Metrolinx employee tests positive for COVID-19 at Union Station

Staff member is getting support and safety measures have been taken. A Metrolinx employee working at Union Station has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee has not been at work since May 22, and they’re currently isolating at home. They are getting the full support of Metrolinx colleagues and leaders. Out of an abundance of … Continue reading Metrolinx employee tests positive for COVID-19 at Union Station

Global organization looks at how Metrolinx adapted to keep GO Transit rolling during COVID-19 pandemic

Business continuity – the ability to keep going when a major crisis gets in the way – is suddenly the catch-phrase for every industry on the planet. How Metrolinx managed to make plans even before COVID-19 locked most people down, has now become a lesson for others. It’s a question asked of almost everyone, every … Continue reading Global organization looks at how Metrolinx adapted to keep GO Transit rolling during COVID-19 pandemic

To help fight COVID-19 – Face coverings recommended for GO Transit and UP Express

They are becoming part of life – face coverings as a way to respond to the pandemic. Now, face coverings are going to become part of your journey on transit. When you’re on GO Transit or UP Express, Metrolinx is recommending you protect yourself – and others – by wearing face coverings if physical distancing … Continue reading To help fight COVID-19 – Face coverings recommended for GO Transit and UP Express

Banner appreciation for COVID-19 heroes – Pickering family create Union Station sign to thank frontline workers toiling during pandemic

While others have been heading out to keep essential services moving, Laurette Sharpe and her family wanted to use their time to find ways to show society’s appreciation for that needed work. Their ‘hearts4helpers’campaign will soon be proudly flying at Toronto’s main transit hub. Pickering mother, Laurette Sharpe, wanted to wear her heart on her … Continue reading Banner appreciation for COVID-19 heroes – Pickering family create Union Station sign to thank frontline workers toiling during pandemic

On the transit frontlines handling essential service during COVID-19 – The view for one GO Transit station attendant

Most of us have been largely locked down for more than a month. But others, including station attendant Dana Fisher, have shown up to make sure those who have to travel, get where they’re going. This is her story. For Dana Fisher, working at Oakville GO Station is nothing like it used to be. Dana … Continue reading On the transit frontlines handling essential service during COVID-19 – The view for one GO Transit station attendant

Legal prosecutor to health protector – Metrolinx legal eagle turns to 3D printing protective face shields to help health-care workers battle COVID-19

Ed Estoppey used to use his at-home 3D printers to create whimsical pop-art, like Star Wars figures and picture frames. Now, in his off hours, he’s manufacturing personal protective equipment the health-care community counts on to stay safe amid this pandemic. As a prosecutor for Metrolinx, Ed Estoppey is used to being part of a … Continue reading Legal prosecutor to health protector – Metrolinx legal eagle turns to 3D printing protective face shields to help health-care workers battle COVID-19

Metrolinx Emergency Operations Centre moves to the virtual world amid COVID-19 response

Command team overcomes cyber challenges to fight the pandemic, including keeping updated information flowing to customers and staff. In this column, Incident Command Team member, Anne Marie Aikins, brings us up to speed – including emotions that come with working from a distance. Working during a time of COVID-19, means adapting – including figuring out … Continue reading Metrolinx Emergency Operations Centre moves to the virtual world amid COVID-19 response

Commuting for duty during COVID-19 response – First responder’s GO Transit journey to Toronto remains unchanged as many travellers have stopped in their tracks

Thousands of front line and essential workers across the region rely on transit to get to their early morning shifts. During the province-wide response to COVID-19, first responders are still out in the community every day – working for the sake of us all . That’s why Metrolinx continues to provide a safe and reliable … Continue reading Commuting for duty during COVID-19 response – First responder’s GO Transit journey to Toronto remains unchanged as many travellers have stopped in their tracks

Unsung heroes in the age of COVID-19 – The GO Transit teams supporting our drivers and passengers

Every GO bus driver who pulls his or her vehicle away from a stop these days – making sure front line workers get to where they need to be – counts on a team to keep the big vehicles moving. Here are the unsung heroes who are, together, delivering medical staff, grocery clerks, elderly care … Continue reading Unsung heroes in the age of COVID-19 – The GO Transit teams supporting our drivers and passengers