Get your questions ready for the Ask Metrolinx Town Hall

Have a question for Metrolinx? Now’s your time to ask. President and CEO Phil Verster, along with members of the Senior Management Team, will take part in an Ask Metrolinx Town Hall on Wednesday, September 26. This is an opportunity to ask leadership about Metrolinx services, regional transportation planning, or anything top of mind. The … Continue reading Get your questions ready for the Ask Metrolinx Town Hall

A Region United: Spoken Word performance highlights Metrolinx LRT projects

Bringing poetry together with transit may seem like a stretch at first. It doesn’t necessarily make sense on the surface, unless the former is being used to describe the latter. That’s exactly what has happened in the case of Metrolinx’s light rail transit (LRT) projects and the work of spoken word artist Wali Shah. “For … Continue reading A Region United: Spoken Word performance highlights Metrolinx LRT projects

Getting to know Don Wright, the new Metrolinx Chair of the Board of Directors

You could feel the new beginning and energy in the room. Taking his new seat at the Metrolinx Board table for the first time on Friday morning, Don Wright said he was excited to take on his new role as Chair. It’s a long way from where Wright started in the transportation industry, making beds … Continue reading Getting to know Don Wright, the new Metrolinx Chair of the Board of Directors

Transit Safety Officers hailed for takedown of armed suspect

Man holding a handgun runs straight at officers outside of Union Station before being taken down Three transit special constables are being recognized for their heroic actions in stopping an armed robbery suspect outside of Union Station last month. Officers Stephan Fahel, 37, and Brent Strachan, 32, were wrapping up a call outside Union Station … Continue reading Transit Safety Officers hailed for takedown of armed suspect

Park your butt! Metrolinx tests new GO train seats

Making your commute easier and more comfortable is something that GO Transit officials is always looking to do. With that in mind Metrolinx is testing new seats for the GO train. “We received feedback that some of the seats on our newer trains aren’t comfortable,” explained Director of Customer Care, Jessalynn Selby. “So, we’ve set … Continue reading Park your butt! Metrolinx tests new GO train seats

Visualizing data helps us better understand how we move

The idea of number-crunching and analyzing data may seem boring to some. For others though, processing information and turning it into something more is a passion. Anthony Smith loves visualizing transit and transportation data with maps and animations. By doing so, he hopes his work can make a difference by providing an evidence-based approach to … Continue reading Visualizing data helps us better understand how we move

Keeping trains on the GO: A behind-the-scenes look at how the transit fleet remains at the ready

The Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility is one of the locations where locomotives and coaches are kept running safely To keep GO trains running safely, Metrolinx has two maintenance facilities servicing the entire fleet, including the current operations at Willowbrook in Etobicoke and a brand new facility opening soon in Whitby. These yards are used to … Continue reading Keeping trains on the GO: A behind-the-scenes look at how the transit fleet remains at the ready