Metrolinx broadens focus to support staff vaccination in pandemic response

Since January 2020, Metrolinx has updated the public on actions to limit the spread of COVID-19, including any new efforts implemented to keep everyone safe and been transparent about the number of staff who have tested positive for COVID-19. Here’s the latest. This week, Metrolinx had 17 additional staff across a variety of work locations … Continue reading Metrolinx broadens focus to support staff vaccination in pandemic response

Ontario Line east segment update looks at how noise walls will make communities quieter

As Metrolinx prepares to host another Ontario Line open house tonight (April 22) for the eastern stretch of the new Toronto route, details have emerged about how noise walls proposed in the neighbourhoods of Riverside and Leslieville will make things noticeably quieter than they are today. This feature gives a sneak peek of some of … Continue reading Ontario Line east segment update looks at how noise walls will make communities quieter

Crosstown LRT projects sees significant concrete milestones as well as main entrance features at Science Centre Station

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project continues to see progress on a number of fronts – and lately, it’s been about a solid showing in finishing up concrete work. Crews on Eglinton Crosstown’s light rail transit (LRT) project are pouring it on. The teams from Crosslinx Transit Solutions - Metrolinx’s builders on the … Continue reading Crosstown LRT projects sees significant concrete milestones as well as main entrance features at Science Centre Station

Transit Safety officers make quick arrest after indecent exposure incident 

The incident highlights why Metrolinx encourages customers to programme the 24-hours a day Transit Safety Dispatch number into cell phones: 1-877-297-0642. A 25-year-old man was arrested and is now facing criminal charges, after exposing himself to a customer onboard a GO train. It happened on a Lakeshore East train heading east bound toward Oshawa at … Continue reading Transit Safety officers make quick arrest after indecent exposure incident 

Spring bus schedule changes coming soon for GO Transit customers

Metrolinx is adjusting some bus schedules to make better use of resources in response to changing customer demand.Read on to find out what routes are being modified. Due to popular demand, some off-peak Route 16 GO bus service will be returning next month. The addition of this off-peak bus service means there is now all-day … Continue reading Spring bus schedule changes coming soon for GO Transit customers

The causes of mid-trip changes to GO train rides and the best tips on dealing with them

While rare, disruptions happen on GO Transit rail lines. And when they do, customer voyages can suddenly take a shift, as they’re asked for patience amid the change in plans. Here are some of the main causes of what rail experts call annoying ‘mid-trip modifications’, as well as some helpful tools and tactics if you’re … Continue reading The causes of mid-trip changes to GO train rides and the best tips on dealing with them

Rail corridor around mighty Union Station sees series of significant strides: Here are the improvements coming down Canada’s most used stretch of track

There’s nothing wrong with fighting back against time by getting needed work done. Toronto’s Union Station rail corridor is seeing a number of impressive improvements. We’ve gathered them together, to give readers an idea what it’ll all look like. A little nip here. A little tuck there. Just a bit of a tune up. Phrases … Continue reading Rail corridor around mighty Union Station sees series of significant strides: Here are the improvements coming down Canada’s most used stretch of track

Harnessing the power of UV light to help customers kill germs

Clean hands are one thing, but what about a clean cellphone? New sanitization machines are coming soon to a GO and UP Express station near you and they use the latest UV light technology.  How many times have you heard ‘a smartphone has more germs than a toilet seat’?   Whether you realize it or not, handheld items like your smartphone, … Continue reading Harnessing the power of UV light to help customers kill germs

Metrolinx ramps up efforts to keep staff and customers safe during third wave

Since January 2020, Metrolinx has kept everyone updated on the actions to limit the spread of the virus including any new efforts implemented to keep everyone safe, and been transparent about the number of staff who have tested positive for COVID-19. This week, Metrolinx had 14 additional staff across a variety of work locations in … Continue reading Metrolinx ramps up efforts to keep staff and customers safe during third wave