Burlington GO Station construction:
Burlington Transit, GO detours



Update — Sunday, October 27, 1:07 p.m.: Burlington Transit is revising its routes and services, starting Sunday, November 3. It’s renaming some routes, and revising others.

Starting November 3, these routes all start and end their trips in the north loop at the GO Station during construction: 1 Plains, 2 Brant North, 3 Guelph - Downtown, 5 Francis - Downtown, 6 Headon, 10 New - Maple, 12 Upper Middle, 21 Fairview, 25 Walkers, 50 Burlington South late-night, 51 Burlington Northeast late-night, 52 Burlington Northwest late night, 80 Harvester, 87A Tyandaga, 87B North Service West and 101 Plains express.


GO Transit’s ongoing project to upgrade Burlington GO Station continues. Starting Saturday, December 1, it’s closing the south station building and parts of the south parking lot to make the station “a more modern link to safe, comfortable and convenient public transportation”.

Until August, 2013, it’s closing the ticket windows and passenger washrooms in the station building and relocating them to the north side of station in front of the parking structure. GO staff will sell tickets from a temporary trailer.

Perhaps more important, it’s also closing the bus loop and the west tunnel from the south side. The east tunnel will provide access to the platforms and north side of the station. The elevators on the south side of the station will be out of service. You can gain access to the elevators only from the north side of the station.

Burlington Transit buses loop at the north side of the station, instead of the south side, affecting service along the 1 Plains, 2 Brant, 6 Headon Forest, 10 New - Maple and 101 Express routes.

GO Transit buses also loop at the north side, affecting service along the 12 Burlington / Niagara Falls, 15 McMaster and 18 Lakeshore West routes.


Burlington Transit

Burlington Transit is detouring all buses from the south loop to the north loop at Burlington GO Station.

2 Brant

From Saturday, December 1 until August, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Brant Street and Plains Road East, then detour:

eastward along Plains East;
south- and westward along Queensway Drive;
southward along the Burlington GO Station north access road to Burlington GO Station south bus loop, then continuing
northward along the station access road;
east- and northward along Queensway;
westward along Plains East; and then
southward along Brant to Fairview Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Brant.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Fairview Street east of Brant Street and across from Walmart,
  • in Burlington GO Station south bus loop and
  • on Fairview Street beside Walmart and at Brant Street.

Instead, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Plains Road East east of Brant Street and at Queensway Drive and
  • in Burlington GO Station north bus loop.

Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Brant and Fairview Streets, then detour:

northward along Brant;
eastward along Plains Road East;
south- and westward along Queensway Drive;
southward along the Burlington GO Station north access road to Burlington GO Station south bus loop, then continuing
northward along the station access road;
east- and northward along Queensway; and then
westward along Plains East to Brant,
resuming their regular route northward along Brant.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Fairview Street east of Brant Street and across from Walmart,
  • in Burlington GO Station south bus loop,
  • on Fairview Street beside Walmart and at Brant Street and
  • on Brant Street at Fairview Street.

Instead, northbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Plains Road East east of Brant Street and at Queensway Drive and
  • in Burlington GO Station north bus loop.

You can view a map of the detour routings here. (.pdf)

You can view a map of Burlington Transit stops in the north bus loop here. (.pdf)

21 Fairview

From Saturday, December 1 until August, eastbound buses start their trips in Burlington GO Station north bus loop, then proceed:

northward along the Burlington GO Station north access road;
east- and northward along Queensway Drive;
westward along Plains Road East;
southward along Brant Street; and then
eastward along Fairview Street to the Burlington GO Station south access road,
resuming their regular route eastward along Fairview.

Eastbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Burlington GO Station south bus loop.

Instead, eastbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • in Burlington GO Station north bus loop,
  • on Fairview Street beside Walmart and at Brant Street and
  • on Plains Road East east of Brant Street and at Queensway Drive.

Westbound buses reverse the eastbound detour.

Westbound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Burlington GO Station south bus loop.

Instead, westbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Fairview Street beside Walmart and at Brant Street,
  • on Brant Street at DePauls Lane and Plains Road East,
  • on Plains Road East east of Brant Street and
  • in Burlington GO Station north bus loop.

You can view a map of the detour routings here. (.pdf)

You can view a map of Burlington Transit stops in the north bus loop here. (.pdf)

101 Express

From Saturday, December 1 until August, Burlington-bound buses operate along their regular route to Fairview Street and Maple Avenue, then detour:

northward along Maple;
eastward along Plains East;
south- and westward along Queensway Drive; and then
southward along the Burlington GO Station north access road to the north bus loop,
ending their trips.

Burlington-bound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Burlington GO Station south bus loop.

Instead, Burlington-bound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • in Burlington GO Station north bus loop.

Hamilton-bound buses reverse the detour routing.

Hamilton-bound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Burlington GO Station south bus loop.

Instead, Hamilton-bound buses pick up passengers at a temporary stop

  • in Burlington GO Station north bus loop.

You can view a map of the detour routings here. (.pdf)

You can view a map of Burlington Transit stops in the north bus loop here. (.pdf)

6 Headon Forest

From Saturday, December 1 until August, southbound buses operate along their regular route to Guelph Line and Queensway Drive, then detour:

west-, south- and westward along Queensway; and then
southward along the Burlington GO Station south access road to the south bus loop,
ending their trips.

Southbound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Guelph Line south of Queensway Drive
  • on Fairview Street west of Guelph Line, at Drury Lane and across from Argon Court and
  • in Burlington GO Station south bus loop.

