TORONTO, Oct. 25, 2007 /CNW/ - GO Transit will extend weekend and holiday
Lakeshore West train trips farther west to Aldershot GO Station, beginning
this Sunday, October 28th. Weekend train trips on this line previously
originated and ended at Oakville GO Station.
The extension of train service is good news for Burlington and Aldershot
customers, as weekend and holiday service to these two stations was limited to
GO Buses before. It represents an even more significant benefit to customers
who use GO's Bronte and Appleby stations, which until now were not served by
GO Trains or GO Buses on weekends or holidays.
In addition to the peace of mind of letting GO do the driving to weekend
activities, and the convenience of free parking at Lakeshore West stations, GO
monthly pass holders can take advantage of an offer that will save money: they
can bring a companion with them on weekends for free! This incentive has been
available to monthly pass holders for the past several years, but the
introduction of new weekend service offers a good opportunity for a reminder.
"We are very pleased to offer train service to these busy locations on
weekends and holidays," said GO Transit Chairman Peter Smith. "It's great to
be able to offer our customers and their families a convenient alternative to
driving. We expect about 1,000 customers to use the new service." This service
improvement is a direct result of GO Transit's expansion program funded by the
Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, and the Great Toronto Area
Starting this Sunday, eastbound train trips will leave Aldershot for
Union Station starting at 7:08 a.m., and every hour until 11:08 p.m. Westbound
trips will leave Union Station starting at 6:43 a.m., and every hour until 43
minutes past midnight. Passengers should check the new Lakeshore West GO Train
and Bus service schedules before travelling.
For GO information the public can call 416.869.3200 in the Toronto local
calling area, 1.888.GET ON GO (438.6646) long distance toll free, or
1.800.387.3652 for TTY teletypewriters only, or check the GO website at
For further information:
For further information: Media enquiries - Stephanie Sorensen, (416)
869-3600 ext. 5231