GO Trains set to roll into Niagara Falls this summer - new service starts June 27



    TORONTO, June 9, 2009 /CNW/ - Visitors to Niagara Falls will have another
way to get there this summer - by GO Train. For the first time, GO Transit
will run seasonal weekend and holiday train service to Niagara Region starting
Saturday, June 27. Ontario Minister of Transportation Jim Bradley announced
this special service at a news conference in Niagara Falls in May.
    The excursion service will offer four train trips daily in each direction
on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from June 27 through to Thanksgiving
weekend, October 12. The two-hour trip will run between Union Station in
downtown Toronto, Port Credit GO Station, Oakville GO Station, Burlington GO
Station, St. Catharines VIA Rail station, and Niagara Falls VIA Rail station.
An adult single ride fare from Union Station to Niagara Falls will be $15.90.
    "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," said Minister
Bradley.
    GO's new service offers visitors another alternative to driving to this
popular destination area. To make it convenient for weekend and holiday
outings, families and groups traveling to or from Niagara Falls will have the
option of staying overnight on a Group Pass.
    "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."
    Visit the Niagara Falls page at gotransit.com for more information,
including fare and schedule information and details about connections to local
transit and attractions.
    GO also recently announced weekday and weekend bus service to Niagara
Falls starting this September. Bus fares will be the same as the train fares
and a full schedule will be available soon.
    Schedule and fare information for the weekend and holiday rail service to
Niagara Falls is detailed below.
    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 check the Niagara Falls
page at gotransit.com.

    
    GO Transit Niagara Falls schedule 2009

    Union Station to Niagara Falls

    Union          6:30 a.m.  9:40 a.m.  4:15 p.m.   8:05 p.m.  10:30 p.m.(*)
    Port Credit    6:46 a.m.  9:56 a.m.  4:31 p.m.   8:21 p.m.  --
    Oakville       6:57 a.m. 10:07 a.m.  4:42 p.m.   8:32 p.m.  --
    Burlington     7:08 a.m. 10:18 a.m.  4:53 p.m.   8:43 p.m.  --
    St Catharines  8:06 a.m. 11:16 a.m.  5:51 p.m.   9:41 p.m.  11:40 p.m.(*)
    Niagara Falls  8:29 a.m. 11:39 a.m.  6:14 p.m.  10:04 p.m.  12:05 a.m.(*)

    Niagara Falls to Union Station

    Niagara Falls     8:50 a.m.    12:20 p.m.   7:20 p.m.    10:25 p.m.
    St Catharines     9:15 a.m.    12:45 p.m.   7:45 p.m.    10:50 p.m.
    Burlington        10:13 a.m.   1:43 p.m.    8:43 p.m.    11:48 p.m.
    Oakville          10:25 a.m.   1:55 p.m.    8:55 p.m.    12:00 a.m.
    Port Credit       10:34 a.m.   2:04 p.m.    9:04 p.m.    12:09 a.m.
    Union             10:49 a.m.   2:19 p.m.    9:19 p.m.    12:24 a.m.

    (*)GO will be offering one additional late night trip by GO Bus, departing
Union Station and operating express to Niagara Falls. It will stop in St.
Catharines on request only.

    GO Transit Niagara Falls fare information 2009

    Detailed fare information for all stops along the route will be available
closer to start of service. Sample fares are shown below.

    Fare                                 Union Station to   Union Station to
                                         St Catharines      Niagara Falls

    Adult single ride                    $ 14.00            $ 15.90
    Adult two ride or day pass           $ 28.00            $ 31.80
    Senior / Child single ride           $  7.00            $  7.95
    Senior / Child two ride or day pass  $ 14.00            $ 15.90
    Group pass                           $ 56.00            $ 63.60
    

    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)
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