Richmond Hill GO Station

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Richmond Hill
GO Station
Richmond Hill GO Station building.JPG
Station statistics
Address 6 Newkirk Road
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Coordinates 43°52′29″N 79°25′35.4″W / 43.87472°N 79.426500°W / 43.87472; -79.426500Coordinates: 43°52′29″N 79°25′35.4″W / 43.87472°N 79.426500°W / 43.87472; -79.426500
Connections
Structure type Station building with public washroom and waiting room
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 3
Parking 1229 spaces
Bicycle facilities yes
Other information
Opened May 1, 1978 (1978-05-01)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code GO Transit: RHGO
Fare zone 61
Presto card Yes
Services
Preceding station   GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit   Following station
Richmond Hill Terminus

Richmond Hill GO Station is a train and bus station in the GO Transit network located in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. It is a terminus on the Richmond Hill line train service.

Currently, the Northbound terminating trains during the evening peak hours have to be driven back to Union Station for further services or to Willowbrook Yard for storage, as there are no facilities nearby to keep the trains charged during the off-peak hours. However, there are plans for wayside power to be installed near the station to maintain train-schedule reliability within the rail line.

Out of the all the Richmond Hill line stations, this is the only station that has a reduced length platform (accommodating only up to an L8 consist, a trainset consisting of eight Bombardier BiLevel Coaches and at least one locomotive.

The contract for the design of the Gormley GO Train station will be awarded in early 2011.[1]

History[edit]

Original station in 1911

The original Richmond Hill railway station was a single storey clapboard building, located on the north side of Centre Street East, just a short distance north of the current station. Built in 1906 by the James Bay Railway the station was closed by Canadian National Railway in 1968 and the building was relocated in 1979 to Richmond Green, at Elgin Mills Road and Leslie Street, to serve as a clubhouse for local minor soccer teams.[2]

Connecting buses[edit]

York Region Transit:

  • 82 Valleymede-Spadina
  • 86 Newkirk-Red Maple
  • 240 Mill Pond GO Shuttle
  • 241 Beverly Acres GO Shuttle
  • 242 North Richvale GO Shuttle
  • 243 Redstone GO Shuttle

GO Transit:

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