PRESTO’s new fare payment solution for specialized transit and on-demand microtransit – Hamilton Street Railway adopts system

A new fare payment improvement will be rolling out on several transit agencies in the 905-area, giving many customers the option to pay for these services with their PRESTO card. PRESTO is rolling out a new fare payment solution at several 905 transit agencies designed for their local specialized transit and other on-demand microtransit services. … Continue reading PRESTO’s new fare payment solution for specialized transit and on-demand microtransit – Hamilton Street Railway adopts system

Rutherford Road closure planned as part of continued work at Rutherford GO Station

Adjusting your regular route this weekend (March 26-29) for the upcoming closure of Rutherford Road may be inconvenient, but it will be worth it in the end. The closure puts us one step closer to the completion of the Rutherford GO Station and grade separation project. Once finished, the new station will have a new … Continue reading Rutherford Road closure planned as part of continued work at Rutherford GO Station

Finch West LRT project sees ongoing excavation and drilling for Finch West Station

Go wide for the latest images from Toronto’s Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) route. The pictures show road widening along sections of Finch Ave. West, but also some interesting construction at the very important Finch West Station. Let’s drill down with some of the most recent construction progress photos from the Finch West Light … Continue reading Finch West LRT project sees ongoing excavation and drilling for Finch West Station

Environmental assessment for the Ontario Line – A thorough review

As the Ontario Line proceeds through its environmental assessment (EA) process, experts are looking at potential effects on the environment, investigating and suggesting ways to limit them, and considering feedback from residents before a single shovel hits the ground for any proposed work. EAs are a critical step in all major infrastructure projects and the … Continue reading Environmental assessment for the Ontario Line – A thorough review

Updated plans for Toronto’s Yonge North Subway Extension released

The latest analysis from Metrolinx reveals how the project will serve the heart of major growth centres and significantly cut travel times - creating a critical and long awaited extension of our transit network. Updated plans for the Yonge North Subway Extension show how the project will make commutes faster and easier for tens of … Continue reading Updated plans for Toronto’s Yonge North Subway Extension released

Crosstown stations see important touches – Including a tapestry for Keelesdale’s station name

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project is seeing details that will become very familiar to riders. Recent images show tiling and tapestry, as well as some heavy concrete work along the line. What’s in a name? A great deal, if it’s to become your stop along Eglinton Crosstown’s light rail transit (LRT) route. … Continue reading Crosstown stations see important touches – Including a tapestry for Keelesdale’s station name

Metrolinx renews agreement with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority – See how that will keep things growing

Transit is more than steel rails and rolling wheels. It’s also working with and within environments, including natural ecosystems. That’s what a renewed agreement between Metrolinx and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is all about, as it will help manage the upcoming portfolio of construction work that includes subways, rapid transit, new stations and … Continue reading Metrolinx renews agreement with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority – See how that will keep things growing

Weekend shutdown – Metrolinx continues major upgrades on one of Canada’s busiest stretches of rail

After several weekends of construction, considerable 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. But getting this work done takes more than big pieces of machinery, it takes dedicated people too. GO Transit’s Lakeshore West Line … Continue reading Weekend shutdown – Metrolinx continues major upgrades on one of Canada’s busiest stretches of rail

Digital preservation – Permanent record to be kept of temporary murals along Finch

Back in 2019, under the watch of Arts Etobicoke, and other partners, 33 murals were painted along a pre-existing noise wall near a section of the Finch West Light Rail Transit line.  A plan has been in place to remove the wall so work crews can deliver new bike lanes, widened sidewalks and a multi-use … Continue reading Digital preservation – Permanent record to be kept of temporary murals along Finch

Point and Call – Metrolinx introduces the practice of Shisa Kanko to GO Transit trains

Passengers travelling, or soon returning to more regular GO Transit trips might notice something a little out of the ordinary when their train comes to a stop. An ancient Japanese practice is now in place and it’s aimed at improving the door operations of the coaches and ultimately making the GO system even safer. Mother … Continue reading Point and Call – Metrolinx introduces the practice of Shisa Kanko to GO Transit trains