Oakville, Burlington, Milton Go Transit riders to benefit from increased weekday service

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Published August 26, 2021 at 5:58 pm

Starting Sept. 4, both the GO train and bus schedules in Oakville, Milton and Burlington will be increased or adjusted. METROLINX PHOTO

Metrolinx is increasing weekday service in Oakville, Burlington, Milton and across the Go Transit network starting in September to meet passenger demand.

With the expected demand resulting from customers heading back to work and school this fall, starting on Sept. 4 both the GO train and bus schedules will be increased or adjusted.

Weekday Oakville, Burlington and Milton rail riders will be getting “more consistent service” through the morning and evening rush hours as a result of reinstated trips on the Lakeshore West, Lakeshore East, Milton, and Richmond Hill lines.

Also being reinstated are the weekday express rail trips on the Lakeshore West line, including one trip per day in each direction serving Niagara Falls.

Local students heading off to school will also have more options to choose when taking a Go Bus, including a new extension to Brock University.

A number of trips between Oakville GO and Union Station are also returning, which brings 15-minute service in both directions for much of the day.

Metrolinx is also resuming one weekday rush hour trip in each direction between Niagara Falls and Union Station.

Hourly service will continue on the Lakeshore West line from 8 p.m. onward. The last trip of the night in both directions will be replaced by bus service to support construction of the Hurontario LRT at Port Credit GO.

For Milton riders, five eastbound and five westbound weekday rush hour trips will offer 15-minute frequency into the city and back home.

Riders are reminded to check their schedule online to find out the exact trip times.

With new hourly Lakeshore West GO train service to Hamilton added in August, riders can connect easily from Halton and Peel Regions with a transfer at West Harbour GO.

The Route 29 extension will offer a new connection for Guelph, Milton, and Mississauga riders to the TTC Bloor-Danforth subway line into Toronto.

Those returning to transit for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic return will find dozens of safety measures have been implemented to ensure the trains, buses and stations are safe for all to use.

Face coverings are still mandatory, even for fully vaccinated customers.

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