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GO buses temporarily replace trains along Lakeshore East line, November 26, 27, 28

[Metrolinx](http://www.metrolinx.com/) continues to work to improve Line 01 ** Lakeshore East ***, as part of the ** GO Expansion Program **.


From Friday evening ** 26.11 ** until the end of the service Sunday ** 28.11 **, [GO Transit](http://www.gotransit.com/) Bus train replacement system along the entire line 09 ** Lakeshore East ** due to construction. GO says,> “These service changes allow us to carry out important construction work to improve railway infrastructure. [The Rouge River Bridge, a 117-year-old piece of critical infrastructure, is undergoing rehabilitation](/archives/weblog/2021/11/05-metrolinx_.shtml) … to support increased future GO service. This project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2022.> “Additional rail crossings, rail infrastructure and accessibility upgrades are also occurring at Eglinton GO Station to improve train speeds, service life and reliability.>” This construction work can only be completed if trains do not operate in the construction area. ” This weekend, GO trains along line 71 ** Stuffville ** [stop at Scarborough and Danforth GO Stations](/archives/weblog/2021/11/25-go_trains_.shtml) To provide additional service to passengers traveling to and from stations during construction. ** Buses and trains do not run from / to Eglinton, Guildwood and Rouge Hill GO stations ** at the end of Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. The regular train service resumes on Monday, ** 29 November **.

The 117-year-old Rouge River Bridge is an important part of the GO East GO Line. Photo, Metrolinx * * * * #### ** Trains ** * * * ##### Friday, ** November 26 ** ** Westbound ** + The train that usually leaves Oshawa at 9:20 p.m. is The last train this weekend. He drops off or picks up passengers at all stations to Union Station, and ends his journey in Union at 22:20 + ** After 21:20, buses change trains **. Buses depart at the same time as the regular train time from Ushua GO, stop at Whitby, Ajax and Pickering GO stations and then run an express – non-stop – to the Union Station bus terminal ** eastbound ** + the train that usually departs from the station union at 21:05 Is the last train this weekend. It serves the passengers at all stations, and ends its journey in Ushua at 22:05 + ** After 21:05, buses change trains **. All buses leave from the Union Terminal until five minutes later than normal train times. They operate an express pick-up service, and then serve passengers at all stations to Oshawa.


##### Saturday, ** November 27 **
Sunday, ** 28 November ** ** Westbound ** + ** Buses replace all trains **. + Buses depart from Ushua up to five minutes later than normal train times. They stop at Whitby, Ajax and Pickering and then run an express to the Union terminal. ** East ** + ** Buses replace all trains **. + Running buses leave Union Terminal five to 25 minutes later than normal train times. They run an express between Union and Pickering, then drop off or pick up passengers at all stations to Oshawa. * * * #### ** Buses ** * * * + ** GO rented [Coach Canada](https://www.coachcanada.com/) to help you get where you need to go [due to an ongoing shortage of employees](/archives/weblog/2021/11/01-metrolinx_.shtml). By hiring Coach Canada, GO can make sure its bus drivers are available to operate GO buses and maintain regular service, + Coach Canada buses will be available at Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax and Pickering GO bus loops to get you to Union Station Bus terminal. + The GO team will be on site at each station to help guide you and answer your questions. + H [Where’s My Bus application](https://www.gotransit.com/en/search-results?vgnextkeyword=Wheres+My+Bus) does not work for alternate buses.

Coach Canada - Megabus.jpg

^ * GO passengers may be traveling on a bus that looks like this, as Quacher Canada helps fill in the gaps during construction work. Image, Metrolinx * * * * #### **[PRESTO](http://www.prestocard.ca/)** Travel tickets * * * + Passengers who have set default trips on their PRESTO cards should bypass their default by clicking the “Bypass” button on the PRESTO device, then press On your card as you normally do. ** Westbound ** + Tap the PRESTO machine in your bus loop and tap machines at your destination. ** Eastbound ** + Tap the device at your departure station when boarding the train. Tap the PRESTO machine at your destination. * * * #### ** Alternative travel options ** * * * + Trains and buses do not run from / to Eglinton, Guildwood and Rouge Hill this weekend. + GO offered alternative travel options: + ** towards Union Station ** from Rouge Hill> + boarding ** heading west ** [TTC](http://www.ttc.ca/) Bus along Route 38 ** Highland Creek ** to Scarborough Center Station and transfer to ** ** South ** along Line 3 ** Scarborough **. At Kennedy Station, take the ** southbound ** GO along line 71 ** Stuffville ** to get to Union Station. > + Take a bus ** west ** TTC along Route 38 ** Highland Creek ** to Scarborough Center Station and take a train ** south ** along line 3 ** Scarborough **. At Kennedy station transfer to train ** west ** line 2 ** Bloor – Danport ** to Jung station. Then take the train again ** south ** along line 1 ** Young – University **. > + Take a bus ** heading west ** TTC along Route 38 ** Highland Creek ** to Kingston Road and Deep Dene Drive. Transfer to bus ** westbound ** on route 86 ** Scarborough **. At the Kennedy station transfer to the train ** west ** line 2 ** Bloor – Danport ** to Jung station. Then take the train again ** south ** along line 1 ** Young – University **. + ** In the direction of Union Station ** from Gildwood or Eglinton> + Take the bus ** in the west ** TTC along routes 86 ** Scarborough ** or 116 ** Morningside ** to Kennedy Station. In Kennedy, take the ** southbound ** GO train along line 71 ** Stuffville ** to get to Union Station. > + Take a bus ** heading west ** TTC along 86 ** Scarborough ** or 116 ** Morningside ** routes to Kennedy Station. At the Kennedy station transfer to the train ** west ** line 2 ** Bloor – Danport ** to Jung station. Then take the train again ** south ** along line 1 ** Young – University **. + ** towards Pickering GO ** from Rouge Hill> + Take the TTC bus ** west ** along 85A ** Sheppard East ** to Port Union and Kingston Roads. Transfer to ** East ** [Durham Region Transit](http://www.durhamregiontransit.com/) Bus route along 900 ** PULSE Highway 2 ** to Kingston and Liverpool roads. Go south to Pickering GO station. + ** Towards Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa GO ** stations from Rouge Hill> + Take a bus ** west ** TTC along Route 38 ** Highland Creek ** to Scarborough Center station. Transfer by bus ** East ** GO along the 96 ** Oshawa / Finch ** expressway. Buses on Route 96 stop at bus terminals at all three GO stops.


Metrolinx and GO ** plan to accommodate more passengers and increase service ** [along the Lakeshore East line](http://www.metrolinx.com/en/greaterregion/projects/lakeshoreeast-go-expansion.aspx), as part of their **[GO Expansion Program](http://www.metrolinx.com/en/greaterregion/projects/go-expansion.aspx)** (Formerly “[regional express rail](/archives/weblog/2014/04/17-ontario_go.shtml) “).

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