Richmond Hill GO Station
|Address||6 Newkirk Road
Richmond Hill, Ontario
|Structure type||Station building with public washroom and waiting room|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Opened||May 1, 1978|
|Station code||GO Transit: RHGO|
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.
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.
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
- Engineering Assignment Pertaining to the Construction of a New Gormley GO Station
- Robert M. Stamp (July 1991). "Rails through Richmond Hill: The Belated Arrival of the Age of Steam". Early Days in Richmond Hill. Retrieved December 2013.
- 61 Richmond Hill GO Train and Bus Schedule
- Media related to Richmond Hill GO Station at Wikimedia Commons
- GO Transit station page for Richmond Hill GO Station