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Metrolinx extending Richmond Hill line, building new Gormley GO Station

At a media event today, Monday, December 1, near the site of the future Gormley GO Station, Ontario Minister of Transporation Steven Del Duca and three local members of the provincial parliament announced that Metrolinx has started construction for the new station.

When complete, the project extends GO Transit’s 61 Richmond Hill line one station further north to the area of Stouffville Road and Leslie Street — just west of Highway 404.

The new station will include parking for about 850 vehicles, a bus loop, a “kiss ‘n’ ride” (passenger drop-off and pick-up area) and walkways. Metrolinx and GO expect to open the station by the end of 2016.

GO also recently opened a new train layover facility in Richmond Hill to support extending the line. The new layover facility improves the reliability of GO train service and helps keep trains on schedule, since GO can now park trains overnight closer to the start of their morning trips.

Metrolink has awarded the $20-million contract to build the station to Loc-Pave Construction Limited of Gormley, creating 20 new jobs.

Metrolinx also is aiming to achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification for the project from the Canada Green Building Council.

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