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Maple GO Station

Maple
Location 30 Station Street
Maple, Ontario
Canada
Coordinates
Owned by Metrolinx
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections York Region Transit
Construction
Structure type Historic wood frame Grand Trunk Railway station building
Parking 1146 spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code GO Transit: MAGO
Fare zone 61
History
Opened 1853 (OS&H)
Rebuilt 1903 (GTR)
1982 (GOT)
Services
Preceding station   GO Transit   Following station
Barrie
toward Union Station
Designated 1992
Reference no. 6765

Maple GO Station is a train and bus station on GO Transit's Barrie line, located in Maple, Ontario, Canada. It is Ontario's oldest operating railway station, with passenger service dating back to 1853.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Services 2
  • Connecting transit 3
  • In film 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

Maple Station opened on May 16, 1853 when the service began on the Ontario, Simcoe, and Huron Railroad between Toronto and Machell's Corners (now Aurora). At the time, the station was named "Richmond Hill", despite being six kilometres west of that community. Train service was extended to Barrie later in 1853, and to Collingwood in 1855.[1]

The current station building was constructed in 1903 by the Grand Trunk Railway to replace the original Ontario, Simcoe and Huron building, which had burned down.[2] The Queen Anne style timber frame structure is clad in wood using stick style patterns, and features large gables in its roofline. It is federally protected by the Heritage Railway Stations Protection Act.[2][3]

The building underwent renovations that were completed in January 2014 for CA$1.7 million.[4] It included repairs to the facade and interior, replacement of the floor, and an upgrade to the accessibility ramps.[5] An additional 60 parking spaces were added to the station in the spring of 2015.[6]

Services

The Barrie line has weekday service consisting of seven trains southbound to Toronto Union Station in the morning, and seven trains northbound to Barrie Allandale Station in the afternoon.

Weekend service is provided all day in both directions during summer months. Between June 29, 2013 and September 2, 2013, the service consisted of four trains in each direction between Allandale Waterfront Station and Union Station.[7]

Connecting transit

York Region Transit:

  • 22 King City
  • Viva Silver will be connected to this station once it is first operated in 2016.

In film

References

  1. ^ "Early Days in Richmond Hill: A History of the Community to 1930". Richmond HIll Public Library Board. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Former Canadian National Railway Station". Canadian Register of Historic Places.  
  3. ^ "The Directory of Designated Heritage Railway Stations in Ontario". Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. Parks Canada. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Maple Go Station Building Rehabilitation". Bondfield Construction. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Improvements on the GO" (PDF). GO News. Spring 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  6. ^ "Expanding Parking – Maple GO Station". GO Transit. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Barrie Line Seasonal Schedule" (PDF).  

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • GO Transit station page for Maple GO Station
  • CNR Maple
  • Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada Railway Station Report RSR-139, CNR, Maple, Ontario


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