Photos from 1971 remind what GO Transit was like decades ago
It’s been awhile since we brought you images of the past – a reoccurring feature we call ‘HistoricGO’. But coming across these pictures, we thought it was a good chance to peek back 50 years ago for Ontario. Was that your father’s VW bug in the parking lot?
Just in the nick of time.
Before the calendar clicks over to 2022, Metrolinx News recently came across a bundle of images showing the GO Transit network back in 1971.
That was four decades ago, and while the pictures may not have seemed remarkable at the time – just scenes of trains moving along tracks, bus shelters under clear skies and customers buying physical tickets – they capture black and white moments in cultural and transit time.
So here’s how things looked – before PRESTO and most modern stations and even masks – 50 years ago.