Richmond Hill line sees GO Transit’s first ever four-car trains

Metrolinx continues to try out innovative solutions to make better use of resources while ridership is low during the pandemic. Here, we count down the switch.

History is being made on the Richmond Hill line, more than 40-years after it opened to customers.

Starting May 3, Metrolinx will begin gradually phasing in four car trains along the Richmond Hill line. All trains on the Richmond Hill line will become four car trips by May 5.

This follows a successful trial of four-car trains on some trips that began on April 19.

Metrolinx is keeping an eye on customer levels and continue to adjust the length of trains to match demand while using rail resources efficiently.

Here’s a video of one of the four-car trains in action.

One of the first four car test trains makes its way along the Richmond Hill GO Line. (Metrolinx video)

Customers can get more detailed information on the length of trips on the Richmond Hill line, here.

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact all of us – safety never stops for Metrolinx. The transit agency has implemented dozens of new safety measures and asks everyone to wear their face coverings.  

Get the latest on Metrolinx’s response to COVID-19, here.

Story by Scott Money, Metrolinx media relations senior advisor