a GO train.

Special holiday service on GO Transit including free travel on NYE

Important customer information on GO holiday service & free New Year’s Eve travel on GO Transit & UP

Dec 19, 2022

Early Homebound

Due to severe winter weather forecasted for Dec. 23, GO Transit will run a special schedule with significant service changes, and no early homebound service. 

Please visit See Schedules for the modified trip times and to plan ahead

There will still be changes to some GO Train trips on the Milton Line to provide early homebound service on Dec. 30.

  • Early homebound trips depart Union Station at 1:40 p.m., 2:40 p.m. and 4:40 p.m., making all stops to Milton GO, arriving at 2:40 p.m., 3:40 p.m. and 5:40 p.m.
  • The 4:25 p.m., 5:10 p.m., and 5:25 p.m. trips from Union Station will be replaced by these earlier departures
GO Train Downtown Blur

GO Transit and UP Express are offering free fare service on New Year’s Eve. (Metrolinx photo)

Holiday service schedules

GO will operate on a holiday schedule on the following dates:

Holiday / Observed Holiday


Operating Schedule

Christmas Day

Dec. 25, 2022

Sunday schedule

Christmas Day (observed)

Dec. 26, 2022

Saturday schedule

Boxing Day (observed)

Dec. 27, 2022

Saturday schedule

New Year’s Day

Jan. 1, 2023

Sunday schedule

New Year’s Day (observed)

Jan. 2, 2023

Sunday schedule

Customers are reminded to check specific schedule information before travelling.

On Monday, Dec. 26, Tuesday, Dec. 27, and Monday, Jan. 2, UP Express will run on a weekend/holiday schedule.

A GO train runs along a rail line, as snow sits arounds it.

Check the GO Transit website for specific late-night train and bus times on New Year's Eve. (Metrolinx photo)

New Year’s Eve GO service

GO Transit and UP Express are offering free fare service on New Year’s Eve – sponsored by Forty Creek Whisky and MADD Canada. Though UP service ends before midnight, GO Transit is running special late-night service, to get you home safely after the clock strikes twelve.

  • Simply get on board – no need to tap on or buy a ticket after 7 p.m. on Dec. 31
  • Free rides are in effect until 3:30 a.m.
  • UP Express rides will be free until service ends on Dec. 31. Be sure to check schedules before you head out.

There will also be additional late-night service on the Lakeshore West, Lakeshore East, Kitchener, Milton, Barrie and Stouffville GO Lines.

Check the GO Transit train schedule changes webpage for specific late-night train and bus times. Just click on your specific GO line and you will find a list of times for the special late night trips.

A GO bus waits at a stop at night.

The $10 one-day and $15 full weekend passes are available online only. (Metrolinx photo)

Weekend Passes

Customers can use the GO Transit weekend pass for a longer period over the holidays.

The $15 full weekend pass gives customers unlimited travel from Dec. 24 through Dec. 27 and Dec. 31 to Jan. 2.

That’s unlimited travel for three days, for just $15.

The $10 one-day and $15 full weekend passes are available online only. Get weekend passes here.

This story was updated on Dec. 22 to reflect a change to early homebound service on the Milton GO Line due to severe weather.

by Scott Money Metrolinx editorial content manager