Latest updates – How Metrolinx is responding to COVID-19 pandemic

This Metrolinx News post will contain - in one place - the most current information for customers and communities, as the transit agency continues to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please keep checking back for the latest GO Transit, UP Express and Metrolinx-related COVID-19 news updates. You can find the new temporary GO train … Continue reading Latest updates – How Metrolinx is responding to COVID-19 pandemic

Can you hear me now? Radio mast pops up for Crosstown’s communications

Things are looking up for Crosstown. A new, vast mast has found a home at the central maintenance and storage facility. How tall is that, you ask? The Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project needs more than transit connection. The Toronto project also requires a powerful communications network, to keep the system moving efficiently and … Continue reading Can you hear me now? Radio mast pops up for Crosstown’s communications

Finch LRT project tackles tree removal and preservation along transit route

Building a new light rail transit system means more than charting a course around existing buildings and past electrical wires now powering neighbourhoods. For the Finch West LRT, it also means pruning away trees, while having a plan to keep communities green for generations. Which is where the arborist comes onto the scene. The Finch … Continue reading Finch LRT project tackles tree removal and preservation along transit route

Spelling out change at an iconic hub – New ways of finding your way around Toronto’s Union Station use interesting research on how people navigate transit systems

Canada’s most celebrated transit station is getting improved signs to help casual users, and even those who think they know Union Station well. Here are some of the hidden points of interest, and how researching the way strangers find their way played an important part in the signage pilot project. So you know Union Station. … Continue reading Spelling out change at an iconic hub – New ways of finding your way around Toronto’s Union Station use interesting research on how people navigate transit systems

What’s behind the mask? Startup produces innovative face coverings to keep Metrolinx staff safe and the environment clean

There now seems like a million non-medical masks out there – sold at gas stations and even one produced by an Israeli jeweler worth more than $1.5 million. But the story behind an Ontario manufacturer who is helping keep transit staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, is particularly innovative and inspiring. A first-generation immigrant startup … Continue reading What’s behind the mask? Startup produces innovative face coverings to keep Metrolinx staff safe and the environment clean

GO train crew attacked at Whitby GO Station – Do you know the suspect?

Police are looking for a man who assaulted a Customer Service Ambassador and GO train Engineer. Durham Regional Police are searching for a suspect who violently attacked two crew members of a Lakeshore East train last Wednesday evening (August 5). The GO train was just pulling into Whitby GO, on its way west toward Union … Continue reading GO train crew attacked at Whitby GO Station – Do you know the suspect?

The making of GO Transit’s newest Safety Never Stops video – And a look at what ended up on the cutting room floor

A lot goes into filming a reminder to customers of all the things GO Transit is doing to make sure that safety never stops - including the measures taken to make that shoot as safe as possible for the actor and those working around him. Here’s an inside look. It takes effort to keep everyone … Continue reading The making of GO Transit’s newest Safety Never Stops video – And a look at what ended up on the cutting room floor

A good sign as Cooksville GO gets its name up in lights – See the video here

The new Cooksville GO Station gets a bit of important branding. But putting up the official sign is no small feat. What’s in a name? If it’s hoisted up on the entrance to a major GO station, it becomes an iconic symbol of countless journeys, as well as a point of pride for locals. Recently, … Continue reading A good sign as Cooksville GO gets its name up in lights – See the video here

GO Transit Expansion in Guelph – you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers

As the current Kitchener GO Corridor virtual open house continues, Metrolinx is listening to the concerns of local residents. The ultimate goal is to bring two-way all-day service to key parts of the GO Network, including the Kitchener GO corridor. Here are some of the key Guelph-related topics discussed during the current online engagement session. … Continue reading GO Transit Expansion in Guelph – you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers

A breakthrough on Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnels Project – See the video as crews break through on one of the tunnels

A sight to see as crews broke through the end of Tunnel One on the Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnels Project. Months of excavation and hard work delivers a memorable moment. After months of digging through debris, solid ground and dirt, crews have successfully reached the light at the end of Tunnel One. It … Continue reading A breakthrough on Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnels Project – See the video as crews break through on one of the tunnels

The art and science of building subway tunnels – One size doesn’t fit all

In the dark, all subways tunnels can look alike, but each one is unique. Some are bored and others are mined. The length of a line and the geography of the neighbourhoods it goes through influences how a tunnel is created. A whole series of decisions about each tunnel must be made before construction can … Continue reading The art and science of building subway tunnels – One size doesn’t fit all