Lakeshore GO trains will slow their roll through Mississauga for two weekends
Published August 31, 2021 at 3:57 pm
Lakeshore GO train service in Mississauga and beyond will be reduced the weekends of Sept. 11-12 and Oct. 16-17 as maintenance crews upgrade the tracks.
But Toronto Blue Jays fans won’t have any trips to and from the ball game to worry about as the American League baseball club is out of town the first weekend, returning for a homestand on Sept. 13. And unless the Blue Jays are scheduled to host a playoff game on the October weekend, which doesn’t seem likely as the club looks set to miss the playoffs, fans won’t be impacted on those dates either.
However, the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs have a home date against the Ottawa Senators scheduled the night of Saturday, Oct. 16 at Scotiabank Arena. Mississauga fans planning to use GO train service to get to and from that game will have to keep the reduced train service in mind.
Officials with Metrolinx, the Ontario crown corporation responsible for public transit in the Golden Horseshoe, say Lakeshore West GO train service will be reduced to hourly trips beginning the morning of Saturday, Sept. 11 and continuing until the end of the following day. The same changes will be in effect Oct. 16-17.
Crews will be working on the tracks between the Gardiner Expressway and Dufferin Street in Toronto, which will impact GO train service into and out of Mississauga.
Metrolinx officials say the work will improve train speeds, service life and reliability, “…allowing GO Transit to provide better service in the future.”
During the two maintenance weekends, GO train trips to and from Niagara Falls will continue on a regular schedule, officials say.
Regular service will resume the Monday following both weekends.
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