Future construction details announced for Toronto’s Finch West light rail transit project – Find features of the LRT elements here

Major construction for the future transit route has now kicked off, including work on a new maintenance and storage facility. But read on for more details on what’s been done as well as what’s to come along the new route. Things are moving along on the Finch West light rail transit (LRT) project, as major … Continue reading Future construction details announced for Toronto’s Finch West light rail transit project – Find features of the LRT elements here

A 200 year old tree stood in the way of a new Lincolnville GO station bus loop – This is why it will live on

The old-growth warrior has survived development and disease. But just when the end seemed certain, a community came together to see it live on. This tree is a survivor. It started as a seedling in Upper Canada, and for 200 years an elm tree has proudly stood in what is now Whitchurch-Stouffville, part of York … Continue reading A 200 year old tree stood in the way of a new Lincolnville GO station bus loop – This is why it will live on

Track your station – Updated GO Transit ridership map shows continued growth across the network

Short distance trips, increased service options and event partnerships all contributed to reasons why customers are choosing GO transit more frequently. Find out how your own line is doing. You’ve probably noticed many new faces on the GO service in the past few months. An updated ridership map from April to September 2019 shows a … Continue reading Track your station – Updated GO Transit ridership map shows continued growth across the network

Time in a box – Union Station prepares to retire a vast interlocking system that’s guided every train in and out of Toronto for almost 90 years

Behind a city that has grown with the times, sits a remarkable system of handle-pulls, audible clicks and banks of early 20th century electrical technology – all housed in three castle-like downtown towers. Combined, it has constantly shepherded trains in and out of Canada’s largest city. Designed in the late 1920s, the complicated contraption is … Continue reading Time in a box – Union Station prepares to retire a vast interlocking system that’s guided every train in and out of Toronto for almost 90 years

Because you’ve asked – The interesting answer to “Can GO Transit just add more trains when they want to?”

More and more, we’re taking you inside the workings of the wider Metrolinx world, explaining how your transit system functions. Knowing more allows customers to better understand announcements of our advances, as well as hurdles we’re working to jump over to improve things. This time, we wanted to break down the complicated process of adding … Continue reading Because you’ve asked – The interesting answer to “Can GO Transit just add more trains when they want to?”

What’s up with that? The moment an entire escalator is moved through a Crosstown LRT tunnel (Photos)

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Today, a look at how the underground passages are not just for future light rail vehicles - they’re also routes to move building material right … Continue reading What’s up with that? The moment an entire escalator is moved through a Crosstown LRT tunnel (Photos)

Ontario Treaties Recognition Week – Find the lines of history on your GO Transit route

As the province marks important acknowledgement of traditional Indigenous lands, Metrolinx is highlighting a map of our routes to show customers the hidden tapestry of historic territory and treaties right outside the windows of GO buses and trains. The view from the passenger seat may have seemed largely unchanged over the years. As passengers look … Continue reading Ontario Treaties Recognition Week – Find the lines of history on your GO Transit route

Up close with the overhead catenary system that will power Toronto’s Crosstown LRT route – See the video here

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Today, after recently sharing an image of extensive work done on the power system for the project, we wanted to take you in for a … Continue reading Up close with the overhead catenary system that will power Toronto’s Crosstown LRT route – See the video here

Was this your class trip to see the Rouge Hill sod-turning for GO Transit in 1966? Sorry if it may have seemed lame, as it really turned out to be a big deal for Ontario

Even before GO Transit began to run buses and trains, work was underway to design a transit future that would grow into the 21st century. In our continuing HistoricGO series looking at vintage photos salvaged from storage boxes in our Metrolinx facilities, we’re giving the backstory to a number of black and white images of … Continue reading Was this your class trip to see the Rouge Hill sod-turning for GO Transit in 1966? Sorry if it may have seemed lame, as it really turned out to be a big deal for Ontario

Hamilton’s John Street Bridge gets major rebuild – See the time-lapse video here

Every stretch and span on GO train corridors has a history and story to tell, as major advances and improvements are made on the Ontario transit lines. And one iconic Hamilton bridge, after years of loyal service, is getting a whole new lease on life. To many rail passengers, it’s a bridge span that’s barely … Continue reading Hamilton’s John Street Bridge gets major rebuild – See the time-lapse video here