Weekend GO Trains to Niagara Falls are back
Published June 21, 2021 at 3:04 pm
As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to wane, signs that previously enjoyed services are slowly getting back to normal are beginning to pop up in Niagara Region.
That includes the weekend GO Train service from Toronto to Niagara Falls. Trains will resume the four runs-a-day schedule that proved hugely popular pre-pandemic. Its running days are Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays.
With summer beginning yesterday, the announcement by Metrolinx couldn’t have been more timely. Scheduled to resume on Saturday, June 26, the return train ride will cost $25 per trip for adults while children accompanied by adults ride for free.
However, included in that price is a free connection to the WEGO bus service to tourist sites in and around the falls.
WEGO (not an acronym – it literally means “we go”) are hop-on, hop-off buses that reach Niagara Park sites, hotels, the city’s casinos, as well as out-of-city sites, such as the many Niagara-On-The-Lake attractions.
In a release, Niagara Parks CEO David Adames said, “Niagara Parks offers some of the most spectacular natural attractions in the world and we look forward to continuing our partnership with GO Transit to once again provide an efficient transportation option for Ontarians to visit us this summer.”
“The inclusion of WEGO bus service in this ticket package allows our guests to travel throughout our various sites and attractions as soon as they arrive in Niagara Falls. It makes for a smooth and enjoyable visitor experience and that is something we are very pleased to offer to our guests.”
Two adults and three children (or one adult and four kids) can travel together on both GO and WEGO for only $62.20.
After leaving Union Station, Niagara-bound trains will also stop at Exhibition, Port Credit, Oakville, Burlington, Aldershot and St. Catharines.
Niagara Falls residents can take advantage of the return train to visit Toronto and enjoy time in the city without driving and parking in the downtown core.
Both the GO Trains and WEGO buses have special space to accommodate bicycles. For more information, click here.
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