A transit seat above – Remembering when GO trains became bi-levels

As part of our HistoricGO series, we continue to dig through boxes and archives to uncover old relics of our transit past. We recently discovered some decades-old promotional brochures, crew manuals and a how-to guide for our iconic GO bi-level train cars. What colour do you think the first test coaches were? Few GO Transit … Continue reading A transit seat above – Remembering when GO trains became bi-levels

Fast track to more service – Platform construction at Rutherford GO gets underway

Starting February 24, platform work is taking place at Rutherford GO station and half of the existing platform will be closed. That means you might have to board your GO train a bit differently. The disruption to your normal routine is all in the name of adding more train service in the future. One of … Continue reading Fast track to more service – Platform construction at Rutherford GO gets underway

Technically a-maze-ing – New pedestrian barriers help focus brains, and eyeballs, of pedestrians near tracks

Three level crossing improvements in Stouffville rail corridor communities may look simple – or even odd – in design, but they cause those on foot to behave slightly differently. Here’s how. We all hate to wait. Though we do it constantly – from movie lines to getting morning coffee to boarding a flight down south. … Continue reading Technically a-maze-ing – New pedestrian barriers help focus brains, and eyeballs, of pedestrians near tracks

GO bus driver steps in to help young woman being stalked at night

GO Transit drivers are taught to be aware of things even beyond the route ahead and time of their next stop. Recently, training, intuition and humanity saw driver Bryan Jeresano notice an 18-year-old student standing with a worried look, as she waited for a ride at night. What Jeresano did next - and why the … Continue reading GO bus driver steps in to help young woman being stalked at night

Cradle of support – Cedarvale LRT station sees important phase in underpinning below TTC Line 1 subway

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 getting behind – or rather deeper into and above – Cedarvale station. We all need a little support. Some, a whole lot of … Continue reading Cradle of support – Cedarvale LRT station sees important phase in underpinning below TTC Line 1 subway

Depth of character – New Crosstown light rail transit photos show massive excavation sites fleshing out

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 looking up and down to see how deep the work at Kennedy and Oakwood stations is going. At many of the stations along … Continue reading Depth of character – New Crosstown light rail transit photos show massive excavation sites fleshing out

“Oh boy!” – Excited influx of kids expected to ride GO for day of Disney shows in downtown Toronto

As Disney on Ice shows take place at the Scotiabank Arena, regular urban travellers may want to take a bit more care due to an influx of tiny passengers. Here are some tips to keep everyone safe. No, Toronto’s workforce hasn’t gotten much younger overnight and you haven’t suddenly gotten much taller. The downtown core, … Continue reading “Oh boy!” – Excited influx of kids expected to ride GO for day of Disney shows in downtown Toronto

Whose line is it anyway? Yours, the residents and future riders invited to Ontario Line public info meetings for this planned Toronto subway route

As the new transit line begins to take shape, Metrolinx is holding open houses to update communities and future customers on how the planning for the project is moving along and gather thoughts and input on this significant investment. Opening a new subway route is an historic occasion for any city. It’s always been that … Continue reading Whose line is it anyway? Yours, the residents and future riders invited to Ontario Line public info meetings for this planned Toronto subway route

GO Bus driver safely stops vehicle, after ice smashes windshield on Hwy. 401

Flying ice from vehicles not properly cleaned off can be dangerous - OPP. And here's a good example. A scary scene played out on one this country’s busiest highways – providing a clear example for drivers to clear their vehicles of ice and snow. A GO bus, including passengers, travelling at highway speeds down the … Continue reading GO Bus driver safely stops vehicle, after ice smashes windshield on Hwy. 401

We, the freaking cold – Canadian winter is taken head on as UP and GO trains find new tools and tactics to run during the cruelest months

Frigid conditions are just part of life in our great country, yet it can still be challenging to keep moving - including when you’re one of the country’s largest public transit agencies. This season, the gloves are off – then put quickly back on - as Metrolinx introduces some important cold-busting modifications to its train … Continue reading We, the freaking cold – Canadian winter is taken head on as UP and GO trains find new tools and tactics to run during the cruelest months