Instead, southbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Queensway Drive west of Guelph Line, across from #2396 Queensway and Cleta Drive and
  • in Burlington GO Station north bus loop.

Northbound buses reverse the southbound detour routing.

Northbound buses skip their regular stops

  • in Burlington GO Station south loop,
  • on Fairview Street east of Argon Court, at Drury Lane, beside Value Village and at Guelph Line and
  • on Guelph Line at Harvester Road.

Instead, northbound buses drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • in Burlington GO Station north bus loop,
  • on Queensway Drive at Brenda Crescent, Cleta Street, beside #2396 Queensway and east of Glenwood School Drive.

You can view a map of the detour routings here. (.pdf)

You can view a map of Burlington Transit stops in the north bus loop here. (.pdf)

10 New - Maple

From Saturday, December 1 until August, buses heading toward Burlington GO Station** operate along their regular route to Maple Avenue and Fairview Street, then proceed:

northward along Maple;
eastward along Plains Road East;
south- and westward along Queensway Drive; and then
southward along the Burlington GO Station north access road to the north bus loop,
ending their trips.

Buses heading toward Burlington GO Station skip their regular stops

  • on Fairview Street across from Burlington Fire Headquarters, west of Brant Street, east of Brant Street and across from Walmart and
  • in Burlington GO Station south bus loop.

Instead, buses heading toward Burlington GO Station drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • on Maple Avenue north of Fairview Street and at Plains Road East,
  • on Plains Road East across from Helena Street, west of Brant Street, east of Brant Street and at Queensway Drive and
  • in Burlington GO Station north bus loop.

Buses heading toward Appleby GO Station reverse the detour routing.

Buses heading toward Appleby GO Station skip their regular stops

  • in Burlington GO Station south bus loop and
  • on Fairview Street beside Walmart, east of Brant Street, west of Brant Street, beside Burlington Fire Headquarters and at Maple Avenue.

Instead, buses heading toward Appleby GO Station drop off or pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • in Burlington GO Station north bus loop,
  • on Plains Road East west of Brant Street and beside Helena Street and
  • on Maple Avenue south of Plains Road East and at Fairview Street.

You can view a map of the detour routings here. (.pdf)

You can view a map of Burlington Transit stops in the north bus loop here. (.pdf)

1 Plains

From Saturday, December 1 until August, Burlington-bound buses operate along their regular route to the Mapleview Centre, then proceed:

northward along Maple Avenue;
eastward along Plains Road East;
south- and westward along Queensway Drive; and then
southward along the Burlington GO Station north access road to the north bus loop,
ending their trips.

Burlington-bound buses skip their regular stops

  • on Fairview Street across from Burlington Fire Headquarters, west of Brant Street, east of Brant Street, across from Walmart and
  • in Burlington GO Station south bus loop.

Instead, Burlington-bound buses drop off passengers at temporary stops

  • on Maple Avenue north of Fairview Street and at Plains Road East,
  • on Plains Road East across from Helena Avenue, west of Brant Street, east of Brant Street and at Queensway Drive and
  • in Burlington GO Station north bus loop.

Hamilton-bound buses reverse the detour routing.

Hamilton-bound buses skip their regular stops

  • in Burlington GO Station south bus loop and
  • on Fairview Street beside Walmart, east of Brant Street, west of Brant Street, beside Burlington Fire Headquarters and at Maple Avenue.

Instead, Hamilton-bound buses pick up passengers at temporary stops

  • in Burlington GO Station north bus loop,
  • on Plains Road East west of Brant Street and beside Helena Avenue and
  • on Maple Avenue south of Plains Road East and at Fairview Street.

You can view a map of the detour routings here. (.pdf)

You can view a map of Burlington Transit stops in the north bus loop here. (.pdf)


GO Transit

GO is detouring all buses from the south loop to the north loop at Burlington GO Station.

18 Lakeshore West
15 McMaster

From Saturday, December 1 until August, Burlington-bound buses operate along their regular route to Fairview Street and Maple Avenue, then detour:

northward along Maple;
eastward along Plains Road East;
south- and westward along Queensway Drive; and then
southward along the Burlington GO Station north access road to the north bus loop,
ending their trips.

Burlington-bound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Burlington GO Station south bus loop.

Instead, Burlington-bound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • in Burlington GO Station north bus loop.

Hamilton-bound buses reverse the detour routing.

Hamilton-bound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Burlington GO Station south bus loop.

Instead, Hamilton-bound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • in Burlington GO Station north bus loop.

You can view a map of Burlington Transit stops in the north bus loop here. (.pdf)

12 Niagara Falls / Burlington

From Saturday, December 1 until August, Burlington-bound buses operate along their regular route to Fairview Street and Maple Avenue, then detour:

northward along Maple;
eastward along Plains Road East;
south- and westward along Queensway Drive; and then
southward along the Burlington GO Station north access road to the north bus loop,
ending their trips.

Burlington-bound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Burlington GO Station south bus loop.

Instead, Burlington-bound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • in Burlington GO Station north bus loop.

Hamilton-bound buses reverse the detour routing.

Niagara-bound buses skip their regular stop

  • in Burlington GO Station south bus loop.

Instead, Niagara-bound buses drop off passengers at a temporary stop

  • in Burlington GO Station north bus loop.

You can view a map of Burlington Transit stops in the north bus loop here. (.pdf)

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