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Media advisory - GO Transit Service extension to Barrie

Transmitted by CNW Group on : December 14, 2007 13:00

OTTAWA, Dec. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Patrick Brown, MP (Barrie), on behalf of the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, along with the Honourable Jim Bradley, Ontario Minister of Transportation, the Honourable Aileen Carroll, Ontario Minister of Culture and MPP (Barrie), Dave Aspden, Mayor of Barrie, and Peter Smith, Chairman of GO Transit, will host a celebration of the extension of GO Transit rail service to Barrie, Ontario.

MP Brown, Minister Bradley, Minister Carroll, Mr. Aspden and Mr. Smith will all be speaking at the event and a brief question and answer period will follow. An inaugural GO Train ride from the new Barrie South Station to Bradford Station and back is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. and media representatives are invited to attend.

Community members are invited to attend this event featuring holiday entertainment and refreshments.

Date:        Sunday, December 16, 2007

Time:        12:30 p.m. (community welcome)
             1:00 p.m.  (address by dignitaries followed by 
                 question and answer period)
             1:30 p.m.  (inaugural GO Train ride - Barrie South Station -
                 Bradford Station - Barrie South Station)

Location:    GO Transit's Barrie South Station
             833 Yonge Street
             (At the intersection of Yonge Street and Mapleview Drive)
             Barrie, Ontario

             Shuttle bus service will be provided between the downtown
             Barrie bus terminal and the Barrie South Station. The Barrie
             Bus terminal is located at 24 Maple Avenue.


/For further information: Vasie Papadopoulos, GO TRIP, (416) 869-3600 ext. 5175; Nicole McNeely, Transport Canada Communications, (613) 993-0055; Bob Nichols, Ontario Communications Branch, (416) 327-1158; Cheri Harris, City of Barrie Communications, (705) 739-4220 ext. 4529/