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Metrolinx on Sept. 5 will increase its GO Transit rail service to accommodate an anticipated uptick in demand as Ontario riders return to school and the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic.
GO Transit is resuming rush-hour service on all lines, returning the Stouffville weekend train and reintroducing four trips between the West Harbour GO to Union stations.
Some train service on the Lakeshore East and West lines will also resume to ensure riders have service every 15 to 30 minutes during rush hour, and hourly or better in the midday, evenings and weekends, Metrolinx officials wrote on the agency’s official blog.
On Sept. 12, weekend train service along the Barrie GO line will return.
“The news will benefit an increasing number of customers returning to the transit system, as Ontario, and the world, adjusts to a new normal of movement and work,” Metrolink officials said in their officials blog.
Combined, the schedule adjustments — including the return of some services suspended in the wake of COVID-19, and impacts to bus routes — are the largest shift to service in GO Transit’s history, officials said.