Track construction means no Stouffville line trains this weekend plus Lakeshore East service impacts

Coming up this weekend (August 14-15), Lakeshore East and Stouffville customers will need to change the way they travel. Because of important construction work taking place between Union Station and Danforth GO station, GO trains will not be able to stop at all stations, and will be replaced by GO bus service for some stations. Get all the details here.

This weekend, construction crews will be carrying out important track work that will have impacts on the Lakeshore East and Stouffville corridors this coming weekend.

On Saturday, Aug. 14, and Sunday, Aug. 15, there will be no GO train service on the Stouffville line. Instead, GO bus service will run between Lincolnville and Unionville and then travel express to Union Station Bus Terminal. That means if you normally take the GO train from Agincourt, Milliken, or Kennedy GO you will need to use the TTC to complete your journey.

An example of construction on the Lakeshore East line from a recent bridge replacement project. (Metrolinx photo)

There will also be impacts to Lakeshore East train service as there will be no train service between Danforth GO and Union Station.

Metrolinx says GO customers should use the TTC to get between these two stations during construction. The transit agency says customers heading to the TFC game or the Arkells concert downtown should give themselves extra time.

The TTC Main Street Station is located a short walk north from Danforth GO on the north east side of Main Street just north of Danforth Avenue. There is plenty of signage at Danforth GO to help customers find their way.

Follow posted signage at Danforth GO to reach TTC Main Street Station. (Metrolinx photo)

Lakeshore East customers will also have the option of GO bus service that will depart from Pickering GO and operate express to Union Station Bus Terminal and from Union Station Bus Terminal to Pickering. Buses will depart approximately every 30 minutes throughout both days.

This work is part of GO Transit’s signal enhancements and expansion efforts. This work will modernize some of the older signals and track infrastructure and help prepare for future GO train service.

These changes will also affect departure times, and GO Transit recommends customers check their schedule ahead of time. Regular Lakeshore East and Stouffville GO Train service will resume in time for Monday morning. 

You can get more specific trip information on the GO Transit webpage.

Plan your trip here or see the full schedules here.

Follow the Lakeshore East and Stouffville GO Twitter accounts and check Metrolinx News for the latest information on this and other important infrastructure projects.

Story by Frank Paul, Metrolinx customer care senior team lead