A GO train makes a run along tracks during an early morning commute.

GO Transit Ontario Northland partnership starts off well

Bus service to Muskoka sold out in first weekend of pilot program.

Aug 7, 2018

No matter what the weather in the Muskoka region was like over the August long weekend, one thing passengers heading north on board transit appreciated was how seamless their ride was from Union Station to  cottage country.

The first few days of a combined weekend service from GO Transit and Ontario Northland proved to be a success. Bus service was sold out after 49 customers hopped aboard. The bus now meets the GO train at Allandale Waterfront GO Station, allowing for a smooth transition while travellers can avoid a good stretch of Highway 400.

From there, eager passengers made their way to Gravenhurst, Bracebridge, Huntsville and North Bay, allowing them to join loved ones, enjoy some quiet time or engage in some exciting activities.

The travelling experience going to the Muskoka region can set the tone for the entire vacation. Avoiding the stress of getting stuck in traffic, passengers taking advantage of the new service were able to get to their destination faster while relaxing and sharing some stories with fellow passengers.

GO Transit and Ontario Northland will continue to offer a seamless travel experience until Monday, September 3.