Schedule changes on Barrie, Lakeshore GO Lines this weekend

Hourly service between Union & Aurora (Barrie), Union & West Harbour (LSW), plus minor Lakeshore East impacts.

Keeping our railway running smoothly for customers is our top priority.  

Metrolinx plans track maintenance and other work on weekends to prevent disruptions during rush-hour trips.

Schedules for the Barrie GO Line, Lakeshore West and Lakeshore East GO Trains will be adjusted this weekend.

On Saturday, Oct 29 and Sunday, Oct 30, there will be hourly train service between Union Station and Aurora GO – with the last train leaving Union Station at 9:53 p.m.

No trains will run between Aurora GO and Allandale GO, however, buses will replace some of the train service.

Lakeshore West changes

Also on Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30, Lakeshore West service will be hourly between Union Station and West Harbour GO with some temporary changes to the Niagara Falls schedule.

This is for regular track and bridge maintenance.

Construction crews working along the Lakeshore West during a recent track replacement project. (Metrolinx photo)

Lakeshore East adjustments

Due to the service changes on the Lakeshore West, there will also be some adjustments on the Lakeshore East Line early in the morning and later in the evening as well as some minor schedule changes on bus routes 12, 15 and 18.

Drivers should be aware of construction work this weekend along the Queen Elizabeth Way at Hurontario Street for necessary work on the Hazel McCallion Line.

Looking ahead to early November

Looking ahead to next week, there will be schedule changes on the Lakeshore West and East Lines on Sunday Nov. 6 that are necessary as construction continues to link the new Hazel McCallion Line with Port Credit GO.

For more information on how Metrolinx schedules track work, and uses this time efficiently, click here.

Two great online resources are available to help you plan your trip – gotransit.com and triplinx.ca.

The service updates page provides real-time information you can check before heading to the station.

Story by Mike Winterburn, Metrolinx News senior writer

*Editor’s Note – this story was updated on Nov. 3 to reflect updated plans for maintenance work taking place on Sunday Nov 6.*