Barrie South GO Station

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Barrie South GO Station is wheelchair accessible.
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Barrie South
Address 833 Yonge Street
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
L4N 6K7
Station code BA
Fare Zone 68
Tracks 1
Platforms 1 (10-car)
GO Bus 68
Local Transit Barrie 3, 4, 8
Ridership (2019) 117,700
Allandale Waterfront
Terminus
Barrie Bradford
towards Union

Barrie South GO Station is a GO Transit train station located in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. It is located on the east of Yonge Street north of Mapleview Drive East.

History

Rail service towards Barrie had existed for many years. VIA service operated to Barrie along the same route as today's GO service but when GO originally took over operation of the line in 1982, they cut the line back to Bradford; Barrie was left with bus service connecting to Newmarket. The line was extended northwards to Barrie in 1990 with a possible future extension to Orillia. However, due to low ridership and government budget cuts stemming from the recession in the 1990s, train service to Barrie was abandoned and cut back to Bradford in July 1993.[1]

In the early 2000s, GO sought to re-extend train service into Barrie. The first stage was a new station at the southern edge of Barrie, coupled with a new layover yard nearby. GO train service to the City of Barrie that had been absent since 1993 was restored with the opening of Barrie South GO Station on December 17, 2007.[2] Barrie South became the northern terminus of the line until January 30, 2012, when Allandale Waterfront opened, next to the historic Allandale station near the waterfront. This allowed customers a direct connection to Downtown Barrie without the need to transfer to local bus service at Barrie South GO Station.

Station description

The station platform is located on the west side of the tracks, while the station building is located at the south end of the platform. The parking lot extends from the platform out towards Yonge St. Buses enter at the north end of the parking lot, and circle around to the bus bays, north of the station building and parallel to the station platform.

Station Amenities

 Amenity  Yes/No
Parking 615 spaces
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Reserved parking No
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Connecting routes

An off-street bus loop is present at Barrie South.

Platform Agency Route Bus Stop
1 GO Transit Barrie Line
2 GO Transit 68/68B Barrie Northbound GO stop #100345
3 GO Transit 68/68B Barrie Southbound
4 Unused
5 Unused
6 Barrie Transit 3A Bayview
8A Yonge
Barrie Transit stop #725
7 Barrie Transit 4A East Bayfield
8 Barrie Transit 8B Crosstown

Station maps

References

  1. Garcia, Daniel & Bow, James. GO Transit's Barrie Line, Transit Toronto. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  2. "GO Transit extends rail service to the City of Barrie". Government of Canada, 16 December 2007. News release.


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