Lakeshore West GO trains reduced to hourly operation due to track conditions

TORONTO – GO Transit’s Lakeshore West line has reduced its service to hourly trains for the rest of Saturday as crews work to rectify unstable track conditions between two stations.

Saturday morning, crews determined that tracks between Port Credit and Clarkson GO stations became “unstable so trains could pass safely.”

“Although the cause has not been determined at present, the ground below and next to tracks will become severely unstable and it would be dangerous for trains to pass over the rails,” Metrolinx spokeswoman Anne Marie Aikins said in a statement Saturday.

Aikins said crews are on site to investigate the cause of the problem and that additional resources are being deployed.

Trains run between Port Credit GO and Union Station, and between Clarkson GO and West Harbor GO.

However, trains will not run between Clarkson and Port Credit stations during the repairs. A GO shuttle bus is in place between the two stations.

Aikins said the tracks require “extensive” repairs and are likely to take until the end of the day or to be completed early tomorrow.

“With Halloween parties and Leafs and other games planned tonight, we expect the number of passengers to increase this afternoon and into the evening. Customers should plan ahead, check the schedule, give themselves plenty of travel time and consider all travel options,” she said. .

Metrolinx staff are at GO stations to help customers.

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