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

Extreme makeover bridge edition – Metrolinx upgrades Toronto bridge as part of GO Transit expansion work

The Rogers Road bridge rehabilitation project benefits the community in the short term and is also part of unlocking long term transit plans. When it comes to transit expansion work, it’s not all tracks and trains. Sometimes you have to look up and realize it’s the little things that help bring a transit project together.  … Continue reading Extreme makeover bridge edition – Metrolinx upgrades Toronto bridge as part of GO Transit expansion work

Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility holds design secrets – See why it’s healthier than your average workplace

The 500,000 square foot facility is the first LEED Gold facility of its kind and size in Canada. The Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility (WRMF), holds many secrets. Opened in 2018 to provide maintenance, repair and day-to-day cleaning and upkeep of GO trains, the facility, located at 625 Victoria Street East, in Whitby, not only doesn’t … Continue reading Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility holds design secrets – See why it’s healthier than your average workplace

Metrolinx hero talks about the impact of a moment’s reaction to help save drowning man’s life

We’ve brought you stories of acts of heroism on our vehicles and at our stations – saving a life and having lightning reflexes to keep everyone safe. But we don’t often talk about the cost of holding someone’s future in your hands. Here, Metrolinx senior manager of media, Anne Marie Aikins, talks to one of … Continue reading Metrolinx hero talks about the impact of a moment’s reaction to help save drowning man’s life

Masks on transit – How GO Transit customers are doing their part to keep themselves and others safe

Metrolinx wants customers to step up and help slow the spread of germs by wearing a face covering on transit, in stations and on platforms.  During COVID-19, face coverings and transit have become a dynamic duo. It’s kind of like a Batman and Robin situation, where train and bus riders are the caped crusaders. Like … Continue reading Masks on transit – How GO Transit customers are doing their part to keep themselves and others safe

How powerful generator will help protect Union Station rail corridor from blackout – Guess how many homes it could run

It’s not just about the energy you have now, but what’s needed during an emergency. Powerful new device will sit as quiet sentries – until called on to give needed megawatts. It’s easy to see the power behind a rail line. The thunder of a GO or UP Express train passing a platform, and rumble … Continue reading How powerful generator will help protect Union Station rail corridor from blackout – Guess how many homes it could run

Caribbean Carnival Going Virtual: We look at what’s happening this year as we look back on Canada’s biggest celebration of freedom and diversity

How this legendary and iconic event is being handled during a year when all major events are being redrawn - and how you can still take part in the epic party. Talk about vibrancy – and a rich legacy. Now in its 53rd year, the Toronto Caribbean Carnival has evolved into North America’s largest event … Continue reading Caribbean Carnival Going Virtual: We look at what’s happening this year as we look back on Canada’s biggest celebration of freedom and diversity

Metrolinx testing new on-board plastic seat dividers and other safety measures to help protect GO Transit customers – See new images of how your seat will look

Starting this week, customers may notice some new safety features when they climb onboard a GO bus or train. To help slow the spread of germs, clear plastic dividers between seats are being piloted on some GO buses and trains this summer. New on-board wayfinding measures are being tested out on those trains, as well.  … Continue reading Metrolinx testing new on-board plastic seat dividers and other safety measures to help protect GO Transit customers – See new images of how your seat will look

Big, deep dig – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnels Project reaches halfway excavation mark in Tunnel One

Remember sweating over digging into your back garden? Moving earth is never easy. But crews working on a tunneling project at the junction of Ontario Highway 401 and 409 have made great strides on the first of two passages, and are moving into the second as well. It takes approximately three minutes to walk 180 … Continue reading Big, deep dig – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnels Project reaches halfway excavation mark in Tunnel One

Pride rolls on and moves online – Here’s how you can join Metrolinx in the virtual parade

Metrolinx is showing the love for Pride and not letting COVID-19 get in the way of a good thing. Staff across the transit agency will be online this weekend to mark the annual Pride parade held every year in Toronto. Supporting LGBTQ+ employees and allies is part of Metrolinx’s inclusion efforts, and this year’s unique … Continue reading Pride rolls on and moves online – Here’s how you can join Metrolinx in the virtual parade

Crosstown’s Keelesdale Station taking shape – New images of railings that will greet customers

In the latest photos from the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project, we have an inside look at Keelesdale, as well as structural advances at Caledonia and Kennedy stations. Come this way to check it out. We have new images that show large concrete and structural steel work on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit … Continue reading Crosstown’s Keelesdale Station taking shape – New images of railings that will greet customers