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SCHEDULE CHANGES

GO Buses Replacing Evening Trains Between Whitby and Oshawa July 28th through July 30th

GO Buses will replace evening train service between Oshawa and Whitby GO Stations the weekend of July 28th-30th, as we complete track work for our new train maintenance facility.

Friday, July 28th:

  • Eastbound
    • the first trip to end at Whitby will leave Union at 19:17 and arrive in Whitby at 20:07
  • Westbound
    • the first trip to start at Whitby will leave at 20:44 and arrive at Union at 21:41

Saturday, July 29th and Sunday, July 30th:

  • Eastbound
    • the first trip to end at Whitby will leave Union at 18:13 and arrive in Whitby at 19:01
  • Westbound
    • the first trip to start at Whitby will leave at 19:17 and arrive at Union at 20:10

Regular train service will start again on Monday morning.

  • We recommend that you drive to and park your car at Whitby GO Station.
  • If you use the bus connections provided:
    • Eastbound: Do not tap off your PRESTO card at Whitby. Get on 96S bus and tap off at Oshawa when getting off the bus.
    • Westbound: Tap on at Oshawa train station and get on the 96S bus. Then get on the train at Whitby station without tapping on again.

Please check your schedule at gotransit.com/schedules

If you take the route 88 or 90 bus to Oshawa, please tap off on the bus when you arrive at Oshawa and then tap on at the train station before you get on the 96S trip to Whitby.

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GETTING TO THE CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL GRAND PARADE

LAKESHORE EAST & WEST

Lakeshore line passengers can take advantage of regularly scheduled trips, running every 30 minutes for most of the day.

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MILTON

Milton line passengers can enjoy a special train trip from Milton GO at 11 a.m. making all stops to Exhibition GO, arriving at 12:13 p.m.

When heading home, a trip from Exhibition GO will depart at 6:20 p.m. making all stops to Milton GO, arriving at 7:34 p.m.

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KITCHENER

Kitchener line passengers can enjoy a special train trip from Georgetown GO at 10:45 a.m., making all stops to Exhibition GO, arriving at 12:08 p.m.

When heading home, a trip from Exhibition GO will depart at 6:39 p.m., making all stops to Georgetown GO, arriving at 8:04 p.m.

For Kitchener customers, extra service on GO Bus Route 30 will connect to/from the special event train at Bramalea GO. For Guelph and Acton customers, extra service on GO Bus Route 33 will connect to/from the special event train at Mount Pleasant GO.

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STOUFFVILLE

Stouffville line passengers can enjoy a special train trip from Lincolnville GO at 10:45 a.m. making all stops to Exhibition GO, arriving at 12:00 p.m.

When heading home, a trip from Exhibition GO will depart at 6:44 p.m., making all stops to Lincolnville GO, arriving at 8:04 p.m.

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BARRIE

Barrie passengers will need to switch to the Lakeshore West train at Union Station to/from Exhibition.

From August 5 through 6, there will be service reductions on the Barrie line. Click here for more.

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NIAGARA

Niagara passengers can take GO’s seasonal train service, with stops at Union Station, Exhibition, Port Credit, Oakville and Burlington GO Stations, and St. Catharines and Niagara Falls VIA Station.

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GO BUS

Regular GO Bus service is available to/from Union Station Bus Terminal, with connections at Union to the Lakeshore West train to get you to and from Exhibition GO for the parade.

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TIPS FOR EASIER TRAVEL

Strollers

If you’re bringing a stroller on GO, please use one that can be folded and easily stowed, instead of more bulky or wagon styles. Please AVOID using the Accessibility Coach (5th coach, in the middle of the train). With so many people using GO to get to the Caribbean Carnival Parade, space is limited; courtesy and consideration will help make it a comfortable and safe ride for everyone.

Tap on, Tap off with PRESTO

If you’re a regular PRESTO user and have Union Station as one of your default settings, don’t forget to override your settings at the PRESTO machine before boarding the train. Press the “Override” button then tap your PRESTO card on the device before boarding and when you reach your destination, tap off. You’ll need to do this for your trip to the parade and for the trip home. Your defaults will go back to your regular setting the next time you travel.

A little extra time, a little extra patience.

Please give yourself extra time – trains and buses will be busier than usual during the Caribbean Carnival, as will our stations, parking lots and ticket counters. A few extra minutes and a little extra patience can make a big difference and make your trip more enjoyable.


Barrie Weekend Service Reduction

GO Buses will replace train service between Aurora and Allandale Waterfront GO Stations the weekend of August 5-6th as we work toward bringing two-way, all-day service to the Barrie corridor.

GO Buses will run frequently to meet the GO Trains in Aurora so it’s still easy to get to where you need to go. For the full bus schedule and when the buses will meet trains in Aurora click here.


Extra Lakeshore trains after special events

This July we’ll have extra trains on the Lakeshore line to get you home more comfortably after special events.

There will be extra homebound Lakeshore West trains following the Blue Jays games on July 24, 25 and 28, and following the TFC game on July 22.

There will be an extra homebound Lakeshore East trains following the Blue Jays games on July 25 and 28, and following the TFC game on July 22.

These trips will not appear in GO schedules as departure times will depend on when the events end and passenger volumes. Be sure to check the departure board and listen for announcements.

During this time, you may experience up to 10 minutes of additional travel time due to large crowds following special events at Union Station and Exhibition GO.

For regularly scheduled service, please check your schedule at gotransit.com/schedules

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Holidays & Special Events

Sometimes special events and holidays have an impact on our service. Please see your specific schedule for exact times.

Holiday / Schedule Change Date Schedule Type
Family Day February 20, 2017 Saturday schedule
Good Friday April 14, 2017 Sunday schedule
Victoria Day May 22, 2017 Saturday schedule
Canada Day (observed) July 3, 2017 Saturday schedule
Civic Holiday August 7, 2017 Saturday schedule
Labour Day September 4, 2017 Sunday schedule
Thanksgiving Day October 9, 2017 Sunday schedule
Early Homebound December 22, 2017 Early homebound
Christmas Eve December 24, 2017 Saturday schedule
Christmas Day December 25, 2017 Sunday schedule
Boxing Day December 26, 2017 Saturday schedule
Early Homebound December 29, 2017 Early Homebound
New Year's Eve December 31, 2017 Sunday schedule. Late-night service & free rides after 7 p.m.

Saturday Schedule or Sunday Schedule means service on these days will run according to the Saturday or Sunday schedule specified in the schedule for each route. Please note that some GO Transit routes do not offer weekend service — you should check your specific schedule for information about weekend service.

Check back at the beginning of December for more information about our holiday levels of service.