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$10 GO Transit unlimited Sundays are back! Free for kids 12 and under.

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$10 GO Transit unlimited Sundays are back! Free for kids 12 and under.

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Depending on how you feel about traveling during COVID-19. Metrolink has now made masks mandatory. They have implemented plastic shields between seats and enhanced cleaning protocols.



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Remember also that it's always free for kids age 12 and under so perfect for family trips (Niagara Falls, etc)

more info here

It is a fair distance walk from train station to the falls.

If you want to take WEGO bus from train station in Niagara Falls instead of walking, they only sell ride all day passes good for 24 hrs minimum

https://wegoniagarafalls.com/fares/

Rates Adult (13+ years old) Child (6-12 years old)
48-Hour Pass $14.00 $10.00
24-Hour Pass $9.00 $6.00
Children 5 and under ride for free all year!
All prices in Canadian $ and include tax.
All rates, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice

as for suggested activities, I finally did the rope course with my kids this week. We did the kid's course and still had a blast! Great workout, some scary bits if you're afraid of heights. Highly recommended. WEGO bus stops right at the course

http://niagarafalls.wildplay.com/whirlp ... re-course/

for fun, free activity consider hiking the Niagara Glen. Beautiful trail right down in Niagara River gorge

https://www.niagaraparks.com/visit/natu ... gara-glen/
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Until the Province makes masks mandatory on GO, no thanks.
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I don't understand the plexiglass plastic shield thing, it's a tiny divider that covers a seat beside you. But the way that the GO train seating goes is that there's a four seat in a cluster and two are facing each other. The only useful thing about those divider is to enable two passenger to seat in a cluster during rush hour but by then they could have lengthen the train since they basically cut the number of coaches in half or increase the number of trips since they cut those in half as well. You would probably feel more safer if they put a shield between clusters rather that the one beside each other.
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This started on March 1. Not sure why you're posting this now, especially when GO service has been drastically reduced on all lines since then.
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LNahid2000 wrote: This started on March 1. Not sure why you're posting this now, especially when GO service has been drastically reduced on all lines since then.
it'd been moved to expired deals. now it's summer and places like Niagara Falls are opening up their attractions.
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sprung wrote: it'd been moved to expired deals. now it's summer and places like Niagara Falls are opening up their attractions.
There isn't even train service to Niagara right now, and the train-bus trip is a hassle and a half with the amount of stops the bus makes.
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For the uninitiated does this go to your preto card when you purchase online or is it a eTicket you show the bus driver?
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redkulat wrote: I was looking forward to this pre-COVID. Was going to take my bike to Niagara and hit up some wineries. I hope they continue this indefinitely.
I'd love to join always wanted to ride my bike to Niagara lol
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syntex101 wrote: For the uninitiated does this go to your preto card when you purchase online or is it a eTicket you show the bus driver?
it's an eticket that you show to the driver or fare inspector.

you buy online, get a confirmation email that has a link to activate the pass, click it and it'll activate (takes 5min to do so).
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syntex101 wrote: For the uninitiated does this go to your preto card when you purchase online or is it a eTicket you show the bus driver?
its an E ticket that has to be activated before you start your ride IIRC , keep it on the phone, I used it last time and it was checked by an officer , all seemed ok
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I wish they'd make it integrate into the presto card. :( is there an expiry date to these tickets?couldnt one buy a bunch and just hold on to them in case this deal finishes?
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syntex101 wrote: I wish they'd make it integrate into the presto card. :( is there an expiry date to these tickets?couldnt one buy a bunch and just hold on to them in case this deal finishes?
They'll only be valid as long as the promo is on so don't buy a whole bunch, presto integration would have been nice - I am sure they could set a max limit on Sunday to $10
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syntex101 wrote: For the uninitiated does this go to your preto card when you purchase online or is it a eTicket you show the bus driver?

Unfortunately, you must purchase the ticket online ahead of time!
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Do you guys remember how long the last deal lasted? On the website you have to enter your point of departure and arrival. But as I understand it isn't it unlimited travel? Or are you restricted to what you entered online?
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I used this a lot last winter. A couple of things:
1. This is an e-ticket you show on your phone to the driver, and is not connected to your Presto Card.
2. There have been some horror stories of drivers not understanding/accepting the e-ticket, but I'm hoping that this has changed. Regardless, make sure you have enough money on your Presto Card as a backup so you don't get stranded somewhere.
3. You have to enter a "route" while buying this pass, even though it's valid for all buses and routes. GO basically haven't bothered updating their system to actually incorporate this pass, so you need to pick a dummy route (Stupid, I know). This causes the biggest issue among drivers accepting this pass. If you're taking a really convoluted route, I would recommend selecting the most expensive/least frequent part of your journey as the route as a precaution.
4. The e-ticket isn't static, and it opens up in a webpage on your phone, so you want to make sure you have internet when getting on the bus. Or, at the very least, don't close the tab.
5. Wear a mask.
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sassysue wrote: I'd love to join always wanted to ride my bike to Niagara lol
Hey there.. I would love to ride my bike there too. I will def do it if there are few people to join the group ride.

sorry others for hijacking this tread.
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trijunction wrote: Hey there.. I would love to ride my bike there too. I will def do it if there are few people to join the group ride.

sorry others for hijacking this tread.
I did this ride a couple of years back. They have a train that can store the bikes on the weekends. Not sure if it's still operational. It's definitely a trek, so break it up for a stop in Hamilton if you don't want to wake up at like the crack to dawn to get to Niagara before the last train leaves
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