TORONTO, Sept. 2, 2008 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, September 2, GO Transit's
newest GO Train station opened with passengers boarding the 5:18 a.m.
southbound train to Union Station. Lincolnville GO Station, located at
Bethesda Sideroad and 10th Line is north of the Stouffville GO Station and
extends this rail line even further into the York Region.
The new station offers Stouffville and Uxbridge area residents even more
options to get on the GO. Lincolnville station is the 59th train station in GO
Transit's network. This easy to access station is fully-accessible and has
parking for up to 150 vehicles.
"Lincolnville is just one of the many projects GO is working on to
improve transit services for our customers," said GO Transit Chairman Peter
Smith. "Investing in new stations and services is essential to attract
sustainable, long-term ridership growth across the GO system."
Since 2003, GO has seen its annual ridership grow from 45 million
passengers a year to more than 51 million annually.
On weekdays, Lincolnville GO Station has five trains leaving in the
morning and five arriving in the evening. Some train arrival and departure
times along the Stouffville line have been adjusted for this new service.
Union Station bus service began serving this new station's bus loop on
Saturday, August 30.
Weekday Uxbridge bus trips that previously connected with trains at
Stouffville GO Station (southbound), and Mount Joy GO Station (northbound) now
connect with trains at the new Lincolnville GO Station.
For more information on the new GO services, the public can call
416.869.3200, 1.888.GET ON GO (438.6646), 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 more than 51 million passengers a year in an extensive
network of train and bus service that spans over 8,000 square kilometres.
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