Oakville Transit says plan in place during GO Transit strike

By

Published November 7, 2022 at 10:23 am

Contingency plans are in place to mitigate the impacts of any disruption for Oakville Transit customers should they occur at any of the GO Transit stations Oakville Transit operates to. OAKVILLE TRANSIT PHOTO

Oakville Transit says it has a contingency plan in place to mitigate the impacts of any disruptions from the strike action taken Monday morning (Nov. 7) by Go Transit employees.

The local transit was notified that members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1587, which represents GO Transit bus operators, station attendants, plant and fleet maintenance workers, transit safety officers and administrative staff, were going on strike starting Monday.

The Town says plans are in place should there any disruption for riders at any of the Go Transit stations Oakville Transit operates to. Oakville Transit offers several routes servicing GO Transit stations and terminals.

Though, customers can expect possible delays going to and from Go Transit stations and connecting with other transit agency routes.

The Town asks that people plan their travel time accordingly and, if possible, make alternate travel arrangements.

Here’s what the Go Transit strike will likely mean for Oakville Transit customers:

  • Picket lines at GO stations and terminals are possible at any given time during this labour disruption. Oakville Transit buses servicing GO stations and terminals will not cross picket lines.
  • If there are picket lines, alternate pick up and drop off locations will be available at all GO Transit locations Oakville Transit normally serves, which may include Oakville GO, Bronte GO, Clarkson GO, Appleby GO, and the Trafalgar/407 and Dundas/407 carpool lots.
  • The following routes and services will be impacted by the GO Transit strike: Route 1, 3, 4, 5/5A, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14/14A, 15, 18, 19, 20, 24, 26, 28, 34, 120, 190, Home to Hub and care-A-van.
  • For care-A-van customers connecting to specialized services in Burlington and Mississauga, transfer locations are Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (to connect to Burlington Handi-Van) and Sheridan College (to connect to Peel TransHelp).
  • Customers can expect possible delays going to and from GO Transit stations and connecting with other transit agency routes. Plan travel time accordingly and make alternate travel arrangements if possible.

For up-to-date information on the GO Transit strike, visit here.

For more information on Oakville Transit schedules, visit here.

 

insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising