Eglinton Crosstown on track for major milestone

Crews will have installed 10 kilometres of track on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project by December 2018 Laying the track for the Eglinton Crosstown’s future success isn’t easy. Just ask those behind the largest transit expansion in Toronto’s history. Florin Merauta, chief of railway systems for Metrolinx, said it is a major undertaking involving 47 … Continue reading Eglinton Crosstown on track for major milestone

Metrolinx’s Emilia Marceta named League of Railway Women’s 2018 ‘Outstanding Member of the Year’

Emilia Marceta has been making her mark at Metrolinx since she started as a co-op student in 2007. Her leadership and management of Metrolinx’s first-ever multi-year, multi-million-dollar track protection contract helped build the Union Pearson Express and GO Georgetown South projects. Her impact continued with cartographic contributions, including the Union Station way-finding map and track … Continue reading Metrolinx’s Emilia Marceta named League of Railway Women’s 2018 ‘Outstanding Member of the Year’

Customer engagement increases at GO and UP Contact Centre

Dedicated staff interact through social media in addition to fielding 475,000 annual calls The customer contact centre for GO Transit and UP Express can field some pretty interesting calls at times. Someone once asked if they can put their dog in the luggage compartment of a GO bus. Another inquired about whether a driver could … Continue reading Customer engagement increases at GO and UP Contact Centre

PRESTO! Hundreds more places to instantly load your PRESTO card

If your local transit system uses PRESTO, you can now go to any Shoppers Drug Mart location in your community to access PRESTO services. The retail rollout that began in May 2017 is now complete, meaning there are hundreds more locations (384, to be exact!) for you to instantly load funds and passes and set … Continue reading PRESTO! Hundreds more places to instantly load your PRESTO card

Love on the GO: How one couple found love on a train platform

They put the cute in commute: A Toronto couple who found love on the GO gets ready to say ‘I do’ She was a commuter, enamoured by a mysterious man standing on a GO train platform. Morning after morning, Jen Armel couldn’t help but stare. However, Jonathan Slobodsky, the unknowing man of her affection, was … Continue reading Love on the GO: How one couple found love on a train platform

Good Foot Delivery service puts its best foot forward by using GO Transit

In Downtown Toronto, you might envision a priority courier as a cyclist in spandex, zipping around town, delivering documents from one office tower to another. Anywhere else, it’s likely a large company vehicle driving between locations and making quick stops to run packages to and from office parks. There is another kind of priority courier … Continue reading Good Foot Delivery service puts its best foot forward by using GO Transit

Metrolinx partners with private developer for new Mimico GO Station

Private developer Vandyk signs letter of intent to build station along with mixed-use development Metrolinx has signed a non-binding agreement with a private developer for a major revamp of Mimico Station, in a deal that will see the company foot all construction costs in exchange for air rights. Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster announced Monday at … Continue reading Metrolinx partners with private developer for new Mimico GO Station

Garrison Crossing comes together with help from Metrolinx

Coordinated effort with City of Toronto allows new pedestrian and cycling bridge to be lifted into place It’s another significant piece of the puzzle in Toronto’s landscape and now the new Garrison Crossing spans two rail corridors just north of Fort York. The southern section of the pedestrian and cycling bridge was lifted into place … Continue reading Garrison Crossing comes together with help from Metrolinx