The Toronto Star is reporting"Late last week, GO Transit informed commuters that the 8:07 a.m. train from Port Credit to Union Station would be cancelled yesterday, due to 'equipment not being available.' Instead, the 'equipment' carried six Pan Am Games delegates and a handful of officials from the committee bidding to bring the Games here in 2015, from Union Station to Hamilton."
The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) is around the corner and GO can help get you there. GO Transit is selling advance discount tickets for the CNE at Union Station and at all Lakeshore line stations. Until opening day, Friday, August 21, customers can take advantage of these great deals: CNE Magic Passes (admission and rides) are only $33.00 and Fun Passes (admission only) are $11.00. After opening day, GO will continue to sell CNE passes at the regular fare.
For customer convenience, GO will once again run additional service to the CNE, including more stops by regular Lakeshore West trains. Schedules are now available. This year, Toronto is celebrating its 175th birthday and the CNE is offering $1.75 admission on opening day, Friday, August 21. GO also reminds all adult monthly pass holders that they can take one companion on the train or bus for free on weekends and Labour Day Monday.
Warrior’s Day: GO Transit is proud to again recognize our war veterans with free travel to and from this year’s Warrior’s Day Parade at the CNE. On Saturday, August 22, war veterans and a companion may ride free on all GO services. Veterans do not need to purchase a ticket, but are asked to please wear their medals, beret, blazer, uniform, or something that clearly identifies them as a war vet. For additional information, please see the Warrior’s Day announcement.
TORONTO, June 29, 2009 /CNW/ - Celebrate Canada Day with a day trip to Niagara Falls on the GO Train! To mark the start of GO's new excursion service to the Niagara Region, passengers can take advantage of a special 2-for-1 offer this Canada Day.
GO Train Niagara Falls service is available from (or to!) Port Credit GO Station with four trains running daily on weekends and holidays.
On Wednesday, July 1, all adult, senior, and child one way tickets will be valid for return travel on that day when traveling to or from St. Catharines or Niagara Falls. Visitors from the Niagara Region can also take advantage of this special offer to visit Toronto for the day.
TORONTO, June 9, 2009 - Visitors to Niagara Falls will have another way to get there this summer - by GO Train. For the first time, GO Transit will run seasonal weekend and holiday train service to Niagara Region starting Saturday, June 27. Ontario Minister of Transportation Jim Bradley announced this special service at a news conference in Niagara Falls in May.
The excursion service will offer four train trips daily in each direction on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from June 27 through to Thanksgiving weekend, October 12. The two-hour trip will run between Union Station in downtown Toronto, Port Credit GO Station, Oakville GO Station, Burlington GO Station, St. Catharines VIA Rail station, and Niagara Falls VIA Rail station. An adult single ride fare from Union Station to Niagara Falls will be $15.90.
"This new GO rail service will bring tourists to Niagara's wineries, restaurants, and attractions such as the incomparable Niagara Falls. Our government is expanding public transit across the province, making investments that build our economic infrastructure and put people to work," said Minister Bradley.
GO's new service offers visitors another alternative to driving to this popular destination area. To make it convenient for weekend and holiday outings, families and groups traveling to or from Niagara Falls will have the option of staying overnight on a Group Pass.
"Expanding to this new service area presents a unique opportunity for us and for visitors to both Niagara and Toronto," said GO Transit Managing Director Gary McNeil. "GO is a comfortable, convenient way to travel and we're excited to be launching this service in time for the busy summer season."
Visit the Niagara Falls page at gotransit.com for more information, including fare and schedule information and details about connections to local transit and attractions.
GO also recently announced weekday and weekend bus service to Niagara Falls starting this September. Bus fares will be the same as the train fares and a full schedule will be available soon.
Schedule and fare information for the weekend and holiday rail service to Niagara Falls is detailed below.