Take the GO Train to Niagara this Victoria Day Weekend

TORONTO, May 4, 2012 /CNW/ - GO Transit will once again be offering seasonal GO Train service between Niagara Falls and Toronto.  This year, the service will be available during the Victoria Day long weekend, May 18 - 21, then weekends and holidays from June 23 until September 3.

The train trips will run Friday to Sunday evenings, allowing travellers to maximize their weekends away. Every trip will accommodate passengers at Union, Exhibition, Port Credit, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls stations. Schedule information is available at gotransit.com.

Trains will be equipped with specially-designed bicycle coaches on Saturday, Sunday and Victoria Day Monday. Riders may use their lock to secure their bike and enjoy a comfortable ride to their destination.

New this year will be GO Bus service between the St. Catharines train station and Niagara-On-The-Lake connecting to the GO Trains at St. Catharines with a seamless transfer.  The GO Bus service will operate during the June 23 - September 3 period only and provide an easy way to get to one of the prime travel destinations in the region.

Niagara-bound passengers can take advantage of the biking and hiking trails along the Niagara River, plan winery tours around the Niagara region or take a chance at the casino. The view of the Falls provides the perfect backdrop to a weekend away.

Those heading to Toronto from St. Catharines or Niagara can take in the nightlife, shopping and sporting events of the city.

Only two hours apart, Niagara and Toronto offer two very different - and very enjoyable - experiences. Take the GO for a getaway from the everyday. For more information, visit gotransit.com/niagara.

We promise to make your experience comfortable, gotransit.com/promise/comfort.

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

GO Transit is Metrolinx's interregional public transit system linking Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area. GO carries about 57 million passengers a year in an extensive network of train and bus services that spans over 10,000 square kilometres. Metrolinx is an agency of the Province of Ontario. Follow GO on Twitter and Facebook.

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

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