Rollsigns from GO Transit, ON
P A G E   1   o f   2     (The Multi Colour Sign Era)
This set of mylar rollsigns were off a 1981 MCI MC-9
highway coach.The destination (left) sign is dated
November 2, 1981 and has 80 exposures. The "via" sign
(right) is dated November 3, 1981, and has 45 exposures.
These signs were likely the original signs for the MC9's and
were used until the introduction of the yellow-print signs in
1998. These older signs included other carrier's
destinations, such as Niagara Falls and St. Catharines,
Stratford, Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, Owen Sound
and Shelburne, and Parry Sound, Huntsville, Gravenhurst
and Orillia. and "via's" such as Beach Blvd and Skyway.
These two images have been drawn virtually perfect to
scale. Their repsective sign tags are shown, below.
This set of mylar rollsigns were designed for their 1977 GMC T8H-5307A New
Looks. Similar to the previous set, these included other carrier's destinations.
The destination sign is July 3, 1982, and has 83 exposures (three extra "Out of
Service" exposures were added from the previous sign). The "via" sign is
dated November 4, 1982, and has 45 exposures. The "via" sign was
manufactured by Multilite. The "A", "B", "C" and "D" represented various levels
of service on the Yonge Street corridor.
Their respective sign tags are shown below.
This set of mylar rollsigns were designed for their
MCI highway coaches, but were installed in their
1985/1987 OBI 01.508 Orion I's. The GO Transit
Orion I's had smaller width sign boxes than what
would normally be in an Orion I. The destination sign
is dated December 1, 1984, and has 62 exposures.
The "via" sign is dated December 2, 1984, and has
35 exposures. Both signs were manufactured by
Transit Products International of Scarborough,
Ontario. Although the Orion I's had signs with all the
destinations in the system, they were primarily
limited to local service on the Yonge Street corridor.
This mylar "via" sign was made for a
GMC New Look. Its print date is
December 4, 1984, and it has 35
exposures. It was designed by
Transit Products International of
Scarborough, Ontario.
Its sign tag is shown below.
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GO Transit #1105, one of the GMC T8H-5307A model buses displaying the
second set of signs shown, is posed at York Region Terminal in north
Toronto in July of 1994. In 1998, these signs were replaced with the black
with yellow print style shown on page 2 of the GO Transit section.
This mylar route sign was from GMC T8H-5307A
#1106. Its print date is December 3, 1984, and it has
53 exposures. It was designed by
Transit Products
International
of Scarborough, Ontario.
This image has been drawn virtually perfect to scale.
Its sign tag and more information is shown below.
GO  3 DECEMBER 1984

SUPPLIED BY
TRANSIT PRODUCTS INTERNATIONAL
SCAROROUGH, ONTARIO
The inserted mid-section (above, right: GO
TRAIN", "SUBWAY", "SHORT TURN")
replaced the section with "RICHMOND
HEIGHTS", "HILLCREST MALL", "ROYAL
ORCHARD", "FINCH SUBWAY",
"YORKDALE SUBWAY", "OUT OF
SERVICE", "UXBRIDGE", "STOUFFVILLE",
"MARKHAM", "SCARBOROUGH", "PORT
PERRY", AND "NEWCASTLE". Commonly
used on the Yonge Street / Bayview
Avenue corridor, instead of "Finch Subway"
for the southern destination, GMC bus
#1106 was commonly seen showing the
more generic "Toronto" exposure.





Seen below: GO Transit GMC T8H-5307A
#1106 at GO Transit's Steeprock Garage in
Toronto, Ontario, May 24, 1998.
MCI-GO TRANSIT
P.O.P11129
11/2/81 TRANSIGN
MCI-GO TRANSIT
P.O.NO.P11129
DRIVERS SIDE
11/3/81
TRANSIGN
GO  4 DECEMBER 1984

SUPPLIED BY
TRANSIT PRODUCTS INTERNATIONAL
SCAROROUGH, ONTARIO
Destination Sign's Tag:
GO  1 DECEMBER 1984

SUPPLIED BY
TRANSIT PRODUCTS INTERNATIONAL
SCAROROUGH, ONTARIO
Route "VIA" Sign's Tag:
GO  2 DECEMBER 1984

SUPPLIED BY
TRANSIT PRODUCTS INTERNATIONAL
SCAROROUGH, ONTARIO
to go to the GO Transit
electronic sign list page.
This set of mylar rollsigns were off one of GO
Transit's 1986 MCI 102A2 highway coaches. The
destination sign (left) is dated December 1, 1986,
and has 62 exposures. The "via" sign (right) is dated
December 2, 1986, and has 35 exposures.

When GO Transit purchased their next batch of MCI
102A2's in 1987, they purchased duplicate mylar
signs for those buses. The readings were identical
to what's on the ones below. The destination sign
was dated December 1, 1987, and the "via" sign
was dated December 2, 1987.

Their respective sign tags are shown, below.
GO 1 DECEMBER 1987
MULTILITE PRODUCTS, TORONTO
MADE IN CANADA
GO 2 DECEMBER 1987
Government of Ontario Transit, or "GO Transit" as it is commonly known as, began with
commuter rail service on May 23, 1967. Bus service began on September 8, 1970. Some shared
service contractors have included
Gray Coach Lines, Travelways and Charterways
Transportation Ltd. Service was governed by the Toronto Area Transportation Operating Authority
until 1999, when responsibility was transferred to the Greater Toronto Services Board.

Similar to Gray Coach Lines, GO Transit's rollsign display are a two-piece configuration.
The curb-side sign (left) indicates the final destination of the bus. The street-side (right) sign
shows the route taken to the destination.