Was 2020 a year never to be forgotten? Let’s test your Metrolinx memory

There are things about this past year that many of us would like to just put in the past. But how much of what’s taken place – especially around transit stories you may have read here on Metrolinx News – do you remember? Let’s put your recall to the test in this quick quiz. For … Continue reading Was 2020 a year never to be forgotten? Let’s test your Metrolinx memory

Major track upgrades on Canada’s busiest rail corridor continue as the calendar flips to 2021

After several weekends of construction, significant progress has been made on overhauling a well-worn section of GO Transit’s Lakeshore West line – specifically vital components and pieces of equipment that keep vehicles rolling. Hundreds of metres of track, demolition work, and innovative technology – all in the name of better service on GO’s most frequented … Continue reading Major track upgrades on Canada’s busiest rail corridor continue as the calendar flips to 2021

Images that moved a major Toronto light rail transit project along – Crosstown Photos of the Year

While the world may seem to have slowed down this year, progress along Eglinton for the new light rail transit (LRT) line certainly has not. We’ve regularly showcased those progress images here. But we wanted to pause before the calendar clicks over to 2021, to pay tribute to some of the most engaging photos of … Continue reading Images that moved a major Toronto light rail transit project along – Crosstown Photos of the Year

A year in the life of the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project – Why 650 football fields is an impressive accomplishment

We’ve been tracking every major construction and project hurdle on the Hurontario LRT route. And while some things stalled in 2020, the new transit project kept gaining momentum. Here’s what you might have missed. We often talk about parts in these stories. But as we end 2020, it’s time to bring some things together, while … Continue reading A year in the life of the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project – Why 650 football fields is an impressive accomplishment

Metrolinx Q and A – Your top questions get answered after recent Small’s Creek ravine consultations

Metrolinx is providing Danforth-Woodbine residents with more information on a GO Expansion project following recent public engagement. Here are the top questions, as Metrolinx experts wade in. Transit advances always bring questions, and the need for detailed answers for communities and those impacted. In order to bring faster more frequent GO Train service to communities … Continue reading Metrolinx Q and A – Your top questions get answered after recent Small’s Creek ravine consultations

Ghost of fruitcake past – How festive memories of one GO Transit rider are seasoned with tale of lost dessert

We all have beloved family stories of humorous holiday happenings. Those yarns are passed around for years. Much like, say, a regifting of fruitcake – that most divisive of culinary presents. Here, long-time GO Transit rider, Valerie Todd, recalls losing a freshly bought fruitcake on a GO train – and the conversation with a bewildered … Continue reading Ghost of fruitcake past – How festive memories of one GO Transit rider are seasoned with tale of lost dessert

No place for drones: Metrolinx warns against flying UAVs over GO Transit and UP Express routes and infrastructure

Drone operators can face heavy fines as well as risk potential criminal charges, including mischief endangering life, for flying their high-tech toys over train tracks. Here’s why it’s not safe to use them around transit. Metrolinx and GO Transit say they’re keeping a keen eye out for drone operators this holiday season – and warn … Continue reading No place for drones: Metrolinx warns against flying UAVs over GO Transit and UP Express routes and infrastructure

New station walkthrough video brings Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown LRT to life

The grip of winter is starting to take hold, but transit progress doesn’t slow down. Construction crews continue to plow forward on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project. Metrolinx News takes you inside the project in a newly released station walkthrough video. Check it out. Don’t fancy going for a walk out in … Continue reading New station walkthrough video brings Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown LRT to life

Metrolinx reminds customers to travel only for essential purposes during provincial shutdown

As Ontario enters a newly announced stage of COVID-19 restriction on Boxing Day, GO Transit and UP Express service will still run for those who must make trips – and if you are riding, remember your face-covering Since the provincial state of emergency started in March, Metrolinx has been there for those who have needed … Continue reading Metrolinx reminds customers to travel only for essential purposes during provincial shutdown