Scarborough GO Station

Scarborough GO Station is a train station served by GO Transit's Lakeshore East line, located in the Scarborough district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1]

GO Transit logo.svg Scarborough
GO Train Departing Scarborough GO.jpg
General information
Location3615 St. Clair Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario
M1N 3W6
Coordinates43°43′01″N 79°15′17″W / 43.71694°N 79.25472°W / 43.71694; -79.25472Coordinates: 43°43′01″N 79°15′17″W / 43.71694°N 79.25472°W / 43.71694; -79.25472
Owned byMetrolinx
Platforms1 side and 1 island platform
Tracks3 + 1 bypass
ConnectionsBSicon BUS1.svg TTC buses
Construction
Parking626 spaces[1]
Bicycle facilities6 lockers[1]
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeGO Transit: SC
Fare zone06
History
Opened23 May 1967 (1967-05-23)
Passengers
2018225,000[2]
Services
Preceding station GO Transit logo.svg GO Transit Following station
Danforth Lakeshore East Eglinton
towards Oshawa
Former services
Preceding station Canadian National Railway Following station
Danforth
toward Sarnia
Grand Trunk Railway Main Line Port Union
toward Montreal
Danforth
toward Toronto
TorontoBelleville via Peterboro Agincourt
toward Belleville
Toronto
Port Hope via Peterboro
Agincourt
toward Port Hope

The station is located south of St. Clair Avenue, just west of Midland Avenue, at the end of Reeve Avenue. A footpath connects the community through Natal Park, from the southwest end of the parking lot. Elevator construction was completed in mid-February 2010 making the station fully accessible.

Formerly known as Scarborough Junction, the station had originally been located northeast of St. Clair Avenue on the west side of Midland Avenue, where the Stouffville line now branches off to the north on what was previously the CN Uxbridge Subdivision. The first station built in the 1850s was replaced by a 1871 station that burned down in 1960 in what is now a vacant area.[3] The Scarborough Junction neighbourhood was named after the station. In 1967, the present station was relocated and opened for GO Transit service.[4]

Connecting transitEdit

Directly served on the street in front of the station by Toronto Transit Commission bus routes 9 Bellamy and 102 Markham Rd, and nearby routes 12 Kingston Rd, 16 McCowan, 20 Cliffside and 113 Danforth which also allow for discounted transfers when connecting to or from GO Transit trains at this station.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Scarborough GO Station Information". GO Transit. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  2. ^ "Drivers of Ridership and Revenue" (PDF). Metrolinx. 2019-02-07. p. 4. Retrieved 2019-01-31.
  3. ^ "Scarborough Junction Station".
  4. ^ Wilfred Sergeant (2004). "Building GO-Transit". 8: Locating the stations. HTA PRESS. Retrieved March 29, 2014.
  5. ^ "TTC Times Two with GO Transit". Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved March 29, 2014. If you ride the TTC immediately before and after a GO Train/Bus trip, you can use the TTC transfer from your first TTC ride to board the second TTC vehicle

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