NIAGARA – Go Train service is set to return for another summer season.
The GO Train will run between Toronto and Niagara Falls Victoria Day long weekend then on Friday evenings, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays between June 23 and Sept. 3.
Trains will stop at Union Station, Exhibition, Port Credit, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, making it easier for residents and tourists to visit the region and support the local economy.
This year, a new GO Bus service will also be offered between St. Catharines and Niagara-On-The-Lake connecting to the GO Trains in St. Catharines.
Service will operate between June 23 and Sept. 3, and will provide an easy way to get to one of Ontario’s prime travel destinations.
“I am very pleased to be welcoming summer GO Train service back to St. Catharines and Niagara for another busy summer season. Taking GO Transit is a quick, environmentally friendly way to travel,” said St. Catharines MPP Jim Bradley.
Passengers will be able to take their bikes with them on the train on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Each GO Train will be equipped with specially designed rail coaches for bicycles that can carry 18 bikes each.
The trip from Union Station to Niagara Falls will take about two hours, each way.
Commuters can use their PRESTO cards to get on the train at the Niagara Falls and St. Catharines VIA stations and at all GO stations.
In 2009, the inaugural year of service, approximately 50,000 train trips were taken between Toronto and Niagara Falls.
“This is great news for tourists and residents headed to the Niagara area,” said Niagara Falls MPP Kim Craitor. “And for those travelling to Niagara-on-the-Lake, the new GO Bus service will help get them there safely and efficiently.”