GO Trains on the rails this weekend for
Published: April 17, 2008
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this Saturday, April 19, GTA residents may see GO Trains running on
weekends at irregular times. These trains are being used to test and
qualify new crews, as Bombardier workers will take over as GO Transit's
crewing staff in June.
For the past 40 years, CN crews have provided excellent service on our
trains. However with GO's growth and CN's desire to focus on its core
business of moving freight, it has become essential to shift to more
customer-focused operating staff. The Bombardier crews will be dedicated
to GO Train service, and their training will be adapted for commuter
train operation with a strong customer service component.
Residents of the communities in GO's service area, who may not be used
to seeing GO Trains running during the weekend, should expect to see
them starting this Saturday. Eventually, they will also see
out-of-service GO Trains on the tracks on weekdays during mid-day and in
the evening, outside regular schedules.
Motorists and pedestrians should be cautious near tracks and obey
railway crossing signs and signals. GO will work with local police
services to enforce rail corridor safety.
GO Transit is the Province of Ontario's interregional public transit
system linking Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater
Toronto Area (GTA). GO carries over 50 million passengers a year in an
extensive network of train and bus services that spans over 8,000 square