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Get on the GO… to Barrie

It took a while, but Barrie finally earned the return of train service between this fast growing city and Toronto.

The first station was opened in the south end of the city back in December 2007 and a second station opened up in late January 2012 in the old Allandale station site, and is now called Allandale Waterfront GO station.

Barrie GO Transit is fast proving to be a great benefit to this fast growing city’s residents. With almost 144,000 people calling the greater Barrie area home, the reinstatement of a commuter rail service was crucial. The actual journey, one way, takes about an hour to get to Union Station in Toronto – and for those who used to sit in early morning traffic on Highway 400 to get there, this service is a blessing.

At first three trains left Barrie each morning and three made the return journey in the evenings. And, in the event the last train was missed, there is regular GO bus service running until later in the night.

GO train service initially ran five days a week. Starting June 23, GO has announced the long anticipated arrival of weekend and holiday service! While still considered a pilot project, demand over the summer months will show whether adding trains to the regular schedule is warranted. Two trains south, at 10.20am and 5pm depart Allandale for Toronto. Two more make the return trip at 5.25pm and midnight.

Barrie is strengthening its position as a bedroom community for Toronto.

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