Hurontario LRT construction continues to move forward in Mississauga at Port Credit GO Station. The work will affect some Lakeshore West GO train service this month. Metrolinx News has the latest information GO customers.
Lakeshore West GO train customers will need to check their schedules this month as construction on the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project will affect some trains trips in January.
Let’s start with the most significant service change, happening on Saturday, Jan. 8.
These service changes mean there will be no GO train service between Union Station and Oakville GO throughout the day.
GO trains will still run hourly between West Harbour GO and Oakville GO and half hourly between Aldershot GO and Oakville GO where buses will be available to take customers between Oakville GO and Union Station Bus Terminal. Customers who use Long Branch, Mimico or Exhibition GO will not have bus or train service and will have to use local transit providers.
Why is this happening? Metrolinx is carrying out important work related to the construction of the Hurontario LRT project near Port Credit GO Station which can only take place when trains are not running.
Weekday service changes in January
There will also be some temporary service changes to Lakeshore West GO train service throughout January.
These changes will take place Jan. 6, 13, 18-21, after 9:30 p.m. on weekdays.
Just like the Jan. 8 disruption, there will be no train service between Union Station and Oakville GO while crews work on building the Hurontario LRT near Port Credit GO.
Replacement buses will be available at Oakville, Clarkson, and Port Credit GO to get customers to the Union Station Bus Terminal and back again, directly from the GO station’s bus loop.
Here’s what you need to know for January 6, 13 and 18-21:
- The last eastbound train departing West Harbour GO at 9:58 p.m. will end at Oakville GO at 10:33 p.m.
- There will be a bus bridge between Oakville GO and Union Station Bus Terminal
- The 8:45 p.m. Union Station – 10:03 p.m. West Harbour GO train is the last westbound train to make all stops to West Harbour GO
- There will be a bus bridge between Union Station Bus Terminal and Oakville GO
Replacement buses will not service Exhibition, Mimico, and Long Branch GO Stations during the service adjustment.
Similar impacts to Lakeshore West GO train service are planned for February and March. Metrolinx will update customers as these impacts to service are finalized.
Story by Scott Money, Metrolinx News editorial team