Help for transit riders on the move – PRESTO releases two new app enhancements today

Two new features to the PRESTO App – setting a GO Train default trip and checking your transfer window – are now available. Here are the details. Your phone may have gotten a bit smarter today. PRESTO keeps innovating their app. First came instant loads – a way for customers to load funds with their … Continue reading Help for transit riders on the move – PRESTO releases two new app enhancements today

Customer walkthrough guide – how to find your way around Toronto’s new Union Station Bus Terminal

Finding your way is one of the more challenging parts of taking public transit, or even navigating a major city like Toronto. Even veteran transit riders find changing routines and habits to be daunting. Starting in early December, GO bus customers are going to find themselves starting and ending their journey at a new Union … Continue reading Customer walkthrough guide – how to find your way around Toronto’s new Union Station Bus Terminal

As important assessment phases draw to a close – Exploring GO Expansion and your opinions on it

Get a glimpse at the latest design of a transit system that will deliver 15-minute two-way, all day service on core segments of the GO rail system. And also learn how to have your voice head, in the latest round of public input, from now until Dec. 11. It’s time to zoom out a bit. … Continue reading As important assessment phases draw to a close – Exploring GO Expansion and your opinions on it

The never-ending winter – How Metrolinx keeps its fleet of trains and buses moving through northern cold

We all know Mother Nature has her frigid side - especially in Canada. But luckily for GO Transit and UP Express customers, Metrolinx is well prepared to get people where they need to go, even through slush and snow. This is why, for those who keep those vehicles rolling, there is never an end to … Continue reading The never-ending winter – How Metrolinx keeps its fleet of trains and buses moving through northern cold

Detour ahead Toronto, as Bloor Street West rail bridge prepares to be demolished

Bloor Street West will be closed for two nights this weekend for the partial demolition of the Bloor bridge between Lansdowne and Symington. All train trips on the Barrie Line will be cancelled on November 28 and 29 to accommodate construction for improvements along the Barrie corridor, including the work on the Davenport Diamond Guideway.  … Continue reading Detour ahead Toronto, as Bloor Street West rail bridge prepares to be demolished

Storm sewers to a huge bridge for Finch West LRT project – New photos show progress from every angle

A new crop of Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) line images show construction is making strides in a number of interesting ways. At the Humber College Stop, crews having been working on the installation of the wet utilities. Here, you can see storm sewer construction taking place at the foot of the multi-use path … Continue reading Storm sewers to a huge bridge for Finch West LRT project – New photos show progress from every angle

Started at the top, now we’re here – See major breakthrough beneath Milliken GO rail bridge

The full extent of the ‘top down’ construction of the Milliken GO rail bridge has been revealed, with excavation recently breaking through below the bridge deck. Trains are running over this new bridge and crews continue to work away. Let’s take a closer look at the progress on the Stouffville Steeles Avenue East Underpass and … Continue reading Started at the top, now we’re here – See major breakthrough beneath Milliken GO rail bridge

2020 at 1/60th of a second – Metrolinx photo series captures faces of transit workers who’ve kept system moving through tough year

2020 hasn’t been just a year – it’s been a society-changing event. The impacts across the world are immeasurable, as the response to COVID-19 has touched every sector and every person. For this, a first of a two-part photo series, photo-journalism images were captured of just some of the staff – from the boardrooms to … Continue reading 2020 at 1/60th of a second – Metrolinx photo series captures faces of transit workers who’ve kept system moving through tough year

Tested – Emergency exercise sees new Union Station Bus Station put through paces (see the images)

On Sunday (Nov. 22), Toronto’s new bus hub was the scene of a mock disaster in preparation for opening day (Dec. 5). Inside a totally new environment, with two floors to navigate, Metrolinx teams – operations and control, transit safety and security, customer communications and media staff, along with all the senior management team - … Continue reading Tested – Emergency exercise sees new Union Station Bus Station put through paces (see the images)