GO Transit to further reduce service as ridership declines by 90%

Apr 6 2020, 11:57 am

GO Transit is reducing its service even further now that ridership is down by 90%, Metrolinx announced on Monday.

People across the GTA are heeding public health advice to stay at home and, in response, GO services will be running less frequently as of April 8.

Service will continue on all GO lines and bus routes, and UP Express service continues to operate at a reduced schedule of every 30 minutes.

To view the reduced service schedule, click here.

Transit is considered a critical service because it ensures essential workers in hospitals, shelters, long-term care facilities, and the food service industry can get to their jobs.

Metrolinx staff on the front-lines, in operations, and on the incident command team, are closely monitoring ridership to learn where and when service is most needed.

Services can be quickly shifted to ensure customers maintain adequate distancing while getting to work.

Some transit operators have the option of donning face shields while at work, and Metrolinx is taking other measures to promote safety for staff and customers, including actively encouraging riders to space themselves out on trains and buses as well as platforms.

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