Going where no vehicle has gone before – Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicle testing reaches eastern milestone

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project has seen plenty of progress as stations and stops are worked on across the Toronto route. But seeing a shiny new transit vehicle move through a tunnel and stop at a station really brings the project to life.  Check out the latest photos of the journey below. This … Continue reading Going where no vehicle has gone before – Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicle testing reaches eastern milestone

Public input lets GO Expansion proceed full steam ahead

Metrolinx’s GO Expansion program is the largest transit project in the history of Ontario and Canada. But it can’t happen without the input of the communities and industry partners that will build and use the system. As the population of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area continues to boom, the case for expanding GO Transit … Continue reading Public input lets GO Expansion proceed full steam ahead

Air flow on the GO: How Metrolinx keeps things fresh onboard trains

During this pandemic, researchers have learned a lot about how COVID-19 spreads — through droplets from sneezes or coughs, most likely after sustained contact with an infected person, and more than likely within an indoor setting with poor ventilation. The virus just doesn’t circulate as well in fresh, outdoor air. So how does Metrolinx ensure … Continue reading Air flow on the GO: How Metrolinx keeps things fresh onboard trains

Rolling out the mats for safety – Metrolinx is moving ahead with the installation of more potentially life-saving rail corridor anti-trespassing mats

Work has already begun with the Lakeshore East corridor and will include all level road and pedestrian crossings along that corridor, and all of Lakeshore West and Stouffville corridors. When it comes to safety, you can consider this a big step in the right direction. Metrolinx recently reported on the pilot program that saw the … Continue reading Rolling out the mats for safety – Metrolinx is moving ahead with the installation of more potentially life-saving rail corridor anti-trespassing mats

Demolition derby – Watch old Highway 400 bridge get dismantled in new video

Construction on the Finch West LRT continues to move forward. Part of that project included a recent bridge replacement over the Highway 400 near Finch Avenue. Once the new bridge was installed, the old bridge pieces were left behind. Watch the new video where the massive spans are reduced to dust. Out with the old, … Continue reading Demolition derby – Watch old Highway 400 bridge get dismantled in new video

New bike lanes point to improved station access in York Region

Pedal power is getting a boost in York Region. The Town of Newmarket recently unveiled new bicycle lanes along Yonge Street reaching Davis Drive, giving GO Transit customers a safe, convenient way to get to and from Newmarket GO Station. The new bike lanes are among the finishing touches on the vivaNext Yonge Street rapidway … Continue reading New bike lanes point to improved station access in York Region

What the heck is a jump frog? Why a simple rail device is such a big deal to the area around Clarkson GO Station

Have you ever been on a GO train and wondered how the train easily switched from one track to another? OK, perhaps that’s not been high on your list of questions. Though the answer is very interesting, as we now dive into the life of your average rail frog. Each industry has its own nuances … Continue reading What the heck is a jump frog? Why a simple rail device is such a big deal to the area around Clarkson GO Station

Are you loaded? GO Transit customers advised to top-up PRESTO cards before heading out the door

The transit service is also reminding customers who are returning to its system after taking a COVID-19 hiatus about the importance of tapping on and off the GO trains. GO Transit is asking customers to check the balance of their PRESTO cards and, if necessary, load them before getting to the station after seeing a … Continue reading Are you loaded? GO Transit customers advised to top-up PRESTO cards before heading out the door

New rail bridge coming to Rutherford GO – get a closer look at the progress

The new rail bridge at Rutherford GO will allow customers to travel above traffic in the comfort of their GO train seat. There is still a lot of work to do and workers are using several engineering techniques to get the job done properly. This new infrastructure is part of Rutherford GO Expansion and Metrolinx … Continue reading New rail bridge coming to Rutherford GO – get a closer look at the progress

More power to Eglinton Crosstown – Mount Dennis gets permanent electricity to the LRT station

The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit line continues to make significant progress. In the latest batch of progress photos, we have images of power, including one that shows a bit of the scale of some of the big work. We normally take power for granted. Other than losing it in a storm, it’s usually there … Continue reading More power to Eglinton Crosstown – Mount Dennis gets permanent electricity to the LRT station