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More parking for Unionville GO customers

TORONTO, March 23, 2009 /CNW/ - Unionville GO Station now has 300 more parking spaces. Construction was recently completed on a new parking lot that officially opened for service today. With 25% more spaces, Unionville now has parking for up to 1,500 vehicles.

The new spaces are located just east of the station’s existing parking lot, on the other side of YMCA Blvd. Customers can access the new lot from YMCA Blvd., off Kennedy Rd. The new spaces will help alleviate parking congestion at this already busy station on GO Transit’s Stouffville line.

“Unionville customers are seeing the benefit of improvements we’re making at this station and across the GO system,” said GO Transit Managing Director & CEO Gary McNeil. “More parking is just one way that we’re improving access to our stations and accommodating growing ridership.”

“The official opening of these 300 new parking spaces is great news for local transit riders,” said Michael Chan, M.P.P., Markham-Unionville. “I am sure it will encourage more riders to use the GO Transit system.”

This is the first phase of adding more parking at Unionville. Phase two will add another 300 spaces, opening in fall 2009. Since 2003, GO Transit has added more than 10,000 parking spaces across its network, while ridership during that time has grown from about 45 million passengers annually to nearly 55 million.

For GO information, the public can call 416.869.3200, 1.888.GET ON GO (438.6646), or 1.800.387.3652 TTY, or visit the What’s New section at gotransit.com.

GO Transit is the Province of Ontario’s interregional public transit system linking Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). GO carries nearly 55 million passengers a year in an extensive network of train and bus services that spans over 8,000 square kilometres.

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/For further information: Media enquiries - Vanessa Thomas, (416) 869-3600 ext. 5264, or Jessica Kosmack, (416) 869-3600 ext. 5231/




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