The day Richmond Hill line was born – Rare photos of the first customers gathered for inaugural run

As Metrolinx News continues HistoricGO - a regular series devoted to digging into our files in search of interesting images and nicknacks from the pasts of Metrolinx, GO Transit, PRESTO, and UP Express – we’ve pulled out images of when one of our major routes was so very new. Every day, the Richmond Hill line … Continue reading The day Richmond Hill line was born – Rare photos of the first customers gathered for inaugural run

On track – Rail installation continues to line up on Toronto’s Crosstown LRT project (Photos of the day)

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Today, we’re showing how the important work of putting down track continues to shape the look, and future, of the new transit route. It’s easy … Continue reading On track – Rail installation continues to line up on Toronto’s Crosstown LRT project (Photos of the day)

Mission Accomplished: Metrolinx beats the clock on major upgrades during rare Lakeshore East Weekend closure

They were up against Father Time and Mother Nature, but more than 150 workers completed 31 projects in the span of two days over the recent weekend (Oct. 26-27) closure of the important Ontario rail line. Here’s a recap of the enormous tasks tackled, and how, amid crappy weather, they got it all done. The … Continue reading Mission Accomplished: Metrolinx beats the clock on major upgrades during rare Lakeshore East Weekend closure

Hay there… See the moment Lil’ Ben, the mini horse, ponies up for a short gallop on a morning GO train

Let’s face it, we’ve all shared a GO train quad-seat with some passenger talking themselves hoarse. But this boarding was rather, sorry, horsestoric. To commemorate Metrolinx’s seventh year of partnering with Toronto’s upcoming Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, a good natured miniature horse joined passengers for a trip today (Oct 28) from Port Credit to busy … Continue reading Hay there… See the moment Lil’ Ben, the mini horse, ponies up for a short gallop on a morning GO train

Ontario Line to benefit low-income Toronto neighbourhoods: U of T report

Study concludes new subway will be within a 10-minute walk for 242,000 people. People from all walks of life – and especially lower income earners – will benefit from the new Ontario Line subway, according to an independent study by University of Toronto experts. A study conducted by Dr. Steven Farber, an Assistant Professor in … Continue reading Ontario Line to benefit low-income Toronto neighbourhoods: U of T report

Big help – How GO customers have donated a hippo’s weight in clothing

Try this on for size. Those old and torn skinny jeans in your closet - the ones you swear you'll wear again - weigh in at about .455kg. Knowing that bit of textile trivia might help put some weight behind what GO customers have recently pulled from closets and cupboards. For more than a month, commuters have … Continue reading Big help – How GO customers have donated a hippo’s weight in clothing

Metrolinx K9 unit begins patrols today – and we learn more about what life is like for the dogs off-duty

The transit agency’s K9 officers start regular patrols today (Oct 24), after months of training. So we take a look at the special bond forming between handlers and their furry partners – including when they log off each day. After the action, every hero needs down-time at a quiet Fortress of Solitude – even one … Continue reading Metrolinx K9 unit begins patrols today – and we learn more about what life is like for the dogs off-duty

Ontario Line – Stepping from one train to the next will be made easier by clever design

This story is part of a continuing series discussing Ontario Line – Toronto’s newest subway line. This quickly developing project will provide fast and efficient transit through downtown and also bring the subway to new neighbourhoods. In this story, we explore how the mix of stations above and below ground will offer riders easier connections, … Continue reading Ontario Line – Stepping from one train to the next will be made easier by clever design

What’s been happening as Union Station GO platforms have changed? And are they being extended? Here’s what’s new for the Toronto transit hub

Despite size, history and almost constant use, Union Station sees modernization features added. One determined bite at a time. That, philosophers and an Internet search agree, is how you eat an entire elephant. But what if that particular pachyderm is the size of many city blocks, is universally valued, historically protected and is constantly busy … Continue reading What’s been happening as Union Station GO platforms have changed? And are they being extended? Here’s what’s new for the Toronto transit hub

VIDEO: Why Metrolinx is preparing to shut down regular commuter GO train service on Lakeshore East this upcoming weekend (Oct. 26-27)

Here are more details on some of the projects being tackled during the rare stoppage of weekend GO service on the important line. If you’re already making plans to hop on the Lakeshore East line this weekend, we’re going to have to stop – or at least reroute – you, right there. Metrolinx will shut … Continue reading VIDEO: Why Metrolinx is preparing to shut down regular commuter GO train service on Lakeshore East this upcoming weekend (Oct. 26-27)