GO Transit marks Remembrance Day by offering free travel to veterans

    TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2007 /CNW/ - On Remembrance Day this Sunday, war
veterans are invited to ride free on GO Trains and GO Buses.
    "We're showing our respect and gratitude to veterans by making it easier
for them to attend Remembrance Day events and spend time with their loved ones
on this important day," said GO Transit Chairman Peter Smith. "This small
token of free GO travel is our way of thanking those who sacrificed so much
for our country."
    Each veteran can ride free with one companion, anytime all day on GO
Transit. Veterans should simply wear or carry something to identify
themselves, such as medals or blazers. Immediate family members of deceased
veterans may also ride free by carrying something that identifies their
relation to the deceased veteran, such as an identification card or service
    GO joins other transit systems nationwide in honouring the sacrifices of
our veterans. People all across Canada will observe a two-minute "wave of
silence" at 11 a.m. on Remembrance Day. For GO Transit, this means stopping
all non-essential communications, but because GO operates on highways and on
train tracks shared with the railways, GO Trains and GO Buses will keep moving
during those two minutes.
    For train and bus times, the public can call 416.869.3200 in the Toronto
local calling area, 1.888.GET ON GO (438.6646) long distance toll free, or
1.800.387.3652 for TTY teletypewriters only, or check the GO website at

For further information:

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

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