Guelph Transit offers earlier morning service to connect with GO train

Guelph, Ont., August 29, 2016 – Starting Tuesday, September 6, Guelph Transit is offering early morning shuttle service for residents looking to connect to GO Transit’s newest early morning train service.

The new early morning shuttle service will begin at 4:30 a.m., arriving at Guelph Central Station in time for GO Transit’s first train at 5:48 a.m. The shuttle is a pre-booked, co-fare eligible service that will pick up passengers from current Guelph Transit conventional bus stops.

“After GO Transit announced it was adding two additional trains in the morning and afternoon which stop in Guelph, we looked at how we can meet the needs and travel demands of our riders,” says Fred Gerrior, manager, transit operations, Guelph Transit. “The solution was easy; start service earlier. We’ve adjusted our morning service to connect with the second morning train, but rather than starting our entire service earlier to connect to the new 5:48 a.m. train, we have opted to introduce a shuttle service that riders pre-book. This will meet riders’ needs and we can keep costs low.”

GO Transit’s addition of a second early morning train, departing at 6:28 a.m. from Guelph Central Station, and the other additions in the afternoon will be serviced by Guelph Transit’s conventional bus service.

Guelph Transit has also extended the hours of use for PRESTO co-fare cardholders. The PRESTO card can now be used from the start of service to 7:30 a.m. and from 5:40 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., regular weekday service only.

To book your early morning shuttle service, call 519-822-1811 extension 2801 between the hours of:

  • Monday to Friday: 7 a.m.–9:45 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 8 a.m.–9:45 p.m.
  • Sundays: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Additional Transit service updates

  • September 4 – platform changes at the University Centre
  • September 5, Labour Day – conventional buses run on holiday service schedule
  • September 6 – 20-minute peak service and University express bus service  resumes
  • September 8 – late night service begins after the end of regular service

For more information on the early morning shuttle service, the co-fare program and other September service updates, visit guelphtransit.ca.

For more information

Fred Gerrior, Manager, Transit Operations, Guelph Transit
Public Services
519-822-1260 extension 2797
fred.gerrior@guelph.ca