Media Advisory - GO Transit Adjusts Service Starting January 5

More train service for Lakeshore West, Stouffville and Richmond Hill

TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Starting Jan. 5, GO Transit is adding more service and adjusting schedules to serve passengers better.

Stouffville and Richmond Hill GO line passengers will have an earlier train option in the afternoon; Lakeshore West passengers will have more train trip options during rush hours, particularly those travelling out of Aldershot GO Station; and some existing trips along the Lakeshore and Barrie GO lines will be more comfortable with 320 additional seats per trip thanks to the addition of 16 rail cars.

Some of this new train service will have an impact on GO Bus service as connections will be adjusted and some trips will be replaced by the new GO Train trips. Since GO assesses service on a consistent basis, some regular GO Bus service will be adjusted and increased according to demand.

GO Train service also begins at the new Acton GO Station on Jan. 7. Located at 45 Eastern Avenue, the newest GO station will see two trips during every rush hour along the Kitchener GO line.

These service enhancements further Metrolinx's regional transportation plan, The Big Move, in making GO a faster, more frequent and more convenient transit option.

For more information on GO services, visit gotransit.com, or call 416.869.3200, 1.888.GET ON GO (438.6646) or 1.800.387.3652 TTY.

GO Transit is Metrolinx's regional public transit system linking Toronto with the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area. GO carries about 62 million passengers a year in an extensive network of train and bus services that spans more than 11,000 square kilometres. Metrolinx is an agency of the Province of Ontario. Follow GO on Twitter and Facebook.

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SOURCE: GO Transit

For further information:

Media enquiries - Vanessa Thomas, (416) 874-5974 or Malon Edwards, (416) 874-5945

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