GO Train to Toronto for $14.60!

Go train to TorontoOne morning last week, I drove into Toronto.

Actually, I drove to the other side of Toronto – Don Mills Road and Eglinton – to the Ontario Science Center. We left Uptown Waterloo at 9:10 and arrived at our destination before 10:30. It was an uneventful drive, congested at times (leaving Kitchener, entering Mississauga) but we made it in good time.

It could have been worse, but we left at the right time and it was a clear day and there were no accidents. The stars aligned. We were lucky.

Even so, I wouldn’t want to do that every day.

Today’s Waterloo Region Record announced the Go train service to Toronto starting in December. The regular one-way fare is $14.60, round trip $29.20. The monthly pass is $482.

The newspaper story says it’s the same price as taking the bus and given the choice, who would rather take a bus?

I was thinking that this rate isn’t any different than the Via Rail rate so I went on line and found:

The regular fare is $31.

The Economy/discounted fare is $28.

And if you can book three days in advance the Supersaver fare is $23.

These are one-way fares, much more than GO at $14.60, not about the same at all.

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