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GO temporarily revising train service along Lakeshore East line; Buses replace some trains, November 5, 6 and 7



Metrolinx continues working to enhance the 01 Lakeshore East* line, as part of the GO Expansion Program.


Starting the evening of Friday, November 5 until the end of service Sunday, November 7, GO Transit trains along the line only operate between Union Station and Guildwood GO Station to accommodate construction work. Buses replace trains between Guildwood and Oshawa GO Station, but leave at different times than regular weekend trains. Trains and buses do not operate to and from Rouge Hill GO Station during this temporary service change.

GO says,

“These service changes allow us to carry out important construction work to improve rail infrastructure. The Rouge River Bridge, a 117-year-old piece of critical infrastructure, is undergoing rehabilitation… to support increased future GO service. This project is expected to finish in summer 2022.

“Additional track repairs are also taking place along the corridor. 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.

“This construction work can only be completed if trains are not running in the construction area.”

This weekend, GO trains along the 71 Stouffville line stop at Scarborough and Danforth GO Stations to provide extra service for passengers travelling to and from the stations during construction.

Regular train service resumes Monday, November 8.


Trains


Friday, November 5

Westbound

  • The train that usually leaves Oshawa at 9:20 p.m. is the last train to make all stops to Union. (It ends its trip in Union at 10:20 p.m.)
  • Starting at 10:15 p.m., trains only operate hourly between Guildwood GO and Union.
  • GO is cancelling the train that usually leaves Oshawa at 10:20 p.m.
  • For passengers travelling from Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax and Pickering, buses drop off or pick up passengers at all stations to Pickering, then operate express to Guildwood.

Eastbound

  • The train that usually leaves Union Station at 9:05 p.m. is the last train to make all stops to Oshawa. (It ends its trip in Oshawa at 10:05 p.m.)
  • Starting at 10:35 p.m., trains only operate hourly between Union and Guildwood.
  • GO is cancelling the trains that usually leave Union at 10:05 and 11:05 p.m. and 12:05 a.m.
  • For passengers travelling to Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa GO stations, buses operate express — without stopping — between Guildwood and Pickering GO Stations, then drop off or pick up passengers at all stations to Oshawa.

Saturday, November 6
Sunday, November 7

Westbound

  • Trains only operate hourly schedule between Guildwood and Union every hour from Guildwood at XX:15.
  • For passengers travelling from Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax and Pickering, buses drop off or pick up passengers at all stations to Pickering, then operate express to Guildwood.

Eastbound

  • Trains only operate hourly with service between Union and Guildwood every hour from Union Station at XX:35
  • For passengers travelling to Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa GO stations, buses operate express — without stopping — between Guildwood and Pickering GO Stations, then drop off or pick up passengers at all stations to Oshawa.

Buses


  • **GO has hired Coach Canada to help get you where you need to go due to an ongoing shortage of employees. By hiring Coach Canada, GO can make sure that its bus drivers are available to operate GO buses and maintain regular service,
  • Coach Canada buses will be available at Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax and Pickering GO station bus loops to get you to Guildwood GO where you can continue your train trip.
  • GO staff will be on site at each station to help guide you and answer your questions.
  • A temporary bus loop will be available in the north parking lot at Guildwood to accommodate replacement buses to and from Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa.
  • You will need to transfer from the train platform and look for wayfinding signs to guide you to the temporary bus loop.
  • GO is posting extra signs around Guildwood GO to help guide you when you transfer between buses and trains.
  • The Where’s My Bus service isn’t operating for the replacement buses.

Friday, November 5

Westbound

  • Buses replace trains from Oshawa starting at 9:15 p.m. The buses stop in Whitby, Ajax and Pickering, then operate express to Guildwood.
  • Buses leave stations 27 to 35 minutes earlier than regular train service.

Eastbound

  • Buses replace trains from Guildwood GO starting at 10:02 p.m. The buses operate express to Pickering and then stop in all stations to Oshawa.
  • Buses leave Guildwood GO three to 18 minutes later than regular train service.

Saturday, November 6
Sunday, November 7

Westbound

  • The bus along the 90B Lakeshore East route that usually leaves Oshawa at 4:45 a.m. operates with its regular schedule. It ends its trip in Union Station Bus Terminal at 5:40 a.m.
  • Buses leave Oshawa every hour or more, starting at 5:15 a.m.
  • Buses leave stations on the line 20 to 35 minutes earlier than regular train service.

Eastbound

  • The bus along the 90B Lakeshore East route that usually leaves Union at 5:50 a.m. operates with its regular schedule. It ends its trip in Oshawa at 6:45 a.m.
  • Buses leave Guildwood every 60 minutes or more, starting at 7:10 a.m.
  • Buses leave stations on the line eight to 23 minutes earlier than regular train service.

PRESTO fare cards


  • Passengers who have set up default trips on their PRESTO cards need to override their default by pressing the “Override” button on the PRESTO device, then tap your card as you would normally.

Westbound

  • Tap on the PRESTO machine at your bus loop and tap off on machines at your destination.

Eastbound

  • Tap on the device at your originating station when boarding trains. Tap off at the PRESTO machine at your destination.

Rouge Hill GO Station


  • Trains and buses don’t operate to and from Rouge Hill this weekend.
  • GO has suggested alternate travel options:

  • Toward Union Station

  • Board a westbound TTC bus along the 38 Highland Creek route to Scarborough Centre Station and transfer to a southbound train along Line 3 Scarborough. At Kennedy Station, transfer to a southbound GO train along the 71 Stouffville line to travel to Union Station.
  • Board a westbound TTC bus along the 38 Highland Creek route to Scarborough Centre Station and transfer to a southbound train along Line 3 Scarborough. At Kennedy Station, transfer to a westbound Line 2 Bloor - Danforth train to Yonge Station. Then transfer again to a southbound train along Line 1 Yonge - University.
  • Board a westbound TTC bus along the 38 Highland Creek route to Kingston Road and Deep Dene Drive. Transfer to a westbound bus along the 86 Scarborough route. At Kennedy Station, transfer to a westbound Line 2 Bloor - Danforth train to Yonge Station. Then transfer again to a southbound train along Line 1 Yonge - University.
  • Toward Pickering GO Station
  • Board a westbound TTC bus along the 85A Sheppard East route to Port Union and Kingston Roads. Transfer to an eastbound Durham Region Transit bus route along the 900 PULSE Highway 2 route to Kingston and Liverpool Roads. Walk southward to Pickering GO Station.
  • Toward Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa GO stations
  • Board a westbound TTC bus along the 38 Highland Creek route to Scarborough Centre Station. Transfer to an eastbound GO bus along the 96 Oshawa / Finch express routes. Route 96 buses stop in the bus terminals at all three GO stations.

Metrolinx and GO plan to accommodate more passengers and increase service along the Lakeshore East line, as part of their GO Expansion Program (formerly “regional express rail”).