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Metrolinx terminating GO bus service to York U campus ... niversity/
As of January, students using public transit to York University’s Keele campus will have an extra stop added to their commute.

According to a notice on the university’s website posted Tuesday, the GO bus that currently stops on campus will now be re-routed to the Highway 407 bus and train station at Jane Street and the 407.

Students will then need to hop off the bus and take the TTC subway to the Pioneer Village or York University stops along the new Line 1 extension that opened in December last year.

Along with the added stop, an additional fare is required to transfer from the GO to the TTC. To facilitate the move, GO Transit has introduced a double discounted fare (DDF) of $1.50 in cooperation with the TTC. However in order to take advantage of the DDF, a Presto card is required. The university website says they will “continue to advocate for a full fare integration.”

The removal comes on the heels of the suspension of York Regional Transit’s Viva bus service to the campus back in September. Since then, the Viva buses were redirected to the Pioneer Village stop and students have to either walk 15-20 minutes to campus or take the TTC subway one stop to York University station.

The GO bus service was supposed to run till the end of the school term in early spring, but will now be terminated months earlier, on Jan. 5, 2019.