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A top e-book for GO Transit customers? Find out what’s trending on the GO Wi-Fi Plus content portal

GO Transit customers have been enjoying the GO Wi-Fi Plus entertainment content portal and free W-Fi since the transit agency launched the service in September 2020. As more entertainment is constantly being added, it’s time to look at what people are watching, reading, and listening to. You have good taste. COVID-19 might have reduced transit ridership, but the GO Wi-Fi Plus portal continues to grow. … Continue reading A top e-book for GO Transit customers? Find out what’s trending on the GO Wi-Fi Plus content portal

Metrolinx marks anniversary of first COVID-19 lockdown – Changes? Anne Marie Aikins touches on just a few

Word of a novel pneumonia virus began circulating around the globe in late 2019. The Metrolinx Incident Command Team began its work early in 2020 to ensure we were ready. When the first lockdown began in mid-March 2020, no one could ignore the reality that a global pandemic was upon us. But that was just the beginning. Nothing, not all the planning, the early warnings … Continue reading Metrolinx marks anniversary of first COVID-19 lockdown – Changes? Anne Marie Aikins touches on just a few

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Metrolinx COVID update for March 12, 2021

Since the pandemic began exactly a year ago, Metrolinx has kept our staff, 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-19, including any efforts to support public health officials in contact tracing. In the past week, Metrolinx has had three additional staff who have … Continue reading Metrolinx COVID update for March 12, 2021

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While COVID kept most transit riders at home much changed on GO Transit

As the pandemic restrictions slowly and cautiously get lifted and new routines created, transit riders are gradually – sometimes timidly – returning to GO Transit and UP Express. Even long-time customers are discovering they might need a refresher as much changed in so many ways while they were away. Here, Anne Marie Aikins, head of Metrolinx media and public relations, looks at what is the … Continue reading While COVID kept most transit riders at home much changed on GO Transit

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Wi-Fi on GO is here – Have a look at GO Transit’s free Wi-Fi and content portal

Launching today, GO Wi-Fi Plus is more than just free data. The content portal will also provide free, unlimited access to TV shows, music, audiobooks, e-books, courses and podcasts. Here’s what else customers need to know about how they’ll be even more connected during GO journeys. Not everything has come to an almost complete stop over these past months. In fact, a very strong connection … Continue reading Wi-Fi on GO is here – Have a look at GO Transit’s free Wi-Fi and content portal

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Bragging rights – Cooksville GO officially opens today (Video)

The important transit station has undergone a historic transformation – we review the changes, from top to bottom. As well, check out the drone video. Things sure have changed. Including at Cooksville GO. After about three years in the making to transform the Cooksville Station, GO customers can now brag about a new and improved Mississauga transit hub. It officially opens today. But there’s a … Continue reading Bragging rights – Cooksville GO officially opens today (Video)

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Talk about roaming – GO Transit prepares for free Wi-Fi

Icomera will connect customers on 1,475 GO Transit vehicles. The signal-strength bar indicating future free Wi-Fi on GO Transit vehicles just got stronger. Metrolinx has signed an agreement with Icomera, a part of the ENGIE group and a global leader in providing wireless Internet connectivity for public transit, to connect all 1,475 GO buses and trains to Wi-Fi. The official announcement was made during an … Continue reading Talk about roaming – GO Transit prepares for free Wi-Fi

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2020 at 1/60th of a second – Metrolinx photo series captures faces of transit workers who’ve kept system moving through tough year

2020 hasn’t been just a year – it’s been a society-changing event. The impacts across the world are immeasurable, as the response to COVID-19 has touched every sector and every person. For this, a first of a two-part photo series, photo-journalism images were captured of just some of the staff – from the boardrooms to the bus garage repair pits – who have doggedly kept … Continue reading 2020 at 1/60th of a second – Metrolinx photo series captures faces of transit workers who’ve kept system moving through tough year

Looking back to look ahead: Making progress on Union Station’s transformation

The iconic Toronto transit hub prepares for more changes – from food to catching a train. During his long career with Canadian Press, journalist Eric Shackleton chronicled important changes in his country’s culture and character. These days, as he travels in and out of iconic Union Station, in the heart of Toronto, the 75-year-old retired reporter can still spot a shifting narrative. Updating his iPhone … Continue reading Looking back to look ahead: Making progress on Union Station’s transformation