Metrolinx policy helps promote accessibility on public transit Carlin is the type of GO Transit rider that gets noticed. As he struts along the platform at Aldershot GO Station, just about every passenger waiting to board the Lakeshore West train seem to sense his swagger. Even though it’s a casual Friday, Carlin still wears a … Continue reading Service dogs in training supported by GO Transit
In a bustling train station during rush hour, while thousands of other passengers hurry through walkways and corridors, it can be hard to hear yourself think, let alone carry out a conversation. For those who use a hearing aid, a loud environment makes speaking with someone else that much more difficult. That’s why efforts have … Continue reading Helping customers hear clearly at GO Transit stations
Rachelle Kaas was heading south on Hwy. 115 Saturday, June 30 when she noticed a crack in the bottom of the windshield. Kaas, a veteran GO Transit bus driver with almost 17 years at the wheel, had just left the Millbrook/Cavan GO carpool lot in Peterborough with a bus load of passengers. She was driving … Continue reading “Hero” GO Transit bus driver steers passengers to safety after windshield shatters
Erik Petersen is used to helping GO customers with directions but a lost dog is definitely a first. Marley is a six-year-old border collie-shepherd mix who hopped on a GO train all by himself when it pulled into Rouge Hill Station on Saturday afternoon. “The dog was just there with no leash or owner in … Continue reading Dog hops aboard GO train for a ride. Fur’real.
No matter what the weather in the Muskoka region was like over the August long weekend, one thing passengers heading north on board transit appreciated was how seamless their ride was from Union Station to cottage country. The first few days of a combined weekend service from GO Transit and Ontario Northland proved to be … Continue reading Bus service to Muskoka sold out to start new GO Transit and Ontario Northland partnership
The shaping of stations continues as part of the Metrolinx light rail project Deep down, below the surface of Eglinton Avenue, there is an incredible amount of work taking place to create the future stations along the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line. Since the tunnels were first bored and excavation from the surface began, construction has … Continue reading Beneath the Eglinton Crosstown
A personal approach to talking transit, LRTs and construction When Sulema James walks into the local grocery store, she’s not there to buy milk or eggs, but speak to the small business owner about the future transit that will be running in front of their shop in Hamilton. This good neighbour approach is what the … Continue reading Community Connectors are changing how Metrolinx talks transit