GO Bus service changes in Durham Region

You now have more transit options and more frequent bus service in Durham Region.

Durham Region Transit (DRT) has launched its new drt PULSE bus service which operates along Hwy 2 between downtown Oshawa and the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC).

To complement the new drt PULSE service and avoid duplication, we have changed some bus services and offered more express options for passengers travelling in and beyond Durham Region.

New GO Bus Route 92 (Oshawa/Yorkdale Hwy 2 Express)

  • A regional service with select stops along Hwy 2
  • Providing fast service between Oshawa Bus Terminal and Yorkdale Bus Terminal, also serving Scarborough Town Centre and York Mills GO Terminal
  • All-day, two-way, daily service, including weekends and holidays
  • Serves the same Durham Region bus stops on Hwy 2 as GO’s Bus Route 95, plus six new stops:
    • Park Road (Oshawa)
    • Salem Road (Ajax)
    • Walnut Lane (Pickering)
    • Whites Road (Pickering)
    • Rougemount Drive (Pickering)
    • Port Union Road/Sheppard Avenue (Scarborough)
  • Connect with drt PULSE at select stops
  • View the schedule (effective June 29, 2013)

New GO Bus Route 98 (Pickering/Finch Express)

  • Rush-hour weekday service, operating westbound in the morning and eastbound in the afternoon, between Pickering GO Station and Finch GO Bus Terminal, and serving Scarborough Town Centre
  • Offers connections to new GO Bus Route 92 at Scarborough Town Centre
  • Connect with drt PULSE at select stops
  • View the schedule

More express options with GO’s Bus Route 96 (Oshawa/Finch Express)

  • All-day, two-way, daily service including weekends and holidays
  • Express service between Oshawa, Whitby and Ajax GO Stations, Scarborough Town Centre, Yonge & Sheppard and Finch GO Bus Terminal
  • Connect from any DRT route serving GO stations
  • View the schedule

Discontinued GO Bus Route 94 (Oshawa/Yorkdale) and Route 95 (Oshawa/Finch)

With the introduction of DRT’s new drt PULSE bus service, GO Bus Routes 94 and 95 has been discontinued.

Customers can now use drt PULSE for travel along Hwy. 2 within Durham Region and to University of Toronto Scarborough Campus.

For passengers travelling beyond Durham Region to Scarborough Town Centre, York Mills GO Terminal or Yorkdale Bus Terminal, take GO’s new Bus Route 92.

  • For passengers who previously used GO Transit stops that have been discontinued on Hwy 2, use DRT to connect with the new GO Bus Route 92 or the new drt PULSE service
  • For passengers who previously used Ajax/Harwood GO Terminal and Ajax GO Station, use DRT to connect with the new GO Bus Route 92 or the new drt PULSE service
  • For alternate options to Scarborough Town Centre, Yonge & Sheppard and Finch GO Bus Terminal, refer to GO Bus Route 96 and new GO Bus Route 98

GO Bus Route 51 (Pickering/York University)

A few changes to GO Bus Route 51 stop locations.

  • The following stops are no longer served on this route:
    • Liverpool Road and Hwy 2
    • Dixie Road and Hwy 2
    • Hwy 401 exit 394 (located east of Whites Road)
  • The following stops have been added to the route:
    • Liverpool Road and Pickering Parkway
    • Hwy 2 and Walnut Road
    • Hwy 2 and Fairport Road
    • Hwy 2 and Whites Road (eastbound only)

Durham Region GO Bus stop locations on Hwy 2 as of June 29, 2013

Some GO Bus stops have been discontinued or relocated. Here are the bus stop locations now in service.

GO Bus Route 92 stops along Hwy 2:

  • In Scarborough along Kingston Road: Sheppard Avenue, Port Union Road
  • In Pickering along Kingston Road: Rougemount Drive, Whites Road, Fairport Road, Walnut Lane, Glenanna Road, Brock Road
  • In Ajax along Kingston Road: Church Street, Westney Road, Harwood Avenue, Salem Road
  • In Whitby along Dundas Street: White Oaks Court, Brock Street, Garden Street, Anderson Street, Thickson Road
  • In Oshawa along King St: Stevenson Road, Park Road
  • Oshawa Bus Terminal at Bond Street

GO Bus Route 98:

  • Pickering GO Station, Liverpool Road at Pickering Parkway; stops along Kingston Road: at Walnut Lane, Fairport Road

Changes to using DRT Tickets, Monthly Passes and U-Pass on GO Buses

With drt PULSE, Durham Region residents have a new option to meet their local travel needs. We have reallocated some of its services to provide increased regional travel, and DRT will no longer subsidize some GO trips with their “One Fare” program. DRT tickets/passes and U-Pass will not be accepted for travel on GO Bus Routes 51, 52, 92, 93, 96 and 98 and regular GO fares will apply.

Transferring between DRT and GO?

Get a PRESTO card for easy transfers and an automatic discount on your DRT fare when travelling on DRT trips that connect with GO Bus routes 51, 52, 92, 93, 96, and 98 or the GO Train. Visit prestocard.ca for info.