Danforth GO Station
|Address||213 Main St.
|Platforms||1 side platform, 1 island platform|
|Station code||GO Transit: DAGO|
Danforth GO Station is a railway station on GO Transit's Lakeshore East line in Toronto, Canada. The station is situated in the east end of the old City of Toronto, at Main Street, south of Danforth Avenue. The TTC's Main Street station on the Bloor–Danforth line of the subway is a short distance to the north, but is not connected to it directly.
Trains on the GO Transit Stouffville line pass through the station, but do not stop.
Because of a lack of available land to expand their existing downtown yard, the Grand Trunk Railway (GTR) decided to build a new freight yard on farmland south of Danforth Avenue where the line to Montreal crossed Dawes Road, which had to be closed and traffic diverted to a new street called Main. The yard had a capicity of 420 cars and could store 31 locomotives in a roundhouse with adjacent repair shops.
The York Railway Station was built on the north side of the tracks just east of Main Street around 1883. The GTR became part of Canadian National Railways in 1923 and by the 1940s the yard was no longer used for freight and the roundhouse was demolished. Under Canadian National the station became Danforth Railway Station. The original GTR station building was demolished in 1974 and the current GO Transit facility was built in its place.
- TTC 135 Gerrard bus
- TTC 506 Carlton streetcar
- TTC 64 Main
- Media related to Danforth GO Station at Wikimedia Commons
- GO Transit station page for Danforth GO Station
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