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Dec 14, 2018

For the first time ever, GO Transit is introducing year-round weekday train service between Niagara Falls and Toronto.

The official announcement was made today (Dec. 14) during an event in St. Catharines, Ont.

The inaugural weekday trip will depart from Niagara Falls at 5:24 a.m. on Jan. 7. That GO train will make stops in St. Catharines and at the West Harbour station in Hamilton, before continuing on to Toronto.

The first weekday evening GO train trip to serve St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, will depart from Union Station at 5:15 p.m. that same day.

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Metrolinx President and CEO Phil Verster said he’s thrilled to introduce this new service.

“Regular weekday GO trains have never operated out of Niagara Falls or St. Catharines before,” said Verster. “This is new territory and a sign of more great things to come.”

 The delivery of weekday GO train service to the Niagara Region, years earlier than originally promised, is a direct result of the strong working relationship between Metrolinx and CN.

“This service is proof of the great things that can happen when you work collaboratively with your partners,” said Metrolinx, Chief Planning and Development Officer, Leslie Woo. “This incremental service expansion is a symbol of our renewed drive to grow mass transit and do things differently.”


There are currently plans to open two additional GO stations along the Niagara corridor: Construction at Confederation GO in Stoney Creek is already underway and the proposed Grimsby GO station is now part of Metrolinx new Transit Oriented Development strategy. Work in Grimsby will now advance in collaboration with third-party investments and will be delivered in partnership with the local municipalities and property developers.

The investment in additional weekday GO train services to and from the Niagara Region is expected to cost about $1.66 million annually.

When using PRESTO, the train fare between Niagara Falls and Union Station will be $19.80. Without PRESTO, the train fare between Niagara Falls and Union Station will be $22.30.

by Matt Llewellyn Spokesperson