Newmarket GO Station

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Newmarket
GO Station
Newmarket GO Station Track1.JPG
Station statistics
Address 465 Davis Drive, Newmarket
Ontario, Canada
Coordinates 44°03′38″N 79°27′37″W / 44.06056°N 79.46028°W / 44.06056; -79.46028Coordinates: 44°03′38″N 79°27′37″W / 44.06056°N 79.46028°W / 44.06056; -79.46028
Connections
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks single track
Parking 265 spaces
Other information
Station code GO Transit: NMGO
Fare zone 64
Presto card Yes
Services
Preceding station   GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit   Following station
Barrie

Newmarket GO Station is a train station in the GO Transit network located in the Old Davis Tannery Centre on the north side of Davis Drive East in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, and is a stop on the Barrie line train service. It is a little over two kilometres east of the Newmarket Bus Terminal, at Davis Drive West and Eagle Street, which is a terminus for GO Bus, York Region Transit and Viva BRT services.

History[edit]

Postcard of the GTR station in 1910

In 1853 the Ontario, Simcoe and Huron Railway opened the line between Toronto and Collingwood which was acquired by the Grand Trunk Railway in 1888 and later merged into the Canadian National Railway.

Newmarket railway station was built on the south side of Davis Drive by the Grand Trunk Railway in 1900. The original station building is a one-storey wood clad stick frame building with board and batten siding associated with the Carpenter Gothic style. The west side has a projecting bay window flanked by waiting rooms, originally the south room for women and the north room for men.[1]

The station building was designated a municipal heritage building in 1987 under the Ontario Heritage Act,[2] and as a federal heritage building in 1992 under the Heritage Railway Stations Protection Act.[3][4]

The GO Transit Barrie line is now owned by Metrolinx and the historic Grand Trunk Railway station is owned by the Town of Newmarket.

Services[edit]

MP40PH powered train at Newmarket

Newmarket station is served by seven trains southbound toward Toronto Union Station in the morning, and seven trains northbound toward Barrie Allandale Station in the afternoon.

Weekend service is also 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.[5]

The ticket office at Newmarket GO Station sells tickets exclusively on weekdays between 6:05 am and 7:50 am. This is the specific time period when the southbound Barrie - Bradford GO Trains reach Newmarket. The exception to this is on the last two work days of each month, when the station sells tickets between the hours of 17:50 and 19:15 to accommodate riders purchasing monthly passes for the following month. At other times of the day, the only other location to purchase GO bus or train tickets is at the GO Agency in the Newmarket Bus Terminal, which has extended hours.

Connecting buses[edit]

All buses serve the GO station from bus stops on Davis Drive and Main Street.

York Region Transit
  • 44 Bristol
  • 50 Queensway
  • 54 Bayview
  • 55/55B Davis Drive
  • 223 Newmarket GO Shuttle
  • 520/521 Newmarket Community Bus
Go Transit

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Newmarket Train Station". Canadian Register of Historic Places. Parks Canada. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Newmarket Railway Station". Town of Newmarket. Retrieved 2013-07-26. "Designation by-law: 1987-110" 
  3. ^ "The Directory of Designated Heritage Railway Stations in Ontario". Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. Parks Canada. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Former Canadian National Railway Station". Canadian Register of Historic Places. Parks Canada. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Barrie Line Seasonal Schedule". GO Transit. Retrieved 2013-06-06. 

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