A GO train travels past apple trees in bloom.

GO train service between Toronto and Niagara Falls is being reintroduced starting this weekend

It’s back. One of the nicest and most affordable ways to get to and from Niagara Falls is returning and will help people safely explore the attractions in their own backyard. Starting this weekend (August 1), Metrolinx is reintroducing weekend GO train service between Toronto & Niagara Falls. Trains will run every Saturday, Sunday and holiday Monday as part of regular weekend schedules. GO customers … Continue reading GO train service between Toronto and Niagara Falls is being reintroduced starting this weekend

The latest ridership map shows an increase in total ridership, as well as GO train boardings.

Track your station – Updated GO Transit ridership map shows continued growth across the network

Short distance trips, increased service options and event partnerships all contributed to reasons why customers are choosing GO transit more frequently. Find out how your own line is doing. You’ve probably noticed many new faces on the GO service in the past few months. An updated ridership map from April to September 2019 shows a continuing trend of growth at 4.1 per cent. Barrie grew … Continue reading Track your station – Updated GO Transit ridership map shows continued growth across the network

Hamilton’s John Street Bridge gets major rebuild – See the time-lapse video here

Every stretch and span on GO train corridors has a history and story to tell, as major advances and improvements are made on the Ontario transit lines. And one iconic Hamilton bridge, after years of loyal service, is getting a whole new lease on life. To many rail passengers, it’s a bridge span that’s barely noticeable as their GO train moves quickly underneath. But to … Continue reading Hamilton’s John Street Bridge gets major rebuild – See the time-lapse video here

Machines move pieces of a bridge into place.

Unlocking More GO Train Service to Hamilton and on to Niagara region

As we continue to look behind the scenes at work taking place at Metrolinx, we want to focus on rail service to and from Hamilton. It’s an important corridor requiring extensive investment and special tactics to add new service. We’re getting there, and here’s how. The fact that there isn’t more frequent train service throughout the day between Hamilton and Toronto has caused debate and … Continue reading Unlocking More GO Train Service to Hamilton and on to Niagara region

Image shows the ridership map.

Metrolinx releases updated GO Transit ridership map – System sees almost five per cent bump in GO train boardings

New data culled from across GO rail network and UP Express finds increase in numbers attributed to lower fares for shorter trips as well as increase on all lines. If you’re a regular GO train customer, look to the seats around you – apparently your neighbours are following your lead. Ridership across GO Transit’s rail system continues to grow, with new data pointing to a … Continue reading Metrolinx releases updated GO Transit ridership map – System sees almost five per cent bump in GO train boardings

Early morning travellers wait at the Bramalea Go station.

Metrolinx announces increased service, including on Kitchener and Lakeshore Lines – Extends popular Niagara weekend service to year-round

Scores of new options added to GO train routes for September. Here are some of the biggest service improvements across the system. Metrolinx has announced a major advance in the GO Transit expansion program, with nearly 150 new and extended train trips each week, starting on August 31. With this round of changes there will be eight per cent more GO train service than a … Continue reading Metrolinx announces increased service, including on Kitchener and Lakeshore Lines – Extends popular Niagara weekend service to year-round

An instructor, eyes closed, meditates next to the roar of the Falls.

Namaste and GO – Five steps to find Zen while travelling, including on a weekend train trip to Niagara Falls

Helena McKinney, a yoga instructor who teaches classes within the cool mist and midst of the legendary Falls with Niagara Parks’ Namaste Niagara series, offers up a helpful prescription to destress while travelling this summer. It doesn’t matter how big that new BPA free water bottle is. You can’t just bottle Niagara Falls. Carry it around and suddenly, on the hottest Ontario July day or … Continue reading Namaste and GO – Five steps to find Zen while travelling, including on a weekend train trip to Niagara Falls

Greg Frewin leads a tiger around the stage.

No illusion – Magician Greg Frewin reveals Niagara Falls spectacles GO customers need to unlock

As Niagara Falls weekend GO service returns to take customers to and from the famous tourist destination, the area’s best known performer-in-residence – and one of the world’s most accomplished magicians – explains why the Falls have him locked up tight. Greg Frewin has pulled off one of the most elaborate feats in the history of prestidigitation. He’s managed to quietly hide a very Canadian … Continue reading No illusion – Magician Greg Frewin reveals Niagara Falls spectacles GO customers need to unlock

Detailed ridership map released for GO and UP Express stations

Ridership increased to 52.5 million in November – Find where you and your neighbours fit. More customers than ever before are bee-lining it to Barrie via GO Transit, or stops along its line, according to the latest ridership numbers released this week by Metrolinx. The transit agency saw ridership on GO Transit and the UP Express jump to 52.5 million from April to November last … Continue reading Detailed ridership map released for GO and UP Express stations

All Aboard! Weekday GO Trains now service Niagara Region

Metrolinx launches regular morning and evening train service to St. Catharines and Niagara Falls. As Joanne McKee taps her PRESTO card in St. Catharines, $18.07 is deducted from her account. But in her mind, McKee isn`t paying to get to her job in downtown Toronto – she`s actually investing in something much more valuable: time with her family. McKee is Ryerson University`s Chief Financial Officer … Continue reading All Aboard! Weekday GO Trains now service Niagara Region