Bolton GO line gets a temporary lease on life

It’s not “game over” yet for a longrunning Bolton transit line. GO Transit service in Bolton will receive a temporary extension, following a previous announcement that bus routes from and to the local area would be axed at the beginning of July. The cuts, announced on June 5 by Metrolinx, would have seen the Route 38 (Malton to Bolton) and Route 38A (Bolton to North York) lines discontinued as part of $184 million in funding cuts against the transit provider. In a statement Wednesday evening, Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson and DufferinCaledon MPP Sylvia Jones made a joint statement that the Bolton bus service would be extended on a temporary basis. Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson (left) speaks during a recent event highlighting the planned cancellation of two bus routes travelling in and out of the Bolton GO Station, as part of provincial funding cuts. The Town of Caledon and the province announced Wednesday evening that the two bus lines would receive a temporary extension based on customer and Town feedback. (Submitted Photo) “The two bus routes will provide relief for all residents, from students to seniors, during their daily commutes,” said Jones, who indicated that the Town of Caledon worked with the Ministry of Transportation to find a temporary solution. Caledon council heard from disgruntled passengers in recent weeks about the impact the cuts would have on their commutes. A planned protest is to be held this morning at Toronto’s Union Station with several Bolton GO riders and NDP transit critic Jessica Bell in attendance. Thompson said that the routes are a “vitally important service” for the local area. “For many Caledon residents, this is their only mode of transportation to and from the GTA… we look forward to working with Metrolinx to find a long term solution that helps us meet the needs of our residents.” Additional details on timing and frequency of the routes were not announced as of press time – stay tuned to Peel Weekly News for further news updates on this story

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