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TTC, GO Transit co-fare discount now in effect for Presto users

A transit rider using the Presto card

The discount fare program between Metrolinx and TTC is now in effect.

Anyone using both transit systems in a single trip will get $1.50 off their fare price — but only if they’re using pay-as-you-go on Presto cards.

The discount is automatically applied to your Presto account whether you begin or end your trip on the TTC and use GO Transit or the UP Express within the same trip.

Again, the discount will only apply to those using a Presto card.

Other payment methods, including the monthly pass on Presto, will not get the discount.

Those who pay student or senior fares through their Presto card will save 55 cents per trip.

The discount was announced in October after the mayor’s office confirmed that Queen’s Park had agreed to subsidize the co-fare agreement.

Tory called the move a “big win” for Toronto. The province seemed equally pleased with the arrangement.

“These commuters will now not only enjoy enhanced service across the GO network, but also a substantial savings for choosing to take transit to get around the GTHA,” Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca said during the official announcement.

Metrolinx spokesperson Anne-Marie Aikens says that while the program is not a new concept for Presto, it’s the first of its kind involving the TTC.