AUGO
Fare zone 63
Presto card Yes
Services
Preceding station   GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit   Following station
Barrie
Designated: 1990
Reference No. 6500

Aurora GO Station is a railway station and bus station in the GO Transit network located on Wellington Street East between Yonge Street and Bayview Avenue in Aurora, Ontario, Canada. It is a stop on the Barrie line train service, and connects with York Region Transit local bus routes, and the GO Express Bus between Newmarket Bus Terminal and Union Station Bus Terminal.

History[edit]

The rail presence in Aurora dates back to 1853, when steam train service began between Toronto and Machell's Corners, as Aurora was then known. In 1855 the line was completed to Collingwood.

In 1900, Grand Trunk Railway constructed the present building to a standard plan design with a porte-cochère and low profile.[1] The building was designated a provincial heritage building in 1971 and a federal heritage railway station in 1990.[2]

The station building was renovated after GO Transit became the exclusive passenger carrier in 1992.

On August 21, 2012, GO Transit opened a new bus loop to accommodate all GO and York Region Transit bus service at the station.[3]

Services[edit]

Aurora station is served by seven Barrie Line trains southbound from Barrie to Toronto Union Station in the morning, and seven trains northbound to Barrie in the afternoon.

There is also an hourly bus service to Toronto, with 19 southbound bus trips, and 19 return bus trips from Toronto.

Weekend and holiday service is provided all day in both directions during summer months. During summer 2014, the service consists of four trains in each direction between Allandale Waterfront Station and Union Station. [4]

Connecting York Region Transit buses[edit]

  • 31 Aurora North-Industrial Pkwy
  • 32 Aurora South
  • 33/33A Wellington
  • 54 Bayview
  • 222 Aurora-Newmarket GO Shuttle

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Aurora GO Station at Wikimedia Commons