Markham GO Station

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Markham
FormerMarkhamCNRStn,ON-3.JPG
Location 214 Main Street North
Markham, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°52′58″N 79°15′45″W / 43.88278°N 79.26250°W / 43.88278; -79.26250Coordinates: 43°52′58″N 79°15′45″W / 43.88278°N 79.26250°W / 43.88278; -79.26250
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections
Construction
Structure type Station building with public washroom and waiting room
Parking 266 spaces
Bicycle facilities yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code GO Transit: MKGO
Fare zone 72
History
Opened 1871 T&NR
1982 GO Transit
Services
Preceding station   GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit   Following station
Stouffville
toward Lincolnville
Designated 1992
Reference no. 6762

Markham GO Station is a railway station in the GO Transit[1] network located on Markham Main Street North in Markham, Ontario in Canada. It is a stop on the Stouffville line, which only has peak hour train service. Off-peak service is provided by buses stopping on-street adjacent to the station.

History[edit]

Toronto and Nipissing Station, c.1900

The station was built in 1871 by the Toronto and Nipissing Railway,[2] which was taken over by the Grand Trunk Railway, which ultimately became part of the Canadian National Railway in 1923. It has been designated as a heritage railway station[3] by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

The station design is based on classic Canadian Railway Style with elements of the Vernacular-Carpenter Gothic architecture of the mid-19th Century Ontario.[citation needed]

The city of Markham purchased the building as a Millennium project and are undertaking its restoration[4] in conjunction with the Markham Village Conservancy, which manages the station.[5] In addition to facilities for GO Transit, the building is used as community centre, with two rooms with a capacity of either 100 or 30 people, available for rental.[6]

Connecting services[edit]

GO Transit[edit]

  • The Stouffville line weekday train service consists of six trains southbound to Union Station in the morning and six trains northbound to Lincolnville in the afternoon. Service at other times and in other directions is provided by buses.
  • Route 54 (Hwy 407 East GO Bus), operates between Mount Joy and York University Main Campus.

York Region Transit[edit]

  • Route 41 Markham Local connects to McCowan (VIVA) terminus.
  • Route 201 Markham GO Shuttle

Toronto Transit Commission[edit]

This route is operated by the TTC on behalf of the YRT

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References[edit]

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