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If a Presto card is just as important as your bank cards and the
Quiet Zone is the best part of your commute, you know you're a GO Transit user.
division of Metrolinx, GO Transit is spread across the GTA and Hamilton regions of Ontario. With over 251,000 riders daily, according to the company's April 2013 statistics, GO Tranist has six lines and 63 stations.
As frequent users of GO Transit, we came up with the ultimate list of things we adore, despise and generally, have to deal with every single day.
Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments below:
That Annoying Moment When The GO Train Doors Shut On Your Face
When You Put Your Presto Card In Your Wallet Or Bag And It Won't Tap On Or Off
Then you look like a weirdo making all these random body gestures trying to make it work.
The People Who Don't Follow Quiet Hours
We don't want to hear about how stressful your morning was or how the kids were giving you a hard time.
That Feeling Of Betrayal When The Train Moves A Few Inches Away From The Spot You're Standing In
This is probably the worst one on this list.
When You Forget To Tap Off
When Rowdy Drunk People Crowd The Train After Concerts Or Games
Don't. Come. Downtown.
People Who Put Their Feet Up On Seats
Especially with dirty, dirty, boots.
When You Decide To Do The Same Thing But Can't Remove The Chair Cushion
And sometimes you find garbage you don't want to deal with.
This Is How You Do It
When A Transit Officer Wakes You Up Mid-Nap To See If You Paid
All those wasted dreams.
Speaking Of Paying, Also Watching People Get Away With Not Paying
When Your Train Shows Up On A Different Track
You Hate When Your Friends Who Use The TTC Complain About Delays
Don't you know my train comes twice an hour?
Or When They Complain About Their Monthly Pass Prices
Union Station Is Pretty Much Your Second Home
Being Disgusted By Drunk People Who Make Out/Have Sex In The Bathrooms
And then run out pulling their pants up.
The Excitement You Feel When The GO Takes You To Niagara Falls
Knowing Buses Will Always Miss Their Scheduled Times
We don't have time for this.
But This App Is Pretty Amazing
... as long as you have a data connection. Editor's note: Unfortunately as on January 2016, GO has discontinued this app. We're sad.
That Feeling When You Catch The Express Service Instead Of The Regular Line
Yes! You'll be home 15 minutes earlier.
Or Find A Parking Spot ... Win
The Feeling Of Relief When You're Actually Comfortable
Headphones? Check. Silence? Check.
Remember That Time You Survived The Snake-Filled Flood?
Yes! Snakes on a train.
The Nostalgia Of These Cardboard Trains!
Hating On People Who Take Their Shoes Off In The Train
When Trains Have Signal Problems
All the time ...
The Happiness Of Seeing This At A Toronto Subway Station
Cool Opportunities For Photography
Because GO Train photography is awesome?!
Knowing Rouge Hill Has One Of The Best Views In The City
Twitter/Anne Marie Aikins
Are we in Toronto?
The Social Media Accounts For GO Transit Are Pretty Damn Good
That Feeling Of Moving All Your Plans Around Just To Catch Your Train
When There Are Two Tracks For Your Train And The Opposite Doors Open First
Obviously you're annoyed people get in before you do. It's an ego thing.
Does Wi-Fi Ever Work?!
The Announcers Are The Best
Nothing about the GO train is automated — these people are real, informative and often quite funny. You can find them in the accessibility cart.
But Hey, At Least There Is A Place For Us To Rant
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