Halton Region on track for more transit – Initial Business Case for potential GO Station in Milton released

New Initial Business Case documents shows a potential GO station in Milton would support 2,000 boardings a day by 2041. Here, we break down the details. Metrolinx has completed an Initial Business Case (IBC), in partnership with the Town of Milton, for a potential GO Station in Milton, Ontario. If built, the transit station would … Continue reading Halton Region on track for more transit – Initial Business Case for potential GO Station in Milton released

‘Push box’ and elevated guideways in store for Hurontario Light Rail Transit project

For many, a new year means new routines and new resolutions. For the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) team, it means taking things to another level, literally. Here’s how things are rising up in preparation for the new rapid transit route between Brampton and Mississauga, including an engineering piece that’s a first for Ontario. Work … Continue reading ‘Push box’ and elevated guideways in store for Hurontario Light Rail Transit project

Expanding GO service – Metrolinx holding virtual open house for east Toronto residents

GO Transit expansion work is on the agenda as community engagements continue with Danforth-Woodbine residents next week. Find out how you can get involved below.  Metrolinx is reaching out to the local community as the transit agency preps to start work on expanding one of Canada’s busiest railways.   GO Transit’s Lakeshore East corridor provides a vital transit link for people from east … Continue reading Expanding GO service – Metrolinx holding virtual open house for east Toronto residents

Davenport Diamond Guideway project sees extended hours – What’s behind the work and effort to keep the noise down

Caisson drilling has been well underway and will continue with upcoming extended hours around the Davenport Diamond Guideway project. It’s needed work, but it can be taxing on the local community. Here’s what’s happening, why it’s needed and what noise mitigating measures are being taken so neighbours can sleep at night. Those living around the … Continue reading Davenport Diamond Guideway project sees extended hours – What’s behind the work and effort to keep the noise down

Metrolinx sees retirement of GO Transit Safety boss – Chief Bill Grodzinski leaves post after overseeing sizable changes in transit security

Many GO Transit and UP Express customers may not have known the name of the top officer keeping them safe over the past eight years. But as Metrolinx director of security Bill Grodzinski retires, after transforming the transit safety division into a modern 'guardians of the journey' team, we look back on how his work … Continue reading Metrolinx sees retirement of GO Transit Safety boss – Chief Bill Grodzinski leaves post after overseeing sizable changes in transit security

New PRESTO devices are now available across GO Transit, UP Express and transit agencies in the 905 region

New PRESTO payment devices make card load times eight times faster and set the stage for more payment options to come You know that old saying, “change is good”. Well, it’s true… at least for PRESTO customers. Over the course of the last year, Metrolinx embarked on an effort to replace the existing PRESTO payment … Continue reading New PRESTO devices are now available across GO Transit, UP Express and transit agencies in the 905 region

Ontario Line – Metrolinx says plans to include old site of first Parliament Buildings would preserve now-hidden history

A site in downtown Toronto that will be a vital part of the Ontario Line subway once played an important role in Canadian history. Now, work on the new Toronto subway route may help to pay tribute to that legacy. It doesn’t now look like a piece of Canadiana – largely a parking lot and … Continue reading Ontario Line – Metrolinx says plans to include old site of first Parliament Buildings would preserve now-hidden history

New Rutherford GO pedestrian bridge finds its forever home – See video of the lift and installation

Recently, Metrolinx's contractors successfully lifted the new Rutherford GO pedestrian bridge into place. Sit back and watch how they did it in one night. It was about substantial heft and quick timing. After months of planning and preparation, a recent pedestrian bridge was lifted and set in place at Rutherford GO within a short overnight … Continue reading New Rutherford GO pedestrian bridge finds its forever home – See video of the lift and installation

Metrolinx updates Kitchener Line GO Expansion Plans – rules out Guelph’s Margaret Greene Park as power substation site

Two-way all-day GO train service continues to progress along the Kitchener Line. Metrolinx officials are updating the community on the continued progress of all-day two-way GO service and the future of Guelph’s Margaret Greene Park as a potential site for electrification infrastructure. Improving service between Kitchener and Toronto is a priority for residents and businesses … Continue reading Metrolinx updates Kitchener Line GO Expansion Plans – rules out Guelph’s Margaret Greene Park as power substation site