Toronto - On Remembrance Day this Sunday, war veterans are invited to ride free on GO Trains and GO Buses.

"We're showing our respect and gratitude to veterans by making it easier for them to attend Remembrance Day events and spend time with their loved ones on this important day," said GO Transit Chairman Peter Smith. "This small token of free GO travel is our way of thanking those who sacrificed so much for our country."

Each veteran can ride free with one companion, anytime all day on GO Transit. Veterans should simply wear or carry something to identify themselves, such as medals or blazers. Immediate family members of deceased veterans may also ride free by carrying something that identifies their relation to the deceased veteran, such as an identification card or service papers.

GO joins other transit systems nationwide in honouring the sacrifices of our veterans. People all across Canada will observe a two-minute "wave of silence" at 11 a.m. on Remembrance Day. For GO Transit, this means stopping all non-essential communications, but because GO operates on highways and on train tracks shared with the railways, GO Trains and GO Buses will keep moving during those two minutes.

For train and bus times, the public can call 416.869.3200 in the Toronto local calling area, 1.888.GET ON GO (438.6646) long distance toll free, or 1.800.387.3652 for TTY teletypewriters only, or check the GO website at gotransit.com.