Metrolinx Service Disruptions Fall 2018

Throughout the fall, there will be a number of service adjustments on the Barrie line as Metrolinx work on the tracks to bring you faster and more frequent GO service. They will need to adjust train trips in order to do bridge, level crossing and platform work. This work can only be completed when trains aren't running, so work will be done over the weekends to minimize the disruption.

Buses will replace trains on parts of the Barrie line on the weekends of October 13-14 and 27-28 as they do maintenance work on the tracks.

o    There will be likely one or two more weekends in November that they will need to replace train service with bus service along the corridor. They'll be sure to inform you of these changes as soon as they have more information.

Stay in the know by signing up for their email or text alerts and by checking in at gotransit.com/serviceupdates before you travel.

On the weekend of October 13/14 buses will replace trains north of Rutherford GO. Trains will run between Union Station and Rutherford GO.

o    Buses coming from all stations north of Rutherford GO will meet trains to travel south to Union Station.

o    If you're travelling from Union Station to stations north of Rutherford, please take the train north to Rutherford, and there will be buses at Rutherford to take you to your destination.

§  If you're taking a bus from Maple GO:

o    The bus loop is located slightly above and east of the platform, so you can either walk down the stairs there or follow the sidewalk from Eagle Rock Way.

o    If you are using a PRESTO card, then please tap on at your home train station before you board the bus.

o    They'll be replacing the tracks at the McNaughton Rd. crossing near Maple GO and the Dufferin St. crossing north of King City GO on this weekend.

On the weekend of October 27/28 buses will replace trains north of Aurora GO. Trains will run between Union Station and Aurora GO.

o    Buses coming from all stations north of Aurora GO will meet trains to travel south to Union Station.

o    If you're travelling from Union Station to stations north of Aurora, please take the train north to Aurora, and there will be buses at the station to take you to your destination.

o    If you are using a PRESTO card, then please tap on at your home train station before you board the bus.

o    They'll be working on the crossing at Teston Rd. on this weekend.

Metrolinx is building on existing GO Transit infrastructure to expand service and create an electrified network that will provide a faster and more efficient way to travel.

For more information, visit Metrolinx.com/GOexpansion.

Check gotransit.com/serviceupdates closer to the scheduled service reductions for more information.   



Provide your input to help create a Community Charter by Metrolinx

Metrolinx is developing a Community Charter to give some meaningful and measureable form to its commitment to communities across the GTHA.

The Metrolinx Community Charter will apply to every area of operations from planning and construction, to operations and customer service, and everything in between. When completed, the Community Charter will capture and present Metrolinx's community values.

The Community Charter commits Metrolinx to building the regional transportation system in a way that is respectful of the communities it touches.

When finished, the charter will define Metrolinx's relationship with residents and communities through a series of promises and service standards.

But for that to happen, Metrolinx needs your help in getting the charter right. In this initial phase of the engagement, we're exploring six themes that could underpin the development of a Metrolinx Community Charter.

  • Public Safety

  • Fiscal Responsibility

  • Courtesy and Respect

  • Public Input

  • Timely Information

  • Connecting Communities 

In Phase 1, Metrolinx wants to find out how you feel about these themes, which ones are most important to you, and what might have been missed. Later in March, for Phase 2 of the engagement, we'll share the draft wording of specific promises based on the themes refined in Phase 1.

To provide your input about the Charter please go to metrolinxengage.com.

Helpful Links

Related Documents

Notice of Completion - GO Rail Network Electrification Transit Project Assessment Process

Metrolinx Notice of Completion - Barrie Rail Corridor Expansion Transit Project Assessment Process

Metrolinx Presentation to Council - March 28

Metrolinx Backgrounder

Metrolinx Frequently Asked Questions


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