Half-hour service, regular bus trips from Oshawa to Toronto Zoo among the GO Transit changes

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Published March 24, 2022 at 3:34 pm

Go Train Mississauga

As riders return to GO Transit Metrolinx is bringing back service in phases, starting by resuming and adjusting some service starting April 2.

The changes will offer more flexibility for customers going to events, work, and for reconnecting with family and friends.

The news includes the announcement of seasonal service to the Toronto Zoo on weekends and holidays, starting May 21, and 30-minute service or better, all day long – including on evenings and weekends – on the Lakeshore East and Lakeshore West Lines

This is an increase from the hourly service that was in place on evenings and weekends.

Seasonal service to the Toronto Zoo returns this year on GO Bus Route 96. On weekends and holidays from Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day weekend, most GO bus Route 96 trips will include a stop at the Toronto Zoo

Route 96Z will serve Oshawa GO, Whitby GO, Ajax GO, the Toronto Zoo, Scarborough Centre Bus Terminal, Yonge Street at Sheppard Ave., and Finch Bus Terminal

Starting April 2, some weekend trip times on Route 96 will depart up to 5 minutes earlier and 20 minutes later to prepare for the addition of the Toronto Zoo stop in May

For GO Bus customers, some bus trips will be replaced with trains and some schedules are being adjusted to connect with the returning train service, so customers accustomed to taking the bus should check schedules before they head out

A reminder that following a legislative change, new GO Buses added to the fleet have seatbelts. Please buckle up when seatbelts are available – it’s the law

Metrolinx is also reminding riders that masks continue to be mandatory on GO Transit and UP Express vehicles and inside stations.

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