GO Transit Powers Ahead With New Locomotives

    McGuinty Government Helps More People Get On The GO

    TORONTO, Jan. 15 /CNW/ - GO trains will soon carry more passengers thanks
to a fleet of powerful new locomotives.
    Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and GO Transit officials unveiled the new
locomotive today at Union Station. It can pull longer trains carrying an
additional 300 passengers each.
    "These new trains will make it easier for even more Ontarians to take
public transit -- that means fewer cars on our roads and a better quality of
life for us all," said Premier McGuinty.
    Ontario invested $143 million in 27 new fuel-efficient locomotives. The
longer trains will gradually be put into service on GO's Lakeshore and Milton
    "Together, we are building a public transit system that will keep people
moving and help protect our environment," said Transportation Minister Jim
    "More and more Ontarians are choosing GO Transit -- and we're going to
keep working to ensure they get the fast, modern service they deserve," said
GO Transit chair Peter Smith.
    Over a billion people have taken the GO Train or the GO Bus since GO
Transit began operating in May 1967. Today, GO Transit carries more than 50
million passengers annually, or nearly 200,000 passengers on a typical
    See GO's new locomotive at www.gotransit.com/PUBLIC/news/mediainfo.htm.
    Learn how Ontario supports public transit at www.mto.gov.on.ca.
    Find out how to get around the GTA faster and easier at

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