Milliken GO Station

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Milliken
GO Station
Milliken GO Station.JPG
Station statistics
Address 39 Redlea Avenue
Scarborough, Ontario
Coordinates 43°49′23.5″N 79°18′06″W / 43.823194°N 79.30167°W / 43.823194; -79.30167Coordinates: 43°49′23.5″N 79°18′06″W / 43.823194°N 79.30167°W / 43.823194; -79.30167
Connections
Structure type Station building
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Parking 725 spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened 2005-09-06
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code GO Transit: MIGO
Fare zone 70
Presto card Yes
Services
Preceding station   GO Transit   Following station
Stouffville
toward Lincolnville

Milliken GO Station is a GO Transit train station located in the Scarborough area of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, near the city's northern border. This is a relocated station that opened on September 6, 2005 on the Stouffville line.

The station was re-located south of Steeles Avenue, adjacent to the Splendid China Tower shopping centre and accessed by a re-aligned Redlea Avenue. This new station has a straight platform long enough to accommodate a full-length train of ten carriages and a locomotive, which allows the conductor to have a good enough view from the 5th carriage to open all the doors safely. It has a 723 car parking lot, a dedicated passenger pick-up and drop-off area, and a station building with ticket sales counters, a waiting area, and public washrooms. Both the station building and the platforms are fully wheelchair-accessible.

Former location[edit]

The former Milliken station (closed September 2, 2005), was located on the north side of Steeles in Markham, to the east of Market Village Mall. It consisted of a fenced off area with a small ticket booth and 2 large bus shelters. It was one of the most neglected GO railway stations because it was built on a sharp curve, and was much shorter than most GO stations. Because of that, trains could not open all the doors when stopped there. It had no dedicated parking spots and a small kiss-and-ride area. Cars waiting for the trains were parked at Market Village or along Steeles Avenue.

Connecting transit[edit]

The station is not directly served by regular local transit services, but there is a short connecting walkway beside the railway tracks to bus stops on Steeles Avenue East.

Toronto Transit Commission bus route 53 Steeles East operates along Steeles Avenue and route 43 Kennedy terminates by looping there.

York Region Transit route 8 Kennedy stops at the Steeles Avenue and Kennedy Road intersection, while the 203 Milliken GO Shuttle[1] only operates during peak hours, specifically to connect the neighbouring part of Markham to GO Train service.

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