King City GO Station

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King City
KingCityGOStationCrop.jpg
Location 7 Station Road
King City, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates 43°55′12″N 79°31′37.2″W / 43.92000°N 79.527000°W / 43.92000; -79.527000Coordinates: 43°55′12″N 79°31′37.2″W / 43.92000°N 79.527000°W / 43.92000; -79.527000
Owned by Metrolinx
Platforms 1 side platform, 250m long[1]
Tracks 1
Connections BSicon BUS1.svg York Region Transit
Construction
Structure type Brick station building
Parking 555 spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code GO Transit: KGGO
Fare zone 62
History
Opened 7 September 1982
Services
Preceding station   GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit   Following station
Barrie

King City GO Station is a train and bus station in the GO Transit network located in King City, Ontario in Canada. It also serves the nearby communities of Nobleton, Oak Ridges, the northern parts of Maple (in Vaughan), and other communities in King Township. It is a stop on the Barrie line train service.

History[edit]

Original King Station in background

The original King Station was built in 1852 at a location less than a kilometre north of the current station, adjacent to the community's inn. It was moved to the grounds of the King Township Museum in 1989, and was designated a heritage site in 1990.[2]

GO Transit[edit]

The GO Station opened on 7 September 1982, with service extending south to Toronto and north to Bradford.

In 2002, with infrastructure funding from the provincial government, GO Transit expanded the station's parking lot capacity from 111 spaces to 255.[3]

During 2004, the platform was extended in order to accommodate longer trainsets, thus removing any boarding restrictions that GO Transit had with this station prior to opening the extended rail platform. In addition, the extension also eliminated the problem of GO trains blocking a railroad crossing on Station Road while passengers boarded and disembarked.

Construction of a covered station building was completed in the summer of 2005, and a second parking lot on the west side of the tracks was opened in February 2006.[4]

Services[edit]

As of January 2018, train service operates approximately every 15-30 minutes in the morning peak period, every 30 minutes in the afternoon peak period and every hour at other times. Outside of peak periods, most trains terminate at Aurora with connecting buses for stations further north.[5]

On weekends and holidays, service operates approximately every hour to and from Union Station, with most trains terminating at Aurora station. Three daily trains in each direction cover the full route from Barrie to Toronto, while the remainder have bus connections at Aurora station for stations further north.[5]

Connecting York Region Transit and GO buses serve the station from a bus stop on Keele Street at Station Road.

Ridership[edit]

Daily train boarding at the station has increased from 199 in 2005 to a peak of 680 in 2008.[6] In 2012, there were 655 daily boardings,[6] or approximately 170,000 riders annually. GO Transit bus route 63, which travels between the King City GO Station and Union Station Bus Terminal via Maple and Rutherford GO stations, [5] served a daily average of 450 riders at this station in 2012.[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Metrolinx 2010, p. 160.
  2. ^ Township of King.
  3. ^ Ministry of Transportation 2002.
  4. ^ GO Transit 2006.
  5. ^ a b c "Barrie Line 2018" (PDF). GO Transit. 30 December 2017. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  6. ^ a b c Township of King: Transportation Master Plan, p. 17.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to King City GO Station at Wikimedia Commons