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GO Transit

GO adds more than 220 Lakeshore train trips
to schedules, starting September 24



Starting Monday, September 24, GO Transit is adding more than 220 trips along its Lakeshore lines Mondays to Fridays.

GO says this is its biggest increase to GO train service in five years.

Travelers benefit from:

  • 27 new train trips along the 09 Lakeshore East line. This increases service by 21 per cent and doubles midday, Monday-to-Friday service between Oshawa GO Station and Union Stations. The increase brings 15-minute midday service-frequency to the line.
  • 17 new train trips along the 01 Lakeshore West line. This results in six new trips during rush hour and 11 in the midday period between Oakville GO Station and Union, representing a new train every hour. This increases midday train service by 50 per cent and nearly 14 per cent overall.

Other service improvements include:

  • a new Monday-to-Friday morning rush-hour train trip from Malton GO Station to Union Station along the 31 Kitchener line;
  • more seating on two morning and two evening peak trips that start and end at Kitchener GO, expanding the length of the train from 10 to 12 cars, also along the 31 Kitchener line;
  • a new bus stop at Highway 404 and Major Mackenzie in Richmond Hill; and
  • more than 180 new weekly bus trips across the region.

Since GO’s website discourages visitors from previewing upcoming schedules, we can only post the information that GO has officially provided.

We will update this post to detail these changes, once the schedules are available to view.



Subway opens late, September 23:
Broadview to St George



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The TTC is delaying the start of service along the Line 2 Bloor - Danforth subway between Broadview and St George stations this Sunday, September 23 due City of Toronto bridge work under the Prince Edward Viaduct. All Line 2 trains operate only between Kennedy and Broadview stations and between Kipling and St George stations before noon that day.

The TTC is replacing subway service with shuttle buses between the two stations.

At Broadview Station, buses drop off passengers on Broadview Avenue beside the subway station entrance / exit. They then loop along Broadview, Erindale, Hurndale and Danforth Avenues. The buses pick up passengers on the north side of Danforth, before heading westward toward St George Station.

The shuttle buses operate along Danforth Avenue, the Prince Edward Viaduct and Bloor Streets East and West. They drop off or pick up passengers at the intersections nearest to all other subway stations on the closed section of the line:

  • at Castle Frank Road, Sherbourne, Yonge and Bay Streets.

At St George Station, buses drop off passengers on St. George Street beside the station entrance / exit. They then loop along St. George, Prince Arthur Avenue and Bedford Road. The buses pick up passengers on the west side of Bedford beside the subway station entrance / exit, before heading eastward toward Broadview Station.

Sherbourne and Bay stations are closed before noon, but Broadview, Castle Frank, Yonge and St George stations remain open so that passengers can buy fares or transfer to buses and streetcars.

If you need accessible transportation, Wheel-Trans buses also operate between Broadview and St George stations. You can ask for the Wheel-Trans bus by speaking with staff at these stations.


Shuttle-bus alternatives

One way that you can reduce the impact of the closure is by planning ahead, leaving earlier than usually and giving yourself more time to get to where you’re going.

Although shuttle buses replacing subway service will be frequent, they may also be crowded.

Regular TTC streetcars and buses provide less frequent, less direct, but, perhaps, less stressful alternatives. Consider boarding streetcars or buses east or west of the closure to by-pass the crowds, if you’re traveling to and from downtown.

  • Board streetcars along the 504 King route at Broadview or Dundas West stations. Connect with the Line 1 Yonge - University subway at St Andrew or King stations.
  • Board buses along the 505 Dundas route at Broadview or Dundas West stations. Connect with the Line 1 Yonge - University subway at Dundas or St Patrick stations.
  • Board streetcars along the 506 Carlton route at Main Street Station. Connect with the Line 1 Yonge - University subway at College or Queen’s Park stations.
  • Board buses along the 94 Wellesley route at Ossington Station. Connect with the Line 1 Yonge - University subway at Wellesley Station.

The TTC has closed this part of the Line 2 subway twice before this year:

This is the last time that the TTC has scheduled closing this part of the Line 2 subway this year.



Lakeshore West GO trains operate hourly,
bypass Mimico station, September 22 and 23



Metrolinx is upgrading railway crossings, tracks and platforms near Mimico GO Station on GO Transit’s 01 Lakeshore West line weekends this fall.

GO is adjusting service along the line, while crews take portions of track out of service and restore six century-old bridges. Weekend trains operate hourly these weekends, bypassing Mimico and Exhibition GO stations.

GO is providing special train service for passengers between Exhibition and Union Station. However, passengers travelling to and from the Mimico area will either have to board or exit from trains at Long Branch GO Station or ride the TTC. Commuters can also park their vehicles at Long Branch.

This Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23, all eastbound trains leave Aldershot GO Station at 1 minute past the hour. The train that leaves Aldershot at 7:01 a.m. is the first eastbound train. Trains that usually leave Aldershot at 31 minutes past the hour are not operating Saturday and Sunday, except for the train that usually leaves Aldershot at 11:31 p.m.

