King City GO Station

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King City
GO Station
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Station statistics
Address 7 Station Road
King City, Ontario
Coordinates 43°55′12″N 79°31′37.2″W / 43.92000°N 79.527000°W / 43.92000; -79.527000Coordinates: 43°55′12″N 79°31′37.2″W / 43.92000°N 79.527000°W / 43.92000; -79.527000
Connections
Structure type Brick station building
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Parking 358 spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened 7 September 1982
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code GO Transit: KGGO
Fare zone 62
Presto card Yes
Services
Preceding station   GO Transit   Following station
Barrie

King City GO Station is a train and bus station in the GO Transit network located in King City, Ontario in Canada. It also serves the nearby communities of Nobleton, Oak Ridges, the northern parts of Maple (in Vaughan), and other communities in King Township. It is a stop on the Barrie line train service.

History[edit]

The original King Station was built in 1852 at a location less than a kilometre north of the current station, adjacent to the community's inn. It was moved to the grounds of the King Township Museum in 1989, and was designated a heritage site in 1990.[1]

King Station, circa 1852. The oldest surviving railway station in Canada. Built by Northern Railway on lands donated by Isaac Dennis near his hotel in Springhill (now King City). Designed by F.W. Cumberland, architect, King Station witnessed Ontario's first steam locomotive "Toronto" on its inaugural run from Toronto to Machell's Corners (Aurora), May 16, 1853.

—Heritage plaque text

GO Transit[edit]

The GO Station opened on 7 September 1982, with service only as far as Bradford.

In 2002, with infrastructure funding from the provincial government, GO Transit expanded the station's parking lot capacity from 111 spaces to 255.[2]

During 2004, the platform was extended in order to accommodate longer trainsets, thus removing any boarding restrictions that GO Transit had with this station prior to opening the extended rail platform. In addition, the extension also eliminated the problem of GO trains blocking a railroad crossing on Station Road while passengers boarded and disembarked.

Construction of a covered station building was completed in the summer of 2005, and a second parking lot on the west side of the tracks was opened in February 2006.[3]

Services[edit]

The Barrie line has weekday service consisting of five trains southbound from Allandale Waterfront GO Station in Barrie to Union Station in Toronto, and five trains northbound from Union Station in the afternoon.

Weekend service is provided all day in both directions during summer months. Between June 29, 2013 and September 2, 2013, the service consists of four trains in each direction between Allandale Waterfront Station and Union Station. [4]

Connecting York Region Transit and GO Buses serve the station from a bus stop on Keele Street at Station Road.

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