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GO train service restored with some delays, cancellations

GO Transit, operator of GO trains, late yesterday announced the restoration of service on the Lakeshore East line from today.

GO train service will be restored to the Lakeshore East line effective tomorrow, Sunday December 5. All work required to ensure we will have safe train service has been completed, said a tweet from GO Transit.

But, it pointed out that the service will resume with some delays and cancellations.

“We will be running hourly service, however there may be some delays and cancellations,” the tweet added.

Work on the rehabilitation of the Rouge River Bridge and tracks was begun on November 26 night, and was due to be completed over the weekend by November 28. However, a fatal incident on the night of November 27 at the works in Pickering resulted in the stoppage of work for a Ministry of Labour investigation. The resumption of service was rescheduled for December 2.

However, the stoppage due to the investigation and the complexity of the clean-up operation at the Pickering site, were cited as the key reasons by Metrolinx, operator of GO Transit, for the delays in return to normal train services on the Lakeshore East route beyond December 2.

A railway worker died on the Lakeshore East Line on November 27 night after an industrial accident saw the fall of a rail truck and ballast car. On the night of November 30, the excavators lifted and re-railed the rail truck – which weighs over 61,000 pounds. The ballast car was lifted December 1 morning.

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