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Better GO Station for Commuters in Richmond Hill

Ontario Improving Public Transit, Creating Jobs

Ontario is making it easier for commuters to take public transit with improvements to the Richmond Hill GO Station.

Work will be done in two phases. The first phase will begin this fall and will include extending the platform to accommodate 12-passenger cars that represent an additional 320 seats per trip. A new pedestrian bridge will also be built over Major Mackenzie Drive to provide easier and safer access to local transit for the community.

In the second phase, a new station building will be built that will give customers better access to the bus loop, Kiss ‘N’ Ride and parking lot. Work is expected to be complete in 2016.

Building public transit and creating jobs are part of the government's economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

QUOTES

“These improvements will give the approximately 6,000 commuters that use the Richmond Hill GO Station every day a better, more accessible station and will make public transit easier to use.”

— Reza Moridi, MPP, Richmond Hill

“Our unprecedented public transit investments are making transit a better choice for commuters. This is further proof of our government’s commitment to making the daily commute and quality of life better for Ontario families.”

— Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation

“The improvements we’re making to the Richmond Hill GO Station will help customers get into and out of the station faster. This project is part of our plan to transform the way the region moves by building a fast, convenient and integrated transit network across the GTHA.”

— Bruce McCuaig, CEO, Metrolinx

QUICK FACTS

  • Over the past year, GO Trains have arrived on schedule 93 per cent of the time. 
  • Since 2003, the Ontario government has extended GO’s rail network by nearly 90 kilometres, opened 10 new GO stations and rebuilt two existing stations, and added over 30,000 parking spots across the system.
  • GO Transit carries approximately 66 million passengers per year.

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