GO to Niagara…Ride the Falls by Bike!
Slowly but surely Metrolinx is becoming a household brand-name as it offers greater visibility for it’s exciting expansions of Ontario’s mass-transit infrastructure. Through new services in it’s operational GO Transit division, which is already very well known to all Commuters here in Southern Ontario, Metrolinx is also making a big push to break away from the commuting pack into much more leisurely and adventurous modes of rail travel as well. Not only can GO Transit enthuse weekend sightseers, but it’s also purposely re-geared itself for the pleasures of cycling as well. Most obviously with the provision of specially equipped trains that can carry our bikes down to spectacular routes and scenery that surround Niagara Falls!
GO Transit now offers an additional trip on Friday evenings to facilitate longer weekend getaways both down to The Falls, as well as offering a quick weekend train trip in the opposite direction back into Toronto from the Niagara Peninsula. From June 24 to September 5th passengers can take their bikes along to tour The Falls and Vineyards of this famous wine-growing area at no extra charge! So let’s consider the new experiences that easy service opens up to even the most casual cycling enthusiast…
As soon as you arrive, you’ll discover that the Niagara train station is a short 10 minute ride from to the Falls themselves, and also offers quick access to the scenic route back down the Niagara River to the many theater attractions offered at Niagara-on-the-Lake. What’s more anybody who’s ever wanted to ride their bike into the States can do this accross teh Peace Bridge with nothing more than their passport and some spending loot, and the clothes on their back…At the very least.
GO to GoTransit.com/Zip for fares & schedules
These “Zip Away” trains to to Niagara Falls, can all carry 4 bikes per car, and on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays they’ll also be specially equipped with 2 designated bike coaches per train that can carry up to 18 bikes each! So there’s no shortage of options to carry bicycles down to the Falls as part of your regular GO Train fare, and buses are also equipped with racks during the off-season.
While we wait to see what types of special cross-promotional offers that we can expect to take advantage of this year, you might also want to consider some of the other very ambitious plans and projects that Metrolinx is working on to better integrate Mass Transit into the daily lives of all travelers in Southern Ontario…
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