First GO Train Arrives In Niagara Falls
Summer Weekend Train Service Starts Today
Weekend visitors to the Niagara Region can now arrive by GO train.
Summer weekend GO train service kicked off today. Riders on the inaugural trip included Minister of Transportation Jim Bradley, Niagara Falls Mayor Ted Salci and St. Catharines Mayor Brian McMullan.
Weekend and holiday trains run from Union Station to Niagara Falls VIA Rail Station, with four trips in each direction with stops at Port Credit, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, and Niagara Falls. The trains will continue through the busy tourist season until October 12, 2009.
- Nearly 55 million riders a year are taking GO Transit.
- GO Transit currently serves an 8,000 square kilometre area, which is expanding to include the Niagara area and other regions outside the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
“This is a great boost for Niagara's tourism industry. GO is giving visitors another way to get to the natural wonders, scenic towns, cultural events and wineries that make our region so special.”