We promise to do our best to be on time; however, sometimes delays happen. If your train arrival is delayed by 15 minutes or more, we will refund what you paid for your GO train trip.
Our Service Guarantee policy doesn’t apply to delays caused by reasons outside of our control, including extreme weather, emergency investigations, pedestrian incidents, track obstructions, and on-board emergencies. Read more about our policy.
If you paid for your trip using a PRESTO card you can submit your claim online by clicking on the "Does my trip qualify?" button. If you used a single-ride ticket, or day or group passes for your trip, you may request a GO fare voucher at GO stations. Read the FAQ section below for more information.
To view the status of your Service Guarantee claims, please enter one of the following:
1. Trip details should be automatically populated. Select "Next" if all the details are correct.
2. Enter your presto card number without any spaces presto card number are 17 digit and found on the back of your presto card.
3. Enter the letters you see in the captcha box.
4. Read the privacy statement and check the box to confirm.
5. Click "Next".
6. Ensure the trip details we have for this claim are correct.
7. Provide your email address to receive status updates(recommended).
8. Confirm your email by entering it again.
9. Click "submit".
1. Select the green tab "view previous claims".
2. Click where it says "please select...".
3. Select how you would like to identify the claim:
-using your "presto card number", you will see all claims identified with that card.
-using your "claim number", you will only see the claim unique to that claim number.
4. Enter the number.
5. Click "view claim status"
A: The GO Train Service Guarantee means that a GO fare refund onto your PRESTO card will be available to train passengers for trips that arrive at their destination station 15 minutes or more behind schedule. The fare refund applies to delays within GO’s control; trips eligible include those delayed by:
To be eligible, if you’ve travelled with a ticket on the delayed train, that ticket must have been purchased within one hour of the scheduled departure time. If you used PRESTO, you must have tapped on no later than 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time of the delayed train.
A: We do our best to be on time, but sometimes outside factors delay our trains. Delays caused by emergency investigations, on-board emergencies, pedestrian incidents, track obstructions and extreme weather are not covered by the GO Train Service Guarantee.
Delays caused by the following will not be eligible for the Service Guarantee:
Delays on one line can affect the eligibility for delays on other lines if the same train is being used.
For example: A Lakeshore East train is scheduled to run on the Kitchener line after it gets to Union Station. Due to a fatality at Rouge Hill, the Lakeshore East trip is delayed getting to Union Station and is late departing Union as the Kitchener line trip. Since it is the same train for the Lakeshore East trip and the Kitchener line trip, both trips are considered ineligible for the Service Guarantee.
A: Fares paid by PRESTO, day and group passes, and single-ride tickets are eligible for credit under the GO Train Service Guarantee. Monthly Passes (last month of use is December 2012) and flat-rate special event tickets are not eligible.
A: In order to be considered as eligible proof of fare for the Service Guarantee, your PRESTO card must have been tapped no earlier than 15 minutes before your train’s scheduled departure.
A: PRESTO card holders may submit a claim at gotransit.com/guarantee; they will be notified within five days whether their trip was eligible. Those with paper tickets may inquire with a GO station attendant.
A: That depends. Credits only apply to individual train trips. For your journey, you can submit one claim for each train trip, but each train will be considered separately.
A: Passengers will be advised of cancelled trips prior to tapping their PRESTO card or buying their ticket. If not, PRESTO taps can be cancelled at PRESTO machines and unused tickets can be credited by a station attendant.
Boarded trips cancelled after they have departed will be eligible for a credit if the cause is within GO’s control.
A: The GO Train Service Guarantee only applies to trips taken by train.
A: No, the GO Train Service Guarantee only applies to the train portion of your trip and does not cover missed connections.
A: No, the GO Train Service Guarantee does not apply to flat-rate special event tickets.
A: PRESTO card holders may submit a claim at gotransit.com/guarantee within seven days of their delayed trip; you will be notified within five days whether their trip was eligible.
A: If you traveled on a day or group pass, or a single-ride ticket, you can request a credit in person from a station attendant by the end of the business day following your delayed train. If you are delayed on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday you may make a request before the close of business Monday.
A: While submitting your claim online at gotransit.com/guarantee, you will be given the opportunity to provide your email address for status updates; this is optional yet recommended. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose.
You can also view the status of active claims anytime at gotransit.com/guarantee by entering your PRESTO card number or a claim number.
A: Once your claim status is “Approved and ready to be collected,” simply tap your PRESTO card on a PRESTO device, and your balance will be updated with your credit immediately.
Your balance will update whether you tap onto a PRESTO balance checker (yellow) or a PRESTO payment device (green).
A: Unfortunately, no. Through the GO Train Service Guarantee, we are offering a credit to use toward transit fare. PRESTO card holders will receive an update to their balance, and paper ticket holders will receive a GO fare voucher.
The value of the credit is equal to the amount paid for the particular trip.
A: If you travelled using PRESTO, you can make your claim online within seven days of the delay.
For customers travelling using single-ride ticket or day/group passes, you have until the end of the next business day to request credit from a station attendant. If you are delayed on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday you may make a request before the close of business Monday.
A: Once approved, PRESTO card holders will have their balance updated with their next tap.
Paper ticket holders will receive either a voucher valid for travel within 90 days, or if requested, a ticket for immediate GO travel.
A: Customers travelling from a local transit system to the GO station will receive the fare paid upon tapping at the GO station as a credit. To receive a credit for the difference between the local co-fare and the higher local transit tap on value, contact a station attendant or GO Customer Care at 1.888.GET ON GO (438.6646).
A: A Service Guarantee credit will not be approved for a trip with no default or tap off records. Please make a claim online for the trip you took and visit a station or call us at 1.888.GET ON GO (438.6646) for assistance.
A: The value of the credit is equal to the amount paid for the particular trip. PRESTO card holders save 87.5 % for their 36th-40th trips, and 100% after that; the GO Train Service Guarantee can only credit you what you paid.
A: The GO Train Service Guarantee can only credit you what you paid for the trip. Passengers on their 41st+ trip within a month pay $0; the credit provided for these trips would be $0.
A: A station attendant or customer contact representative will be able to assist you and make a claim on your behalf. Please visit a station or call us at 1.888.GET ON GO (438.6646) for assistance.
A: The trip you selected when completing the online claim form does not match any trips recorded on your PRESTO card.
A: No, your PRESTO loyalty status is not affected by receiving credits through the Service Guarantee.
A: Yes, the credit placed on your PRESTO card simply updates your balance; feel free to use it on any participating transit agency.
A: For an eligible delay experienced while using a day or group pass, you will receive 50% of the price paid for the pass. The maximum credit for a day or group pass is the full purchase price of the pass, regardless of the number of delays experienced.
A: Visit http://gotransit.com/guarantee and select “View previous claims”. You may enter your PRESTO card number to see a list of your previous claims, or a claim number to get an update on a specific claim.
A: Yes, the site should work on most modern mobile devices. There are some display issues with older versions of BlackBerry (OS 5.0 and older) and iOS (3.0 and Older).