Travelling with GO Transit over the holidays? Here’s what you need to know about schedules. And some good news about weekend passes. Plus, an update on New Year’s Eve service.
Holiday travels can be stressful, but planning ahead can help bring some calm to the chaos.
That’s why GO Transit is giving customers the heads up on what they can expect later this month and a chance to save some money while they’re at it.
Let’s start with holiday schedules, and what that means for travel.
GO will operate on a holiday schedule on the following dates:
|Christmas Day||December 25, 2021||Sunday schedule|
|Boxing Day||December 26, 2021||Sunday schedule|
|Christmas Day (observed)||December 27, 2021||Saturday schedule|
|Boxing Day (observed)||December 28, 2021||Saturday schedule|
|New Year’s Day||January 1, 2022||Saturday schedule|
|New Year’s Day (observed)||January 3, 2022||Saturday schedule|
Holiday schedules mean service on these days will run according to the Saturday or Sunday schedule specified for each route. Please note that some GO Transit routes do not offer weekend service — customers should check your specific schedule for information about weekend service.
On Monday, Dec. 27, Tuesday, Dec. 28, and Monday, Jan. 3, the UP Express will also be running on a weekend/holiday schedule.
Early homebound and NYE
This year, there will be early homebound trips on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 on the Richmond Hill and Milton GO Lines. As in previous years when early homebound was offered, some afternoon trips on both lines will be cancelled. Some morning trips on the Milton line will also be cancelled.
As in 2020, GO Transit will not be offering free rides on New Year’s Eve. For both early homebound trips and New Year’s Eve trip information, customers should check their schedules.
GO customers can use a weekend pass for a longer period over the holidays. Between both Dec. 25-28 and Jan. 1-3, customers can get unlimited travel for just $15, one day passes are still $10. Weekend passes are available online only. Click here to buy your e-tickets.
Story by Suniya Kukaswadia, Metrolinx media relations senior advisor
**Editor’s Note – the story was updated to reflect the UP Express holiday schedules**