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June 12, 2020 – Metrolinx Changes to Stouffville line

Starting Saturday, June 20 and until further notice, GO buses will replace all weekend and all weekday midday trains on the Stouffville line to better use our resources while ridership is low. Some maintenance and infrastructure work may also be done during this time.

The schedule of the replacement buses is different than the regularly scheduled train times, so we encourage customers to plan ahead and give themselves some extra time.

 

Please note that GO buses will not stop at Kennedy GO, Agincourt GO or Milliken GO. Customers can take the TTC and use triplinx.ca to help plan their trip.

 

These weekday train trips will continue to run:

  • The 5:14 a.m., 6:14 a.m. and 7:14 a.m. southbound trips from Lincolnville GO to Union Station
  • The 4:31 p.m., 5:31 p.m. and 6:31 p.m. southbound trips from Mount Joy GO to Union Station
  • The 3:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. northbound trips from Union Station to Mount Joy GO
  • The 6:15 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. northbound trips from Union Station to Lincolnville GO
  • Buses will replace all other weekday trains and all weekend trains.

 

For customers using PRESTO, please tap on the device when boarding and exiting the GO bus. Do not tap on the machines at the station.

 

We are closely monitoring ridership and continue to make adjustments to meet our customers’ needs while using our resources efficiently. We will let you know in advance about any changes. Information about any maintenance or infrastructure work along the Stouffville Corridor will be provided when details are available.

 

Also, starting Saturday, June 20, we’re making changes to some of our train and bus schedules to better reflect actual travel times, provide a more reliable schedule, and improve connections.

  • Some Lakeshore West line schedules will be adjusted with some eastbound departures up to four minutes later, and some westbound departures of up to three minutes earlier. Arrival and departure times at Union Station remain the same.
  • Some Milton line schedules will be adjusted with some departures up to two minutes earlier. Arrival and departure times at Union Station remain the same.
  • Some Barrie line schedules will be adjusted with departures up to three minutes later. Arrival and departure times at Union Station remain the same.
  • Some Route 30 eastbound weekday departures will be up to 10 minutes earlier to help ensure reliable connections.
  • Some Route 36B weekday east and westbound departures will be up to 15 minutes earlier or later to provide a more accurate schedule.
  • On Route 37, the northbound 1:44 p.m. trip from Brampton GO will instead depart at 2:04 p.m. with all other times also later to help ensure reliable connections.
  • New Route 65F southbound weekday trip will depart Aurora GO at 9:01 p.m. and arrive at Union Station at 10:11 p.m.

 

We’re keeping an eye on customer levels and continue to make adjustments to the length of our trains to match demand while using our resources efficiently. Starting June 22, the number of cars on these weekday Lakeshore trains will change:

Lakeshore East

  • The westbound 5:10 a.m. train from Oshawa will have eight cars instead of six.
  • The westbound 5:40 a.m., 6:40 a.m. and 7:40 a.m. trains from Oshawa will have 10 cars instead of 12.
  • The eastbound 3:13 p.m. and 4:13 p.m. trains from Union Station will have eight cars instead of six.
  • The eastbound 4:43 p.m. and 5:13 p.m. trains from Union Station will have 10 cars instead of 12.
  • The eastbound 5:43 p.m. train from Union Station will have six cars instead of 12. Lakeshore West
  • The eastbound 6:16 a.m. and 7:16 a.m. trains from Hamilton GO will have eight cars instead of 12.
  • The westbound 4:13 p.m. and 5:13 p.m. trains from Union Station will have eight cars instead of 12.

Lakeshore West

  • The eastbound 6:16 a.m. and 7:16 a.m. trains from Hamilton GO will have eight cars instead of 12.
  • The westbound 4:13 p.m.  and 5:13 p.m. trains from Union Station will have eight cars instead of 12.

 

We ask our customers to please watch and refer to gotransit.com for the latest updates, and their line specific Twitter accounts as well.

 

At GO Transit, safety never stops. The health and safety of our customers is our top priority.

 

We encourage customers to please wear a face covering when riding with us. We’ve made it mandatory for our staff to wear one on the job. It’s part of our commitment to protect our customers. We ask our customers to protect them, and their fellow riders.

  • Customers should wash their hands often. When they can’t, hand sanitizer is readily available along their journey.
  • Avoid lining up at the station. Customers can load money onto their PRESTO card using the PRESTO App, or buy their ticket online.

 

For more information, we encourage you to visit gotransit.com/covid19.