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GO trains return to Niagara Falls this weekend,
May 19, 20, 21, 22

GO Transit is again offering seasonal GO train service between Niagara Falls and Toronto.

This year, the service is available during the Victoria Day long weekend, Friday, May 19 until Victoria Day, Monday, May 22, then Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from Friday, June 23 until Labour Day, Monday, September 4. The trains roll again during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, from Friday, October 6 until Monday, October 9

Trains serving the 12 Niagara Falls line operate Friday evenings and several times each Saturday, Sunday and holiday, dropping off and picking up passengers at Union Station, Exhibition, Port Credit, Oakville and Burlington GO stations and St. Catharines and Niagara Falls VIA Rail stations.

GO has not yet finalized its schedule for the summer service, but it has published its schedule for the Victoria Day long weekend, here.

GO is also again operating express buses carrying passengers between St. Catharines VIA Rail Station and downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake along the 11 Niagara-on-the Lake / St. Catharines route.

The travel time between Union Station and Niagara Falls is about two hours, passing through many cities and towns and across the Welland Canal.

Although GO says it will make “every effort… to get you there on time”, you may experience delays because GO, freight and VIA trains share a single track through this corridor. Since a lift bridge carries the tracks across the canal, ships passing through the canal may also delay the trains.

GO is equipping all trains operating along the line Saturdays, Sundays and holidays with two special bicycle coaches. (The coaches are not available Friday evenings.) The bike coaches can hold 18 bikes on the lower level. All regular coaches can also hold two bikes.

12 Niagara Falls trains

Friday, May 19, the train leaves Union Station at 6:20 p.m. and arrives in the Niagara Falls VIA Rail Station at 8:24 p.m. A return train leaves Niagara Falls at 8:40 p.m. and arrives in Union at 10:44 p.m.

Saturday, May 20, Sunday, May 21 and Victoria Day, Monday, May 22, trains leave Union Station at 9 a.m. and 4:18 and 8:10 p.m. They arrive in Niagara Falls at 11:04 a.m. and 6:22 and 10:14 p.m.

The trains leave Niagara Falls at 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 7:20 and 10:30 p.m. They arrive in Union at 10:34 a.m., 1:34 and 9:24 p.m. May 20, 21 and 22 and 12:34 a.m. May 21, 22 and 23.

11 Niagara-on-the-Lake / St. Catharines

Friday, May 19, a train from Union arrives in St. Catharines at 7:58 p.m. Fridays. A train from Niagara Falls arrives in St. Catharines at 9:05 p.m.

Buses meet both trains. One leaves St. Catharines at 8:08 p.m. It operates express — without stopping — and ends its trip on King Street south of Picton Street in Niagara-on-the-Lake at 8:48 p.m. Another leaves Niagara-on-the-Lake at 8:05 p.m. and ends its trip in St. Catharines at 8:50 p.m.

Saturday, May 20, Sunday, May 21 and Victoria Day, Monday, May 22, trains from Union Station arrive in St. Catharines VIA Rail Station at 10:38 a.m., 5:56 and 9:48 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Trains from Niagara Falls VIA Rail Station arrive in St. Catharines at 8:55 and 11:55 a.m. and 7:45 and 10:55 p.m.

Buses meet the trains. They leave St. Catharines VIA Rail Station at 10:48 a.m., 6:06 and 9:58 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. They end their trips in Niagara-on-the-Lake at 11:33 a.m. and 6:46 and 10:38 p.m. Buses leave Niagara-on-the-Lake at 7:55 and 10:55 a.m. and 6:40 and 9:55 p.m. They end their trips in St. Catharines at 8:40 and 11:40 a.m. and 7:30 and 9:40 p.m.

GO buses operating along the 12 Niagara Falls / Burlington route link Burlington GO Station with the Niagara Falls VIA Rail Station seven days a week at all times of the year. The buses also stop to drop off or pick up passengers at “Park ‘n’ Ride” carpool lots in Stoney Creek (east-end Hamilton) and Grimsby and in Fairview Mall Terminal in St. Catharines.

When you arrive in Niagara Falls, hop on a WEGO bus to get around. WEGO links visitors to popular Niagara Falls tourist attractions. The WEGO bus often connects to the GO Train at the Niagara station and takes you right to the Falls.

And, you can also ride St. Catharines Transit Commission, Niagara Falls Transit and Niagara Regional Transit buses to get around the Niagara Region!

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