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    Falls ready to welcome Invictus athletes

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Niagara tourism partners will host hundreds of international athletes and their families next week as part of the upcoming Invictus Games in Toronto.

    Up to 500 athletes, family members and coaching staff will take a specially chartered Via Rail train to Niagara Falls on Wednesday for a day-long outing to enjoy the destination’s attractions and activities.

    The participants are scheduled to arrive at the Niagara Falls train station on Bridge Street at 11 a.m.

    From there, they will board WEGO buses for Table Rock and will have free time to enjoy attractions.

    They will depart for the train at 2:30 p.m. for their return to Toronto.

    Train making a stop at Fallsview Casino this summer

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    From a PR Newswire press release:

    It all started with two guys and one guitar in 1994. Becoming a runaway success with their breakout album Drops of Jupiter and chart-topping singles like “Meet Virginia” and “Calling All Angels”, Grammy Award-winning pop-rock band Train will perform live for two nights in July at Fallsview Casino.

    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.

    GO trains roll into Niagara Saturday

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    After years of clamouring to get on the GO train, Niagara finally gets on board Saturday morning, though with 36 hours before the first train’s arrival there aren’t many signs of the debut of a much-anticipated service.

    On Thursday, there weren’t many signs at the Bridge Street station indicating the debut of a new, much-anticipated rail service between Niagara Falls and Toronto. There’s no green-and-white GO logo anywhere to be seen.

    “What you see is what you get, honey,” said a woman working in Via Rail’s ticket counter when asked if there have been many modifications.

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