Stouffville GO Station

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Stouffville
GO Station
Stouffville GO Station 0157.JPG
Station statistics
Address 6176 Main St. W.
Stouffville, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°58′15″N 79°15′00″W / 43.97083°N 79.25000°W / 43.97083; -79.25000Coordinates: 43°58′15″N 79°15′00″W / 43.97083°N 79.25000°W / 43.97083; -79.25000
Connections
Structure type Historic station building
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Parking 243 spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened 1869 T&NR
Rebuilt 7 September 1982 (GOT)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code GO Transit: SVGO
Fare zone 74
Presto card Yes
Services
Preceding station   GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit   Following station
Stouffville
Terminus
York–Durham Heritage Railway
Terminus   YDHR   Uxbridge

Stouffville GO Station is a railway station in the GO Transit network[1] located in Stouffville, Ontario in Canada. It was the terminus on the Stouffville line train service until the line was extended to Lincolnville on September 2, 2008. Buses serve the station from stops on the street due to space limitations.

The station site was expanded to include more parking in the west lot. Construction was completed in July 2005. The wheelchair-accessible mini-platform is available once again.

York-Durham Heritage Railway runs historical trains between the station and Uxbridge on summer weekends.

History[edit]

Stouffville station was a two storey building as befitting its status as a junction

The Toronto and Nipissing Railway was completed in 1871, connecting Stouffville and Uxbridge with Toronto. The line's north-eastern terminus at Coboconk, Ontario on Balsam Lake in the Kawarthas, was completed in 1872.[2] In 1877, a second track was built from Stouffville north to Jackson's Point on Lake Simcoe. These connections were created in large part to provide a reliable and efficient means of transporting timber harvested and milled in these regions.[3] Soon Stouffville Junction serviced thirty trains per day.[4] The railway became the Grand Trunk Railway in 1884, and Canadian National Railways took over the line in 1914.[5]

Connecting transit[edit]

York Region Transit[edit]

  • 9 9th Line eastbound to Parkview Village and westbound to Box Grove Plaza[6]

See also[edit]

Other historic structures in Stouffville:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stouffville GO Station— TRAIN & BUS STATION". GO Transit. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Jean Barkey et al., Whitchurch Township (Erin, ON: Boston Mills, 1993), 97.
  3. ^ A Brief History of Whitchurch-Stouffville (Part 3), Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville (official website).
  4. ^ Jean Barkey, Stouffville, 1877-1977 (Stouffville, ON: Stouffville Historical Committee), 19; see also the detailed 1878 historical map: Township of Whitchurch, Illustrated historical atlas of the county of York and the township of West Gwillimbury & town of Bradford in the county of Simcoe, Ont. (Toronto: Miles & Co., 1878).
  5. ^ Barkey, Stouffville, 1877-1977, 19.
  6. ^ "Route Navigator 9 9th Line". York Region Transit. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 

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