Weekend GO train service returns to Barrie

Adjustments to weekday service will mean more trains

Weekend GO train service between Barrie and Toronto is back on track beginning Saturday.

Metrolinx says starting on May 21 there will be six southbound trips from the Allandale Waterfront GO station and six northbound trains from Union Station to Barrie.

On weekdays beginning Tuesday, May 24, three midday trips will be extended to start and end in Barrie and there will be an additional southbound trip during the morning rush-hour. Following the completion of important track work, Metrolinx says it is bringing back late-evening rail service, with two northbound trains and one southbound train.

Commuters on the Barrie line should also be prepared for significant adjustments to train service and schedules on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5.

Metrolinx says the service changes are to accommodate important work on the Davenport Diamond – the intersection where the Barrie GO line meets the CP rail tracks and one of the busiest train intersections in North America. The upgrades can only be done safely when trains are not running, says Metrolinx.

Starting Saturday, May 21, weekend train service returns along the Barrie line.

  • Southbound trains will depart Allandale Waterfront GO at 6:53 a.m., 8:08 a.m., 11:08 a.m., 2:08 p.m., 5:08 p.m. and 8:08 p.m.
  • Southbound trains will depart Aurora GO at 7:42 a.m., 8:57 a.m., then hourly until 9:57 p.m.
  • Northbound trains will depart Union Station hourly, from 8:53 a.m. until 10:53 p.m., including six extending all the way to Allandale Waterfront GO.

Starting Tuesday, May 24, we’re extending three midday weekday trips to start and end in Barrie.

  • For customers travelling from Barrie, a train at 1:08 p.m. will take you from Allandale Waterfront GO to Union Station.
  • For customers travelling to Barrie, trips at 9:53 a.m. and 1:53 p.m. will take you from Union Station to Allandale Waterfront GO.

We’re adding an additional southbound morning rush hour trip, departing Allandale Waterfront GO at 5:53 a.m. and arriving at Union Station at 7:33 a.m. To provide more consistent service through the morning rush hour, the 5:38 a.m. trip from Allandale Waterfront GO will depart 15 minutes earlier, at 5:23 a.m., arriving at Union Station at 7:03 a.m.

Following the completion of important track work, we’re also bringing back late evening train service on the Barrie line.

  • One northbound trip will travel to Aurora GO, departing Union Station at 9:44 p.m.
  • Two northbound trips will travel all the way to Allandale Waterfront GO, departing Union Station at 9:53 p.m. and 10:53 p.m.
  • One southbound trip will depart from Aurora GO at 8:57 p.m.
  • One southbound trip will depart from Allandale Waterfront GO at 9:08 p.m.

To offer Barrie line service later into the evening, the 7:53 p.m. northbound trip from Union Station will end at Aurora GO, with a bus connection continuing north to Allandale Waterfront GO.

Some trains may be shorter than others. Please look down the platform when the train approaches as you may need to adjust where you’re waiting. Be sure to use all available doors to board and listen for station announcements. We continue to monitor ridership and will adjust train lengths as needed.

– With files from GOTransit

Feature image – file photo – Barrie 360

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