Lincolnville GO Station
|Address||6840 Bethesda Sdrd., Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON|
|Platforms||5 (6 car)|
Lincolnville GO Station is a GO Transit train station located in Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON. It is located within Lincolnville Yard, on the northeast corner of Bethesda Sdrd. and 10th Line.
The station is very minimal; due to its location within a layover yard, there are 5 tracks (one for each train) and platforms extend from the south (cab) end to the accessible coach. A walkway at the south end connects all 5 platforms to the bus loop and parking lot. There is no station building, and tickets are only available from a Ticket Vending Machine.
Lincolnville GO Station was originally built only as a layover yard (named Stouffville layover facility) for the Stouffville line in the mid 2000s, when the train requirement for the line exceeded the capacity for storing trains within Stouffville GO Station. Already, there were 3 trains stored at the station and a 4th that deadheaded from Willowbrook. Lincolnville Yard allowed a 5th train to be added to the line as well as an expansion of all trains to 10 cars.
The town of Stouffville at this time was experiencing a rapid growth in population, and the existing Stouffville GO station was already over capacity, and its location in downtown Stouffville meant there was no room to expand parking, and no off-street bus facilities (Train-buses ending at Stouffville at this time were looping in a parking lot at Park Dr.) The solution was to incorporate a station into the new layover yard at Lincolnville. The station was opened September 2, 2008 (although buses were using the loop by June) and is currently the newest station on the GO network.
Expansions are underway to Lincolnville, primarily to expand the parking lot, and add train crew and bus storage facilities. There will also be a diesel fueling station for trains on layover.
GO buses serve the off-street bus loop inside the station.