Thursday, December 14, 2017

Barrie GO Train passengers to get a boost in service

Metrolinx is moving forward with our expansion and transformation of the GO Transit network with new and improved service on the Barrie corridor.

Starting December 30, Barrie line passengers will see new midday and evening service from Monday to Friday, in both directions between Aurora and Union Station, and more weekend service, too. There will also be extra morning, afternoon and late evening train service between Bradford GO Station and Union Station.

Customers will also have the opportunity to connect easily to the TTC subway at the new Downsview Park station. Downsview Park GO station is integrated with the TTC’s Line 1 subway expansion. All Barrie line trains will make stops at the new Downsview Park GO Station beginning December 30.

We are also opening a new GO bus terminal at the new Highway 407 Station on the TTC Line 1 subway extension to give customers better connections.

GO bus customers should check the new schedules as several routes are being realigned to serve the new Highway 407 Station on the TTC Line 1 extension.  There are also some changes to Barrie GO bus services to improve schedule reliability and provide better connections with expanded train service on the Barrie line. 

Key Facts:
·         GO will now run 230 train trips per week on the Barrie line, up from 118
·         Downsview Park GO Station is GO’s 66th station
·         There will be nearly six times as much service for passengers on the Barrie line as there was 10 years ago

For a summary of all service additions and schedule changes, visit


Anonymous said...

Most of the new trips terminate at Aurora. Question: When are we getting weekend train service to Barrie?

Anonymous said...

Weekend train service to Barrie already exists: 3 trips depart Allandale in the morning. On the return, there's a Union departure around 4pm, and the last 2 trips of the day run the full line into Barrie, too.

Anonymous said...

I am worried that this service increase will amount to a service cut like we saw on the Stouffville line... Any passengers that want to go northbound will be required to transfer to a bus at Aurora. I have been on this bus route before and it takes a very inefficient route plus it's typically late getting out of Aurora. I ride this line quite frequently and they should have done the train service to East Gwillimbury GO and then transfer to the bus since it has a more direct route (takes 80km/h roads instead of 50km/h like the current route) and has adequate station facilities like parking (Aurora is almost always full, not sure how daytime train customers will be able to park now) and a bus loop.

Anonymous said...

Looking at the schedule, this basically kills the Aurora carpool lot. Only the super early birds will be using it now. Most will be adding themselves into the parking overflow at the Aurora train station now.

And it makes off-hours travel back a lot longer past Aurora.

Seems the previous poster is right, it does amount to a service cut.