I had no idea. No CSR from Durham Transit told me about this option. I just used the route I was first given when I moved into the neighbourhood in 2014.
I feel like I'm in a parallel universe.
I took the new route this morning - a route that has always been available in Courtice. I left the house at 6:25. I was at the Oshawa GO Station at 6:59 am. First bus 6:30. Second bus 6:46. The ride from the transfer stop was 13 minutes.
Prior to this morning, I spent 45 minutes getting to Oshawa GO.
I was on the 7:03 train this morning. This means I can leave earlier and take the 4:30 express which means I will be home by 6pm instead of 6:30!
I owe all this to a kind person who works for Durham Region Transit who texted me last night. Thank you.