How Milton line was born to become a big deal for GO Transit customers – Do you still own one of these buttons?

As we’ve been digging into old boxes and archives for forgotten pictures of Metrolinx’s transit past – all part of a continuing series we’ve dubbed HistoricGO – one small button, souvenir ticket, grainy photo and a few advertising clippings caught our eye. It all revolved around the first official GO train on the Milton line. … Continue reading How Milton line was born to become a big deal for GO Transit customers – Do you still own one of these buttons?

The best Crosstown LRT project images of 2019 – Did the caverns below Toronto come out on top?

Over 2019, Metrolinx News has offered up scores of amazing photos – above and below ground – of the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit build. Now it’s time to count down the top 10 photos. As super models go, Crosstown has a pretty impressive portfolio. Throughout 2019, Metrolinx News has published a steady string of … Continue reading The best Crosstown LRT project images of 2019 – Did the caverns below Toronto come out on top?

Finch West light rail transit project moves from major early works into heavy lifting in 2020

The Toronto light rail transit (LRT) gained a lot of momentum over the past year. Here’s a look back, as well as ahead to what’s in store for Toronto neighbourhoods. Inching closer to a new decade, we thought it was time to take a quick look in the rear-view mirror to the Finch West light … Continue reading Finch West light rail transit project moves from major early works into heavy lifting in 2020

What the Dickens? Remembering the Charles Dickens’ turkey lost on holiday rail trip

Rail companies have a long history when it comes to service during the holidays, including passengers on GO and UP Express getting to family and friends. But on this day, let’s recall a moment 150 years ago, when train travel had an impact on the last Christmas dinner planned for the holidays’ most celebrated writer. … Continue reading What the Dickens? Remembering the Charles Dickens’ turkey lost on holiday rail trip

That’s the ticket – Old GO Transit images from ’80s show the steady flow of customers arriving at Oakville and Pickering stations

As we’ve been digging into old boxes, and the back of desk drawers, for forgotten pictures of Metrolinx’s transit past – all part of a continuing series we’ve dubbed HistoricGO – one stack of black and white prints caught our eye. It was the interaction between GO Transit staff working at two stations, and customers … Continue reading That’s the ticket – Old GO Transit images from ’80s show the steady flow of customers arriving at Oakville and Pickering stations

Construction walls come down – New access route from Toronto’s Union Station now open (Video walkthrough)

Months after the opening of a glass-covered moat and underground tunnel running below Front Street, another route is now available – which will help thousands of customers better access the TTC. This way folks. More construction barriers are gone and connecting to transit just got easier inside Toronto’s Union Station. Transit users can now use … Continue reading Construction walls come down – New access route from Toronto’s Union Station now open (Video walkthrough)

This way up – Haunting image of Laird station sees 360 degree progress

Throughout 2019, we’ve tried to show you images and video of all the work taking place across the Toronto light rail transit route. For one of our last pictures of the year, we have a bit of tunnel vision when it comes to Laird station. Things are really looking up at Laird. Once Toronto’s Crosstown … Continue reading This way up – Haunting image of Laird station sees 360 degree progress

Training tale – First Eglinton Crosstown light rail vehicle hits tracks of main Toronto line (See the video here)

A test of the new vehicles used on the transit route put a train directly on the tracks beyond the testing and maintenance yard. Light rail vehicle 6207, it was your day to lead the pack. Well Hello Toronto. This week, the Eglinton Crosstown project drove itself one step closer to completion – For the … Continue reading Training tale – First Eglinton Crosstown light rail vehicle hits tracks of main Toronto line (See the video here)

Making rail friends – and breaking bread – on the GO

If you’re a regular GO train rider, it won’t take long to recognize two polar opposite commuters: the solitary and the social. We give a friendly nod of appreciation to both during this special time of year, but can’t help leaning in closer to hear what’s being said by one gregarious circle of constant travellers. … Continue reading Making rail friends – and breaking bread – on the GO

Metrolinx bucks North American trend in transit – A by-the-numbers breakdown of 2019, and a new year to come for GO, PRESTO and UP Express

While for some customers, it seems like the world just partied like it was 1999, a whole new decade is fast approaching. Using stats, figures and facts, we take a look at how far the transit agency has come, and where it’s going as we all greet 2020. It’s not surprising that a transit agency … Continue reading Metrolinx bucks North American trend in transit – A by-the-numbers breakdown of 2019, and a new year to come for GO, PRESTO and UP Express