All westbound trains leave Union Station only at 43 minutes past the hour. The train that leaves Union at 6:43 a.m. is the first train of the day. Trains that usually leave Union at 13 minutes past the hour are not operating Saturday and Sunday.

No trains operate to and from Mimico GO Station this weekend. Because GO has to detour around the bridges that Metrolinx is rehabilitating, trains cannot travel along their normal route. All six bridges are between Exhibition and Long Branch GO Stations.

Trains travelling between Union Station and Long Branch detour along the 21 Milton line. Expect trains to operate as much as 15 minutes behind schedule due to the longer trip between Union and Long Branch.


GO is operating special “Exhibition only” trains between Union Station and Exhibition GO while Lakeshore West trains detour around the bridge work.

  • If you’re travelling to Exhibition from the east, transfer to special “Exhibition only” trains at Union Station.
  • If you’re travelling to Exhibition from the west, continue aboard the Lakeshore West train to Union Station, then board the special “Exhibition only” train, which will continue to Exhibition.
  • If you are travelling eastbound from Exhibition, board the train from Exhibition GO. Transfer at Union Station.
  • If you are travelling westbound from Exhibition, board the eastbound train at Exhibition to Union Station. At Union Station, transfer to the Lakeshore West train.

Metrolinx says it can only complete this project when trains aren’t running, so crews are working weekends, which aren’t as busy, to reduce disrupting passengers.


GO previously revised its service to support the project:

Metrolinx continues the project and GO revises its train service six more times this fall:

  • Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30;
  • Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14;
  • Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21;
  • Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28;
  • Saturday, November 24 and Sunday, November 25; and
  • Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2.


Lakeshore East trains operate hourly,
September 22 and 23



Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23, GO Transit trains operate hourly between Union Station and Oshawa GO Station along the 09 Lakeshore East line. Metrolinx contractors are upgrading the platform at Guildwood GO Station this weekend. You can expect delays of as much as 10 to 15 minutes behind schedule both ways as trains slow down near Guildwood.

Westbound trains leave Oshawa GO Station at 41 minutes past the hour. They end their trips in Union Station at 40 minutes past the hour. Eastbound trains leave Union at 13 minutes past the hour. They end their trips in Oshawa at 8 minutes past the hour.



Ask Metrolinx Town Hall, September 26



Join chief executive officer Phil Verster and Metrolinx senior management team members in-person or on-line for the regional transit agency’s fourth Ask Metrolinx Town Hall, Wednesday September 26 at 6 p.m. This is an opportunity to ask about Metrolinx services, regional transportation planning or anything that is top of mind.

The event takes place at 97 Front Street West (in the Union Station building) - J. Robert S. Pritchard Boardroom (fourth floor)

Submit a question on-line now or wait to ask in-person during the event.

Be sure to register to attend, or watch the live stream.



Some GO trains pick up passengers
at different platforms, starting September 19



Starting Wednesday, September 19, Metrolinx is enhancing safety and communications features at Union Station, including platform lighting, electronic signage, a new public-address system, and repairing stairwells. The work is part of the ongoing Union Station Revitalization project.

To accommodate this work, GO Transit is reorganizing platforms in the station. You may board some trains along the 01 Lakeshore West, 09 Lakeshore East, 31 Kitchener, 65 Barrie and 71 Stouffville lines at different platforms than usually. Be sure to check the departure boards before heading to your train.

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  • A. York West Teamway: Platforms 4-27
  • B. York East Teamway: Platforms 4-7,10,11
  • C. York Concourse: Platforms 3-27
  • D. VIA Concourse: Platforms 4-7,10,11
  • E. Bay Concourse: CLOSED
  • F. Bay West Teamway: Platforms 3-27
  • G. Bay East Teamway: Platforms 3-27
  • H. Great Hall: TTC access
  • I. Skywalk: Platform 3, UP Express
  • J. Union Station Bus Terminal: Platform 3, GO buses


Eglinton West LRT - Walking tour, September 25;
Planning and streetscape study



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The City of Toronto, Metrolinx and the TTC are looking to enhance and refine the plan for a light rail transit line along Eglinton Avenue West, extending the Eglinton Crosstown LRT west from Mount Dennis. In 2010, the Ontario Minister of the Environment approved a plan for an LRT as part of an earlier environmental assessment.

Metrolinx is also leading work to determine the best route for the LRT from Commerce Boulevard to the future regional transit centre (RTC) at Toronto Pearson International Airport. It’s working closely with its partners: the Greater Toronto Airports Authority; the City of Mississauga; the City of Toronto; and the TTC.

The project team is undertaking a planning and streetscape study as part of the Eglinton West LRT project. This study will help to define the future character of the street, including public areas and the type of development along the corridor.

