Unionville GO Station
|Location||155 YMCA Boulevard|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Connections|| GO Transit bus services|
York Region Transit
Viva Rapid Transit
|Structure type||Station building with public washroom and waiting room|
|Station code||GO Transit: UI|
|Passengers (Apr–Jul 2019)||204,700 5.6%|
Unionville GO Station is a train and bus station 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
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. 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.
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.
Connecting bus routes
- 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
- 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)
This article needs additional citations for verification. (September 2014) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
- "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.
- "Unionville GO Station Information". GO Transit. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
- Media related to Unionville GO Station at Wikimedia Commons
- GO Transit station page for Unionville GO Station