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Metrolinx reintroducing 30-minute all-day service on UP Express

With vaccinating rates increasing, more riders are returning to UP Express to travel between Toronto Pearson Airport and Union Station. To provide more flexible travel options, Metrolinx is bringing back more UP Express service. Starting Aug. 23, UP Express service is increasing to give riders consistent, 30-minute travel times throughout the day. The increased service gives transit customers more options, seven days a week, in … Continue reading Metrolinx reintroducing 30-minute all-day service on UP Express

Metrolinx video shows customers why it is safer than ever to take transit

A lot has changed since the pandemic began, but one thing that hasn’t is Metrolinx’s commitment to your safety. Over the last 18 months, Metrolinx has implemented dozens of safety measures to keep staff and customers safe. As vaccinations ramp up, more people are coming back to transit. Here’s a breakdown of the changes Metrolinx has made since you’ve been gone. For the first time … Continue reading Metrolinx video shows customers why it is safer than ever to take transit

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Metrolinx announces mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for employees

As the more contagious Delta variant continues to circulate, Metrolinx is implementing even stronger measures to ensure as many people as possible get fully vaccinated and are protected. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, Metrolinx invested in a multi-layered approach to safety to lower the risk and control the spread. This strategy included implementing over 40 safety measures – like mandatory masks, protective … Continue reading Metrolinx announces mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for employees

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Metrolinx COVID-19 update

Metrolinx has constantly updated incidents where transit staff, and customers, may have tested positive for COVID-19. Here’s the latest. We have been informed that a Metrolinx employee who is working from home as well as another staff member in bus maintenance have both tested positive for COVID-19. Neither employee has had any contact with customers. We are telling the public out of an abundance of … Continue reading Metrolinx COVID-19 update

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Metrolinx COVID-19 update for Feb. 12, 2021

Since the pandemic began in March 2020, Metrolinx has kept customers and communities updated when it comes to both the efforts to limit the spread of the virus and the number of staff who have tested positive for COVID, including any outbreaks. In the past week, two additional Metrolinx employees have tested positive for COVID-19 including a staff member working exclusively from home and a … Continue reading Metrolinx COVID-19 update for Feb. 12, 2021

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Metrolinx COVID-19 update for Feb. 5, 2021

Since the pandemic began in March 2020, Metrolinx has kept customers and communities updated throughout the pandemic when it comes to our efforts to limit the spread of the virus and the number of staff who have tested positive for COVID. In the past week, three additional Metrolinx employees have tested positive for COVID-19 including bus maintenance staff and operators. Out of more than 4,300 … Continue reading Metrolinx COVID-19 update for Feb. 5, 2021

Metrolinx COVID-19 Update for Jan. 29, 2021

Since the pandemic began in March 2020, Metrolinx has kept customers and communities updated throughout the pandemic when it comes to staff who have tested positive for COVID. Here’s the latest. In the past week, five additional Metrolinx employees have tested positive for COVID-19 and in addition, one staff member has died – the first staff member to succumb from complications related to the virus. … Continue reading Metrolinx COVID-19 Update for Jan. 29, 2021

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Metrolinx expands fleet of mobile COVID vaccine clinics

As the province begins to emerge from the pandemic, Metrolinx is ensuring the work continues to support people getting fully protected from COVID-19. Metrolinx partnered with the Government of Ontario last summer on mobile vaccine clinics. And the GO-VAXX program has been so successful, the fleet recently expanded again. Metrolinx is adding to its fleet of green GO mobile vaccine buses to help push back … Continue reading Metrolinx expands fleet of mobile COVID vaccine clinics

Anne Marie Aikins proudly shows proof of her COVID 'jab'.

Most asked questions about Metrolinx staff vaccination and how they impact customers

Customers and communities and even the media often ask Metrolinx all kinds of interesting questions. That includes about the impact of a policy, brought in on Nov. 1, that requires all staff members working for the transit agency to be vaccinated against COVID-19. To get answers, Metrolinx News has turned to Anne Marie Aikins, head of Media and Public Relations for Metrolinx. You asked. And … Continue reading Most asked questions about Metrolinx staff vaccination and how they impact customers