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Some weekend Lakeshore West GO train trips affected by Hurontario LRT construction

Service has increased overall on the Lakeshore West Line, as 30-minute service was recently brought back. However, Hurontario LRT construction continues to move forward at Port Credit GO Station – which means some weekend service disruptions in early April. The work will affect Lakeshore West GO train service on April 3 and 10. Get all the details below.

Lakeshore West GO Train service will be partially replaced by buses on two Sundays in a row in early April.

While Metrolinx is bringing back 30-minute service on weekends and weekday evenings on the Lakeshore West Line between Aldershot GO and Union Station, customers will need to check their schedules as construction on the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project will affect train service between Union Station and Oakville on April 3 and 10. 

A customer walking along the platform at Port Credit GO - taken before COVID-19 restrictions
A customer walking along the platform at Port Credit GO – taken before COVID-19 restrictions. (Metrolinx photo)

Why is this happening?

Metrolinx is carrying out important construction work for the Hurontario LRT project near Port Credit GO Station that can only happen safely when trains aren’t running. 

GO Trains will still run hourly between West Harbour GO and Oakville GO on April 3 and 10, where buses will be available to take customers between Oakville GO and Union Station Bus Terminal.

A GO bus driving along the road
On Sunday April 3 and 10, GO Trains will still run hourly between West Harbour and Oakville GO where GO buses will shuttle customers between Oakville GO and Union Station Bus Terminal. (Metrolinx photo)

Customers who use Long Branch, Mimico, or Exhibition GO will not have bus or train service and will have to use local transit providers like the TTC. 

Getting to the Raptors game on April 3

There will be two Union Station bound and two West Harbour GO bound train trips making all stops for customers attending the game on Sunday, April 3 at 7 p.m. Here are the exact trip times:

To Union Station

  • Departing Aldershot GO at 4:55 p.m. and arriving at Union Station at 6 p.m.
  • Departing West Harbour GO at 5:13 p.m. and arriving at Union Station at 6:30 p.m.

From Union Station

  • Departing Union Station at 10:35 p.m. and arriving at West Harbour GO at 11:53 p.m.
  • Departing Union Station at 10:50 p.m. and arriving at West Harbour GO at 12:08 a.m.
GO Train passes over bridge along Bay street
There will be some GO Train trips taking customers to the Raptors and Blue Jays game on the days service is disrupted by construction. (Metrolinx photo)

Getting to the Blue Jays game on April 10

There will be two Union bound and two West Harbour bound train trips making all stops for customers attending the Blue Jays game on Sunday, April 10 at 1:37 p.m. Here are the exact trip times:

To Union Station

  • Departing West Harbour GO at 10:13 a.m. and arriving at Union Station at 11:30 a.m.
  • Departing Aldershot GO at 10:55 a.m. and arriving at Union Station at 12 p.m.

From Union Station

  • Departing Union Station at 4:45 p.m. and arriving at West Harbour GO at 6:03 p.m.
  • Departing Union Station at 5:15 p.m. and arriving at West Harbour GO at 6:33 p.m.

For more information and to see schedules, visit gotransit.com or use triplinx.ca to plan your trip. 

Story by Frank Paul, Metrolinx customer communications senior team leader