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GO Transit is absolutely packed as huge crowds flock to Niagara Falls for solar eclipse

Mass crowds packed onto GO Transit trains and buses on Monday morning, but instead of the typical rush into Toronto's city centre, many were headed in the complete opposite direction in hopes of catching the rare total solar eclipse in Niagara Falls.

With over one people million expected to descend on the area on Monday, GO Transit is running added trains serving Niagara Falls in anticipation of overcrowding.

Photos of packed GO trains at Union Station began to emerge on Monday morning, one of many stations on the regional transportation network seeing above-average crowds today.

Union Station's platforms were completely packed with hopeful eclipse watchers, with passengers reporting standing room only.

Some trains were forced to skip stations due to the high volume of passengers.

Trains departing after the peak of rush hour were still loaded with Niagara-bound passengers, though not quite as busy as earlier departures.

Even GO's bus routes are packing on the passengers headed to Niagara Falls on Monday morning.

Niagara Falls is expecting record crowds on Monday, being in the path of totality for the full astronomical show. In preparation, the city has declared a state of emergency and shut down several roads to manage the flow of crowds.

Lead photo by

Nicolas Bello

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