Media advisory/Photo opportunity - Get a sneak peek at a sleek new GO Transit locomotive!



    TORONTO, June 13, 2007 /CNW/ -

    
    Who:    Donna Cansfield, Ontario's Minister of Transportation
            Gary McNeil, GO Transit Managing Director & CEO

    What:   GO Transit has bought 27 brand new, more powerful locomotives,
            which feature a sleek, streamlined look, very different from the
            boxy appearance of traditional train equipment. A prototype
            sporting GO's paint scheme will be shown tomorrow to accredited
            news media only.

            The locomotives can power 12-car trains, two more cars than the
            locomotives GO now uses, making room for at least 300 more
            passengers per train. The new equipment is more powerful, more
            fuel-efficient, and more environmentally friendly than GO's
            current fleet. Delivery from the manufacturer will start this
            fall.

    When:   Thursday, June 14, 2007, 9:00 a.m.

    Where:  Willowbrook, GO Transit's rail maintenance facility
            125 Judson St., Toronto, ON  M8Z 1A4

            Driving directions from Toronto:
            -  Take Gardiner Expwy. west
            -  Take the Islington Ave. collector lanes exit
            -  Go past Islington Ave. to the St. Lawrence Ave. exit
            -  Go north on St. Lawrence Ave.
            -  Turn right on The Queensway
            -  Turn right on Islington Ave., and head south
            -  Turn right onto Judson St.
            -  Turn left onto Magnificent Court, and go to end of circle
            -  Park on Magnificent Court
            -  Enter event site by foot through gate

            Driving directions from the west:
            -  Take Gardiner Expwy. east
            -  Take Islington Ave. south
            -  Turn right onto Judson St.
            -  Turn left onto Magnificent Court, and go to end of circle
            -  Park on Magnificent Court
            -  Enter event site by foot through gate
    





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For further information: Media enquiries - Stephanie Sorensen, (416)
869-3600 ext. 5231; or Edmund Shea, (416) 869-3600 ext. 5328

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