Toronto: GO Transit goes golden

June 16, 2017

Written by  John Thompson, Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; June 15, 2017

(Editor’s note: The following is the full version of a story published in the June issue of Railway Age.) It all began on a lovely Spring morning in 1967, Canada’s Centennial Year: Startup of North America’s arguably most successful new commuter rail service, GO Transit.

The “GO” stands for “Government of Ontario,” reflecting the ownership of the operation, and is also a clever play on words. In those early days, the legal name of the authority was “Toronto Area Transit Operating Authority” (TATOA), which was too much of a mouthful for the riding public to be expected to remember.

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