Just in time for the busy March Break week, Metrolinx has announced a brand new GO Transit Child Fare. Beginning on March 9th, all children age 12 and under will no longer require a fare when riding any GO train or GO bus.
Under their current policy, children under 1 required no fare and each child between 1 and 5 years of age would be able to ride free when accompanied by a paid adult rider. If you had multiple children between those ages, only one would get a free ride.
This all changes on March 9th when the new GO Transit Child Fare comes into effect. Children 12 years of age and younger will not require a ticket or PRESTO card to travel. This matches the current TTC policy which started back in 2015.
The changes should encourage more families to use public transportation instead of driving and hopefully increase visits at popular tourist destinations around the city.
If you weren’t already aware, PRESTO Card offers numerous discounts at various tourist destinations and attractions in and around Toronto including Ripley’s Aquarium and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre.
For more information on the new Go Transit Child Fare you can visit the official GO Transit website.
Will you be more likely to use GO Transit with the new changes to children's fares? Let us know in the comments below.