Richmond Hill line

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Richmond Hill
GO Transit logo.svg Richmond Hill line GO logo.png
Richmond Hill GO Train from Viaduct.jpg
GO Train travels south through the Don Valley
Type Commuter rail
System GO Train
Locale Greater Toronto Area
Stations 5
Daily ridership 10,000 (2008)
Website Table 61
Opened May 1, 1978
Owner Metrolinx (Toronto)
Canadian National Railway (York Region)
Operator(s) GO Transit
Line length 33.8 kilometres (21.0 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Route map
33.8 Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill Centre
29.5 Langstaff Viva GO Transit logo.svg
29.5 407 underpass
25.9 Doncaster Junction
22.7 Old Cummer
Don River
Leslie TTC - Line 4 - Sheppard line.svg
401 Underpass
18.2 Oriole
DVP overpass
CPR trestle
Don River
DVP underpass
CPR trestle
Prince Edward Viaduct
Don River
CPR Belleville sub.
GO Lakeshore line
Don Yard
0 Union VIA Rail Canada simplified.svg TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg BSicon CLRV.svg

Richmond Hill is one of the seven train lines of the GO Transit system in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada. It extends from Union Station in Toronto to Richmond Hill, running along the Canadian Northern Ontario Railway lines owned by CN.

A Richmond Hill commuter train service had been announced in 1969 by the provincial government, but its implementation was cancelled in 1970 in favour of bus commuter service.[1]

After the Lakeshore East, Lakeshore West, and Georgetown lines, the Richmond Hill line was the fourth in the GO network to open. Following a promotional opening on Saturday April 29, 1978, regular service began on Monday May 1. Unique amongst GO rail corridors, the initial lineup of four stations has not changed since opening day.[2]

As part of the GO 2020 strategy, the corridor will be upgraded and extended to Aurora Road in Stouffville.[3][4] Phase I of the project, for which construction will begin in the fall of 2011 and be completed in the fall of 2013, will establish the Gormley GO Station where the line intersects Stouffville Road, create a train layover facility at Bethesda Road, and grade the corridor for the extension.[4] Phase II, which will begin after completion of Phase I, will consist of the construction of Bloomington GO Station and grading of the route.[4]

On April 16, 2015, the Ontario government is working with Metrolinx to have more train service along the Richmond Hill line, known as GO Regional Express Rail over the next decade. During peak hours, trains would run in peak direction every 15-30 minutes along this line.[5]


Community Municipality Regional Mun. Fare zone Distance (km) Connections
Bloomington (future) Aurora and Oak Ridges Aurora York TBA TBA
Gormley (future) Gormley Richmond Hill TBA TBA
Richmond Hill Richmond Hill 61 33.8
Langstaff Langstaff 60 29.5 Viva Blue Viva Purple (via Richmond Hill Centre Terminal)
Old Cummer North York Toronto 05 22.7
Oriole 18.2 BSicon SUBWAY.svg TTC - Line 4 - Sheppard line.svg (via Leslie Station)
Union Toronto 02 0.0 GO Transit logo.svg Lakeshore West logo.png Milton line GO logo.png Kitchener line GO logo.png Barrie line GO logo.png Stouffville line GO logo.png Lakeshore East line GO logo.png GO bus symbol.svg
Mainline rail interchange Amtrak UP Express logo.svg VIA Rail Canada simplified.svg
BSicon SUBWAY.svg TTC - Line 1 - Yonge-University-Spadina line.svg
BSicon CLRV.svg TTC

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  1. ^ "Refund request 'amusing to robarts, but not to Medcof". The Era. 3 June 1970. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Significant dates in GO Transit
  3. ^ "GO Transit reveals Strategic Plan - GO 2020". GO Transit. Retrieved 22 April 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c "Expansion Projects". GO Transit. Retrieved 2011-03-23. 
  5. ^ Ontario improving GO Transit service along all corridors