New GO Train Station on the Way for York Region
Ontario Government Committed to Public Transit
Ontario's transit agency, Metrolinx, has started building a new GO station in York Region to make it easier for commuters to take public transit, reduce congestion, and create jobs by getting people moving.
Construction of a new GO Station in Gormley is underway, extending the Richmond Hill line north to Stouffville Road and Leslie Street. The station will include surface parking with approximately 850 spaces, a bus loop, kiss and ride drop-off area, and pedestrian walkways. The station is expected to open by the end of 2016 and is expected to create more than 20 jobs during construction.
A recently opened train layover facility in Richmond Hill will support the extension of the Richmond Hill line. It will improve GO Train reliability and on-time performance by allowing trains to park overnight closer to the start of their morning trips.
Investing in public transportation is part of the government's economic plan for Ontario. The four part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people's talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives, and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.
- Every weekday, more than 10,000 GO riders travel across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area along the Richmond Hill line.
- GO Transit moves approximately 66 million riders a year.
- Since 2003, Ontario has invested approximately $9.1 billion in GO Transit to improve service and expand routes.
- Loc-Pave Construction Limited of Gormley was awarded the contract, which is valued at $20 million.
“A new GO station in York Region will give commuters more flexibility and convenience and get them to their destinations quicker. This is proof of our government’s commitment to making the daily commute and quality of life better for Ontario families.”
“This is great news for commuters in Oak Ridges-Markham. This new GO Station will make a difference in their day and provide a smoother commute for York Region transit riders.”
“Today’s announcement is great news for GO Transit users on the Richmond Hill Line and will make transit more accessible, convenient and easier to use for the citizens of Richmond Hill. Building a new GO station will help keep the region moving each and every day.”
“Today’s Gormley announcement shows this government’s transit plan is real, and we are supporting the growing and vibrant communities in York Region.”
“We are bringing more GO Train service to our customers on the Richmond Hill line with the construction of a new station at Stouffville Road. This is one of many infrastructure improvement projects we’re working on to bring more public transit to more people throughout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.”