On Sunday, January 7, transferring from GO Transit or up to the TTC got a little cheaper for commuters.
Both transit agencies now offer discounted fares by $1.50 for adult PRESTO users and $0.55 for students and seniors when transferring between GO or UP and the TTC.
According to the province, regular commuters who use PRESTO to transfer between GO Transit and the TTC will save about $720 per year.
But how does it work?
Good news for PRESTO users! New discounts when transferring between TTC & GO Transit/UP Express starting Jan. 7. See https://t.co/7a491C2net.
— GO Transit (@GOtransit) January 5, 2018
The discount is applied automatically as you travel, and all you’ll need to do is tap your card when transferring between transit systems.
This discount is available exclusively for PRESTO users who pay as they go with their card balance. The discount is not available if you use cash, paper tickets, tokens, a Metropass or a monthly pass on your PRESTO card. Adults, post-secondary students, seniors are eligible for this discount.
According to PRESTO, here’s how the discount works travelling from TTC to your final destination on GO Transit:
From GO Transit to your final destination on TTC:
The same is applicable to UP transit journeys from the TTC, or to the TTC.
There’s a new way to plan your trips between the two systems. You can now use Triplinx to help you plan your route and find out how much exactly how much your fare will be.