July 27, 2018: Metrolinx and Ontario Northland will be piloting a combined weekend service this August to give visitors to the Muskoka Region and North Bay a convenient, comfortable way to take transit and avoid traffic delays.
Every Friday from August 3 to September 3, the 5:35 p.m. Barrie train out of Union Station will meet with an Ontario Northland bus at Allandale Waterfront GO Station. The bus will continue on to serve Gravenhurst, Bracebridge, Huntsville and North Bay. The return bus trip will operate at the end of the weekend, whether it’s the Sunday or holiday Monday, and connect with a Toronto-bound GO train at Aurora GO Station.
One ticket will provide transportation on both the GO train and the Ontario Northland bus. Tickets can be purchased at ontarionorthland.ca. Instead of tapping a PRESTO card on the GO train, customers will simply need to show their ticket when requested.
“This service is ideal for those commuting to cottage country,” said Corina Moore, President and CEO of Ontario Northland. “We are lining up our services in an effort to create a seamless, convenient connection for our passengers.”
“This partnership with Ontario Northland is an exciting opportunity for us to help our customers get to where they need to go,” Metrolinx CEO and President Phil Verster said. “Whether they’re vacationing or visiting family, we are giving the GTHA more options to travel better, faster and easier.”
By creating connections, Metrolinx and Ontario Northland are making better use of the province’s public transportation network.
|North Bound - Friday||Depart||South Bound – Sunday or Holiday Monday||Depart|
|GO Train 801 –UNION STATION||17:35||North Bay TRIP 790||16:00|
|Downsview Park GO||17:53||Huntsville||17:20|
|King City GO||18:20||Barrie Allandale GO *||19:35|
|Aurora GO||18:31||Barrie South GO*||19:45|
|Newmarket GO||18:39||Bradford GO*||20:15|
|East Gwillimbury GO||18:43||East Gwillimbury GO*||20:35|
|Bradford GO||18:52||Newmarket GO*||20:40|
|Barrie South GO||19:11||Transfer to GO Train 822 : AURORA||21:11|
|ALLANDALE Waterfront GO – Transfer to Bus||19:21||King City GO||21:22|
|Bracebridge (rest stop)||20:40||Rutherford GO||21:32|
|Huntsville||21:30||Downsview Park GO||21:41|
|North Bay||22:55||Toronto UNION||22:03|
|*Drop off only|