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