Changes Coming to GO Transit Service in Mississauga

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If you're a regular GO Transit user, you might be happy to hear about some changes coming to GO Transit service in Mississauga.

The Province of Ontario recently announced that it's increasing GO train and bus service across the network "to help manage congestion and provide convenient and frequent service for commuters and families."

Effective Sept. 2, he province will increase GO bus service 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.

"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."

The service changes include:

  • 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

As for Mississauga-specific changes, GO Transit says the following changes will come into effect Sept. 2:


Route 19 (Mississauga/North York)

  • Buses will now serve Dixie Transitway Station and a temporary stop near the future Renforth Station, opening later this fall, on the Mississauga Transitway.
    • At Dixie, there is parking, a Park and Ride, and connections to MiWay buses.
    • Near the temporary Renforth stop, there are connections to TTC and MiWay buses.
    • Gives new transit options to the Airport Corporate Centre.
  • At Square One, bus stops on Robert Speck Pkwy. at Hurontario St. will be relocated to City Centre Dr. at Robert Speck Pkwy.
  • 19C express route will now run express from Square One to Finch, and no longer make stops in the Square One area. Travel times will be 10 minutes faster.
  • 19B buses will no longer stop at Hurontario St. at Robert Speck Pkwy.
  • New weekday eastbound Route 19 trips will depart Square One at 5:10 a.m. and 12:10 p.m.
  • New weekday westbound Route 19 trip will depart Finch at 12:50 a.m.
  • New weekday eastbound Route 19C trip will depart at 8:30 a.m.
  • Schedules will be adjusted for some trips for improved reliability and to better reflect actual travel times, with some earlier departures.

Route 25 (Waterloo/Mississauga)

  • Two new weekend eastbound trips will depart University of Waterloo at 4:55 a.m. and 5:55 a.m.
  • New westbound Sunday trip will depart Square One at 12:10 p.m.
  • Four new Sunday Route 25F trips:
    • depart University of Waterloo at 4:40 p.m. and 8:40 p.m.
    • depart York University at 2:25 p.m. and 6:25 p.m.
  • New eastbound Friday Route 25F trip from University of Waterloo at 12:30 p.m.
  • Trips to schools that were suspended for the summer will return for the school year.
  • Schedules will be adjusted for some trips for improved reliability and to better reflect actual travel times, with some earlier departures.

Route 29 (Guelph/Mississauga)

  • Weekday service will now be hourly all day:
    • Four new eastbound trips depart Guelph at 9:10 a.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:15 p.m., and 10:15 p.m.
    • Five new westbound trips depart Square One at 12:20 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 9:20 p.m., 11:20 p.m. and 00:20 a.m.
  • New weekend eastbound trip will depart Guelph at 10:40 p.m.
  • New weekend westbound trip will depart Square One at 12:25 a.m.
  • Trips to schools that were suspended for the summer will return for the school year.
  • Schedules will be adjusted for some trips for improved reliability and to better reflect actual travel times, with some earlier departures.

Route 45 (Mississauga/North York)

  • Many trips to schools that were suspended for the summer will return for the school year.
  • Schedules will be adjusted for some trips for improved reliability and to better reflect actual travel times, with some earlier departures.

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.

The province is investing $21.3 billion 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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