GO Fare Hikes Coming in February 2016

The Metrolinx board approved a five per cent fare increase at its quarterly meeting Thursday.

Here’s the new fare structure:

  • Fares under $5.70 will be frozen as part of the new change.
  • Riders who currently pay between $5.70-6.50 per trip will see a 40-cent increase.
  • Riders who currently pay between $6.51-8.25 will see a 50-cent increase.
  • Riders who pay more than $8.25 per trip, such as those travelling to and from Hamilton or Barrie, will see a 60-cent increase.

The board also approved to increase the discount applicable to Presto card users by just over one per cent.

The higher prices will generate another $24.1 million for GO annually. That money will pay for more service and facilities such as parking, said GO president Greg Percy.