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Metrolinx honours Canadian Armed Forces members and veterans with free travel on Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day will be recognized a little differently this year. While official events will be virtual, Metrolinx continues to pay tribute to those who have served to protect our country by offering veterans, current members of the Canadian Armed Forces, as well as a companion, free rides on GO Transit buses and trains and UP Express on November 11.

On Nov. 11, the ride – for veterans and military members – is on Metrolinx.

While the fight against the pandemic will mean many Remembrance Day events have gone virtual, travel on GO Transit and UP Express is still free for those who have served in the Canadian Armed Forces or are current members, as well as a companion.

A bus sits parked with 'Lest we forget' across the digital display.
Canadian Armed Forces members, along with veterans, can ride for free on GO Transit and UP Express. (Anne Marie Aikins photo photo)

Those veterans and service members are asked to identify themselves by wearing or carrying their medals, beret, blazer, uniform or other similar belongings while traveling.

Immediate family members of deceased veterans may also ride for free on Remembrance Day if carrying something to identify their relationship to the late veteran, such as service papers or an identification card.

If you plan to use our service this Remembrance Day, help keep each other safe along the way. Be sure to wear your face covering properly so that it covers your nose, mouth and chin while in stations, on platforms and for your entire trip.

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This Remembrance Day will be different than most, but it doesn’t mean those who have worn the uniform for Canada – or those who still do – will be forgotten.

Story by Fannie Sunshine, Advisor, Social Media and Issues Management