This Monday, June 28, local commuters will have more options to get on the GO with the grand opening of the new Bloomington GO station.
The new station, which is located on Bloomington Road just west of Highway 404, serves the Richmond Hill Line and will offer more options to get to Toronto’s Union Station and anywhere else on the line.
“We’ve reached an incredible milestone with the completion of the new Bloomington GO Station, a major transit stop that extends the Richmond Hill line further north,” said Ontario Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney last week. “By helping to better connect communities, we’re keeping our promise to build accessible, modern transit infrastructure that drives economic growth and spurs jobs and housing opportunities across the Province.”
The opening of the station, which includes nearly 1,000 parking spots over a three-level parking structure and is expected to alleviate some of the day-to-day pressures faced at the Aurora Station, was greeted enthusiastically by Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill MPP Michael Parsa.
“The opening of Bloomington GO Station is a game changer for those living in areas of Richmond Hill and Aurora,” he said. “This new station has close proximity to Highway 404 and will be a vital transit hub and a new home base for riders to travel directly into Toronto.
The new station will extend the existing Richmond Hill line by nearly five kilometres past the Gormley GO Station. In addition to train service during the morning and afternoon rush hours, 17 GO Buses will serve the route every weekday.
The station’s entrance is 668 square feet and has a large glass roof atrium allowing for natural light. Elevators and ramps will allow full access to all four levels of the station.
Brock Weir, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Auroran