GO Transit expects to operate full bus and rail service on Tuesday

TORONTO, Dec. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - GO Transit staff are working diligently around the clock to cope with the significant impacts the severe weather is having on its infrastructure.

GO continues to operate throughout the day today with adjusted service levels as they do their best to get customers to their destination on time, while ensuring their safety.  Full service for both bus and rail is expected to operate as planned tomorrow. However, challenges related to the ice storm may continue to cause delays.

"The buildup of ice and intermittent hydro supply has caused switch and signal problems and some stations are still experiencing power failures," said Paul Finnerty, GO Transit Vice President of Operations.

"We are working closely with our service providers to ensure that all tracks are clear of ice and overhanging trees. Extra staff are on duty at stations with power outages to assist customers. We have really appreciated everyone's patience as we work together to get through the cleanup from the storm."

Early homebound service for buses and trains will run as planned tomorrow (December 24) to get customers home for the holiday. On Christmas Day, GO will operate on a Sunday schedule and Boxing Day the Lakeshore lines operate on a Sunday schedule; all other lines operate on a Saturday schedule.

Customers are encouraged to keep updated by checking the website gotransit.com or by following @GOTransit on Twitter.

SOURCE: GO Transit

For further information:

Anne Marie Aikins (416) 202 - 5796 - AnneMarie.Aikins@metrolinx.com

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