Metrolinx partners with Toronto Conservation Authority and Parks Canada to plant more than 12,000 trees and shrubs at Rouge National Urban Park

This investment kicks off Metrolinx’s extensive ecological compensation effort to offset the planned changes to rail corridors in preparation for GO Expansion infrastructure. Metrolinx is growing transit across the region. With the massive GO Expansion project on the horizon, rail corridors across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area will be changing over the coming years … Continue reading Metrolinx partners with Toronto Conservation Authority and Parks Canada to plant more than 12,000 trees and shrubs at Rouge National Urban Park

‘Groundhog Hour’ – How GO Transit will repeat time to accommodate switch to standard clock this weekend

Businesses across Canada – from taxi drivers to factory workers to front-line medical staff – have to factor in the twice-a-year changing of seasonal clocks. For a transit company that works on very specific timetables and schedules, it can be a vexing question. Here’s how Metrolinx controls changing times – or at least makes the … Continue reading ‘Groundhog Hour’ – How GO Transit will repeat time to accommodate switch to standard clock this weekend

Flipping the switch – How installing new elements below the rails on GO Transit’s Lakeshore West line is a first for Canada

Modern concrete rail tie technology will lead to improved service, but getting it done will mean weekend closures on GO Transit’s most frequented line. Let’s go below the rails to explain the benefits for Lakeshore West customers. It might be the biggest track and signals construction project Robert Netopilik has ever undertaken – and it’s … Continue reading Flipping the switch – How installing new elements below the rails on GO Transit’s Lakeshore West line is a first for Canada

Hurontario LRT progress – Why widening a bridge across a major Toronto-area highway must start with a strong foundation

Work continues on the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project that will bring 18-kilometres of new rapid transit to Mississauga and Brampton. When it’s done, the project will head north up Hurontario towards Brampton, passing over the busy Highway 407 in the process. In order to make it all work, construction crews need to make … Continue reading Hurontario LRT progress – Why widening a bridge across a major Toronto-area highway must start with a strong foundation

As Aurora GO Station prepares for a facelift – Images combine then-and-now look at importance of rail connection for the community

For more than 160 years, the train station has been an important part of the Aurora community – one that is about to get a facelift. An innovative photo history project shows why there’s been such a strong connection with the rail lines, and the station itself. Aurora GO Station, which is showing its age, … Continue reading As Aurora GO Station prepares for a facelift – Images combine then-and-now look at importance of rail connection for the community

Need an uplifting moment or two? Falling for scenes of comfort and nature while on the GO

We’ve spent so much time inside over these past months, it’s nice to remind one another that there are pretty spectacular Ontario neighbourhoods out there – and no better time to soak them in than this time of year. Metrolinx’s head of media relations, Anne Marie Aikins, recently asked customers and transit fans to snap … Continue reading Need an uplifting moment or two? Falling for scenes of comfort and nature while on the GO

Spoken-word to the wise – GO train’s Quiet Zone to be sponsored by Audible

Audible.ca has teamed up with GO Transit for their Quiet Zone. Over the next few weeks, customers can expect to see signs in all coaches that will highlight the collaboration while also providing specific information about when the ‘Quiet Zone by Audible’ is in effect. Here’s how GO riders can also access free content. It’s … Continue reading Spoken-word to the wise – GO train’s Quiet Zone to be sponsored by Audible

Threading the needle – What’s happening along Crosstown LRT intersections during occasional intersection closures (See the video)

Look up. We have a new video, showing how crews – after dark – use a special vehicle to help create the catenary system that will power Crosstown. A lot goes on after nightfall. Including traffic-stopping action along the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) route. https://videopress.com/v/N5NXlDnZ?preloadContent=metadata If you’ve ever been at a Toronto intersection … Continue reading Threading the needle – What’s happening along Crosstown LRT intersections during occasional intersection closures (See the video)