Newmarket GO Station boarding information:
Until winter 2014
Effective Wednesday, August 6th, phase 2 of construction begins on the platform. The work will extend and rehabilitate the platform, and provide a new ticket booth with a customer waiting area and improved accessibility features. During this phase, the south half of the platform will be closed and there will be restricted train access – the doors will open on the five north coaches only.
Reduced Speeds – Expect Delays
GO Trains are travelling at reduced speeds between the Weston and Bloor GO Stations to allow for long-term service improvements as part of the ‘Big Move’. As a result, you may experience delays of up to 15 minutes to your commute. Please visit our Georgetown South Project page for details. We thank you for your patience.
Bloor GO Station - Train Boarding Information:
Effective until Early 2015
Due to construction, trains will stop further west of the platform. As a result, passengers must use the five east end coaches only.
Etobicoke North - Train Boarding Information:
Effective September 15
Construction on your station platforms will result in restricted train access. During this time passengers will need to board and exit the train using the five coaches west of the accessible, mini platform. The construction is required to allow for the installation of an additional track in preparation for improved service on the Georgetown/Kitchener corridor.
Kitchener GO Station - Train Boarding Information:
Effective until Early 2015
Due to the Region of Waterloo construction, the two west end coaches of the train will not open at this station. As a result, passengers must use the eight east end coaches located immediately behind the locomotive to board the train only.
Mount Pleasant GO Station - Infrastructure Improvements:
Effective until Fall 2014
As part of infrastructure improvements to your station, we are installing permanent water, storm water, sewer, and gas services. Customers will still be able to access Ashby Field Road from Bovaird by following the marked, temporary routes to reach the east and west parking lots, Kiss & Ride areas, and the station building. Access to the east parking lot from the eastern most access road has not been affected.
Weston GO Station - Train Boarding Information:
Effective until December 2014
On July 28th, we will begin boarding and exiting trains from the north side of the new centre platform. You will be able to use the existing ramp from the parking lot to access the side platform and will then cross a bridge to the centre platform.
Pickering GO Station - Train Boarding Information:
Effective July 21, 2014 until Early 2015
Construction to install new elevators between the platform and the pedestrian bridge of platforms 1 & 2 at your station will begin. During this construction, the east-end of these platforms will be closed. Passengers will have to board and detrain from coaches on the west half of the train (coaches 5 and above) when using these platforms.
Pickering GO Parking Structure Upgrades:
Effective September 14, 2014 until late 2014
There will be partial closures of areas in levels 1 & 2 of the parking structure. This work will take place between 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Please do not leave your vehicle overnight as it may be towed so we can complete the work.
Whitby GO Station - Construction on Henry St.
Effective August 11, 2014 until July 2015
Durham Region has started a long term construction project on Henry St. between Hwy 401 and Dundas St. (Hwy 2). The project is expected to finish in July of 2015. Due to the nature of the work, and the scheduled road closures, this may affect your normal route to the Whitby GO Station.
Scarborough GO Platform Shelter Rehabilitation and Replacement
Effective September 3rd, 2014, for six weeks
As part of our station improvements we will be rehabilitating and replacing platform shelters on both platforms. During this period, areas around some shelters will be hoarded off to enable construction. All work will take place between 9 am and 4:30 pm. One shelter will remain open on each platform for your comfort.
Aldershot GO Station - Slow Traffic
The Ministry of Transportation has begun repairs on the Waterdown Road Bridge. While two – way traffic has been somewhat restricted, all ramps and exits remain open. Work is expected to be completed by the end of the summer. In the meantime we recommend that you allow for extra time entering and leaving the station.
Clarkson GO Station - Parking Lot Resurfacing
Effective August 9th until Fall
250 parking spots will be closed for resurfacing. The spots are near the new parking structure in the southeast lot. Several carpool spaces will also be moved so we can work on the new access road which will improve traffic flow for the station. The Kiss & Ride and the accessible parking areas will remain open during the construction. Two electric vehicle charging stations are now available for use on the ground floor.
Lisgar GO Train Platform and Bus Loop Repair
Effective September 3rd, 2014 to early 2015
The east train platform, east walkways, east side of the station building and the bus loop boarding area are all scheduled for repair, including new and improved heated shelters. Accessible parking will be moved to the north side of the station building, temporarily. The west platform, accessible platform, and the Kiss 'n Ride will remain open. Additionally, the west side of the bus loop will also undergo construction and have bus stops relocated to the east side near Tenth Line West. Platform and parking work will be completed in early 2015, while bus loop construction will be completed later this fall.
GO Transit Continues to Work to Get You Home Safe and On-Time
With the winter weather behind us, we’d like to share some of the new things we’ve done to prepare for heavy rainfall so we can reduce the impact it has on GO Train service. After an official flood advisory is issued by the City of Toronto, or the Regional Conservation Authority, our staff and business partners are put on high-alert and all potential flood areas are thoroughly inspected. New storm-tracking software has also been installed in our Control Centre which monitors the weather and warns of forecasted storms. We’re testing flood detection sensors in some high risk areas and have installed three new culverts on the Richmond Hill line to help handle the run-off from city storm drains, which is a big help for rainy days we are sure to have.
Within the next two years, we’re looking to raise the tracks in the Don Valley section of our Richmond Hill line so they will be higher and have less chance of being flooded. We will keep you updated as we continue to look at other ways to limit the effects of heavy rainfall on our services.