Search Transit Toronto

Powered by GOOGLE.

GO replacing most Lakeshore West trains with buses, late March 12, all day March 14, 15



During the weekend of Friday, March 12, Saturday, March 13 and Sunday, March 14, GO Transit is suspending some evening and morning train service between Union Station and Port Credit GO Station on the Lakeshore West line “due to critical work” to upgrade its rail infrastructure.

GO says, “This construction work is part of important upgrades to aged rail infrastructure. These upgrades will improve train speeds, service life and reliability, allowing us to provide better service to you in the future.”

From late Friday evening until early Saturday morning and from late Saturday until early Sunday, GO operates express buses between Union Station Bus Terminal and Port Credit GO Station bus terminal. Trains continue to operate between Port Credit and Aldershot GO stations throughout the weekend.

Friday, March 12
  • Starting 10:30 p.m., GO is suspending train service between Port Credit and Union Station. GO buses pick up passengers at Union Station GO Bus Terminal or the bus terminal at Port Credit GO Station and operate “express” — without stopping — between the two points.
  • GO buses leave four minutes later than usual train times at Port Credit GO.
  • GO buses leave ten to 15 minutes earlier than train times at Union.
  • Trains leaving Port Credit for Aldershot leave five minutes later than usually.
Saturday, March 13
  • Trains operate with regular service from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.
  • Before 8 a.m. and after 10 p.m., GO is suspending train service between Port Credit and Union Station. GO buses pick up passengers at Union Station GO Bus Terminal or the bus terminal at Port Credit GO Station and operate “express” — without stopping — between the two points.
  • GO buses leave nine minutes later than usual train times at Port Credit GO.
  • GO buses leave ten to 15 minutes earlier than train times at Union.
  • Trains leaving Port Credit for Aldershot leave five minutes later than usually.
Sunday, March 14
  • Before 9:30 a.m., GO is suspending train service between Port Credit and Union Station. GO buses pick up passengers at Union Station GO Bus Terminal or the bus terminal at Port Credit GO Station and operate “express” — without stopping — between the two points.
  • GO buses leave nine minutes later than usual train times at Port Credit GO.
  • GO buses leave ten to 15 minutes earlier than train times at Union.
  • Trains leaving Port Credit for Aldershot leave five minutes later than usually.

If you’re transferring at Union Station between Lakeshore East and Lakeshore West trains, you may experience delays due to the schedule changes to accommodate this project.


Passengers with accessibility needs can access the south platform at Port Credit GO Station by using the accessibility ramp beside the passenger drop-off and pick-up area or “Kiss and Ride”.

Parking is limited at Port Credit GO Station, due to Metrolinx construction for the Hurontario light rail transit project. You can park at the previous stop on the line — at Clarkson GO Station — or the next stop — Long Branch GO Station.


GO trains don’t operate to or from Long Branch, Mimico and Exhibition GO stations:

  • after 10:30 p.m. Friday, March 12;
  • before 8 a.m. and after 10 p.m. Saturday, March 13; and
  • before 9:30 a.m. Sunday, March 14.

Passengers travelling to or from Long Branch, Mimico and Exhibition stations can board MiWay or TTC buses.


If you use the default-trip option for your PRESTO fare-card account (meaning you’ve set the card to recognize a regular trip if you always travel by train between the same stations), remember to press “override” on the PRESTO device, then tap as you would normally.


2021 - 03-06 - Canpa subdivision signal bridge installation.png

This weekend, Metrolinx crews continue upgrading the Canpa switch plant on the Lakeshore West line east of Long Branch GO Station to current GO track standards, resulting in improved track speeds and reliability. As a part of this ongoing project, equipment and crewa are operating through to the site just north of Thirty Second Street to install a new signal bridge.

Metrolinx has scheduled the work on a continuous 24-hour bases from March 12 until March 14.


Canpa subivision - Lakeshore West track work.jpg

Work crews are replacing track and signal infrastructure on the Lakeshore West line over the next several months. Image: Metrolinx

Metrolinx is replacing a major part of the track and signalling system between Long Branch and Mimico GO stations over the next several months.

Crews are overhauling the tracks and switches where the tracks of the Oakville subdivision meet the Canpa spur. (The Oakville subdivision tracks carry GO’s Lakeshore West trains. The Canpa spur extends north and south to link the Oakville sub and the Canadian Pacific Railway’s Galt subdivision — GO’s Milton line.

This is a particularly important location as it keeps GO trains running smoothly on the busiest line in the network. It also helps route trains into the Willowbrook rail maintenance facility and the nearby VIA Rail Canada maintenance facility.

According to a post in the Metrolinx News blog by Scott Money, a Metrolinx media relations senior advisor, “Replacing this infrastructure will also shave off precious minutes for train times. While that may not sound like much, every minute gained makes a huge difference in cutting down on rail congestion and makes way for future service increases.”

The problem is that the switches and tracks at this junction are some of the oldest in the GO network and heavily worn from use. Metrolinx needs to replace this infrastructure now to make sure it has the ability to add more GO service in the future, increase speeds and increase current service reliability.

Support us on Patreon Button

Welcome to Transit Toronto! This is an information site dedicated to public transportation in Toronto, maintained by transit enthusiasts for transit enthuasiasts. This is NOT the official website of the Toronto Transit Commission, Metrolinx or any other transit provider or government agency. To access the official websites of these agencies, consult this page here.