Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Get on the GO with Hamilton City Councillor Bob Bratina

    TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2009 /CNW/ -

    What:     Hamilton City Councillor and GO Board member Bob Bratina
              welcomes the extension of more GO Train service to Hamilton.
              This is the first day of service for GO's new extended train
              trip, from Hamilton to Union Station. This 12-car train, pulled
              by GO's powerful MP40 locomotive is also the first new rail
              service Hamilton has received since 2000. Councillor Bratina
              will board the fourth Lakeshore West train from Hamilton headed
              to Union Station, and disembark at Aldershot GO Station.

              Councillor Bratina will be located in the accessible railcar -
              fifth car from the locomotive - where he will be available to
              answer media questions and pose for photographs.

    When:     Monday, March 2, 2009
              7:17 a.m.

              Media are advised that the train will be departing Hamilton GO
              Centre at 7:17 a.m.

    Where:    Hamilton GO Centre
              36 Hunter St. E., Hamilton
              -  From East (Toronto) or West (Brantford): Exit Hwy. 403 to
                 Main St.; east to James St.; south to station
              -  From East (St. Catharines, Niagara): Exit QEW @
                 Burlington St. west to Wellington St.; south to King St.;
                 west to Hughson St; south to station
              -  Access by HSR: Route 51 University; King St. and James St.
                 access to all westbound bus trips; Main St. and James St.
                 access to all eastbound bus trips.

    Who:      Bob Bratina, Hamilton City Councillor and GO Transit Board

    Special instructions:

              Members of the media are asked to help ensure passenger and
              operations safety by being aware of moving trains and buses,
              not crossing tracks, not aiming television camera lights at
              oncoming trains, standing behind the yellow line, not blocking
              travellers, and respecting customer requests to not be

    Disponible en français

For further information:

For further information: Media enquiries - Vanessa Thomas, (416)
869-3600 ext. 5264, or Jessica Kosmack, (416) 869-3600 ext. 5231

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