Service Changes Starting December 31

Starting December 31, GO Transit will introduce changes to a number of train and bus trips.

There will be new year-round weekend train service on the Barrie line and more weekday trips on the Stouffville line.

Barrie line: Click here to learn more about new year-round weekend train service.

Stouffville Line

Southbound

  • New trip will depart Lincolnville GO at 8:11 a.m. and arrive at Union at 9:30 a.m. making all stops.
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  • The 9:19 a.m. trip from Unionville GO will now depart at 9:49 a.m. and arrive at Union at 10:35 a.m.

Northbound

  • New trip will depart Union at 5:45 p.m. and arrive at Lincolnville GO at 7:02 p.m., making all stops.
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  • The 6 p.m. trip from Union will now depart at 6:10 p.m., and arrive 10 minutes later at all stops.
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  • The 6:30 p.m. trip from Union will now depart at 6:35 p.m. and arrive five minutes later. The number of coaches for this trip will be reduced from the current 10 to six to better match ridership levels and allow coaches to be added to busier trains to ease crowding
 

Be sure to check the schedule to see if your usual trip is affected.

KITCHENER LINE

The schedule for the 5:20 p.m. westbound train from Union Station will be updated to show arrival at Kitchener GO at 7:32 p.m. for better accuracy.

Be sure to check the schedule to see if your usual trip is affected.

GO Bus Service

Route 15A (Aldershot/McMaster)

  • Two new Friday eastbound trips will depart McMaster University at 1:28 p.m. and 5:26 p.m. The Friday eastbound 2:25 p.m. from McMaster University has been cancelled.
 

Route 25 (Waterloo/Mississauga) and 29 (Guelph/Mississauga)

  • Buses will now stop at the new Winston Churchill Transitway Station. Weekend eastbound trips will depart 5 minutes earlier.
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  • Weekend eastbound trips will depart 5 minutes earlier.
 

Route 63 (King City/Toronto)

  • Five new weekend northbound and three southbound trips added to compliment the new year-round Barrie weekend train service.
 

Route 65 (Barrie)

  • Discontinued trips due to year-round weekend Barrie train service.
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  • Most weekend trips discontinued and service reduced to the Wellington St. East at Hwy. 404 Park & Ride.
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  • Weekend buses will no longer serve Newmarket Bus Terminal or stops along Yonge Street between Green Lane and Aurora GO.
 

Route 68 (Barrie)

  • New weekend bus connections to trains at East Gwillimbury and Aurora GO Stations.
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  • Weekend bus trips will no longer stop at the Newmarket GO Bus Terminal and local GO bus stops along Yonge Street between Green Lane in Newmarket and the Newmarket Bus Terminal.
 

Route 70 (Stouffville)

  • One new southbound trip will depart Uxbridge at 6:38 a.m., making all stops to Lincolnville GO, connecting to the 7:13 a.m. train to Union Station
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  • With the new train trips, the schedules for connecting buses will change.
 

Route 71(Stouffville)

  • These weekday southbound trips will be discontinued as customers have the new train trip options.
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  • 9:35 a.m. and 9:40 a.m. from Mount Joy GO
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  • 9:25 a.m. from Lincolnville GO
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  • 10:05 a.m. from Unionville GO
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  • 10:01 a.m. from Centennial GO

Time changes to some trips on routes 25, 27, 29, 30, 37, 38, 45, 46, 47, 52, 54, 65, 68, 81, 88 and 96 with some earlier departures.

Be sure to check the schedule to see if your usual trip is affected.

Holidays & Special Events

The holidays are about celebrating traditions. To learn more about service to holiday shopping, Toronto Christmas Market and more during the holiday season please check out our holiday page.

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 July 1, 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.

TIPS FOR KEEPING IN THE KNOW:

  • Check the schedule for your date of travel here.
  • You can also use Triplinx to help plan your trip.
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