Wi-Fi on GO is here – Have a look at GO Transit’s free Wi-Fi and content portal

Launching today, GO Wi-Fi Plus is more than just free data. The content portal will also provide free, unlimited access to TV shows, music, audiobooks, e-books, courses and podcasts. Here’s what else customers need to know about how they’ll be even more connected during GO journeys. Not everything has come to an almost complete stop … Continue reading Wi-Fi on GO is here – Have a look at GO Transit’s free Wi-Fi and content portal

The GOgh Train – Modern transit turned into digital masterpiece thanks to clever editing and love of puns

It’s a work of art that caused a buzz recently on Reddit. Here’s a showing of Matt McDonald’s artistic take on a GO train, in the style of Vincent van GO. We’re sorry, that should have read ‘Gogh’. Sure, we don’t know a lot about art. But including a tattoo idea we’ve never been brave … Continue reading The GOgh Train – Modern transit turned into digital masterpiece thanks to clever editing and love of puns

Moving ahead to honour the fallen – Metrolinx Transit Safety officers hit the road today for Canadian Police Memorial Ride to Remember

The nation marks a solemn weekend of tribute and remembrance, as bike riders across Canada set out to honour fallen police and peace officers. Here’s how Metrolinx’s Transit Safety officers are – amid changes due to COVID-19 – doing their part today. Every day, Metrolinx Transit Safety officers lace up boots and step out to … Continue reading Moving ahead to honour the fallen – Metrolinx Transit Safety officers hit the road today for Canadian Police Memorial Ride to Remember

Clean out your closet for a good cause – GO Transit restarts clothing donation efforts

Fall weather is approaching and that means turning over your closest. Maybe you have some bags of old clothes to get rid of and not sure where to go. You’re in luck as Metrolinx and Diabetes Canada are once again teaming up to help GO Transit customers donate textiles, for a good cause. Hello there … Continue reading Clean out your closet for a good cause – GO Transit restarts clothing donation efforts

Inside the workshop – A rare glimpse at how Finch West LRT vehicles are put together

Before they glide smoothly through Toronto neighbourhoods, transit vehicles have to get built somewhere. How they come together and where might surprise you. Metrolinx takes you inside the local Alstom factory for a sneak peek at how light rail vehicles are assembled. The Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project continues to make great strides, … Continue reading Inside the workshop – A rare glimpse at how Finch West LRT vehicles are put together

Getting back on the GO – What customers have to say about returning to transit

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of people’s lives. Getting around the region is no exception to that. While life has changed, people still need to get to where they’re going, safely. Metrolinx has been working tirelessly since the beginning of 2020 to make that happen, including adding dozens of new safety measures. … Continue reading Getting back on the GO – What customers have to say about returning to transit

Rarely used “top-down” construction technique used to build new rail bridge at Milliken GO

A new rail bridge is taking shape at Steeles Avenue East near Milliken GO Station. Since June, the construction team has been focused on advancing this work and recently completed a concrete pour of the bridge deck. This pour was a significant milestone as it connects the substructure elements (abutments and pier) with the superstructure … Continue reading Rarely used “top-down” construction technique used to build new rail bridge at Milliken GO

How low can you go? PRESTO reduces the minimum load on online channels

PRESTO reduces the minimum load on the PRESTO app and the web to make contactless top-ups easier. Here are the details – along with some other interesting related developments for customers. It’s change – actually just five cents – for the better. PRESTO has removed the $10 minimum load requirement on all online channels. Now, … Continue reading How low can you go? PRESTO reduces the minimum load on online channels

Zooming in on Ontario Line plans from Osgoode to the Don River – Delivering a line below Toronto’s Queen Street that’s been anticipated for more than a century

Today, Metrolinx released new details for it’s Ontario Line plan between University Avenue and the Don River. Refinement to the initial plan will mean faster delivery, reduced building costs and, most importantly, improved connections for riders. The new plan takes advantage of space that was dug for an east-west line when TTC’s Queen Station was … Continue reading Zooming in on Ontario Line plans from Osgoode to the Don River – Delivering a line below Toronto’s Queen Street that’s been anticipated for more than a century