It’s hosting a walking tour to help it identify the distinguishing features, opportunities and constraints along the Eglinton West corridor and understand its unique character. Your input during the walking tour will help inform the study and the decision-making around streetscape and public areas. The team will incorporate your comments and observations into the consultation records for the study.

The group has scheduled the tour for Tuesday, September 25, from 5:30 until 7:30 a.m. (However, you should arrive by 5:15 p.m. to sign in.) The tour leaves from Renforth Station on the Mississauga Transitway — the team will send specific details to those who confirm their attendance.

You can confirm your participation in this tour by e-mailing eglintonwestlrt@toronto.ca by Thursday, September 20. Note that space is limited and those who do not RSVP by this date may not be able to attend.

You can also participate in this planning and streetscape study by leaving your comments on an interactive map: eglintonwestlrt.ca/socialpinpoint.

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YRT / Viva 2007 Van Hool AG300 charter:
October 13



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Lex Reid, Maxim Polyakov, and Youngjin Ko have organized a charter trip for fans of the 2007 Van Hool AG300 articulated Viva bus.

The charter bus leaves Finch GO Bus Terminal at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 13. It returns to Finch at 4 p.m.

The cost of the charter is $35 per person. If you are a minor younger than the age of 13, an adult must accompany you during the charter. A discounted price of $50 is available for each Adult+Kid pair.

During the charter, you will travel around York Region, including Richmond Hill, Markham, Vaughan and Newmarket. You’ll also stop for lunch for about 20-30 minutes. The charter organizers will post the lunch spot closer to the charter date.

You must pay the fee by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, October 7.

You can learn more about the charter here.



Eglinton Crosstown LRT - Surface section:
Sidewalk closures, Victoria Park to Pharmacy



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Metrolinx contractors continue building the future Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line between Mount Dennis and Kennedy.


To support construction of the future O’Connor stop, crews are getting ready to widen

  • Eglinton Avenue East between Victoria Park and Pharmacy Avenues.

“As early as” Monday, September 17, they’ll set up work zones on the north and south sides of the roadway, temporarily blocking sidewalks.

  • Monday, September 17 until Sunday, September 23: south sidewalk, between Victoria Park Avenue and Eglinton Square;
  • Monday, September 24 until Sunday, September 30: north sidewalk, between Victoria Park Avenue and Eglinton Square;
  • Monday, October 1 until Sunday, October 7: north sidewalk, between Eglinton Square and Pharmacy Avenue; and
  • Monday, October 8 until Sunday, October 14: south sidewalk, between Eglinton Square and Pharmacy Avenue.

Crews work every day from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. Expect noise.

The TTC may temporarily relocate bus stops near the work zones. Passengers aboard buses along these routes can also expect delays:

  • 34 Eglinton East; and
  • 70C O’Connor.


Highway 7 West rapidway - Woodbridge:
Overnight paving starts September 17



Metrolinx and York Region contractors continue building a rapidway — bus-only lanes in the centre of the roadway — along Highway 7 West between Helen Street / Wigwoss Drive and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre.


From 8 p.m. Monday, September 17 until 7 a.m. Tuesday, September 18 and overnight nightly, crews continue base-paving with the “CIREAM” [cold in-place recycled and expanded asphalt mix] process, which removes the asphalt and reuses it at the same time, making the process more environmentally friendly and efficient. (A more user-friendly term for this process is “shave and pave”.)

The crews next use the process to pave:

  • Highway 7 between Bruce Street and west of Pine Valley Drive.

Crews continue areas of CIREAM base paving on both the north and south sides of Highway 7. They’ll return to complete special-treatment areas after they’ve installed the top coat of base paving over the next month.

“Paid-duty” York Regional Police officers will be on-site to help direct traffic.

Brampton Transit passengers aboard buses along this route can expect delays:

  • 501 Züm Queen.

York Region Transit may temporarily relocate bus stops near the construction zone. Passengers aboard buses along these routes can also expect delays:

  • Viva orange; and
  • 77 / 77A Highway 7.

Paving on Highway 7 between Bruce and Pine Valley — and the resulting BT and YRT delays — continue overnight until 7 a.m. September 28.


From 7 p.m. Friday, September 21 until 7 a.m. Saturday, September 22, crews continue base-paving with the “CIREAM” process to pave:

  • Highway 7, westbound lanes, between Edgeley Boulevard and west of Commerce Street.

Crews continue areas of CIREAM base paving on the north side of Highway 7. They’ll return to complete special-treatment areas after they’ve installed the top coat of base paving over the next month.

“Paid-duty” York Regional Police officers will be on-site to help direct traffic.

Brampton Transit passengers aboard buses along this route can expect delays:

  • 501 Züm Queen.

York Region Transit may temporarily relocate bus stops near the construction zone. Passengers aboard buses along these routes can also expect delays:

  • Viva orange; and
  • 77 / 77A Highway 7.