GO Transit Fare Increase Effective February 1st, 2016

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At its meeting on Thursday, December 3, the Metrolinx Board of Directors approved a GO Transit fare increase which will take effect on February 1, 2016. In a release it was stated that the fare increase will help GO “respond to increasing ridership demand by providing customers with more travel options, enhanced and reliable service, and well-maintained facilities and equipment.”

GO Transit will see about 71 million boardings this year compared to about 68 million in 2014.

Single adult fares for paper tickets will increase as below:

  • a 40 cent increase on fares between $5.70 and $6.50
  • a 50 cent increase on fares between $6.51 and $8.25
  • a 60 cent increase on fares greater than $8.25

Fares for children, students and seniors will also increase accordingly.


NO INCREASE FOR SHORT-DISTANCE TRIPS

GO Transit is freezing fares for short-distance trips. This means there will not be an increase on adult single fares between $5.30 (the minimum GO fare) and $5.69 for a customer paying with a paper ticket. Fares for short-distance trips for children, students and seniors will also not increase.

INCREASED DISCOUNT FOR USING PRESTO

PRESTO users will continue to pay less than paper ticket users. GO Transit is increasing the initial discount for using PRESTO. This means that PRESTO users will actually pay less for short-distance trips than they do currently because those fares will not increase.

FOR ADULTS:

 

  • For rides 1 – 35, the discount will increase to 11.15% off the single adult paper ticket fare (up from the current 10% off)
  • For rides 36 – 40 and for rides 41+, the current discounts will remain the same

 

FOR STUDENTS:

 

  • For rides 1-30, the discount will increase to 18.40% off the single adult paper ticket fare (up from the current 17.25% off)
  • For rides 31-40 and for rides 41+, the current discounts will remain the same

 

FOR CHILDREN & SENIORS:

 

  • For rides 1 – 40, the discount will increase to 52.65% off the single adult paper ticket fare (up from the current 51.50% off)
  • For rides 41+, the current discount will remain the same

Source: GO Transit