Unionville GO Station

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Unionville
Unionville GO Station 0135.JPG
Location155 YMCA Boulevard
Markham, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates43°51′06″N 79°18′52″W / 43.85167°N 79.31444°W / 43.85167; -79.31444Coordinates: 43°51′06″N 79°18′52″W / 43.85167°N 79.31444°W / 43.85167; -79.31444
Owned byMetrolinx
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
ConnectionsGO bus symbol.svg GO Transit bus services
York Region Transit logo.svg York Region Transit
Viva blue logo.svg Viva Rapid Transit
Construction
Structure typeStation building with public washroom and waiting room
Parking1620 spaces
Bicycle facilitiesRack
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeGO Transit: UI
Fare zone71
History
Opened1991
Rebuilt2005
Traffic
Passengers (Apr–Jul 2019)204,700[1]Decrease 5.6%
Services
Preceding station GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit Following station
Milliken Stouffville Centennial
towards Lincolnville

Unionville GO Station is a train and bus station[2] in the GO Transit network located in Markham, Ontario, Canada. It is a stop on the Stouffville line, and the northern terminus of most of its off-peak train services. The station is also served by Highway 407 East Express buses, which run westbound to Highway 407 station, northbound to Mount Joy GO Station, and eastbound to the Oshawa Bus Terminal.

Construction at the station is ongoing to double track section with additional platform to be added to allow for enhanced all day service on the Stouffville line.

Old Unionville Station[edit]

The original Unionville station, closed in 1991

The original Unionville Station was built in 1871 by the Toronto and Nipissing Railway, and was used by GO Transit from 1982 to 1991. GO train service ended at the station on Friday May 3, 1991, and service began at the current GO station the following Monday, May 6.

The old station building has been restored and is now used as a community centre. Like Markham GO Station, this station features classic Canadian Railway Style with elements of Vernacular Carpenter Gothic architecture of the 19th Century.[citation needed] It is located on Station Lane, near Main Street Unionville.

The current station was built in 1991 to replace the old Unionville Station. The newer station was renovated and re-opened in April 2005 and accessed by a service road from Kennedy Road north of Highway 407.

Viva[edit]

Unionville Station is also served by York Region's Viva bus rapid transit system. Bus service began on October 16, 2005, with buses stopping near Kennedy Road at the railway station. Unionville Station is the eastern terminus of peak services on the Viva Pink services to Richmond Hill Centre and Finch station.

Because the nearby Enterprise Drive was not finished when Viva services in the area began, this station served as a temporary Vivastation for the Viva Purple line until November 19, 2005, with both Viva Purple and Viva Green buses having to go on a detour on Highway 407 nearby. Viva Pink services were added on January 2, 2006.

Currently, Viva Green and Viva Purple serve the Enterprise vivastation nearby.

Connecting bus routes[edit]

GO Transit[edit]

  • 52 407 East (Oshawa–Highway 407 Bus Terminal)
  • 54 407 East (Markham–Highway 407 Bus Terminal) (weekdays only)
  • 71 Stouffville ("Train-bus" for Stouffville Line when trains do not operate)

York Region Transit[edit]

  • 8 Kennedy
  • 42 Berczy (rush hour only)
  • 202 Unionville GO Shuttle
  • 204 Berczy GO Shuttle
  • Viva Pink (rush hour only)
  • Viva Green (board at nearby Enterprise Vivastation; rush hour only)
  • Viva Purple (board at nearby Enterprise Vivastation)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metrolinx releases updated GO Transit ridership map – System sees almost five per cent bump in GO train boardings". Metrolinx. September 9, 2019. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "Unionville GO Station Information". GO Transit. Retrieved February 21, 2019.

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