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Weekend service begins New Year’s Eve with free GO service after 7pm.

Starting Saturday, Dec. 31, year-round weekend GO train service begins on the Barrie line. Expanded service begins just in time for revellers to enjoy a free ride on New Year’s Eve after 7pm. There will also be special late night service.

Starting at Union Station in Toronto, the Barrie line has stops at York University, Rutherford, Maple, King City, Aurora, Newmarket, East Gwillimbury, Bradford, Barrie South and Allandale Waterfront GO Stations.

Weekend train service southbound is comprised of three trips from Allandale Waterfront GO and seven trips from Aurora GO making all stops to Union Station.

Weekend train service northbound is comprised of six trips to Aurora GO and three trips to Allandale Waterfront GO from Union Station, making all stops.

There will also be changes to our bus service, as follows:

Route 63 (King City/Toronto):
• Five weekend northbound and three southbound trips added.Route 65 (Barrie):
• On Dec. 31 through Jan. 2, special buses will run between the Wellington Street East at Hwy. 404 Park & Ride and Aurora GO Station, connecting to all the new train trips to help with the transition to the new weekend train service.

Route 68 (Barrie):
• New weekend bus connections to trains at East Gwillimbury and Aurora GO Stations. Buses will also stop at Newmarket GO Station.
• On Dec. 31 through Jan. 2, special buses will run between East Gwillimbury GO Station and Aurora GO, making stops along Yonge Street and at Newmarket Bus Terminal, connecting to all the new trains or route 65 bus trips to help with the transition to the new weekend train service.

Discontinued trips:
Route 65 (Barrie):
• Most weekend trips discontinued and service reduced to the Wellington St. East at Hwy. 404 Park & Ride.
• Buses will no longer serve Newmarket Bus Terminal or stops along Yonge Street between Green Lane and Aurora GO.

Route 68 (Barrie):
• Weekend bus trips will no longer stop at the Newmarket GO Bus Terminal and local GO bus stops along Yonge Street between Green Lane in Newmarket and the Newmarket Bus Terminal.

To learn more about this new service please visit gotransit.com/Barrie.

Information courtesy of Metrolinx

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