More upgrades for Barrie GO service
Written By: Thursday, August 17th 2017

More improvements are coming to GO Train service on the Barrie line.

As of September 2, 2017 Metrolinx will extend two morning trains from Maple up into Allendale, bringing every 15-minute service to the entire Barrie GO line during the busiest travel period. They will also add new trains, one in the morning and another in the afternoon, to make all stops from Bradford to Union Station.

This new service on the Barrie Line will also provide more travel options to commuters in Bradford West Gwillimbury, East Gwillimbury, Newmarket, Aurora, King City, Vaughan and Toronto. Ontario will also increase GO bus service on some of the most in-demand routes that serve customers in Burlington, St. Catharines, Guelph, Mississauga, Oakville, Hamilton and Richmond Hill.

The goal of the improvments is to help manage congestion on the Barrie line, to provide convenient and frequent service for commuters and families, and help commuters connect to jobs, school and recreational activities.

QUICK FACTS
§ Maple to Allandale: The trip that currently departs Maple at 7:15 and arrives at Union at 7:47 will now begin at Allandale Waterfront, departing at 6:05 and making all stops to Union. The trip that currently departs Maple at 7:45 and arrives at Union at 8:19 will now begin at Allandale Waterfront, departing at 6:35 and making all stops to Union Station. Departure times between Maple and Union Station will not change.

§ Bradford to Union: The new morning trip will depart Bradford at 8:19 and make all stops to Union, arriving at 9:33. The new afternoon trip will depart Union at 19:05 and make all stops to Bradford, arriving at 20:14.

§ New bus trips are also being added to Route 12 Burlington-Niagara, Route 29 Guelph-Mississauga, and Route 40 Hamilton-Richmond Hill

§ These service changes are part of the GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program. GO RER includes electrifying core segments and expanding the rail network, and bringing more two-way, all-day service to commuters and families, increasing the number of weekly trips from about 1,500 to nearly 6,000 by 2025. It will provide faster and more frequent service across the GO rail network and is the largest commuter rail project in Canada.

§ The province is investing $21.3 billion to transform the GO network from a commuter transit system to a regional rapid transit system. GO RER involves more than 500 separate projects across 40 municipalities.

§ Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province’s history. To learn more about what’s happening in your community, go to Ontario.ca/BuildON.

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