Maple GO Station
|Location||30 Station Street
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Connections||York Region Transit|
|Structure type||Historic wood frame Grand Trunk Railway station building|
|Station code||GO Transit: MAGO|
Maple GO Station is a train and bus station on GO Transit's Barrie line, located in Maple, Ontario, Canada. It is Ontario's oldest operating railway station, with passenger service dating back to 1853.
Maple Station opened on May 16, 1853 when the service began on the Ontario, Simcoe, and Huron Railroad between Toronto and Machell's Corners (now Aurora). At the time, the station was named "Richmond Hill", despite being six kilometres west of that community. Train service was extended to Barrie later in 1853, and to Collingwood in 1855.
The current station building was constructed in 1903 by the Grand Trunk Railway to replace the original Ontario, Simcoe and Huron building, which had burned down. The Queen Anne style timber frame structure is clad in wood using stick style patterns, and features large gables in its roofline. It is federally protected by the Heritage Railway Stations Protection Act.
The building underwent renovations that were completed in January 2014 for C$1.7 million. It included repairs to the facade and interior, replacement of the floor, and an upgrade to the accessibility ramps. An additional 60 parking spaces were added to the station in the spring of 2015.
Weekend service is provided all day in both directions during summer months. Between June 29, 2013 and September 2, 2013, the service consisted of four trains in each direction between Allandale Waterfront Station and Union Station.
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- The station was used in an episode of The Littlest Hobo.
- "Early Days in Richmond Hill: A History of the Community to 1930". Richmond HIll Public Library Board. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
- "Former Canadian National Railway Station". Canadian Register of Historic Places. Parks Canada. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
- "The Directory of Designated Heritage Railway Stations in Ontario". Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. Parks Canada. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
- "Maple Go Station Building Rehabilitation". Bondfield Construction. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
- "Improvements on the GO" (PDF). GO News. Spring 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
- "Expanding Parking – Maple GO Station". GO Transit. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
- "Barrie Line Seasonal Schedule" (PDF). GO Transit. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
- Media related to Maple GO Station at Wikimedia Commons
- GO Transit station page for Maple GO Station
- CNR Maple
- Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada Railway Station Report RSR-139, CNR, Maple, Ontario
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