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Getting to the Jays game using GO Transit and UP – What you need to know when heading to Toronto’s Rogers Centre

The Blue Jays season will start on Friday night, April 8, at the Rogers Centre. It’s good timing as both GO Transit and UP Express recently added more service. Though fans planning to take the Lakeshore West line to Sunday’s game (April 10) should be aware of construction that will limit train service. Metrolinx News has the latest guidance for getting to the game.

Baseball is back. 

Opening night is always a big occasion for baseball fans and Friday’s game (April 8) will be even more special. The Rogers Centre will be open to full capacity for the first time since 2019. 

That’s not the only sign life in Ontario is gradually moving back to normal. GO Transit and UP Express recently added trains – just in time for the new season. 

Image shows a Jays game.
The ‘boys of summer’ are back in Toronto, and many fans flocking to the Rogers Centre will be using GO Transit and UP Express. (Mike Winterburn photo)

Improvements, which have been in place since Saturday, include 30-minute service or better – evenings and weekends too – on the Lakeshore West and Lakeshore East Lines.  

Highlights of the service changes, complete with schedules, can be found on the GO Transit website.  

Going UP from Union Station 

Additional UP Express trips have riders prepared for extra innings, with the last westbound trip of the night now departing Union Station at 11p.m. Departure times have changed, so riders should check the UP website for the latest schedule information. 

Two Lakeshore West trains each way for Sunday’s game 

While train service is generally increasing on Lakeshore West, construction on Sunday, April 10 will result in GO buses replacing most trains. 

Two trips in each direction will be provided for Jays fans and others headed towards downtown Toronto on Sunday around game time. 

Trains headed for Union Station will leave from West Harbour at 10:13 a.m. and Aldershot at 10:55 a.m. – making all stops in between – arriving at 11:30 a.m. and noon respectively. 

Afterwards, trains will depart Union Station at 4:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m., reaching West Harbour at 6:03 p.m. and 6:33 p.m. (again, making all stops). 

Lakeshore West customers planning to travel on Sunday at other times can find information about replacement buses here

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The Rogers Centre will be alive with the crack of bats soon. That whole winter thing – just a distant memory. (Mike Winterburn photo)

For those who haven’t been on GO Transit for a while, here are a few quick updates: 

  • The new Union Station Bus Terminal is open, just south of the old terminal
  • You will see seatbelts on the newest GO buses. Please buckle up when seatbelts are available – it’s the law 

Keep checking back with Metrolinx News for future updates and tips on travels to major events

Story by Mike Winterburn, senior writer, Metrolinx News