Old Elm GO Station

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Old Elm
Address 6840 Bethesda Sdrd., Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON
Station code MISSING
Fare Zone 74
Tracks 10
Platforms 10
GO Bus 70, 71
Local Transit None
Ridership (2019) MISSING
towards Union
Stouffville Terminus

Old Elm GO Station is a GO Transit train station located in Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON. It is located within the Stouffville Layover Facility, on the northeast corner of Bethesda Sdrd. and 10th Line.

While the station site is extensive, there are few passenger facilities

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 community of Stouffville was experiencing a rapid growth in population during the mid-2000s. 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).

Since opening, additional facilities have been added to the station site, including a train crew building, diesel fueling station, and maintenance tracks. Additional service on the Stouffville line has added four additional tracks, bringing the total to 10 platforms. A bus storage garage has also been built adjacent to the station site.

The station site is expected to be moved south, to a property on the west side of Tenth Line south of Bethesda. The future station site contains a large elm tree; community opposition to the removal of this tree led Metrolinx to modify the station layout to preserve the tree. To honour the tree, the station was renamed to Old Elm in September 2021.

Connecting routes

GO buses serve the off-street bus loop inside the station.

  • Bay 7: GO 70/71 northbound
  • Bay 8: GO 70/71 southbound
  • Bay 9: Unused
  • Bay 10: Unused
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