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GO Transit announces holiday schedules, special weekend passes and more

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 … Continue reading GO Transit announces holiday schedules, special weekend passes and more

GO Transit is charging ahead with an electric-powered bus pilot

For the first time, Metrolinx is testing two zero-emission battery electric double-decker GO buses. We have a first look at the vehicles and what gives them a boost. As we head towards a more sustainable future, Metrolinx has unveiled its first electric buses. The double-decker GO buses have been retrofitted with 9 batteries giving them a total energy of 648 kilowatt hours. Compare that to … Continue reading GO Transit is charging ahead with an electric-powered bus pilot

Update: GO Transit website back online after being taken offline out of abundance of caution

(Dec 11. 1:15 p.m.) – The GO Transit website is back online and all functionality is now restored. The site has been updated to protect it from this latest cyber-vulnerability regarding web-based services around the globe. Most importantly, no customer, personal or financial files were compromised. Metrolinx thanks customers for their patience over the past 17 hours. __________________________________________ Earlier today, Metrolinx was informed by the … Continue reading Update: GO Transit website back online after being taken offline out of abundance of caution

West Harbour GO will be the transit hub for football fans travelling to the 108th Grey Cup

Football fans will connect from Lakeshore West GO trains to the HSR’s free shuttle buses bound for the Grey Cup game at Tim Hortons Field. Metrolinx News has the information you need to get to and from the game, including full PDF schedules. GO Transit and the Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) are teaming-up to get fans to and from the 108th Grey Cup this Sunday … Continue reading West Harbour GO will be the transit hub for football fans travelling to the 108th Grey Cup

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Lakeshore East weekend GO train service affected by upcoming construction

Important construction work is happening this weekend (Dec. 10-12) on the Lakeshore East Line. There are also some minor schedule changes on the Stouffville GO Line. Metrolinx News is giving GO customers a heads up about the temporary schedule changes and explaining why this work is needed. Important construction work is happening this weekend that will impact travel on the Lakeshore East GO Line. Beginning late Friday … Continue reading Lakeshore East weekend GO train service affected by upcoming construction

Weekend GO train update: No construction on Lakeshore West Line as cleanup from incident is completed on Lakeshore East

Repair work is now complete on the Lakeshore East GO Line following a fatal incident involving a worker last weekend – with train service resuming tomorrow (Dec. 5). Over on the Lakeshore West Line, there is no construction work planned this weekend (Dec. 3-5), and will run on the regular schedule. Taking transit to an event this weekend? Here’s what you need to know. *Editors … Continue reading Weekend GO train update: No construction on Lakeshore West Line as cleanup from incident is completed on Lakeshore East

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Sold for one dollar, a former GO Transit bus gets new life of service for Peel Regional Police

Transit buses have a limited life cycle. But a bus that is ready to be retired from the daily grind of carrying GO passengers may still be used for some other purposes. That’s why Metrolinx has sold a twelve-and-a-half-year-old bus to Peel Regional Police. Today (Nov. 25) Peel Regional Police (PRP) received a decommissioned Metrolinx bus for a token payment of one dollar, extending a … Continue reading Sold for one dollar, a former GO Transit bus gets new life of service for Peel Regional Police

No weekend Lakeshore East GO trains and schedule changes for Lakeshore West and Stouffville Lines

Important construction work is happening this weekend (Nov. 26-28) on the Lakeshore East GO Line. Minor work is also happening that will affect Burlington, Aldershot, West Harbour, and Niagara customers. Metrolinx News is giving GO customers a heads up about the temporary service changes and explaining why this work is needed. Lakeshore East customers will need to plan ahead this weekend as GO train service will be … Continue reading No weekend Lakeshore East GO trains and schedule changes for Lakeshore West and Stouffville Lines

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Lakeshore West and Barrie weekend GO train service affected by construction projects

Important construction work is happening this weekend (Nov. 20-21) on the Lakeshore West and Barrie GO Lines. The work means there will be no Lakeshore West train service between Oakville and Union Station for the majority of the weekend – but there are some special Lakeshore West trains running Saturday evening.  Metrolinx News is giving GO customers a heads up about the temporary schedule changes and … Continue reading Lakeshore West and Barrie weekend GO train service affected by construction projects

Work crews are replacing track and signal infrastructure on the Lakeshore West line

Lakeshore West weekend train service replaced by buses for construction project

Important construction work is happening this weekend (Nov. 12-14) on the Lakeshore West Line. The work means there will be no Lakeshore West train service for the majority of the weekend. Metrolinx News is giving GO customers a heads up about the temporary schedule changes and explaining why this work is needed. Important construction work is happening this weekend that will significantly impact travel on … Continue reading Lakeshore West weekend train service replaced by buses for construction project