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GO bus service to Niagara Region starts September 5



Update — September 22: Starting Thursday, September 24, GO revises the schedules so that buses leave Niagara Falls and St. Catharines five minutes earlier than currently.


Updated — August 22.


GO Transit will operate daily bus service to Niagara Falls, starting Saturday, September 5. A one-way trip from the start to the end of the route will cost $10.90 for adult passengers less than 65 years old.

At Burlington GO Station, passengers traveling to or from the Niagara Region can connect with GO’s 01 Lakeshore West trains.

Twelve eastbound buses will operate along GO’s extended 12 Niagara Falls - Burlington route from the Burlington GO Station to the Niagara Falls VIA Rail Station Mondays to Fridays. The buses stop at the “Stoney Creek” “park and ride” carpool lot at Barton Street East and Nash Road North in east-end Hamilton, the site of the Grimsby “park and ride” carpool Lot at Casablanca Boulevard and the Queen Elizabeth Way and Fairview Mall in St. Catharines.

Twelve westbound buses will operate from the Niagara Falls Bus Terminal to Burlington GO Station Mondays to Fridays. The buses stop at St. Catharines, Grimsby and Stoney Creek.

GO will operate five more buses in each direction between Grimsby and Burlington GO Station Mondays to Fridays.

On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, GO buses make six daily trips in each direction between Burlington and Niagara.


Westbound buses start their trips at the Niagara Falls VIA Station bus stop on Bridge Street in downtown Niagara Falls, then proceed:

westward along on Bridge Street;
southward along Stanley Avenue, stopping to pick up passengers at Highway 420.

The buses then continue:

westward along Highway 420;
north- and westward along the Queen Elizabeth Way,
northward along the Lake Street exit;
eastward along Meadowvale and YMCA Drives;
south- and eastward along North Service Road;
northward along YMCA Drive to Fairview Mall bus stop / platform;
westward along YMCA, Meadowvale and Henley Drives,
returning to the QEW west of Ontario Street;
westward along the QEW;
southward along Casablanca Boulevard;
westward along South Service Road;
southward along Hunter Road;
eastward along Industrial Drive to a temporary stop for the Grimsby “park and ride” carpool lot.

(Until the lot opens later in September, commuters may park at the Goodlife Fitness Centre, 9 Industrial Drive, at South Service Road.)

The buses then continue:

eastward along South Service Road;
northward along Casablanca Boulevard;
westward along the QEW;
southward along the Red Hill Valley Parkway;
eastward along Barton Street East;
northward along Kenora Avenue;
westward along Bancroft Street;
southward along Nash Road North to the Stoney Creek “park and ride” carpool lot.

The buses then continue:

southward along Nash North;
westward along Barton East;
northward along the Red Hill and the QEW;
eastward along Fairview Street to Burlington GO Station,
ending their trips.

Eastbound buses start their trips at Burlington GO Station, then proceed:

westward along Fairview Street;
southward along the Queen Elizabeth Way and the Red Hill Valley Parkway;
eastward along Barton Street East;
northward along Kenora Avenue;
westward along Bancroft Street;
southward along Nash Road North to the Stoney Creek “park and ride carpool lot.

The buses then continue:

southward along Nash North;
westward along Barton East;
northward along the Red Hill;
eastward along the QEW;
southward along Casablanca Boulevard;
westward along South Service Road;
southward along Hunter Road;
eastward along Industrial Drive to the temporary stop for the Grimsby park and ride carpool stop.

(Until the lot opens later in September, commuters may park at the Goodlife Fitness Centre, 9 Industrial Drive, at South Service Road.)

The buses then continue:

eastward along South Service Road;
northward along Casablanca Boulevard;
eastward along the QEW;
southward along the Lake Street exit;
westward along Dunlop Drive;
northward along Lake Street;
east- and southward along YMCA Drive;
southward along North Service Road;
northward along YMCA Drive to the Fairview Mall bus stop / platform;
westward along YMCA Drive;
southward along Lake Street;
eastward along Dunlop Drive;
northward along the ramp onto the QEW;
east- and southward along the QEW;
eastward along Highway 420;
northward along Stanley Avenue to the Stanley / Highway 420 bus stop.

The buses then continue:

northward along Stanley;
eastward along Bridge Street;
southward along Erie Avenue;
eastward along Park Street;
northward along Zimmerman Avenue;
westward along Bridge Street to the Niagara Falls VIA Station,
ending their trips.


The Governments of Canada and Ontario are funding four “park and ride” carpool lots along the new bus route. The first of the lots in Grimsby will likely open in mid- to late-September.

GO continues its 07 Niagara Falls train service between Toronto’s Union Station and the Niagara Falls VIA Rail Station on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays until Thanksgiving, Monday, October 12.

You can view the schedule for the extended 12 route here (.pdf) and here.