Changes Coming to GO Transit in Brampton
Exciting (or not) news for GO transit users in Brampton - service updates are here!
The province recently announced that train and bus service will improve across the GO transit network, effective September 2, 2017.
Quite a few routes will be altered to "help manage congestion and provide convenient and frequent service for commuters and families."
Overall, GO bus service will be increased on some of the busier routes in Burlington, St. Catharines, Guelph, Mississauga, Oakville, Hamilton and Richmond Hill.
Ontario will also introduce more peak period GO train service on the Barrie line to provide more travel options to commuters in Barrie, Bradford West Gwillimbury, East Gwillimbury, Newmarket, Aurora, King City, Vaughan and Toronto.
Here's a peek at service changes for routes across the province, if you take any:
Nine new midday and evening weekday bus trips and two new weekend bus trips on Route 29 Guelph-Mississauga to provide consistent, hourly all-day service along this corridor
Extending two morning train trips on the Barrie GO line from Maple to Allandale, bringing 15-minute service to the entire line during the busiest travel period
One new morning and one new afternoon train on the Barrie GO line, making all stops from Bradford to Union Station
Six new weekday bus trips on Route 12 Burlington-Niagara, increasing bus service to every half hour between Burlington and St. Catharines, including an earlier morning trip from Burlington to Niagara College that will arrive in time for morning classes
13 new weekday and four new weekend bus trips on Route 40 Hamilton-Richmond Hill to meet popular demand and provide 24-hour service, seven days a week, with a connection to Pearson International Airport and the Airport Corporate Centre
Realignment of Route 19 and Route 40 to provide GO bus service to the Dixie Transitway Station
Here are the changes that are coming to Brampton-specific routes:
Route 30 (Bramalea/Kitchener)
Schedules will be adjusted for some trips for improved reliability and to better reflect actual travel times, with some earlier departures of up to 10 minutes.
Route 32 (Brampton Trinity Common/North York)
New weekday eastbound trip will depart Trinity Common at 7:45 a.m.
Route 36 (Brampton/North York)
The weekend westbound 2:20 a.m. trip is cancelled due to low ridership.
Schedules will be adjusted for some trips for improved reliability and to better reflect actual travel times, with some earlier departures.
“Providing more train and bus service on our most in-demand routes is just one more way we are making transit a convenient choice for commuters,” says John Jensen, president and CEO, Metrolinx. “These new Barrie GO train trips also bring us one step closer to our goal of transforming the GO rail network to provide faster and more frequent rail service throughout the entire region.”
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, increasing the number of weekly trips from about 1,500 to nearly 6,000 by 2025.
It’s designed to provide faster and more frequent service across the GO rail network and is the largest commuter rail project in Canada.
A total of $21.3 billion is being invested to transform the GO network from a commuter transit system to a regional rapid transit system. The GO RER program involves more than 500 separate projects across 40 municipalities.
To learn more about specific route changes, click here.
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