A baseball team that is looking good and a total eclipse will be on the April 8th calendar - Metrolinx wants to get you to both safely.

By Pepper Parr

Match 24th, 2024


UPDATE:  Trains will stop at Exhibition, Port Credit, Oakville, Burlington, Aldershot and St. Catharines GO stations in between Union and Niagara.


You are going to hear far more than you want to hear about the April 8th eclipse.

Metrolinx, those people who get you where you want to go have put together some interesting travel package.

On Monday, April 8, Niagara Falls will be bustling with solar eclipse excitement. Toronto will also be busy with sporting enthusiasts attending the Blue Jays’ opening game and the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Pittsburgh Penguins game.

With record numbers of travellers expected, Metrolinx is rolling out special GO Transit services to accommodate this influx of travellers.

There will be a two minute period of time when you will hear the sound of water tumbling over the falls and not be able to see what is taking place. Awesome!

Niagara Falls Service

On Monday, April 8, there will be special service to and from Niagara Falls on the Lakeshore West line for customers travelling to see the solar eclipse:

  • Two extra trips are being added to the Lakeshore West line from Union Station to Niagara Falls. Trains will depart at 9:02 a.m., 10:02 a.m. and 11:02 a.m., ensuring customers have enough time to get to Niagara for the solar eclipse.
  • Trips are also being added and modified on the Lakeshore West line from Niagara Falls to Union Station. Return trips from Niagara Falls will depart at 4:24 p.m., 4:54 p.m., 7:21 p.m. and 10:51 p.m. to give customers more departure options.
  • All trains to and from Niagara Falls will be 12 cars long to provide as much room onboard as possible.
  • Regularly scheduled GO bus service will also be available for customers via Route 12 Niagara Falls/ Burlington.

Event Service for Jays’ opening game and Maple Leafs’ game

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Also on Monday, April 8, there will be special event service on the Lakeshore West, Lakeshore East and Barrie lines to support customers travelling for the Jays and Leafs games in Toronto.  Additional express trips, adjusted schedules and replacement buses are being implemented including:

  • Lakeshore West: Two extra express eastbound trips will depart Oakville GO at 5:07 p.m. and 6:03 p.m. The 10:52 p.m. westbound trip to Niagara Falls will also depart 20 minutes earlier at 10:32 p.m. to help get customers home earlier.

Customers are encouraged to use gotransit.com or triplinx.ca to plan their trips as schedules and connection times have changed for this weekend. Customers can also check the GO Transit Service Updates page for real-time details

Transit is now more convenient and affordable with Ontario’s One Fare Program, allowing transit riders to pay only once when travelling between the TTC, GO Transit, Brampton Transit, Durham Region Transit, MiWay and York Region Transit. Learn more about One Fare here: metrolinx.com/onefare.



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