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    GO to Niagara Falls

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    From GO Transit:

    Our seasonal excursion train service between Niagara Falls and Toronto is starting up again!

    In addition to our year-round bus service, passengers can take the train between Toronto and Niagara Falls starting Victoria Day weekend. The trains will be stopping at Union, Exhibition, Port Credit, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls stations.

    For 2011, this service will run on the following weekends:

    • Victoria Day weekend (May 20–23, 2011)
    • June 24 – September 5, 2011
    • Thanksgiving weekend (October 7–10, 2011)

    Bring GO to Niagara Falls, says Region

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Regional council has asked GO Transit to find a way to extend daily train service to Niagara Falls.

    Metrolinx, the provincial agency in charge of GO Transit, is studying a possible expansion of the popular commuter service into Niagara.

    GO is looking at four different expansion routes, including one that follows the northern peninsula CN rail line all the way to Niagara Falls.

    But GO officials have said that route may require a costly bridge over — or tunnel under — the Welland Canal to avoid ship traffic. GO is also considering an option that would see the train stop in St. Catharines, with travelers boarding buses to continue to the Honeymoon Capital.

    But at Thursday’s meeting, regional council approved a staff recommendation to push for train service all the way to Niagara Falls — and beyond, possibly to Fort Erie.

    GO trains returning for tourism season

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The return of GO Transit trains to Niagara Falls is “absolutely wonderful,” says Niagara Falls woman Denise Kurek, one of the first passengers aboard last summer’s “excursion train” to Toronto as the provincial agency tested weekend service between Ontario’s two most popular tourism destinations.

    “We don’t like driving to Toronto,” said Kurek, who travelled with her husband, Bernie, to go to the theatre last June, on the first day of GO’s temporary service between the two cities.

    After GO announced Thursday its summer train service would resume May 21, Kurek said they hope to take their seven-and eight-year-old sons on the train to take in Toronto sights.

    “We want to be able to take the boys this year, maybe to some baseball games, the zoo and the island,” she said.

    Niagara Helicopters Announces Special Offer for Niagara Falls GO Train Visitors

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    From a PR Web press release seen on Yahoo! News:

    Niagara Helicopters has launched a special offer for their Niagara Falls sightseeing tours when visitors use the new GO Train service from Toronto to Niagara Falls. Effective July 11th, 2009, Niagara Helicopters is happy to offer all riders utilizing the GO Train to Niagara Falls a $23* discount per adult and $12* discount per child (3-11 years). Visitors should simply show a valid GO Train pass to receive this special rate.

    Ruedi Hafen, President and Chief Pilot smiles as he hears that GO Trains will be rolling into the VIA station just around the corner from Niagara Helicopters. “That’s great,” he says, “More people coming to Niagara; less cars on the road…it really is a great idea!”

    Nearly 4,000 got on the GO

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Mayor Ted Salci said he’s impressed with the response to GO Transit’s new weekend and holiday train service between Niagara Falls and Toronto. More than 3,800 passengers travelled on the train on its first three days, which included last weekend and Canada Day, according to numbers GO provided the mayor’s office Friday.

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