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GO train accident affects YRT service in Newmarket



Update: 4:29 p.m. — Regular service has resumed.


York Regional Police have cordoned off an area in downtown Newmarket near the site of an incident involving a pedestrian and GO train on the 65 Barrie route this morning.

The incident occured at the level crossing near Doug Duncan Drive and Water Street. York Region Transit is diverting buses around the scene.

54 Bayview North:

Southbound buses operate along their regular route to Queen and Prospect Streets, then detour:

southbound along Prospect to Water Street,
resuming their regular route southbound along Prospect.

**Northbound buses operate along their regular route to Prospect and Water Streets, then detour:

northbound along Prospect to Davis Drive,
resuming their regular route eastbound along Davis.

56 Gorham-Eagle:

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Gorham and Prospect Streets, then detour:

northward along Prospect;
westward along Queen Street; and then
southward along Lorne Street to Eagle Street East,
resuming their regular route westward along Eagle.

Eastbound buses reverse this routing.

520 Newmarket Community Bus:

Westbound buses operate along their regular route to Gorham and Prospect Streets, then detour:

northward along Prospect;
westward along Queen Street; and then
southward along Lorne Street to Eagle Street East,
resuming their regular route westward along Eagle.

521 Newmarket Community Bus:

Eastbound buses operate along their regular route to Eagle Street West and Lorne Street, then detour:

northward along Lorne;
eastward along Queen Street; and then
southward along Prospect Street to Timothy Street,
resuming their regular route southward along Prospect.


The accident with a pedestrian in Newmarket and tree falling on the tracks at Danforth Station disrupting service on GO’s 01 Lakeshore West, 09 Lakeshore East and 71 Stouffville lines marked a terrible start to today’s commute.

The TTC was not immune to incidents and delays this morning. Transit Toronto readers also reported delays on the TTC’s 01 Yonge-University-Spadina southbound at Lawrence Station around 9 a.m. this morning. And, around 3 a.m. this morning, a TTC driver operating a bus on Yonge Street near York Mills Road suffered an medical emergency and lost control of his vehicle, sending it headlong into two taxicabs travelling in the opposite direction. citytv reports the story of the out-of-control bus.

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