New fencing installed in the name of safety at Mississauga rail bridge

As the temperature rises, Metrolinx is reminding everyone to stay off the tracks above and near the Credit River. Find out how Metrolinx is working to help prevent life-threatening incidents at a top GTA trespassing spot. Ahead of the May long weekend, south Mississauga residents are being asked to stay away from the Credit River rail bridge. The 60m (200 ft) train bridge that spans … Continue reading New fencing installed in the name of safety at Mississauga rail bridge

Podcast – After five decades in rail industry, Rob Fuller talks shop one last time

This week on Between the Lines: A Metrolinx Podcast, director of rail operations Rob Fuller takes listeners into GO Transit’s Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility and talks about the changes he’s seen in the rail industry in the last 50 years and where GO service is heading in the future. ‘Can’t don’t live here.’ Those words hang above the desk of Metrolinx director of rail operations, … Continue reading Podcast – After five decades in rail industry, Rob Fuller talks shop one last time

GO Bus driver recruitment continues – Q&A with Metrolinx’s Eve Wiggins

Metrolinx News caught up with Eve Wiggins, Metrolinx’s vice president of bus services and interim vice president of rail operations, to talk about the future of GO Bus services. As she explains, it’s the start of an era of growth and innovation for the workhorses of GTA transit. Metrolinx is growing the GO Bus division, and that means hiring more drivers and mechanics. Service is … Continue reading GO Bus driver recruitment continues – Q&A with Metrolinx’s Eve Wiggins

Metrolinx bringing back more GO and UP Express service – plus Niagara Falls seasonal trips

The service changes – which begin May 21 – also include some GO Train and GO Bus schedule adjustments. Keep reading for the need-to-know info. With summer weather on the way, Metrolinx continues to bring back more service on GO Transit and UP Express. Starting May 21, the transit agency is bringing back seasonal weekend and holiday service to Niagara Falls, and more service on … Continue reading Metrolinx bringing back more GO and UP Express service – plus Niagara Falls seasonal trips

Big Read – Take a deep dive into the GTA’s transit history and a glimpse at the future

Metrolinx News has teamed up with Johnny Renton, a local transit advocate and blogger, to share his insights on how two decades of quiet incrementalism set the stage for the impending transformation of the GO Train network into the most modern passenger rail system in North America. The original version of this story first appeared on Johnny Renton’s blog in March 2022. When most people … Continue reading Big Read – Take a deep dive into the GTA’s transit history and a glimpse at the future

Track installation marks major advancement for Finch West LRT project

Laying tracks is a major step in building the Finch West LRT, a system that will connect with the TTC, York Region and Peel Region transit service. Read on to learn more about how it’s coming along. How much track needs to be laid for a new light rail transit (LRT) line? The answer is not as straightforward as it might seem. The Finch West … Continue reading Track installation marks major advancement for Finch West LRT project

Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicles hit top speeds as testing continues

Light rail vehicles are zooming up, down and under Eglinton Avenue as Toronto’s next transit line gets closer to completion. Trains are being testing both at street level and underground. Let’s get up to speed on the test runs. It’s full speed ahead for vehicle testing along the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) route. You might have noticed light rail vehicles (LRVs) going up … Continue reading Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicles hit top speeds as testing continues

Podcast – Who is Train Guy, can TBMs be reused and more

This week on the Metrolinx podcast, Metrolinx chief spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins answers your transit-related questions including when further service increases are coming to GO Transit. Take a listen. There’s a TikTok celebrity in Toronto this week. Francois Bourgeois (also known as Train Guy) has brought his love of everything on the rails to his 2.5 million followers. On this week’s Ask Me Anything podcast, … Continue reading Podcast – Who is Train Guy, can TBMs be reused and more

The power behind laying tracks for the Hazel McCallion LRT

Peel Region’s newest transit line, the Hazel McCallion LRT (also known as the Hurontario LRT), continues to come together. Crews recently put down the first section of tracks and Metrolinx News has the story on how that part of the project is coming together. A lot of energy goes into laying train tracks. It’s not as simple as taking them off a truck and snapping … Continue reading The power behind laying tracks for the Hazel McCallion LRT

First phase of work to expand Kitchener GO Line service kicks off

Shovels are set to break ground on the first phase of work that will transform the Kitchener GO Line into a frequent rapid transit experience – with GO Train service that runs outside of rush hour.  Metrolinx is delivering on its promise for more rail service along the Kitchener GO Line. The next step forward is the awarding of the first in a series of … Continue reading First phase of work to expand Kitchener GO Line service kicks off