Richmond Hill line
GO Train travels south through the Don Valley
|Locale||Greater Toronto Area|
Toronto Union Station
|Daily ridership||7,950 (2008)|
|Opening||May 1, 1978|
|Owner||Canadian National Railway|
|Line length||33.8 kilometres (21.0 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
After the Lakeshore East, Lakeshore West, and Georgetown lines, the Richmond Hill line was the fourth in the GO network to open. Following a promotional opening on Saturday April 29, 1978, regular service began on Monday May 1. Unique amongst GO rail corridors, the initial lineup of four stations has not changed since opening day.
As part of the GO 2020 strategy, the corridor will be upgraded and extended to Aurora Road in Stoufville. Phase I of the project, for which construction will begin in the fall of 2011 and be completed in the fall of 2013, will establish the Gormley GO Station where the line intersects Stouffville Road, create a train layover facility at Bethesda Road, and grade the corridor for the extension. Phase II, which will begin after completion of Phase I, will consist of the construction of Bloomington GO Station and grading of the route.
|Community||Municipality||Regional Mun.||Fare zone||Distance (km)||Connections|
|Richmond Hill||Richmond Hill||Richmond Hill||61||33.8|
|Old Cummer||North York||Toronto||05||22.7|
- GO Transit: Richmond Hill GO Train & Bus Service
- GO Transit: Richmond Hill GO Train & Bus Service Schedule (PDF)
- Significant dates in GO Transit
- "GO Transit reveals Strategic Plan - GO 2020". GO Transit. Retrieved 22 April 2009.
- "Expansion Projects". GO Transit. Retrieved 2011-03-23.