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 358 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 only as far as 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]

King City station has weekday service consisting of 5 trains southbound to Union Station in the morning, and 7 trains returning northbound to Allandale Waterfront GO Station in the afternoon. [5]

Weekend train service operates every 75 minutes between Toronto and Aurora, and 3 trains per day cover the entire route from Toronto to Barrie. Trains terminating in Aurora have bus connections there 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 2017 Schedule" (PDF). GO Transit. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  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