Richmond Hill line

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     Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill GO Train from Viaduct.jpg
GO Train travels south through the Don Valley
Overview
Type Commuter rail
System GO Train
Locale Greater Toronto Area
Stations Richmond Hill
Langstaff
Old Cummer
Oriole
Toronto Union Station
Daily ridership 7,950 (2008)
Website Table 61
Operation
Opening May 1, 1978
Owner Canadian National Railway
Operator(s) GO Transit
Technical
Line length 33.8 kilometres (21.0 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Route map
33.8 Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill Centre
29.5 Langstaff Vivayork simplified.svg GO Transit logo.svg
29.5 407 underpass
25.9 Doncaster Junction
22.7 Old Cummer
Don River
Leslie TTC - Line 4 - Sheppard line.svg
401 Underpass
18.2 Oriole
DVP overpass
CPR trestle
Don River
DVP underpass
CPR trestle
Prince Edward Viaduct
Don River
CPR Belleville sub.
GO Lakeshore line
Don Yard
0 Union VIA Rail Canada simplified.svg TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg BSicon CLRV.svg
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Richmond Hill is one of the seven train lines of the GO Transit system in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada. It extends from Union Station in Toronto to Richmond Hill.

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.[1]

As part of the GO 2020 strategy, the corridor will be upgraded and extended to Aurora Road in Stoufville.[2][3] 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.[3] Phase II, which will begin after completion of Phase I, will consist of the construction of Bloomington GO Station and grading of the route.[3]

Stations[edit]

Community Municipality Regional Mun. Fare zone Distance (km) Connections
Bloomington Aurora Aurora York TBA TBA
Gormley Gormley Richmond Hill TBA TBA
Richmond Hill Richmond Hill 61 33.8
Langstaff Langstaff 60 29.5
Old Cummer North York Toronto 05 22.7
Oriole 18.2
Union Toronto 02 0.0

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Significant dates in GO Transit
  2. ^ "GO Transit reveals Strategic Plan - GO 2020". GO Transit. Retrieved 22 April 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c "Expansion Projects". GO Transit. Retrieved 2011-03-23.