Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - GO Transit offers bike coaches for
seasonal Niagara Falls weekend train service

TORONTO, May 7, 2010 /CNW/ - Media are invited to preview the newly designated bike coaches designed specifically for the Niagara Falls seasonal service train, as well as see a demonstration on how to use the bike racks installed on board.

    
    Date:       Tuesday, May 11, 2010

    Time:       11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
                11:30 a.m. Media availability: Gary McNeil, GO Transit's
                Managing Director

    Location:   Union Station, Platform 3
                140 Bay Street
                Toronto, Ontario
    

Background:

Starting Friday, May 21, and just in time for the Victoria Day weekend visitors to Niagara Falls will be able to take the GO Train to get there.

With approximately 50,000 passengers enjoying the inaugural service last summer, it was an easy decision for GO to run this weekend excursion service again. GO listened to its passengers and has converted a few passenger cars into bike coaches so customers can bring their bikes with them on their weekend getaways.

Each of the Saturday and Sunday Niagara Falls trains will have two bike coaches included in its train set. Each designated bike coach will be able to accommodate 18 bikes. All other passenger coaches have space to carry the standard 2-4 bikes.

The designated bike coaches will have bike decals on the windows, making them easy to identify. The Customer Service Ambassador will also be stationed inside one of the bike coaches on each train trip to help answer passenger questions about how to use the bike racks. Bike racks will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

SOURCE GO Transit

For further information: For further information: Vanessa Thomas, (416) 869-3600 ext. 5264, or Robin Alam, (416) 869-3600 ext. 5640

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