GO Transit promises improved service in Barrie this September
As of Sept. 2, the province will be increasing service along the Barrie line, including more peak-period GO train service and GO bus service on most in-demand routes along Burlington, St. Catharines, Guelph, Mississauga, Oakville, Hamilton, and Richmond Hill.
Here are some of the specific changes being made to GO Transit in September:
Fifteen minute service along the entire Barrie GO line from Maple to Allandale
One new morning and afternoon train on the Barrie GO line making all stops from Bradford to Union
Six new weekday bus trips on Route 12 Burlington-Niagara, with service every 30 minutes and an early bus to help students with morning classes
Nine new midday and evening weekday bus trips and two weekend trips on Route 29 Guelph-Mississauga
Thirteen weekday and four weekend bus trips Route 40 Hamilton-Richmond Hill to provide 34-hour service seven days a week, connecting to Pearson International Airport.
Realignment of Route 19 and Route 40 to the Dixie Transitway Station
“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. 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,” said President and CEO of Metrolinx, John Jensen.
These improvements are part of a $21.4 billion commitment by the provincial government for GO Transit’s Regional Express Rail.