Friday, August 12, 2016

GO Transit releases ridership fact sheet

GO Transit’s distinctive green and white trains and buses serve a population of more than seven million across more than 11,000 square kilometers, stretching from Hamilton and Kitchener/Waterloo in the west to Newcastle and Peterborough in the east, and from Orangeville, Barrie and Beaverton in the north to Niagara Falls in the south.

Since May 1967, GO Transit has evolved from a single GO Train line along Lake Ontario’s shoreline to an extensive network of train lines and bus routes. Since service began, more than a billion people have taken a GO Train or Bus— to work or school, to get home, or for leisure activities. GO provides its passengers with safe, fast, reliable and comfortable service to downtown Toronto and other urban centres.

Train Service Lines 7
Stations 64
Route kilometres 452
Weekday train trips 269
Weekday trainsets in use 52
Locomotives 75
Bi-level passenger coaches 649
Bus Service Terminals 15 (plus numerous stops & ticket agencies)
Route kilometres 2,709
Average weekday bus trips, total system 2,340
Average weekend bus trips, total system 1,248
Average weekday bus trips, to/from Union 579
Single-level buses 366
Double decker buses 127
Buses with bike racks 100%

Across Our System
Regular parking spaces 69,217
Reserved parking spaces 4,043
Carpool parking spaces 520
Park and Ride lot spaces 3,418
Parking structures 10
Stations/terminals with bike shelters 59
Stations with bike lockers 6
Solar Panel (photovoltaic) installations 3

Annual ridership:
■ 2015: 69.5 million boardings
Average weekday boardings (in Spring 2016):

■ 251,000 boardings – 194,000 of these are on
the train system, while 57,000 are on the bus

■ Ninety-one per cent of train commuters ride to and
from Union Station, and 70 percent of all bus
passengers travel to and from the City of Toronto.

■ GO connects with all 17 municipal transit systems
in its service area, with coordinated services and
discounted fares available to GO riders transferring
to and from many of the local systems.


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