Regarding the GO train, Midday Route 7 is now among those routes that can no longer be guaranteed to make it to the train on time. This is a major problem for these riders because they cannot take an earlier bus in order to make the train like some other routes can during the day as they only have hourly service. If someone wants a 1:00 p.m. train for example, they have to take a bus that leaves the Pickering Town Centre at 11:25 a.m. in order to guarantee that they get to the 1:00 p.m. train on time. Otherwise if they miss a train, they will have an hour wait for the next one but unfortunately if they take an earlier train, they will be an hour early for whatever it is they are doing.
Other routes that run 30 minute service that are gambles on catching the train are the midday Route 18 (Beach), Route 20 (Westney), both in Ajax, and the midday Route 2A/12 & the midday Route 2/11 in Pickering. Passengers who ride some of these routes are advised to take a bus 30 minutes earlier to ensure they catch their train.