FROM VIA RAIL TO GO TRANSIT: ONE SIMPLE TICKETING TRANSACTION

VIA Rail Canada and GO Transit announce an intermodal partnership

TORONTO, June 9, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada and GO Transit announce that tickets for GO Transit connections in Toronto will be available for purchase from VIA Rail, allowing passengers to travel using both services with a single transaction. This agreement aims to promote public transportation and the benefits of intermodality while facilitating travel planning for users. VIA Rail and GO Transit are working together to ensure that the project will continue to grow after this initial stage.

"Through new kinds of partnerships with other carriers, VIA Rail plans to bring train travel into the future by promoting green travel, offering users greater efficiency and simplicity, and also connecting more communities" says Marc Laliberté, President and Chief Executive Officer, VIA Rail Canada. "Today, I am very pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached with a partner who shares in our vision, GO Transit."

"GO is constantly exploring innovation to provide the best possible service for our customers," says Gary McNeil, President at GO Transit. "Through this partnership with VIA, we offer our customers greater flexibility and convenience."

The service will apply to the following routes:

  • Lakeshore East (Toronto to Oshawa)
  • Lakeshore West (Toronto to Hamilton)
  • Georgetown (Toronto to Georgetown)
  • Niagara Falls (summer service only)

About VIA Rail Canada

As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's mandate is to provide efficient, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable passenger transportation in the country's two official languages. Each week, VIA operates 503 intercity, regional and transcontinental trains linking 450 communities across a 12,500-kilometre network. VIA safely transports over four million passengers annually.

About GO Transit

GO Transit, a division of Metrolinx, is Canada's leading interregional public transit system linking Toronto with the surrounding regions of Halton, Peel, York, and Durham. On a typical week day, GO Transit carries some 217,000 passengers onboard 180 train trips and 1,973 bus trips. GO Transit also connects with every municipal transit system in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), including the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).

For more information on the new service, or to reserve your tickets, visit http://www.viarail.ca/en/useful-info/related-services/other-carriers/go-transit

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SOURCE VIA RAIL CANADA INC.

For further information:

Media contacts:
 
Anne-Sophie Desmeules
Media and Community Relations
VIA Rail Canada
(514) 871-6137
Anne-Sophie_Desmeules@viarail.ca

Malon Edwards
Media Relations
Metrolinx
(416) 874-5945
Malon.Edwards@metrolinx.com
  Catherine Kaloutsky
Media and Community Relations
VIA Rail Canada
(416) 956-7683
Catherine_Kaloutsky@viarail.ca

 

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