Metrolinx employee tests positive for COVID-19 at Union Station

Staff member is getting support and safety measures have been taken. A Metrolinx employee working at Union Station has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee has not been at work since May 22, and they’re currently isolating at home. They are getting the full support of Metrolinx colleagues and leaders. Out of an abundance of … Continue reading Metrolinx employee tests positive for COVID-19 at Union Station

Global organization looks at how Metrolinx adapted to keep GO Transit rolling during COVID-19 pandemic

Business continuity – the ability to keep going when a major crisis gets in the way – is suddenly the catch-phrase for every industry on the planet. How Metrolinx managed to make plans even before COVID-19 locked most people down, has now become a lesson for others. It’s a question asked of almost everyone, every … Continue reading Global organization looks at how Metrolinx adapted to keep GO Transit rolling during COVID-19 pandemic

Charges laid after spitting incident involving GO Transit Safety officer

“Disgusting” behavior says GO Transit Chief Special Constable. A 24-year-old woman is facing criminal charges, after she spit in the face of a GO Transit special constable. The incident happened on the night of May 22, at Union Station. Transit Safety officers were called to the platforms to deal with a disruptive passenger. When the special … Continue reading Charges laid after spitting incident involving GO Transit Safety officer

Drilling work picks up steam on Finch West LRT station construction

From utility relocation, to drilling and excavations, progress is being made on the latest transit project coming to Toronto West. In this series of photo features, residents and future transit customers get a glimpse of the work happening in their community. Here, we dig down on the work being done at the future Finch West … Continue reading Drilling work picks up steam on Finch West LRT station construction

Blending into the neighbourhood – How Metrolinx experts are designing the Ontario Line to be part of communities it will serve

With sections of the Ontario Line to be above ground, the Metrolinx team is reviewing transit across Canada and around the world for inspiration. They have found above-ground projects that suit the surrounding neighbourhoods. In this feature, we explore how those learnings can be applied in Toronto. Communities have been evolving around transit for decades. … Continue reading Blending into the neighbourhood – How Metrolinx experts are designing the Ontario Line to be part of communities it will serve

Concrete results – Toronto’s Crosstown LRT project sees Blue Whale sized work on Chaplin Station

In the latest construction images from the light rail transit route, we’re breaking down how big of a job it is to pour just one section of concrete for a single entrance. It’s hard to imagine 300 cubic metres of anything. That’s how much concrete was poured on a recent week this month, for the … Continue reading Concrete results – Toronto’s Crosstown LRT project sees Blue Whale sized work on Chaplin Station

Staying on track – Why creating a diversion is all part of the plan at Toronto’s Davenport Diamond

As construction on the Davenport Diamond Grade Separation project pushes forward, crews work on getting all the necessary elements in place to create a temporary diversion track near Dupont Street and Lansdowne Avenue. The diversion track is the first key stage of construction that will allow trains to keep running while the elevated guideway is … Continue reading Staying on track – Why creating a diversion is all part of the plan at Toronto’s Davenport Diamond

Speeding up construction – popular Union Station pedestrian route closing for necessary upgrades

With ridership down as a result of COVID-19, Metrolinx is using the opportunity to speed up some critical construction projects, such as the Bay East Teamway at Union Station. Teamways are the pedestrian walkways that run parallel to Union Station along both York Street and Bay Street – they have stairwells up the platforms, departure … Continue reading Speeding up construction – popular Union Station pedestrian route closing for necessary upgrades

Safer journeys – GO Transit introduces more trains and more service on Lakeshore routes

There are changes coming for one of the nation’s busiest commuter transit lines. They’re intended to get customers moving, while keeping them safe. Changes begin on May 25. Lakeshore customers are going to notice some changes to service next week, including more frequent train trips on Lakeshore East during the morning and afternoon peak periods. Starting Monday, May 25, GO Transit is reinstating 30-minute service on Lakeshore East, heading into Union Station in … Continue reading Safer journeys – GO Transit introduces more trains and more service on Lakeshore routes