Newmarket GO Station

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Newmarket GO Station Track1.JPG
Location465 Davis Drive, Newmarket, Ontario
Coordinates44°03′38″N 79°27′37″W / 44.06056°N 79.46028°W / 44.06056; -79.46028Coordinates: 44°03′38″N 79°27′37″W / 44.06056°N 79.46028°W / 44.06056; -79.46028
Platforms1 side platform
Trackssingle track
Parking265 spaces
Other information
Station codeGO Transit: NMGO
Fare zone64
Preceding station   GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit   Following station

Newmarket GO Station is a train station in the GO Transit network located in the Old Davis Tannery Centre on the north side of Davis Drive East in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, and is a stop on the Barrie line train service. It is a little over two kilometres east of the Newmarket Bus Terminal, at Davis Drive West and Eagle Street, which is a terminus for GO Bus, York Region Transit and Viva BRT services.


Postcard of the GTR station in 1910

In 1853 the Ontario, Simcoe and Huron Railway opened the line between Toronto and Collingwood which was acquired by the Grand Trunk Railway in 1888 and later merged into the Canadian National Railway.

Newmarket railway station was built on the south side of Davis Drive by the Grand Trunk Railway in 1900. The original NRC station was subsequently repurposed as a freight shed. The second station building is a one-storey wood clad stick frame building with board and batten siding associated with the Carpenter Gothic style. The west side has a projecting bay window flanked by waiting rooms, originally the south room for women and the north room for men.[1]

The station building was designated a municipal heritage building in 1987 under the Ontario Heritage Act,[2] and as a federal heritage building in 1992 under the Heritage Railway Stations Protection Act.[3][4]

The GO Transit Barrie line is now owned by Metrolinx and the historic Grand Trunk Railway station is owned by the Town of Newmarket.

A platform extension and repair project began in March 2014. It also includes the rehabilitation of the parking lot, a new ticket booth with a customer waiting area and improved accessibility features.[5]


MP40PH powered train at Newmarket

Newmarket station has weekday service consisting of 10 trains southbound to Union Station in the morning, a train northbound to Bradford in the early afternoon, 7 trains northbound to Allandale Waterfront Station in the afternoon and 2 trains northbound to Bradford in the evening and night. At other times, GO bus route 68 operates hourly between Barrie Bus Terminal and Aurora GO Station where passengers can connect to the all-day train service to Toronto.[6]

Weekend train service consists of 3 trains southbound to Union station in the morning and 3 trains returning northbound in the afternoon and evening. At other times, the station is served by GO bus route 68 which operates hourly between Barrie Bus Terminal and Aurora GO station, where passengers can transfer to the all-day weekend train service toward Toronto.[6]

Connecting buses[edit]

All buses serve the GO station from bus stops on Davis Drive and Main Street.

York Region Transit:

  • 50 Queensway
  • 54 Bayview
  • 55/55B Davis Drive
  • 223/223A Newmarket GO Shuttle
  • 520/521 Newmarket Community Bus
  • Viva Yellow

GO Transit:


  1. ^ "Newmarket Train Station". Canadian Register of Historic Places. Parks Canada. Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Newmarket Railway Station". Town of Newmarket. Archived from the original on 2014-03-31. Retrieved 2013-07-26. Designation by-law: 1987-110
  3. ^ "The Directory of Designated Heritage Railway Stations in Ontario". Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. Parks Canada. Archived from the original on 14 May 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Former Canadian National Railway Station". Canadian Register of Historic Places. Parks Canada. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Newmarket GO Station". GO Transit. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Barrie Line 2018" (PDF). GO Transit. 30 December 2017. Retrieved 30 December 2017.

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