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GO Train weekend/holiday service to Niagara Falls this summer from Toronto.

By shost at 10:55 pm on Thursday, May 14, 2009

GO Transit is getting into the Tourism Commuter market by shuttling passengers to Niagara Falls and St. Catherines on Weekends and Holidays starting Summer 2009.

http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1568392

Four trips per weekend and holiday are expected.

Bus service will start in Septmeber with 9 daily trips for working commuters. WHat is interesting, is VIA Rail added extra weekend service over the last couple of years, and to have VIA Rail and GO Transit compete for the same tourism dollars is fairly unique. 

Students of  the University of Guelph, Waterloo and Laurier universities, and Colleges may find this an attractive method to commute home on weekends. Ride VIA to Toronto and catch GO to Niagara.. and vice versa.

- Steve

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FINALLY! GO bus to Waterloo region starting fall 2009

By shost at 8:18 pm on Friday, May 8, 2009

As part of the GO Transit push into Waterloo region ( Guelph has had GO service since at least 1990) GO bus service will begin this fall along the 401/Highway 8 corridor in Kitchener and Cambridge, connecting to the Milton line train service. This service is a major step forward for Waterloo Region, establishing GO service and a precursor for Train service (if approved). If train service is approved, GO bus service will remain to augment the train service, especially when trains are not running.

For more, please visit the KW Record:

http://news.therecord.com/News/article/533957

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GO announcement for Waterloo Region due later today

By shost at 7:41 am on Friday, May 8, 2009

“Go expected to make transportation announcement in Kitchener

570 News Kitchener | Friday, May 8th, 2009 6:14 am
Go Transit officials will meet with federal, provincial and municipal politicians in Kitchener Friday for what is rumoured to be a major transportation announcement.

Residents of Kitchener and Wilmot have participated in a series of recent meetings hosted by GO, looking at the feasibility of expanding service to our region. Moving further west from Toronto is one of the goals identified in GO’s strategic plan. That move would involve an extension of the Georgetown line, but sources say we should not expect to hear talk of trains today. What we will likely hear is about GO buses that will roll out of Cambridge. Mayor Doug Craig has been vocal in his support of such a plan and connecting the Townline Road area with GO’s rail service in Milton.

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