Metrolinx to reduce train and bus service amid COVID-19 pandemic


Published March 13, 2020 at 11:22 pm


Metrolinx has announced a selective reduction in GO train, GO bus, and UP Express service as part of their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Starting on Wednesday, March 18, the company will reduce its transit services to match the expected reduction in ridership from COVID-19, March Break, school closures, and the “significant shift in many organizations’ work-from-home policy.”

“Our key consideration is ensuring our services can continue and our employees and customers are safe,” said Metrolinx President and CEO Phil Verster.

“Our customers will still get the same safe experience, our Transit Safety and customer service teams will continue to be available to help customers get where they need to go. Our teams will also maintain the increased level of cleaning on our vehicles and stations.”

The revised schedules are still being finalized and will be released by Metrolinx on Sunday, March 15.

For the latest transit updates visit and, or visit Ontario’s website to learn more about what the province is doing in response to COVID-19.

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