Free GO Train rides on the Barrie line on August 5

TORONTO, July 30, 2012 /CNW/ - GO Transit is offering free train rides on its Barrie rail line on August 5 as part of its new Barrie weekend service. The Barrie line has stops at Allandale Waterfront, Barrie South, Bradford, East Gwillimbury, Newmarket, Aurora, King City, Maple, Rutherford and York University GO Stations and Toronto's Union Station. This offer applies to GO Train trips only.

In a summer pilot until September 3, GO runs six train trips every Saturday, Sunday, and on holidays, along the Barrie line in either direction. Two return trips make all stops between Allandale Waterfront and Union Station, and four return trips make all stops between East Gwillimbury and Union Station.

GO's summer weekend and holiday train service along the Barrie line makes GO an easy choice for getting to great summertime destinations. Those heading to Toronto from stops along the Barrie line can take in the nightlife, shopping, sporting and cultural events of the city including Caribbean Carnival.

Barrie-bound passengers can take advantage of the beach-lined waterfront, great hiking trails and outdoor recreation, or enjoy Barrie's vibrant nightlife full of great dining, entertainment, music and festivals including the annual Kempenfest held along Barrie's waterfront. Barrie is the perfect destination for fun-filled daytrips.

For more information about GO Transit's Barrie summer weekend train service and the free rides on August 5, visit

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GO Transit is Metrolinx's interregional public transit system linking Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area. GO carries about 62 million passengers a year in an extensive network of train and bus services that spans over 10,000 square kilometres. Metrolinx is an agency of the Province of Ontario. Follow GO on Twitter and Facebook.

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SOURCE: GO Transit

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