01/16/2015 11:34 EST | Updated 03/18/2015 05:59 EDT

TTC and GO launch integrated Lakeshore fare in pilot project

TTC riders who use GO Transit trains as part of their daily commute in town will soon have the option of using an integrated fare that could save them time and money.

Starting Feb. 1, the TTC and Metrolinx will begin a one-year pilot project that will give Metropass holders the option of buying a $60 sticker at Exhibition, Union and Danforth GO stations that when affixed to their Metropass, will allow for unlimited travel between those stations.

The idea is to give a price break and a faster transit option for TTC commuters who use GO's rail network in town as part of their daily commute.

For example, someone who lives in Liberty Village could use GO's Exhibition station to get to Union station instead of riding the crowded King streetcar.

In the east side of the city, passengers travelling between the Danforth GO Station and Union could save 15 minutes or more per trip during rush hour compared to travel on the subway between TTC’s Main subway station and Union.

The stickers will go on sale on Jan. 26.

"It does give people more options," said TTC Josh Cole. "It does improve service for riders."

It's estimated the sticker system would save riders about $8 a day if they use both GO and the TTC as part of their daily commute on the Lakeshore line in town.