Ontario Boosting Go Bus Services for Students and Others in Niagara

New GO Bus Stop Opening at Niagara College’s Campus at Niagara-on-the-Lake

“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.”  — Bruce McCuaig, President and CEO, Metrolinx

News from the Ontario Government and GO/Metrolinx Services

Posted March 16th, 2017 on Niagara At Large

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 this March 15th.

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.

“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.”   — Jim Bradley, MPP for St. Catharines

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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