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Changes to GO ticket handling, further Presto deployments coming

By shost at 11:24 pm on Wednesday, February 15, 2012

GO’s 25 year old system for 2 ride and 10 ride paper tickets is coming to end in June 2012. This presentation by Metrolinx, released today indicates the details of the plan:

http://www.metrolinx.com/en/docs/pdf/presentations/Board%20Feb%2016%202012%20Changes%20to%20Ticket%20Cancelling%20on%20the%20GO%20System%20FINAL.pdf

Now, A request: Would a commuter who has used up their paper ticket be so kind to mail your Guelph or Kitchener cancelled tickets to the Guelph Historical Railway Assocaition? This group would welcome saving some of these tickets for our collection, in the near future a Guelph or Kitchener cancelled ticket will be an interesting item for a museum :)

Please mail your cancelled 2 ride, or 10 ride tickets with Guelph or Kitchener stamps to

G.H.R.A

PO Box 21054
35 Harvard Rd.
Guelph, Ontario
N1G 4T3

Thanks!

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Comment by Sean

February 16, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

Looks like they have the PRESTO lines installed…maybe will see the machines in March.

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Comment by Steven Petric

February 16, 2012 @ 11:14 pm

Presto! Machines have arrived at Guelph Central. I saw them install the boxes but not the tap podiums on Wednesday and when I got off the train Thursday night there they where!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/royalrivers/6889420791/

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Comment by Steven Petric

February 16, 2012 @ 11:19 pm

Starting Tuesday, February 21, PRESTO, the new fare card, can be used at both Guelph Central and Kitchener GO stations.

You can obtain a PRESTO card at Union Station or any other manned GO station at which PRESTO cards are issued. PRESTO can be used on GO for train trips between PRESTO activated stations as well on GO Buses.

For a limited time, you can save the $6 card issuance fee by switching from GO 10-ride tickets or monthly passes to PRESTO. Simply take your valid 10-ride or monthly pass to Union Station or any other manned GO station at which PRESTO cards are issued to receive the offer.

Visit http://gotransit.com/public/en/fares/presto.aspx for more information.

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