GO buses will not stop at or depart from Union Station Bus Terminal on Sunday, according to Metrolinx, because striking rail terminal workers have blocked road access to the area.
“(Toronto Terminals Railway) protestors have returned to Union Station Bus Terminal and are preventing our GO buses from entering or exiting.” This was also done yesterday,” Metrolinx spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins told CP24.
Buses are being rerouted to other transit stations as a result.
For instance routes 16, 18, 21 and 31 buses will begin and end at Port Credit GO station on the Lakeshore West line, and passengers can transfer to trains there to access Union Station.
“We appreciate this alternative plan is not as convenient for our customers but we are doing whatever we can to get them to their destination safely and efficiently, and appreciate their patience and understanding,” Aikins said.
About 95 Toronto Terminals Railway workers walked off the job earlier this week, after voting down a tentative agreement in Sept. 2021.
They say wage demands are central to the disagreement.
The striking workers, represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, said on Twitter Sunday that they “would love to be back at the bargaining table” instead of striking and accused Metrolinx of hiring replacement workers or “scabs” at Union Station.