Take the GO Train to watch tight-rope walk across Niagara Falls

TORONTO, June 8, 2012 /CNW/ - GO Transit will operate a special event train for passengers to experience a unique tight-rope walk across Niagara Falls. Nik Wallenda will attempt to cross the natural wonder on an 1,800-foot wire on the evening of Friday, June 15.

GO will run a train from Union Station at 3:30 p.m. to arrive in Niagara Falls at 5:34; events around the Falls are due to begin in the early evening. Following the event, the return trip will leave Niagara Falls at 12:01 a.m. and arrive in Toronto at 2:04.

Both trips will accommodate passengers at Union, Exhibition, Port Credit, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls stations. Schedule information is available at gotransit.com.

Regular GO service will not be affected by the special train; there will be no additional GO Buses for connection with the special trains.

Taking the GO this summer has never been easier with more trips to great summertime destinations and unique events. Summer weekend GO Train service to Niagara Falls begins on June 23. Only two hours apart, Niagara and Toronto offer two very different - and very enjoyable - experiences. Take the GO for a getaway from the everyday this summer.

As part of our Passenger Charter, we promise to make your experience comfortable, for more information see gotransit.com/promise.

For more information on GO services, the public can call 416.869.3200, 1.888.GET ON GO (438.6646), 1.800.387.3652 TTY, or visit gotransit.com.

GO Transit is Metrolinx's inter-regional public transit system linking Toronto with the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area. GO carries about 62 million passengers a year in an extensive network of train and bus services that spans more than 10,000 square kilometres.

Metrolinx is an agency of the Province of Ontario.

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Media enquiries - Vanessa Thomas, (416) 874-5974 or Malon Edwards, (416) 874-5945

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