GO buses will replace trains on some routes in Barrie


Changes will be made to GO Transit services in Barrie starting in April.

Buses will replace trains on the last weekday evening runs northbound and southbound on the Barrie line starting April 4.

GO Transit’s decision is to accommodate “critical” construction projects.

  • The 8:53 p.m. northbound train from Union Station will be replaced by a bus service, departing from the Union Station bus station 26 minutes earlier, at 8:27 p.m. trains at all stops.
  • The 8:57 p.m. Aurora GO southbound train will be replaced by bus service, departing 5 minutes later at 9:02 p.m. Bus travel times differ from train schedules at all stops.
  • Replacement buses will not serve Downsview Park GO. Customers traveling to or from Downsview Park GO can take the TTC instead. Plan your trip on Triplinx.ca
  • The 7:53 p.m. northbound train from Union Station will be extended past Aurora GO to serve all stops, arriving at Allandale Waterfront GO at 10:35 p.m.

There will still be no weekend trains.

“Unfortunately, there are no weekend trains in Barrie yet, just bus service. Ridership is still only about 30% of pre-pandemic levels,” said Anne Marie Aikins, spokesperson for Metrolinx.

“We intend to restore full services as passengers return. In the meantime, we are gradually restoring some services and lengthening trains to provide additional capacity. We will be making more announcements each month.”

You can find more information about the GO Transit service on its website.

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