First day of new GO Train service celebrated at Milton GO Station



    TORONTO, June 29, 2009 /CNW/ - This morning at Milton GO Station, GO
Transit officially marked the first day of service for two new train trips on
the Milton line with a customer appreciation event and official launch
ceremony.
    Starting today, Milton line customers will be able to take a new weekday
eastbound morning train, leaving Milton GO Station at 8:08 a.m., and making
all stops to Union Station, and a new weekday westbound afternoon train,
departing Union Station at 5:40 p.m., and making all stops to Milton GO
Station.
    Participating in the event were Gordon Krantz, Mayor of Milton; Hazel
McCallion, Mayor of Mississauga; Rob MacIsaac, Chairman of Metrolinx; and Greg
Percy, GO Transit's Vice President of Operations.
    "Anytime we can add new GO service, there are direct benefits for
customers," said Greg Percy. "These new trains provide extra travel options
and more seating for this already busy corridor."
    The Milton line connects with Milton, Mississauga, and Toronto and is the
third busiest line in the GO Transit network.
    For schedule information, the public can call 416.869.3200, 1.888.GET ON
GO (438.6646), or 1.800.387.3652 TTY, or check the Schedules section at
gotransit.com.

    GO Transit is the Province of Ontario's interregional public transit
system linking Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto
Area (GTA). GO carries nearly 55 million passengers a year in an extensive
network of train and bus services that spans over 8,000 square kilometres.

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For further information: Media enquiries - Vanessa Thomas, (416)
869-3600 ext. 5264; or Jessica Kosmack, (416) 869-3600 ext. 5231

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