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
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.
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
Holiday service schedules
GO will operate on a holiday schedule on the following dates:
Holiday / Observed Holiday
Dec. 25, 2022
Christmas Day (observed)
Dec. 26, 2022
Boxing Day (observed)
Dec. 27, 2022
New Year’s Day
Jan. 1, 2023
New Year’s Day (observed)
Jan. 2, 2023
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.
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.
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