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Our VehiclesOur new buses and train cars are in service to make your trips more accessible and comfortable.
- Our Vehicles
New Train Cars
Along with giving you more ways to get around and a more comfortable ride, the new train cars give you:
- More leg room, and more space between and underneath seats for bags and luggage.
- Thicker cushions on the seats and head rests, and moveable arm rests.
- Washrooms with electric hand dryers, and touchless faucets and soap dispensers.
- Additional floor heat to keep temperatures warmer during the winter months.
- Floors that decrease the train's noise, for a quieter ride.
- Softer lighting that is easier on your eyes.
- Doorways without a centre pole that allow for more space when getting in and out of the train car - especially with strollers and bikes.
New Double-Decker Buses
The new low-floor, low-height double-deckers are 39 cm lower than our first generation of double-decker buses, and 24 cm lower than the second generation. The new buses can clear more bridges and trees, and as a result, travel on more routes. The new double-decker buses give you:
- Lower floors, and a longer, more gradual ramp for easier boarding and exiting.
- Two wider areas for maneuvering with mobility devices.
- Eight electrical outlets (4 on each level), with 2 in the wheeled mobility device area.
- Automated next-stop announcements and visual displays for consistent and timely information.
- More space to store your luggage.
- Reclining seats on the lower floor.
- Tinted windows for increased UV protection and temperature control.
We’re charging ahead with electric-powered buses
Starting Monday May 15, you can travel on a zero-emission battery electric GO bus!
As we continue to test electric vehicle technology, our customers on GO bus routes 19, 27, 92 and 96Bmay have the opportunity to ride on one of our two EV buses.
Introducing our EV buses on our routes is one more step in our commitment to sustainability by exploring how this technology can contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
The zero-emission battery-electric double-decker buses were designed with customer safety, convenience and comfort in mind.
It’s not just our batteries getting a boost: these buses are equipped with USB chargers for passengers to charge their personal devices for convenient power on-the-go.
While onboard you’ll experience a quieter ride, but to ensure the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles, sounds and messages will play outside the bus to provide warning when it’s turning.
You’ll be able to easily spot the new EV buses with the distinct design on the outside of the bus. On the inside, the placement of the batteries will change how luggage can be stored, allowing customers to load and offload their luggage toward the back of the bus from both the inside and the outside.
These buses are also equipped with passenger seatbelts. Please buckle up when seatbelts are available – it’s the law.
Did you know?
Each bus is powered by nine batteries with 648kWH of total energy and can be fully charged in approximately three to four hours.
Testing has shown that these buses can travel about 225km in colder temperatures and about 300km in warmer temperatures without needing a charge. This data has contributed to determining which routes the buses would serve.
Customers onboard will experience a quieter ride, but to ensure the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles, sounds and messages play outside the bus to provide a warning when the bus is turning.
The operations of the GO bus network are different than many local transit agencies, with GO buses travelling long distances through urban centres and on lengthy stretches of highway across a vast service area. As a result, while learnings from other transit agencies are beneficial, thorough testing of this technology and the selection of unique vehicle specifications for the GO bus fleet is required to determine potential future implementation.