Regular service resumes on Lakeshore West line

Shut down for four hours Wednesday evening

GO Transit service was shut down on a stretch of the Lakeshore West line for more than four hours Wednesday evening after a suspicious package was found on the tracks at the Exhibition GO station.

List of affected trains

• The Oshawa GO 17:11 – Union Station 18:03 train is cancelled
• The Union Station 17:35 – Pickering GO 18:16 train is cancelled.
• The Union Station 17:53 – Oshawa GO 18:40 train is cancelled.
• The Union Station 18:18 – Oshawa GO 19:19 train is delayed 12 minutes from Rouge Hill GO.

Source: Go Transit Service Update

The suspended service caused major delays at  Union Station. Thousands of commuters were unable to board their trains during rush hour.

Additional trains used to handle rush hour traffic are stored at the Willowbrook yard in Etobicoke. The service suspension, stretched from Exhibition to Long Branch, providing no alternate route for the trains to reach their destination.

The police bomb squad was called in and after successful detonation it still remains unclear what the package contained or if it posed any risk.




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By: Xue Bo
Posted: Sep 10 2015 7:29 pm
Filed under: News