Posted Thursday May 9, 2019

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Waterloo Region announces June 21st ION (LRT) launch date

Following years of planning, construction and testing, the ION launch date for start of service has been set as June 21, 2019. The grand opening event will take place at ION Fairway Station as this location provides the greatest opportunity to accommodate a crowd. Fairway Station also allows the opening ceremony to highlight the ION bus connection from Fairway Station in Kitchener to Ainslie Street transit terminal in Cambridge – the first step to light rail in Cambridge. As part of the celebration of the start of ION service Regional Council has approved 11 days of free transit services for Grand River Transit and the ION light rail transit system from Friday June 21 up to and including Monday July 1, 2019 (Canada Day) More details on the ION opening day events will be confirmed and shared widely as we get closer to June 21st. For more information go to is distributed twice weekly; Tuesday and Thursday

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