Crosslinx proposing partial Leslie Street closure for Crosstown LRT construction

Residents invited to community meeting to discuss upcoming work. Construction on the upcoming Eglinton Crosstown LRT line is set to accelerate this summer as crews prepare to tackle a critical portion of the future Sunnybrook Park stop. Metrolinx’s constructor, Crosslinx Transit Solutions, says in order to make construction as quick as possible on the surface-level … Continue reading Crosslinx proposing partial Leslie Street closure for Crosstown LRT construction

How to navigate Toronto-area traffic like a GO pro

Veteran operator shares road wisdom that has helped him stay in control for three decades on the road.  When you’ve threaded the needle of Canada’s busiest highways from high up a GO bus driver’s seat for three decades, you learn something about untangling gridlock. When Derrick Sealy began driving for GO Transit back in 1989, … Continue reading How to navigate Toronto-area traffic like a GO pro

More GO train service for Markham, Brampton, Etobicoke

Metrolinx is increasing GO train service on the Kitchener and Stouffville lines on April 8 to give customers more opportunities to get where they need to be. New weekday morning trip options between Bramalea GO and Union Station will give customers new choices at popular morning commuting times while midday weekday GO train service along … Continue reading More GO train service for Markham, Brampton, Etobicoke

Joining a global movement, commuters build lives while on the GO

Scientists to daily travelers: ‘Find habits that build life satisfaction.’ Researchers around the world are very interested in what Maja Cupples is doing right now. Sitting quietly alone and ready to go home, Cupples is slowing down as the city around her gathers up speed for another day. After a long nightshift at Toronto’s Hospital … Continue reading Joining a global movement, commuters build lives while on the GO

Metrolinx announces progress on Hurontario LRT vision

On March 21, Metrolinx CEO, Phil Verster, released a statement on the status of the Hurontario LRT project. “In order to offer riders a more convenient route and alleviate potential budget pressures on the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, changes to the scope of the project, recommended by Metrolinx, have been approved by the Government … Continue reading Metrolinx announces progress on Hurontario LRT vision

Travelling back in time: The remarkable evolution of your GO train

They weren’t always green and white and they didn’t always connect the region the way they do now. The GO train first hit the rails over 50 years ago and the train has never been the same since. As GO train locomotives constantly roll in and out of Union Station, they’re not only carrying coaches … Continue reading Travelling back in time: The remarkable evolution of your GO train

Durham region’s pedestrian bridge spans more than Hwy. 401

Metrolinx-built Pickering GO station crossing continues to attract attention, including a nomination for design award. It’s no small feat to span 14 lanes over Canada’s busiest highway. But when you get to the other side, the reasons and rewards quickly become apparent. Officially opened last September, the pedestrian bridge that spans Hwy. 401 from Pickering … Continue reading Durham region’s pedestrian bridge spans more than Hwy. 401

Pearl’s Predicament – Lost on the GO, one best friend’s journey back into loving arms

One family's March Break trip downtown nearly ended in disaster when a much loved doll went missing along the way.  Adam Shea and his family were heading from Hamilton to Toronto on the GO Train when suddenly his 3-year-old daughter Evelyn's "Baby Pearl" doll was nowhere to be seen. For Evelyn, it added unwanted drama … Continue reading Pearl’s Predicament – Lost on the GO, one best friend’s journey back into loving arms

Virtual Reality lesson trains brains to drive safely around railways

Veteran Metrolinx transit safety officer hopes computer simulation drives home life and death lessons he’s taught for decades. For long-time Transit Safety officer Peter Mohyla, after standing in front of countless kids since the 1980s, the advice previously given to one young child was chilling. Mohyla had just offered up a rail safety lesson at … Continue reading Virtual Reality lesson trains brains to drive safely around railways