GILFORD, ON, Nov. 6, 2007 /CNW/ - GO Transit, the Barrie Police Service,
and the South Simcoe Police Service were on hand today in the Town of Gilford
to kick off the rail safety campaign relating to GO Transit testing its trains
in South Simcoe Region and the City of Barrie. GO Transit test trains began
running today on the Bradford rail line in preparation for GO Train service to
Barrie, scheduled to begin early next January.
GO Transit, Barrie Police Service, and South Simcoe Police Service
representatives answered community questions and provided information about
the dangers associated with trespassing on the tracks now that the rail line
is operational. They also offered a look at a GO Train being tested and
commissioned on the rail corridor.
GO test trains and track maintenance equipment will be using the railway
between Bradford GO Station and the new train storage facility in Barrie, to
the north of the new Barrie South GO Station. Test trains will be seen from
time to time on the rail corridor until passenger service starts. This is to
ensure that the tracks stay well maintained and ready for passenger service.
For more information or updates on this project, call 416.869.3600 ext.
5199 or visit the GO TRIP website at gotransit.com/gotrip.
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 over 49 million passengers a year in an extensive
network of train and bus services that spans over 8,000 square kilometres.
For further information:
For further information: Media enquiries: Steve Harvey, (416) 869-3600
ext. 5209, or Vasie Papadopoulos, (416) 869-3600 ext. 5175