Media advisory - GO Transit Service extension to Barrie

    OTTAWA, Dec. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Patrick Brown, MP (Barrie), on behalf of
the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and
Communities, along with the Honourable Jim Bradley, Ontario Minister of
Transportation, the Honourable Aileen Carroll, Ontario Minister of Culture and
MPP (Barrie), Dave Aspden, Mayor of Barrie, and Peter Smith, Chairman of GO
Transit, will host a celebration of the extension of GO Transit rail service
to Barrie, Ontario.
    MP Brown, Minister Bradley, Minister Carroll, Mr. Aspden and Mr. Smith
will all be speaking at the event and a brief question and answer period will
follow. An inaugural GO Train ride from the new Barrie South Station to
Bradford Station and back is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and media representatives
are invited to attend.
    Community members are invited to attend this event featuring holiday
entertainment and refreshments.

    Date:        Sunday, December 16, 2007

    Time:        12:30 p.m. (community welcome)
                 1:00 p.m.  (address by dignitaries followed by question and
                             answer period)
                 1:30 p.m.  (inaugural GO Train ride - Barrie South Station -
                             Bradford Station - Barrie South Station)

    Location:    GO Transit's Barrie South Station
                 833 Yonge Street
                 (At the intersection of Yonge Street and Mapleview Drive)
                 Barrie, Ontario

                 Shuttle bus service will be provided between the downtown
                 Barrie bus terminal and the Barrie South Station. The Barrie
                 Bus terminal is located at 24 Maple Avenue.

For further information:

For further information: Vasie Papadopoulos, GO TRIP, (416) 869-3600
ext. 5175; Nicole McNeely, Transport Canada Communications, (613) 993-0055;
Bob Nichols, Ontario Communications Branch, (416) 327-1158; Cheri Harris, City
of Barrie Communications, (705) 739-4220 ext. 4529

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