Metrolinx cancelling two Oshawa GO train routes for second day due to heat wave

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Published June 19, 2024 at 1:50 pm

GO Train

The heat wave sweeping through the GTA is having an impact on GO train service for the second day in a row, with a number of train routes cancelled or modified, including two coming from and going to Oshawa.

During prolonged periods of high heat, rail tracks have the potential to soften and expand that require the trains to run at slower speeds. ‘Slow orders’ are then issued along the network for safety reasons and to reduce the risk of track damage.

The 4:22 p.m. Union Station to Oshawa GO trip has been cancelled, with Metrolink suggesting commuters take the 2:50 p.m. or 3:50 train instead. As well, the 5:42 p.m. trip from Oshawa to Union has also been removed from the schedule. Metrolinx is asking transit users to take the 4:10 p.m. or 5:10 p.m. train instead.

“We know that heat-related delays can be frustrating for customers,” said a message from Metrolinx, “however we must take proactive measures to ensure the GO Transit network operates safely in all kinds of weather conditions.”

Customers can also check https://www.gotransit.com/en/service-updates/service-updates for up-to-date scheduling information.

Oshawa GO station

 

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