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New Waterloo to Hamilton route among April GO Bus service changes

Get the latest news on upcoming GO Bus route and schedule adjustments.

Mar 24, 2023

GO is transforming its bus network to provide more frequent trips on core bus routes for customers and better connect them to major destinations like transit hubs, business parks, post-secondary institutions and shopping centres.

As part of this transformation, there will be number of service enhancements beginning on April 8.

New Waterloo to Hamilton route

GO Transit is launching a new weekday service from Waterloo to Hamilton via Kitchener and Guelph.

The new GO Bus Route 17 will reduce current travel times between Hamilton and Kitchener, Waterloo and Guelph by more than an hour in each direction.

Service on Route 17 will be hourly in both directions, reaching three GO Train stations, the ION LRT and four universities – Waterloo, Laurier, Guelph and McMaster.

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Changes to other GO Bus routes

A new and expanded Route 94 will be combined with much of the current Route 34, delivering bus service along Highway 401 and offering better connections between Pickering, Mississauga and Toronto Pearson Airport.

  • It will give riders direct connections to TTC subway lines and the hub at Scarborough Town Centre
  • Service will also be increased, including adding trips that will bring service to hourly frequency on weekends
  • The route will not travel as far north as the current Route 34, so customers can use GO Transit or the TTC to reach the Finch Bus Terminal.

Adjustments to GO Bus Route 21 will change how customers travel to and from downtown Toronto.

  • Instead of going to Union Station Bus Terminal, Route 21 variants will connect directly with Lakeshore West Line GO Train service at Oakville, Clarkson and Port Credit GO stations
  • This provides customers with a more reliable and consistent service in and out of the city – as it will be less dependent on traffic in and out of Toronto
  • The new routing will also provide more connections to GO Bus services that run along Hwy 407
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More information on changes to GO Bus service

Many other bus services will be adjusted on April 8. Customers are encouraged to check gotransit.com to learn more.

There are also changes to GO Train schedules, click here to get more information.

Metrolinx will continue to work with local transit partners to ensure a seamless experience for commuters.

For more information on trip planning, visit Triplinx.ca.

by Mike Winterburn Metrolinx communications senior advisor