Looking to take the GO train to Niagara Falls this Summer?
GO Transit has published its schedule for its Toronto-Niagara Falls train and shuttle service for 2017, and with the Victoria Day Holiday weekend fast approaching, why not relax and let the GO train into Niagara Falls be an option?
Seasonal GO Train service to Niagara starts operating from the Victoria Day weekend, May 19-22, on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from June 23 to September 4, and Thanksgiving weekend, October 6 through 9.
*Ontario is planning to bring new weekday GO train service between the future Confederation GO Station in Hamilton (construction to begin in 2017, and estimated to be finalized in 2019), and into the Niagara Region starting in 2021, with service to Niagara Falls by 2023!
In the plans, there are three other stations that are proposed to be built in the Niagara Region that include a new station on Casablanca Boulevard in Grimsby, as well as upgraded VIA rail stations in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls.
The Niagara Falls GO train extension will operate on approximately 60 km of track between the upcoming Confederation GO Station in Hamilton and Niagara Falls.
The planning stages will begin in 2017. Service is estimated to reach Grimsby in 2021, and construction would be completed by 2023 to enable service to Niagara Falls.*
Taking the GO Train is the most efficient way to travel through the big cities. Avoid traffic, gas fees, and save valuable time!
The GO Train stops at 4267 Bridge Street in Niagara Falls (at River Road), and the GO Bus at 4555 Erie Avenue (at Bridge Street) near downtown, or at its stop at Stanley Avenue & Highway 420. The Bridge Street and Erie Avenue routes are approximately 4 km from the Falls and only 2 blocks from the downtown district. Getting to Clifton Hill is easy from there with these options:
There are taxi stands located at the GO Train stop for your convenience. There is no aggravation of hailing a cab with this convenient option.
If you came to Niagara Falls for the scenery, than this is your best option. To walk from Bridge Street to Clifton Hill and/or the Falls will take approximately a half hour. Take the Legacy Trail for a safe and quiet path. The trail connects downtown near City Hall to Bender Street by running along the old Canadian Pacific Railway corridor parallel to Ontario Avenue. It is a trail made from asphalt, which makes it easy for cyclists, the mobility impaired, and parents pushing strollers to use.
You can also take the world famous Niagara Parkway (River Road) with its unmistakable stone walls protecting pedestrians from the twelve foot drop into the scenic Niagara river gorge area.
Bicycles are welcome on GO Transit, and bike route maps are made available at the GO Train station.
Take the “Green Line” WEGO bus to Clifton Hill. Choosing the WEGO bus will drop you off at the bottom of Clifton Hill and the Niagara Parkway.
For a map of the WEGO routes click here.
2017 NIAGARA SEASONAL GO TRAIN SERVICE – WESTBOUND TRIPS
* Fridays only
2016 NIAGARA SEASONAL GO TRAIN SERVICE – EASTBOUND TRIPS
* Fridays only
An express GO Bus shuttle to/from downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake is available during the summer session only. Shuttles will connect with GO Trains in St. Catharines.
* Fridays only
For more information on the GO Train and other methods of transportation (including Air Travel), please click here.