What’s in a noise wall? When and where noise walls get built with GO Transit expansion

The most effective way to mitigate noise is at the source. The largest reduction of noise from train operations will come with the electrification of the rail network, but noise walls are a helpful tool to mitigate noise in communities where further measures are needed. The biggest objective of Metrolinx’s GO Expansion project is to … Continue reading What’s in a noise wall? When and where noise walls get built with GO Transit expansion

How Metrolinx is continuing the conversation around the Ontario Line during a time of social distancing

When you have questions about the Ontario Line, Metrolinx is here to help. While COVID-19 has impacted things, the team behind the subway route is still available. Virtual tools are being expanded to keep the conversation going and provide opportunities to share feedback. In the weeks ahead, virtual open houses and engagements will provide more information … Continue reading How Metrolinx is continuing the conversation around the Ontario Line during a time of social distancing

Nice outside? Sure, but the Hurontario LRT project is an example of extreme weather safety measures

Weather in Canada can turn horrible – and always returns to bitter cold. Here’s how construction of the Hurontario light rail transit line managed to get through this past winter safely, and how it’s always prepared for foul weather. We know, our minds are on better weather now. And we’re all about looking forward. But … Continue reading Nice outside? Sure, but the Hurontario LRT project is an example of extreme weather safety measures

How transit corridor lands will shorten construction timelines

Building transit in a large, urban landscape is a big challenge. With the region decades behind on building much-needed subways, getting shovels in the ground and keeping priority transit projects on track is more important than ever. Here’s what it means to those living and working near some major transit projects around Toronto. Building transit … Continue reading How transit corridor lands will shorten construction timelines

Breath of fresh air – Hurontario LRT construction crews keep an eye air quality

It’s not all about the tracks, trains and stations. While construction ramps up on the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project, crews must keep watch over a lot of different things. Air quality around the site is a big one. Find out how technology plays a part. Building new rapid transit lines can kick up … Continue reading Breath of fresh air – Hurontario LRT construction crews keep an eye air quality

It’s a bird, a plane – No, it’s the drone system that’s used to capture interesting angles along the Hurontario LRT route

We’re sorry if we tend to, well, drone on and on about some of the overhead videos we’ve collected above projects like the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (HuLRT) project. But they’re very cool. https://youtu.be/ERzifeX3F_Y And judging by how many views they get, we know many of you like them as well. But you may also … Continue reading It’s a bird, a plane – No, it’s the drone system that’s used to capture interesting angles along the Hurontario LRT route

UP Express adjusts schedule of weekday train service – More than just PRESTO changes on line

Improvements at Weston Station will have an impact on when UP trains will leave Toronto’s Union Station as well as Pearson International Airport during weekday hours. Get up to speed on how the important route to downtown Toronto is adjusting their timetable – as well as some platform shifts – as well as when the … Continue reading UP Express adjusts schedule of weekday train service – More than just PRESTO changes on line

As GO Transit and UP Express customers plan future return after being away during pandemic – How one woman’s trip into Toronto may give assurance to others who haven’t been on a bus or train in many months

It started with a letter in the post, rather than in an in-box. Retired nurse, Barbara Cochrane, wanted to recount her recent first journey using GO Transit. We thought it could encourage not only the transit staff who helped her along that winter day, but also give assurance to customers who are making plans to … Continue reading As GO Transit and UP Express customers plan future return after being away during pandemic – How one woman’s trip into Toronto may give assurance to others who haven’t been on a bus or train in many months

From Copenhagen to Toronto – Looking at a world-class transit example before Ontario Line construction begins

Transit agencies are constantly comparing notes to uncover learnings from the most recent subway projects. Copenhagen provides an interesting case study as Metrolinx moves forward with four priority subway projects, including the Ontario Line. In September 2019, Copenhagen opened its new Cityringen line with 17 stations circling through its historic downtown. Putting that many underground … Continue reading From Copenhagen to Toronto – Looking at a world-class transit example before Ontario Line construction begins