Striking workers at Canada’s busiest transit hub are forcing GO Transit to alter its bus routes to and from Union Station on Sunday.

Metrolinx says its buses will not be stopping or leaving from Union Station due to access issues as a result of striking Toronto Terminals Railway (TTR) workers.

“There is an ongoing labor demonstration blocking access to the Union Station Bus Terminal. Operational adjustments are in effect for buses that serve the Union Stations Bus Terminal,” reads a notice on the GO Transit website.

According to its service alerts page, bus routes to and from Hamilton, Milton, Georgetown and Lakeshore West will begin and end at Port Credit GO and buses departing from that station will depart on their Union Station Bus Terminal departure time. The Lakeshore West GO Train from Port Credit to and from Union is not affected by the labor situation.

Anyone traveling to and from Newmarket, Stoufville, and Lakeshore East will begin and end at Jane and Highway 407 Bus Terminal and customers can take the TTC down to Union.

A complete list of service alerts can be found here.

It’s uncertain at this point when buses will resume servicing Union Station and if the issue will affect the Monday morning commute.

Nearly 100 TTR employees walked off the job last Wednesday. The workers are mainly responsible for signals and communication maintenance as well as train control at the Union Station rail corridor.

The workers have been without a contract since December 2019. Wages have been a contentious point during the negotiations.

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Union Station is Canada’s busiest passenger transportation hub, with approximately 200,000 GO Train commuters passing through the station each day.


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