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July 6, 2009

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GO Transit Introduces Service to Niagara Falls

For the first time, GO Transit in Toronto is operating seasonal weekend and holiday rail service to the Niagara Falls region of Ontario. The service began June 27.

The excursion service operates with four daily train trips in each direction on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays through Oct. 12, Thanksgiving Day in Canada. The two-hour trip connects Union Station in downtown Toronto with the Niagara Falls, ON, VIA Rail station, with interim stops at, Port Credit, Oakville, Burlington, and St. Catharines. The single-ride fare for the entire route is $15.90 (Cdn.).

GO Transit also plans to introduce weekday and weekend bus service to Niagara Falls in September.

“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,” Ontario Minister of Transportation Jim Bradley said.

“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.”

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