UP Express UP Express: FREE Rides on Family Day Weekend (February 13 to 15) FREE Rides on Family Day Weekend!get this deal
If you're in the Greater Toronto Area and need a trip to Union Station or Pearson International Airport this Family Day weekend (February 13 to 15), skip the bus or taxi and take a trip on the UP Express, as they'll be offering FREE trips that entire weekend! Not only is this a great deal for travelers, but it can also make a nifty family outing for rail-fans and kids, as trains are always neat no matter how old you are.
The UP Express began service in June 2015 and promises a 25-minute trip between Union Station and Pearson International Airport. There are two stops in between (Bloor and Weston), meaning you can even use it for a free trip to either of those areas to save on transit or gas! A one-way fare from Union to Pearson is normally $27.50 for adults and this free weekend is a great opportunity to experience the service first-hand.
While the service has struggled due to poor ridership and a high price relative to alternative transit, it has been lauded for its fast service, convenience and friendly staff.
Specific terms such as rider limits or if tickets need to be booked in advance have yet to be disclosed, but we'll update this post as more details are released.
Thanks to our resident RFD forums wizard TomRFD for originally posting this deal in our Freebies forum!