Metrolinx releases updated business cases for Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

New documents outline benefits for thousands of travellers moving around the GTA. Metrolinx has released updated business cases for the Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension. The business cases show how both projects will provide significant benefits for regular commutes and special journeys by cutting travel times and expanding passenger capacity. There are … Continue reading Metrolinx releases updated business cases for Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Now that GO Transit’s Sunday Funday pass program has been extended – Here are 10 places to check out around Toronto on a day of travelling

A program that allows customers to ride on any GO train or bus, to and from wherever you’re going for $10, has been extended into the spring. This Sunday (March 1), it kicks off again. So as a nod to more options across a single Sunday, we’ve gathered up a list of destination to get … Continue reading Now that GO Transit’s Sunday Funday pass program has been extended – Here are 10 places to check out around Toronto on a day of travelling

As winter weather returns to Toronto and surrounding communities – A GO Transit primer for your commute

We know we’re moving toward the end of another Canadian winter, but after a mild spell, and now thrust back into the slush and snow, we’ve come up with tips on travelling across the system today. We were so very close. Almost enough to forget it’s still February in Canada. Lulled in by milder temperatures … Continue reading As winter weather returns to Toronto and surrounding communities – A GO Transit primer for your commute

New accessible route between GO and TTC now open at Union Station

An accessible route between GO and TTC is now open at Union Station. The previous accessible route is closed for construction. This way please. Habits are being redrawn for many transit users making their way through busy Union Station lately. The City of Toronto has opened up a new accessible route between GO and TTC … Continue reading New accessible route between GO and TTC now open at Union Station

Transit tech – How Crosstown will use magnetic detection to track light rail transit vehicles

As part of our continuing series on progress images from the Eglinton Crosstown transit project, we wanted to go small and big today. That includes large cavern work, but also the installation of interesting gizmos that will be an important backup system to help safely track light rail vehicles as they move along the Toronto … Continue reading Transit tech – How Crosstown will use magnetic detection to track light rail transit vehicles

Where heroically toiling GO trains retreat to – Old document tells origins story of Toronto’s Willowbrook Maintenance Facility

As part of our HistoricGO series, we continue to dig through boxes and archives to uncover old relics. We recently discovered a brochure detailing an overhaul of our Willowbrook Maintenance Facility in the 80s. And even now, the complex plays an important part in the journeys of countless customers – many of whom don’t even … Continue reading Where heroically toiling GO trains retreat to – Old document tells origins story of Toronto’s Willowbrook Maintenance Facility

Metrolinx announces continuation of GO Transit’s Sunday Funday unlimited travel pass

Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster announces popular travel program will extend into the spring, starting March 1, 2020. Following a successful  pilot program, Metrolinx announced today (Feb. 20) the continuation of their popular Sunday Funday program. The next phase begins on March 1, 2020. For 11 weeks, Metrolinx piloted Sunday Funday which provided GO train and … Continue reading Metrolinx announces continuation of GO Transit’s Sunday Funday unlimited travel pass

A view from your passenger seat – A call-out to GO Transit and UP Express customers for their favourite images of things they pass every day

You may see it every morning and perhaps every evening – that one bit of rural landscape, suburban building block or flickering cityscape. It’s the view outside your daily – or even occasional – transit ride that always captures your attention. Today, we’re asking you to share a snapshot of that scene, so we can … Continue reading A view from your passenger seat – A call-out to GO Transit and UP Express customers for their favourite images of things they pass every day

Spanning time – New time-lapse video shows how a massive bridge in downtown Toronto went up in one night

A massive new bridge was recently put up over Bay Street in downtown Toronto. When it opens, it will connect the new Union Station Bus Terminal with Scotiabank Arena. In the meantime, we take you behind the scenes to show you the Herculean effort it takes to get a 36-metre-long bridge installed in Canada’s biggest … Continue reading Spanning time – New time-lapse video shows how a massive bridge in downtown Toronto went up in one night

As GO Transit branches out – Finding balance between nature’s vegetation and space for transit (with images of how much damage a tree limb can do to a train)

There’s an art to giving vegetation its space to flourish, while making sure routes are safe and reliable for GO Transit vehicles to travel on. This is especially true as lines and services continue to expand to meet a growing need. We take you inside the decision process that goes into compensation for greenery that … Continue reading As GO Transit branches out – Finding balance between nature’s vegetation and space for transit (with images of how much damage a tree limb can do to a train)