GO Transit Announces Major Service Changes In Preparation For Game 6 Crowds In Toronto
Here's what you need to know if you're heading downtown via GO Transit tonight.
Tonight is Game 6 of the NBA Finals and Toronto is already bustling with pre-game excitement. According to GO Transit, Raptors fans heading downtown will see some significant changes on major transit routes. Changes to GO transit schedules are in effect today, to ensure that all customers can travel across the city safely.
On Monday night, 20,000 GO Transit customers moved out of Union Station in just an hour after Game 5. Similar to the closure that occurred on Monday, GO Transit is shutting down the Union Station Bus Terminal during tonight's game.
Metrolinx informed Narcity that the terminal will close at 9:00 PM due to road closures and to ensure public safety. Therefore, GO buses that normally come through the station will not have access.
Extra trains will be on standby for Lakeshore after Game 5 ends tonight. For more information regarding when the trains will be leaving, customers are asked to check GO Transit's social media channels and website.
GO Transit also announced that GO bus trips will begin and end at Hwy. 407 Station, meaning that customers with a valid GO fare can transfer without extra payment between Hwy. 407 Station and Union Station.
Riders who are heading west of the city are able to take a Lakeshore train and connect with buses at Port Credit GO Station.
GO Transit reminds all commuters to stay safe. "Safety is central to everything we do," Metrolinx told Narcity in an emailed statement.
Metrolinx has been collaborating with the City of Toronto and the Toronto Police Service to develop the best possible plan for GO Transit customers. Additional Transit Safety Officers and station staff will be stationed at Union Station and across the transit system.