LAKESHORE WEST TRAIN REDUCTIONS AUGUST 5 TO 7

Lakeshore West GO Train service will be reduced from every 30 minutes to hourly the evening of Friday, August 5 through Sunday August 7 to accommodate work on the Alexandra Ave. railway crossing in Mississauga.

Friday, August 5:

  • Eastbound service will be hourly starting with the 7:01 p.m. departure from Aldershot. Trips which usually depart Aldershot at 7:31 p.m., 8:31 p.m., and 9:31 p.m. will be cancelled.
  • Westbound service will be hourly starting with the 6:43 p.m. departure from Union. Trips which usually depart Union at 7:13 p.m., 8:13 p.m., 9:13 p.m., 10:13 p.m. and 11:13 p.m. will be cancelled.

Saturday, August 6 through Sunday, August 7:

  • East and westbound service will be hourly all day.
  • Eastbound trips which usually depart Aldershot at 31 minutes past the hour will be cancelled.
  • Westbound trips which usually depart Union at 13 minutes past the hour will be cancelled.

Connecting GO Bus Route 18 (Hamilton/Aldershot) and local transit routes will run as usual.

Niagara seasonal weekend train service will not be affected and will run as usual.

You will need to wait approximately 30 minutes if your usual trip is affected.

 

LAKESHORE EAST TRAIN REDUCTIONS AUGUST 5 TO 7

Train service on the Lakeshore East line will be reduced from every 30 minutes to every hour the evening of Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7 due to work on two new pedestrian tunnels at Guildwood GO Station.

Friday, August 5:

  • Eastbound service will be hourly starting with the 7:17 p.m. departure from Union. Trips which usually depart Union at 7:48 p.m., 8:43 p.m., 9:43 p.m. and 10:43 p.m. will be cancelled.
  • Westbound service will be hourly starting with the 6:38 p.m. departure from Oshawa. Trips which usually depart Oshawa at 7:08 p.m., 8:08 p.m., 9:08 p.m., and 10:08 p.m. will be cancelled.

Saturday, August 6 through Sunday, August 7:

  • East and westbound service will be hourly all day.
  • Eastbound trains will depart Union Station only at 13 minutes past each hour and all trains that usually depart Union Station at 43 minutes past each hour will be cancelled.
  • Westbound trains will depart Oshawa station only at 41 minutes past each hour and all trains that usually depart Oshawa station at 11 minutes past each hour will be cancelled.

Connecting GO buses and local transit routes will run as usual

You will need to wait approximately 30 minutes if your usual trip is affected.

Tips for Keeping in the Know


  • Use Triplinx to plan your route and travel easier across the region.
  • Sign up for On-The-GO alerts to plan your route and travel easier across the region.
  • You can also visit the GO mobile website to stay in the know while on the GO.

Take Extra Care

Your safety is our top priority — take extra care and be aware of your surroundings as platforms, stairwells and walkways may be more crowded than usual.

  • We thank you for your patience as we continue to make improvements to your GO commute.
  • During the first week of the changes, we’ll have staff throughout Union Station to assist you.
  • Remember – don’t block stairwells or doorways, don’t stop at the bottom of escalators, and don’t ever cross tracks.
  • Spread along the platform and keep well behind the yellow line.

Union Station Construction

Construction work at Union Station will continue over the next two years in order to provide customers with a better overall GO Train service.

  • Throughout this time, we’ll adjust GO schedules and platforms at Union Station as needed in order to maintain the service levels our customers expect.
  • These adjustments will help us accommodate construction and prevent us from having to reduce the number of train trips we provide to our customers.
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Extra Lakeshore Trains for Major Downtown Events

This July we’ll have extra trains on the Lakeshore line to get you home more comfortably after major downtown events. There will be extra homebound Lakeshore West trains following Blue Jays games on July 1-3, 6-10, 22-25, 29-31, and following the Guns N’ Roses concert on July 16. There will also be extra homebound Lakeshore East trains following the Blue Jays games on July 1, 3, 9, 23, 30, 31, and following the Guns N’ Roses concert on July 16.

See Toronto Blue Jays game schedule here

These trips will not appear in GO schedules as departure times will depend on when the game ends and passenger volumes. Be sure to check the departure board at Union Station and listen for announcements.

There will be extra service on the Milton, Kitchener and Stouffville lines to/from the Caribbean Carnival Parade on July 30. More information coming soon.

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

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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. to get you to the parade.

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 Mount Pleasant GO at 10:54 a.m., making all stops to Exhibition GO, arriving at 12:08 p.m. to get you to the parade.

When heading home, a trip from Exhibition GO will depart at 6:39 p.m., making all stops to Mount Pleasant GO, arriving at 7:54 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, Acton and Georgetown customers, extra service on GO Bus Route 33 will connect to/from the special event train at Mount Pleasant GO. Trains are not able to serve Georgetown for the parade this year due to track work taking place over the weekend at that station.

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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. to get you to the parade.

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 can take GO’s seasonal train service, with stops along the Barrie line at Allandale Waterfront, Barrie South, Bradford, East Gwillimbury, Newmarket, Aurora, King City, Maple, Rutherford, York University and Union Station. At Union, you can connect to the Lakeshore West train to get to and from Exhibition GO.

When heading home, the last Barrie train departs Union at 10:20pm, with GO Bus trips running until 2am (to Newmarket only).

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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. GO Bus connections to Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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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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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 15, 2016 Saturday schedule
Good Friday March 25, 2016 Sunday schedule
Victoria Day May 23, 2016 Saturday schedule
Canada Day July 1, 2016 Saturday schedule
Civic Holiday August 1, 2016 Saturday schedule
Labour Day September 5, 2016 Sunday schedule
Thanksgiving Day October 10, 2016 Sunday schedule
Early Homebound December 23, 2016 Early homebound
Christmas Eve December 24, 2016 Saturday schedule
Christmas Day December 25, 2016 Sunday schedule
Boxing Day December 26, 2016 Saturday schedule
Observed Boxing Day December 27, 2016 Saturday schedule
Early Homebound Decemeber 30, 2016 Early Homebound
New Year's Eve December 31, 2016 Saturday schedule (with New Year's Eve service)

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.