Newmarket GO Station boarding information:
Effective until winter 2014
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.
The parking lot was reduced near the north end of the lot, adjacent to the bunker, to accommodate trail construction. Completion of this phase of work is expected in winter 2014. Please use caution when around the construction area.
Bloor GO - Train Boarding Info:
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.
Brampton GO - Stairwell Closure
Effective Monday, September 29th, 2014 until December 2014
The north-east stairwell will be closed for repairs. To access the north platform, please use one the alternate stairwells located towards the western side of the station.
Etobicoke North GO - Train Boarding Info:
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 Kitchener corridor.
Kitchener GO - Train Boarding Info:
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.
Malton GO Construction:
effective October 16, 2014 until Summer 2015
The east pedestrian tunnel at Malton GO will be repaired, the bus waiting area will be upgraded, and new platform shelters, canopies, and covered staircases will be installed. Passengers accessing the train platform will need to use the west tunnel during this construction.
Mount Pleasant GO - 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 - 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 - Train Boarding Information:
Effective 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 the 5 west coaches of the train when using these platforms.
Pickering GO - Parking Structure Upgrades:
Effective 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 pm and 5:00 am. Please do not leave your vehicle overnight as it may be towed so we can complete the work.
Pickering GO Pedestrian Bridge Stair Closure
Effective October 11, 2014 for two weekends
All of the stairwells leading to the pedestrian bridge will be closed for maintenance over the next two weekends, October 11-14 and October 18-20. The stairwells will close after last GO train departs the station on Friday night/Saturday morning and reopen before the first GO train arrives on the 14th and 20th. Please use the pedestrian tunnels to access train platforms during those times, and bridge elevators to cross the highway.
Scarborough GO Platform Shelter Work
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.
Scarborough GO – West Tunnel Closures:
Effective Oct. 13th at 10:00 p.m. until the end of Oct. 2014
Sections of the west pedestrian tunnel will be closed for renovation. Customers will still be able to use the tunnel during train hours, as only the work areas will be closed off, however the tunnel will be fully closed after the last train leaves the station nightly; it will reopen before the first train the following morning.
Whitby GO - Construction on Henry St.
Effective until July 2015
Durham Region has started a long term construction project on Henry St. between Hwy 401 and Dundas St. (Hwy 2). Due to the nature of the work, and the scheduled road closures, this may affect your normal route to Whitby GO Stn.
Whitby GO - Stairwells Closed for Repairs
Effective October 6th, 2014
The stairwells leading to the platforms will be closed one at a time for emergency repairs. Please exercise caution around work areas.
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.
Bronte GO Station - South Stairwell Repair
Effective September 21st until Fall
The south stairwell will be closed to correct drainage issues. To allow construction crews access to the underground utilities, approximately 15 reserved parking spaces along the south-west parking lot will be temporarily relocated and 5 accessible spaces will be temporarily closed. Additional accessible parking is available in the north parking lot.
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, until 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.
Lisgar GO Train Bus Loop Construction
Effective October 17th, ongoing.
GO Transit, Brampton Transit and MiWay bus stops will be relocated to the east side of the bus loop in order to repave the bus loop, upgrade and provide new heated shelters, and improve walkways.
Cooksville GO Train Station Improvements and Construction
Effective October 16th, until spring 2015
We’re going to improve pedestrian access in the tunnels, customer comfort during inclement weather and extend the platform to fit 12-car trains. Most work will be completed during off-peak hours to reduce customer impact. This project is expected to be completed in spring 2015.
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.