Stouffville line

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     Stouffville
Stouffville GO Train Westbound from Danforth.jpg
Overview
Type Commuter rail
System GO Train
Locale Greater Toronto Area
Daily ridership 10,058 (2008)
Website Table 71
Operation
Opening September 7, 1982
Owner Metrolinx
Operator(s) GO Transit
Technical
Line length 49.6 kilometres (30.8 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

Stouffville is one of the seven train lines of the GO Transit system in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada. Its southern terminus is Union Station in Toronto, and its northern terminus is in Lincolnville in Whitchurch-Stouffville. There are bus connections from almost every station via Go Transit Buses, Toronto Transit Commission, and York Region Transit.

Between Union Station and Scarborough Station, the Stouffville line shares tracks with the Lakeshore East line, but it does not stop at Scarborough or Danforth stations.

History[edit]

Like its sister the Barrie line, commuter service along the Stouffville line corridor was originally provided by Via Rail. On September 7, 1982, Via service on both routes was discontinued and replacement service, then just a single weekday run on each corridor, was started by GO Transit.[1]

On 29 June 1998, GO Transit restored full service to the Lakeshore lines, and terminated service to Danforth and Scarborough on the Stouffville line—these stations were fully integrated into the Lakeshore East line route schedule.

On December 13, 2007, the government of Ontario announced funding to Metrolinx for network expansion, which included $20 million to build a second track to enable all-day two-way service between Union Station and Markham.[2] On September 2, 2008, the line's northern terminus was extended northwards from Stouffville to Lincolnville.

In April 2011 GO representatives stated that ultimately GO would like to run an all-day service on the Stouffville line, however they described this as "in the distant future".[3] As of April 2013 the Stouffville service includes six southbound morning trains and six northbound afternoon trains. Service to and from Unionville includes one additional southbound morning train and two additional northbound afternoon trains.[4] In June 2013 GO held a first "Public Information Centre" of an environmental assessment study for expanding rail service in the Stouffville Corridor. This represented the completion of the second of five stages of work to implement expanded service, and recommended adding double track segments and other improvements between Union Station and Unionville to support increased train service levels.[5]

Stations[edit]

A list of stations on this line (in order inbound to Union):

Community Municipality Regional Mun. Fare zone Distance (km) Connections
Lincolnville Lincolnville Whitchurch-Stouffville York 74 49.6
Stouffville Stouffville 46.8 YRT Bus
Mount Joy Markham Markham 73 38.7 TTC Bus, YRT Bus
Markham 72 36.7 TTC Bus, YRT Bus, GO Bus
Centennial Unionville 35.0 TTC Bus, YRT Bus
Unionville 71 30.6 Viva Bus, GO Bus
Milliken Scarborough Toronto 70 27.4 TTC Bus, YRT Bus
Agincourt 07 22.9 TTC Bus
Kennedy 77 16.4 TTC Bus, Bloor-Danforth Subway, Scarborough RT
Union Toronto 02 0.0 Lakeshore West line, Milton line, Georgetown line, Barrie line, Richmond Hill line, Lakeshore East line, Amtrak, Via Rail, Ontario Northland, Yonge-University-Spadina Subway, GO Bus, TTC Streetcar, TTC Bus

Route[edit]

