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GO hits 40

On May 23rd, 1967, the first of millions of riders took their first trip down the tracks from Oakville to Union Station on the GO Train.

Since then, the system has expanded to over 56 train stations and 14 bus terminals; moving on average 195,000 passengers each day. That's 195,000 people not driving cars into (or out of) the city along are already clogged arteries. Imagine that.

At the celebration held today at Union Station, Minister of Transportation Donna Cansfeild reiterated the McGuinty government's commitment to invest over $1.8 billion in repairs and expansions.

So on this glorious occasion, what do you think? What has been your experience with the GO system over the last 40 years? Taking it to work? To school? To see friends and family? Where should the new money for expanded services go?

Post your comments below and let's start the debate on what the next 40 years of GO service should look like.

Photo courtesy of blogTO flickr pool member theXenon


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