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GO Transit reaches one-billion passenger mark


GO Transit recently carried its 1 billionth passenger since the agency launched service in 1967.

The agency currently makes 181 train trips and 1,662 bus trips daily, carrying about 190,000 passengers each weekday. In 1967, annual ridership totaled 2.5 million; today, annual ridership hovers around 48 million.

Since early 2004, the Government of Ontario has provided GO Transit funds to open four new stations, begin work on a new Lisgar station (scheduled to open in fall 2007), purchase 50 bi-level rail cars and add 4,000 parking spaces to accommodate growing ridership.

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