Changes to Northlander Passenger Train Service During G20 Summit

NORTH BAY, ON, June 10 /CNW/ - Ontario Northland wishes to advise its passengers that it will modify its Northlander train schedule between North Bay and Toronto during the core G20 Summit dates, from June 24 to 28, 2010.

Due to Union Station's proximity to the main G20 meeting location, Ontario Northland anticipates major downtown Toronto traffic congestion, not only making access for customers very difficult but also, limiting the availability of customer services. In order to ensure that passengers continue to have access to transportation solutions between Cochrane and Toronto, the Northlander train will be replaced by highway motor coach between North Bay and Toronto from June 24 to 28, 2010 at the noted times. Regular Northlander train service will continue between Cochrane and North Bay.

    
    Thursday, June 24
    -----------------
    Toronto to North Bay     Regular Northlander train service
    North Bay to Toronto     Motor coach to depart North Bay at 1:35 pm and
                             arrive in Toronto at 7:15 pm

    Friday, June 25
    ---------------
    Toronto to North Bay     Motor coach to depart Toronto at 8:40 am and
                             arrive in North Bay at 1:50 pm
    North Bay to Toronto     Motor coach to depart North Bay at 1:35 pm and
                             arrive in Toronto at 7:15 pm

    Saturday, June 26
    -----------------
    No scheduled train service

    Sunday, June 27
    ---------------
    Toronto to North Bay     Motor coach to depart Toronto at 8:40 am and
                             arrive in North Bay at 1:50 pm
    North Bay to Toronto     Motor coach to depart North Bay at 1:35 pm and
                             arrive in Toronto at 7:15 pm

    Monday, June 28
    ---------------
    Toronto to North Bay     Motor Coach to depart Toronto at 8:40 am and
                             arrive in North Bay at 1:50 pm
    North Bay to Toronto     Regular Northlander train service
    

The replacement motor coach service will follow the regular Northlander timetable and will stop at all Northlander stations between North Bay and Toronto, with the exception of Toronto's Union Station and the Huntsville Train Station.

Passengers travelling into and out of downtown Toronto may access Ontario Northland's services at the Toronto Metro Coach Terminal, located at 610 Bay Street.

Passengers wishing to travel into and out of Huntsville may access Ontario Northland's services at Huntsville Travel, located at 77 Centre Street North.

In addition, Ontario Northland's regularly scheduled motor coach services will continue to operate throughout the Summit.

Customers are encouraged to contact their local Ontario Northland station or agency, or to call 1.800.461.8558/TTY: 1.866.472.3865 for additional information or clarification.

Ontario Northland, an Agency of the Province of Ontario, was established in 1902 and is a recognized leader in promoting sustainable economic growth by establishing and operating transportation and telecommunication links primarily in Northeastern Ontario. With more than 1,000 employees who live and work in the North, Ontario Northland, and the economic activity it stimulates, has a dramatic impact in the region.

The Northlander

Ontario Northland's Northlander passenger train connects Northern and Southern Ontario with service Sunday to Friday between Cochrane and Toronto along the highway 11 corridor through North Bay. Shuttle service is available to connect to the Northlander from Hearst, Iroquois Falls and Timmins.

Motor Coach Services

Ontario Northland operates a fleet of highway motor coaches that provide scheduled service between Hearst and Toronto, along the Highway 11 corridor which passes through Cochrane and North Bay, and along the Highway 69 corridor, which passes through Timmins and Sudbury.

SOURCE Ontario Northland Transportation Commission

For further information: For further information: Media Inquiries: Beverly Martin, Chief Communications Officer, Ontario Northland, cell: 1.705.845.8884, email: beverly.martin@OntarioNorthland.ca

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