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GO Transit changes start this weekend

Starting this Saturday, October 27, GO Transit will revise its bus and train services to passengers.

It will: increase service; revise a route; and adjust schedules.

The changes affect these routes: 01 Lakeshore West, 21 Milton, 46 Highway 407 West, 66 Newmarket Highway 400, 71 Stouffville, 95 Oshawa Highway 2 Express

Increase service

01 Lakeshore West: Starting Sunday, October 28, GO will extend weekend train service and offer earlier Monday-to-Friday bus trips.

Weekend train trips will start and end at Aldershot GO Station, rather than Oakville GO Station. GO will also begin weekend service to Bronte and Appleby Stations. Connecting weekend bus trips will meet trains at Aldershot, rather than at Oakville Station. Sunday or holiday Monday westbound bus trips to McMaster University that connect with Lakeshore West trains will now start at Aldershot rather than Oakville. The weekend bus trip leaving Union Station at 1:30 a.m. to Hamilton will now stop at Bronte and Appleby GO Stations.

Starting Monday, October 29, several Monday-to-Friday bus trips from the Hamilton GO Centre that connect with eastbound trains at Aldershot will leave Hamilton three minutes earlier.

71 Stouffville: Starting Saturday, October 27, GO will extend some weekend and holiday bus trips from Stouffville to Goodwood and Uxbridge. Southbound bus trips will leave Uxbridge for Union Station GO Bus Terminal at 5:50 a.m. and then approximately every two hours until 9:50 p.m. Northbound trips to Uxbridge will leave Union Station at 7:40 a.m. and approximately every two hours until 11:40 p.m. These trips extend current weekend and holiday bus service between Union Station and Stouffville.

Revise route

21 Milton: Starting Monday, October 29, some Monday-to-Friday bus trips that operate between Milton and Union Station will serve the new Lisgar GO Station instead of Meadowvale GO Station. Meadowvale customers can still travel on express trips between Meadowvale GO Station and Union Station GO Bus terminal.

Adjust schedules

46 Highway 407 West: Starting Saturday, October 27, GO will adjust the daily schedules.

Starting Monday, October 29, new Monday-to-Friday westbound trips will leave the Oakville Trafalgar carpool lot at 7:58, 8:28, 8:58, and 9:28 a.m. and run express to McMaster University.

Starting Monday, October 29, an earlier Monday-to-Friday westbound trip will leave York University for the Hamilton GO Centre at 5:30 a.m. GO has also cancelled the Monday-to-Friday eastbound trip that leaves Meadowvale GO Station for York University at 8:20 a.m. A new Sunday or holiday Monday westbound trip will leave York University at 5:30 p.m., arriving at Hamilton at 7:10 p.m. A new Sunday or holiday Monday eastbound trip will leave Hamilton at 8 p.m., arriving at York University at 9:35 p.m.

Starting Monday, October 29, the Monday-to-Friday westbound trips that currently leave Cooksville GO Station for the University of Guelph at 9:05 a.m., and 3:05, 5:05 and 6:05 p.m. will now leave five minutes earlier, on the hour.

66 Newmarket Highway 400: Starting Monday, October 29, GO will change the times of some trips. Passengers on southbound trips that leave Newmarket GO Bus Terminal for Yorkdale GO Bus Terminal at 6:20 and 7:50 a.m. can now request a stop at Keele St. & Hwy. 401. Buses operating on northbound trips between Yorkdale and Newmarket will regularly stop at the Highways 9 and 400 car pool lot.

95 Oshawa Highway 2 Express: Starting Monday, October 29, GO will add a new weekday eastbound bus from Finch GO Bus Terminal to Oshawa GO Bus Terminal. The trip will leave Finch at 7:05 p.m., arriving at Oshawa at 8:15.