First aid training helps Metrolinx employee assist GO customer having seizure

Lynn Longwill’s commute home every day normally involves finding her space in the Quiet Zone on a GO train from Union Station. She makes a point of helping others with accessibility needs but otherwise just enjoys the ride. Her experience on Sept. 26, though, was much different. The five-year Metrolinx employee acted on instinct when … Continue reading First aid training helps Metrolinx employee assist GO customer having seizure

GO Transit bus drivers reflect on a changing commute

How trip times, driver and passenger behaviours have evolved in the GTHA Veteran GO Transit bus drivers say they’ve witnessed a surge in congestion in recent years during their daily drive but a boom in infrastructure spending has made their life on the highway feasible. Gary Styles, a 30-year veteran bus driver out of Brampton, … Continue reading GO Transit bus drivers reflect on a changing commute

Ask Metrolinx Town Hall event answers wide range of questions about transit service and future planning

Several dozen people came out to the Ask Metrolinx Town Hall in Toronto on Wednesday to hear directly from the transit agency’s Senior Management Team. The event gave the public the opportunity to pose questions about Metrolinx services, regional transportation planning, or anything top of mind. One commuter, who travels the Kitchener GO corridor, wanted … Continue reading Ask Metrolinx Town Hall event answers wide range of questions about transit service and future planning

Keeping It Rail: More train conductors needed for GO Transit expansion

Part One in a three-part series looking at the process of becoming a Commuter Train Operator Being at the helm of thousands of pounds of pure locomotive power is the stuff of some kids’ dreams. It’s an interesting journey to get there though and, for GO Transit train conductors, it’s one that always starts further … Continue reading Keeping It Rail: More train conductors needed for GO Transit expansion

“Gateway to Durham Region” officially lights up the night sky

The pedestrian bridge at Pickering GO Station combines a vital link for customers with a local landmark residents can be proud of Metrolinx’s commitment to design excellence has cemented Durham Region as the home to a bridge unlike any other. The Pickering Pedestrian Bridge is a massive structure. It is 250-metres long, spans 14 lanes … Continue reading “Gateway to Durham Region” officially lights up the night sky

Young amputee shares his story and message about rail safety

Operation Lifesaver launches Rail Safety Week with help from Metrolinx There wasn’t a fight Scott Sackaney wasn’t willing to take on at 17 years old. He had a first-degree black belt in Taekwondo, with some experience in kickboxing and karate. Sackaney had his whole life ahead of him but didn’t realize he was about to … Continue reading Young amputee shares his story and message about rail safety

Largest GO train service increase in five years provides more opportunity for customers

220 new trips every week are now available along Lakeshore East and West lines from dawn to dusk Let’s say you want to head from Pickering to downtown Toronto later on a weekday to avoid the morning rush. Perhaps you need to leave work quickly and get home to Oakville mid-afternoon. Maybe you’re travelling here … Continue reading Largest GO train service increase in five years provides more opportunity for customers

Metrolinx holds disaster exercise to prepare for worst-case scenario

More than 300 actors, emergency responders and Metrolinx staff take part in a mock train-verses-truck collision to learn a valuable lesson on safety A GO Train coach sits smoking just outside of Richmond Hill after being struck by a large truck. It’s a derailment. The coach’s wheels are off the tracks, its windows are shattered and … Continue reading Metrolinx holds disaster exercise to prepare for worst-case scenario

Bridging together the past and the future

Construction crews work to restore vital pieces of Canadian history along the Lakeshore rail corridors If you travel along the Lakeshore West rail corridor on any given weekend this fall, you’ll likely notice a bustling construction site filled with equipment and engineers. For nine weekends, they are working around the clock to give new life … Continue reading Bridging together the past and the future