Shortlist of bidders announced for historic GO Expansion

The country’s most important regional mass transit system is now on course for major changes for the better. Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have officially announced the shortlist of international bidders who will move into the next stage of procurement that will bring critical improvements to GO rail. The release of the names on May 30 … Continue reading Shortlist of bidders announced for historic GO Expansion

Raptor guard – and your GO ambassador – keeps calm as Toronto goes wild over NBA championship

As the Toronto Raptors continue their run for the NBA championship, few people have the pulse of excited fans more than a member of their security team - and fulltime GO customer service ambassador - Zohaib Khan. As Canada goes wild, he explains why he must remain so very cool. He wants to yell. He … Continue reading Raptor guard – and your GO ambassador – keeps calm as Toronto goes wild over NBA championship

More than scratching the surface – Birchmount and Ionview Crosstown stops pave the way on important work

As we approach the final major elements on our continuing Crosstown Progress tour – visiting each platform and stop along Toronto’s light rail transit system – we’re looking at two surface platforms at the far end of the line. Let’s spend some more time outside, before we go below. As we inch our way closer … Continue reading More than scratching the surface – Birchmount and Ionview Crosstown stops pave the way on important work

A history of barley, war effort and business – Toronto’s Golden Mile enters new era with Crosstown development

In our ongoing Progress series, exploring every stop and station along the Crosstown light rail transit system, we’re visiting an area that boasts an important and colourful Canadian history. The Golden Mile, which helped to arm Canadian soldiers during a time of war, is preparing to welcome next-generation transit to Toronto. Places, like people, come … Continue reading A history of barley, war effort and business – Toronto’s Golden Mile enters new era with Crosstown development

Metrolinx pic pick of the week – The other-world of Crosstown’s Avenue dig

As we prepare to publish features on construction of the final stops and stations along the Crosstown light rail transit line – all part of our ongoing Progress series – we wanted to travel back a few platforms, to show you a new and remarkable image from Avenue Station. Avenue Station – located 32 metres … Continue reading Metrolinx pic pick of the week – The other-world of Crosstown’s Avenue dig

(Infographic) Beyond Elvis and $1.25 movie tickets – tracking the evolution of GO trains

Happy birthday to us, as GO Transit celebrates 52 years operating in Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe Region. Today we want to look back at the scrapbook of engines that took us this far. They’re symbols of our constant updating as well as reminders we continue to improve with age. Imagine, every few years, being able to … Continue reading (Infographic) Beyond Elvis and $1.25 movie tickets – tracking the evolution of GO trains

Inside locked doors. You’re invited inside the world of light rail transit at the Eglinton Crosstown Maintenance Facility

For the first time ever – as part of Doors Open Toronto 2019 – we’re granting access to the brand new world-class Eglinton Crosstown LRT maintenance facility. Step this way please. Every major enterprise in the world has a headquarters, that’s usually far outside the public’s eye. We’re now opening up ours to you. It’s … Continue reading Inside locked doors. You’re invited inside the world of light rail transit at the Eglinton Crosstown Maintenance Facility

On Track – Your first view of Toronto’s Crosstown’s light rail vehicles in motion

During our ongoing Crosstown Progress series, looking at every major element of Toronto's Crosstown light rail transit project, we've seen work on the line, but haven't seen the machines that will run on those rails. That changes today. Our Metrolinx light rail vehicles are being tested, and we can finally show you how they look … Continue reading On Track – Your first view of Toronto’s Crosstown’s light rail vehicles in motion

How Toronto’s Finch West LRT project is searching through the tall grass for threatened species

Large construction projects aren’t just about plowing through the dirt. The smallest of critters are considered. What’s stronger than a 16,000-pound backhoe? A 150-gram Eastern Meadowlark. After a brutally long winter, spring has returned to northwest Toronto – along with nesting birds, looking for safe spots to hatch their young. These small roosts, many quietly … Continue reading How Toronto’s Finch West LRT project is searching through the tall grass for threatened species