Statement regarding the Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Today, Metrolinx President & CEO Phil Verster issued the following statement: We had expected the Eglinton Crosstown LRT to be fully built, thoroughly tested, and in service this fall in accordance with our project agreement with Crosslinx Transit Solutions, the construction consortium responsible for building the project. Unfortunately, while progress has been made, Crosslinx Transit Solutions have fallen behind schedule, are unable to finalize construction … Continue reading Statement regarding the Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Weekend closures on Lakeshore East & Stouffville for construction

Evening service to be adjusted on Stouffville Line for Kennedy GO Station work. Metrolinx is building new transit lines and upgrading existing ones. This will reduce journey times, add more capacity and improve reliability, but that can’t happen without construction. This weekend (Sept 23-25), service will be adjusted for construction and maintenance work along the Lakeshore East and Stouffville GO Lines. Next week, there will … Continue reading Weekend closures on Lakeshore East & Stouffville for construction

Rail Safety Week 2022 kicks off

Annual safety week involves community awareness and education campaigns. Metrolinx is working with Operation Lifesaver to support Rail Safety Week 2022. Rail Safety Week is an annual awareness campaign that is held every September across North America. Transit agencies, safety associations, law enforcement and other groups come together to help educate the public with the goal of preventing incidents. Rail safety is a shared responsibility. … Continue reading Rail Safety Week 2022 kicks off

GO Transit extending rail trips, adjusting schedules and rerouting some GO Buses

Schedule adjustments to give customers more time to get on board at popular stations on Lakeshore West and Barrie Lines. A number of weekday evening Lakeshore West trips are being extended to West Harbour GO. Also, some GO Train schedules will be adjusted to better reflect travel times and help people board more easily. Every minute counts, so customers on the Lakeshore West, Lakeshore East, … Continue reading GO Transit extending rail trips, adjusting schedules and rerouting some GO Buses

A GO train makes a run along tracks during an early morning commute.

A little goes a long way: GO customer touched by kind gesture

A simple conversation made a lasting impact on a GO customer with an invisible illness. It was two weeks after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 when Beth Pardo started suffering from what would turn into long COVID. “I was an ultramarathoner and it hit my legs really badly,” said Pardo, who was also diagnosed with Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue … Continue reading A little goes a long way: GO customer touched by kind gesture

Utility work is happening on Hurontario ahead of the new LRT

How utility work along Hurontario Street will help support communities in the future. Making sure utilities are working properly is a big part of the puzzle as construction progresses on the Hazel McCallion Line (also known as the Hurontario LRT). Crews are upgrading and relocating utilities (like sewers and telecommunications cables) as part of the construction of the new transit line. This is essential for … Continue reading Utility work is happening on Hurontario ahead of the new LRT

Finch West LRT track installation and vehicle testing updates

New infographic shows how much track has been put down and LRVs continue important testing phase. Nearly half of all track is now installed along the Finch West light rail transit (LRT) route. That’s up from about 35 per cent, when Metrolinx News last updated readers on track installation back in May. Crews continue to make progress on the east end of the new line … Continue reading Finch West LRT track installation and vehicle testing updates

Development partner selected to transform Front and Spadina

Dream Kilmer will re-zone and redevelop Metrolinx land for future home of Spadina- Front GO Station. Integrating transit into the places people live, work, shop and play is the smart, forward-thinking approach that creates convenient and reliable ways to connect more people to transit. This is exactly what Metrolinx is planning to do at the southwest corner of Front Street West and Spadina Avenue in … Continue reading Development partner selected to transform Front and Spadina

Community gets up close with GO during Touch-a-Truck Durham

Metrolinx takes part in Touch-a-Truck in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of South-West Durham. Thousands of people came out to the eighth annual Touch-a-Truck event in downtown Oshawa. The event, held at the Tribute Community Centre grounds on Aug. 26, had been on hiatus since 2019 due to the pandemic. The free event brought out families in the region and gave kids a chance … Continue reading Community gets up close with GO during Touch-a-Truck Durham