Bringing art and vibrancy for customers and the community at Weston station

Of all the communities where the work of Metrolinx is being felt the most, Weston has seen and heard much of it to this point. It’s also the neighbourhood that is bound to notice a significant change for the better as a result. An example of that is a large mural being created in the … Continue reading Bringing art and vibrancy for customers and the community at Weston station

Separating trains from car traffic a big part of Metrolinx plans for GO Transit expansion

There’s almost nothing worse for drivers, cyclists or pedestrians than being in a hurry to get somewhere, only to be stopped in their tracks. Or close to the tracks in some cases. Hearing that familiar “ding, ding, ding” while on the road and seeing those railway crossing arms come down, can be a major inconvenience. … Continue reading Separating trains from car traffic a big part of Metrolinx plans for GO Transit expansion

Mass infrastructure for today and tomorrow highlighted by Metrolinx President & CEO Phil Verster

It’s the “stuff” that you don’t normally see but everything that’s needed to keep GO Transit running. The infrastructure that spans the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA) is critical and the scope is massive. Seven rail lines, spanning more than 460 kilometres with 66 stations are in operation. More than a dozen rail yards and … Continue reading Mass infrastructure for today and tomorrow highlighted by Metrolinx President & CEO Phil Verster

Bowmanville High School students #CommuteWithKindness using GO Transit

Students perform random acts of kindness while travelling to and from Union Station as part of school program On any given day, being approached on the GO train by a stranger would normally be cause for alarm. When it’s a group of high school students dressed in hula skirts, carrying signs and balloons though, chances … Continue reading Bowmanville High School students #CommuteWithKindness using GO Transit

Niagara Falls volunteers begin welcoming seasonal GO train customers

Barbara Burrows has made it a point to stand on the train platform in downtown Niagara Falls every summer for 10 years now. She volunteers her time regularly to act as an “ambassador” for the city, as visitors arrive by rail during the summer months. While waving and smiling, Burrows began greeting GO Transit customers, … Continue reading Niagara Falls volunteers begin welcoming seasonal GO train customers

Metrolinx stands proud at annual Toronto Pride Parade

There was no way anyone attending the 2018 Pride Parade in Toronto would miss it. The double-decker GO bus, donning the colours of the rainbow, stood tall with the words "Ride With Pride" emblazoned across the side. More than 120 people representing Metrolinx, including CEO Phil Verster and other members of the senior management team, … Continue reading Metrolinx stands proud at annual Toronto Pride Parade

Metrolinx develops throttle control program that saves fuel – and millions of dollars for GO Transit

It’s a little bit like manual cruise control in your car but on a much larger scale. The idea is to get GO trains up to speed between stations, put the engine in an idle position and simply coast until it’s time to hit the brakes. An innovative, new approach that has led to no … Continue reading Metrolinx develops throttle control program that saves fuel – and millions of dollars for GO Transit