Ontario improving GO service for students and families in Niagara

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New GO bus stop opening at Niagara College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus

Ontario is making it easier to get around Niagara and the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area by expanding and improving local GO Transit services to better meet the needs of students, families, and commuters.

Starting April 8, the Route 12 GO Bus will stop at Niagara College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus to make it easier for students and staff to get to and from school and for more people to take transit in Niagara Region. Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca and St. Catharines MPP Jim Bradley made the announcement while engaging with students in a roundtable at Niagara College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake campus Wednesday Mar. 15.

Buses will run between Niagara Falls and Burlington, with stops in St. Catharines, Grimsby and Stoney Creek, connecting to Lakeshore West GO Train service at the Burlington GO Station. GO Transit will provide hourly service throughout the day and into late evening, seven days a week.

Expanding GO Transit service to improve people’s commute is part of our government’s plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

Quick Facts

  • The new GO Bus stop will be located near the entrance of the main building where Niagara-on-the-Lake Transit, Niagara Region Transit, St. Catharines Transit and Welland Transit buses stop.
  • Detailed schedules will be available during the week of March 20. Customers should check gotransit.com/schedulechanges for more details.
  • Students can have their PRESTO cards set with a student discount and save even more.
  • Niagara’s seasonal GO Train service will resume Victoria Day weekend, Thanksgiving weekend and throughout the summer on Friday evenings, Saturday, Sundays and holidays, for the ninth consecutive year.
  • Metrolinx continues to work closely with local transit service providers to ensure better alignment between GO Transit and local transit services.

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Quotes

Steven Del Duca: Minister of Transportation
Steven Del Duca

“It was a pleasure meeting with Niagara College student leaders today to discuss local transit and transportation issues. We know that transit directly affects students, as well as local commuters and travelers, which is why, I am so pleased to announce that we are expanding and improving local GO Transit services. Improvements like these will help reduce congestion on our roads and make it more convenient for locals to travel across the Niagara region.”

Jim BradleyJim Bradley: MPP for St. Catharines

“More transit options will help everyone who lives, studies or travels in our region. This is great news for the people of Niagara and for the students at the Niagara-on-the-Lake campus.”

Bruce McCuaig: President and CEO, Metrolinx

“Bringing GO bus service to this campus will make it easier to get to school, home, and anywhere in between. It’s all part of our plan to expand and improve GO services throughout our region so we can bring more transit to more people.”

Dan Patterson: President, Niagara College

“Having GO Bus service directly to campus will open up huge opportunities for students from West Niagara, Hamilton and the GTA to come directly to Niagara College. It also creates a much greater range of co-op and internship options for our students accessing employers beyond Niagara. We can now say, GO to Niagara College!”

Source – Government of Ontario press release

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