Reduced GO Train Service on the Lakeshore West Line

GO Transit 022GO Transit is reducing service levels on their Lakeshore West line on October 22nd and 23rd, 2016.  The work is to allow for GO Transit to maintain the tracks along the line.

As such, there will be less service west of Appleby station at certain times.  The trains affected are as follows: Continue reading

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No Subway Service from Lawrence to Finch on October 22 and 23, 2016

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T1 TTC subway car parked in St. George subway station. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has announced that it is shutting down subway service on the Yonge Line between Lawrence and Finch stations this weekend, October 22nd and 23rd, 2016.

The shutdown is to allow the TTC to do maintenance work on the tracks. Continue reading

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New GO Transit Double Deck Buses Enter Service

GO Transit has started receiving, and placing into service, new low floor double deck buses which will enable GO Transit to run double deck buses on more routes, including to and from Union Station and their Hamilton GO Centre.

Here are a couple pictures of #8300, the first of these new buses, as it rests at Oakville GO station between runs:

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Veterans Ride Free on Warriors’ Day

English: GO Transit train at Exhibition Station

GO Transit train at Exhibition Station (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As is common practice for Warriors’ Day at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), veterans of the Canadian military ride free on many of the local transit agencies.  A veteran will be allowed to bring a companion with them.  The free ride also applies to families of deceased veterans with some agencies.

Veterans should wear their uniforms, medals, or something that would specify that he/she is a veteran.  Families of deceased veterans should bring some sort of identification. Continue reading

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Reduced GO Transit Service on the Lakeshore East Line

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English: GO Transit Bombardier BiLevel car #210 brings up the rear of an eastbound Lakeshore East line train departing Scarborough GO Station in Scarborough, Ontario. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

GO Transit has announced that there will be less train service along the Lakeshore East GO line over the weekend of July 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, 2016.

The main impact will affect service on Saturday July 23rd, and Sunday July 24th.  Starting in the evening of July 22nd, until the end of service on Sunday July 24th, service will be operated hourly instead of every 30 minutes. Continue reading

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GO Transit Seasonal Service Returns

Niagara Falls 2015 006GO Transit is bringing back its popular seasonal services to Barrie and Niagara Falls.

Starting June 25th, 2016 GO Transit will be operating trains from Union Station to Barrie (Allandale Waterfront station) and Niagara Falls (with a bus connection at St. Catharines to Niagara Falls-on-the-Lake.)

Trains to Barrie will depart Union Station at 12:20, 16:20, 18:20, and 22:20.  Southbound trips start out at Allandale Waterfront station at 09:40, 14:10, 15:51, and 20:10.

Trains to Niagara Falls depart Union Station at 09:00, 16:18, and 20:10.  Trains depart Niagara Falls at 08:30, 11:30, 19:20, and 22:30.

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GO Transit turns 49!

May 23rd, 2016 marks the 49th anniversary of the creation of GO Transit.  On this day in 1967, GO Transit began operations with a small fleet of locomotives and coaches.

The service began operating along the Lakeshore West and Lakeshore East lines with all day service between Oakville and Pickering via Toronto’s Union Station.  Rush hour service went west to Hamilton. Continue reading

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