Stouffville GO Line route map
( Downsview )
0 Union StationVIA Rail Canada simplified.svgBSicon CLRV.svgTTC line one.png
( Finch )
16.4 Union to Kennedy
2.0 Cherry St Junction B 
2.5 Don River
2.6 Don Valley Parkway
3.0 Eastern Avenue
3.3 Queen Street East
3.8 Dundas Street East
3.9 Logan Ave
4.1 Carlaw Avenue
4.2 Gerrard Street East
4.4 Pape Avenue Pedestrian Bridge
4.8 Jones Avenue
5.5 TTC Greenwood Yard
5.5 Greenwood Avenue
5.8 Pedestrian underpassMonarch Park - Woodfield Road
6.2 Coxwell Avenue
7.1 Woodbine Avenue
8.1 Main Street
8.4 Danforth B 
9.4 Victoria Park Avenue
10.6 Warden Avenue
10.9 Danforth Avenue
11.7 Birchmount Road
4.4 Pedestrian Bridge, former Woodrow Avenue
12.9 Kennedy Road
13.8 Scarborough B 
13.8 St. Clair Avenue
14.0 Scarborough Junction B 
14.5 Danforth Road
14.9 Pedestrian CrossingCorvette Ave
15.2 Pedestrian CrossingBenjamin Blvd - Saugeen Cres
TTC line two.png
WardenTTC line two.png
16.2 Freight spur (serving Golden Mile)
16.4 KennedyTTC line two.pngBSicon ICTS.svg BSicon BUS1.svg
6.5 Kennedy to Agincourt
16.5 Eglinton Avenue
18.5 Lawrence EastBSicon ICTS.svg
18.5 Lawrence Avenue
18.8 Southwest Highland Creek
18.9 Freight Siding
19.0 Freight Siding
20.4 Ellesmere Road
20.4 EllesmereBSicon ICTS.svg
20.6 McCowanBSicon ICTS.svg
20.6 Atlantic Packaging freight siding
20.8 Progress Avenue
20.9 West Highland Creek
21.1 West Highland Creek
21.4 Highway 401
22.1 CP Havelock line
22.2 West Highland Creek
22.6 Sheppard Avenue
22.9 AgincourtBSicon BUS1.svg
4.5 Agincourt to Milliken
23.0 Pedestrian CrossingMarilyn Ave - Agincourt Dr
23.6 Havendale Road
24.1 Huntingwood Drive
24.8 Finch Avenue
25.4 Freight siding
25.6 Former SidingToronto Hydro Electrical substation
26.1 McNicoll Avenue
26.8 Passmore Avenue
27.4 MillikenBSicon BUS1.svg
3.2 Milliken to Unionville
27.5 Steeles Avenue
28.2 Kennedy Road
28.8 Denison Street
29.6 14th Avenue
30.0 CN Toronto Bypassformer Hagerman Diamond
30.4 Highway 407
30.6 UnionvilleVivayork simplified.svg
4.4 Unionville to Centennial
30.8 Enterprise Boulevard
31.4 Rouge River
31.6 Highway 7
31.9 Eureka Street
32.1 former Unionville Station
32.2 Main Street, Unionville
32.3 Mill Stream
32.5 Bruce Creek
32.7 Kennedy Road
33.5 Eckard Creek
35.0 Centennial
1.7 Centennial to Markham
35.1 McCowan Road
35.4
36.4 Robinson Creek
36.6 Snider Drive
36.7 Markham
2.0 Markham to Mount Joy
36.8 Main St Markham
37.8 16th Avenue
38.7 Mount Joy
8.1 Mount Joy to Stouffville
38.8 Bur Oak Avenue
39.2 Castlemore Avenue
40.0 Major Mackenzie Drive
40.5 Little Rouge Creek
42.5 Elgin Mills Road
44.3 Ninth Line
44.7 19th Avenue
45.2 Reeves Way Boulevard
45.9 Hoover Park Drive
46.5
46.7 Main Street, Stouffville
46.8 Stouffville
47.1
2.8 Stouffville to Lincolnville
47.3 Stouffville JunctionToronto and Nipissing Railway, Sutton Branch
47.0 Stouffville Creek
47.1 Millard Street
48.4 Private farm crossing
49.2 Bethesda Road
49.3 10th Line
49.6 Lincolnville
UxbridgeProposed, as part of MoveOntario_2020 plan

Distances are given in kilometres.

The line begins at Union Station and follows the Lakeshore East line to Scarborough Junction, just east of Scarborough GO Station, without stopping at any stations on that line. It then branches north onto the Metrolinx-owned Uxbridge Subdivision, originally the Toronto and Nipissing Railway. North of Unionville station, the route heads roughly north-east in the direction of the Lincolnville terminus.

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