Veterans Ride Free on Warriors’ Day

English: GO Transit train at Exhibition Station

GO Transit train at Exhibition Station (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As is common practice for Warriors’ Day at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), veterans of the Canadian military ride free on many of the local transit agencies.  A veteran will be allowed to bring a companion with them.  The free ride also applies to families of deceased veterans with some agencies.

Veterans should wear their uniforms, medals, or something that would specify that he/she is a veteran.  Families of deceased veterans should bring some sort of identification. Continue reading

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Reduced GO Transit Service on the Lakeshore East Line

English: GO Transit Bombardier BiLevel car #21...

English: GO Transit Bombardier BiLevel car #210 brings up the rear of an eastbound Lakeshore East line train departing Scarborough GO Station in Scarborough, Ontario. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

GO Transit has announced that there will be less train service along the Lakeshore East GO line over the weekend of July 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, 2016.

The main impact will affect service on Saturday July 23rd, and Sunday July 24th.  Starting in the evening of July 22nd, until the end of service on Sunday July 24th, service will be operated hourly instead of every 30 minutes. Continue reading

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GO Transit Seasonal Service Returns

Niagara Falls 2015 006GO Transit is bringing back its popular seasonal services to Barrie and Niagara Falls.

Starting June 25th, 2016 GO Transit will be operating trains from Union Station to Barrie (Allandale Waterfront station) and Niagara Falls (with a bus connection at St. Catharines to Niagara Falls-on-the-Lake.)

Trains to Barrie will depart Union Station at 12:20, 16:20, 18:20, and 22:20.  Southbound trips start out at Allandale Waterfront station at 09:40, 14:10, 15:51, and 20:10.

Trains to Niagara Falls depart Union Station at 09:00, 16:18, and 20:10.  Trains depart Niagara Falls at 08:30, 11:30, 19:20, and 22:30.

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GO Transit turns 49!

May 23rd, 2016 marks the 49th anniversary of the creation of GO Transit.  On this day in 1967, GO Transit began operations with a small fleet of locomotives and coaches.

The service began operating along the Lakeshore West and Lakeshore East lines with all day service between Oakville and Pickering via Toronto’s Union Station.  Rush hour service went west to Hamilton. Continue reading

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GO Transit Reduces Services for Victoria Day Weekend

GO Transit train west of Union Station.

GO Transit train west of Union Station.

GO Transit has announced that it is reducing train service along its Lakeshore East Line and Lakeshore West line over the Victoria Day weekend from May 20th to May 23rd, 2016.

Along the Lakeshore East Line, service will be reduced from every 30 minutes to every hour from Union Station to Oshawa.  This is to allow for work to be done at Guildwood station.  The reduction of service covers Saturday May 21st, Sunday May 22nd, and Monday May 23rd.  Trains will depart Union Station only at 13 minutes past the hour, and 41 minutes past the hour from Oshawa.   Continue reading

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Toronto has its 18th New Streetcar

On Sunday May 1st, 2016 the Toronto Transit Commission was testing Flexity Outlook #4419, the 18th new streetcar the TTC has for revenue service (#4401 and #4402 were originally delivered for training purposes by the TTC and are not yet ready for revenue service.)

Here are a couple pictures of the streetcar operating along Lake Shore Blvd. W. while being prepared for revenue service:

Flexity Outlook #4419 Flexity Outlook #4419

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New GO Transit Cabcars

GO Transit has been steadily receiving its new more sleek cabcars from Bombardier, and started placing them into service in late 2015.

Here are some pictures of the new cabcars: Continue reading

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