Be flexible and give yourself plenty of extra time if you’re heading into downtown Toronto on June 4 – 5

With closures on the Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway, construction on the Barrie GO Line, hourly service on the Lakeshore West GO Line and partial closures of the TTC’s Line 1 and Line 2 subways on Saturday and Sunday, getting around downtown Toronto is going to require some extra patience. With a long list of road closures and transit disruptions scheduled for this weekend, … Continue reading Be flexible and give yourself plenty of extra time if you’re heading into downtown Toronto on June 4 – 5

Metrolinx kicks off Pride month – meet the transit agency’s Pride committee chairs

With Pride month officially in full swing, Metrolinx is ready to kick things off. Keep reading to learn what Pride means to Metrolinx, as told by the transit agency’s Pride 365 committee chairs. Pride month is here, and in-person festivities are back. And this means a lot to the employees at Metrolinx and the broader LGBTQ2S+ community. The members of Pride 365, an employee resource … Continue reading Metrolinx kicks off Pride month – meet the transit agency’s Pride committee chairs

Close up of a Eglinton Crosstown LRV parked at Keelesdale Station

Metrolinx enhances platform safety on Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Passenger safety is always a top priority when designing and constructing new transit lines. Several safety innovations have been built into the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line to provide extra safety for future passengers. Continue reading to learn more about the Crosstown’s unique safety features. Crews on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT are working hard to install and test complex safety equipment that will … Continue reading Metrolinx enhances platform safety on Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Upgrades complete at Unionville GO Station

The new west platform, pedestrian tunnels and elevators recently opened for customers. With these amenities now available, major construction activities are done at Unionville GO Station. Take a look at a new video of the improved station. GO customers can now enjoy the newly upgraded Unionville GO Station. Transit riders have access to new elevators, pedestrian tunnels and the new west platform. While the major … Continue reading Upgrades complete at Unionville GO Station

Finch West LRT light rail vehicle testing now underway

After successful preliminary tests, will now be moving down the middle of Finch Avenue West on a daily basis, marking a major step forward for the project. Let’s dive deeper into the testing phase. Testing is ramping up as trains start to cruise along Finch Avenue West.   This marks the beginning of dynamic testing, a phase in which each light rail vehicles (LRVs) will be … Continue reading Finch West LRT light rail vehicle testing now underway

Night Market Toronto hosting Canada’s first-ever Halal food tour at GO stations – meet the people behind the idea

Headed to eight cities in southern Ontario, Night Market Toronto is hosting Canada’s first-ever Halal food tour. Metrolinx News spoke to the organizers to learn more about the inspiration behind the events as well as the impacts of working with GO Transit. It’s not easy for people with dietary restrictions to find accessible options. That’s what sparked the inspiration for Canada’s first-ever Halal food tour, … Continue reading Night Market Toronto hosting Canada’s first-ever Halal food tour at GO stations – meet the people behind the idea

Verona System construction for the Hazel McCallion LRT is a first in Canadian soil

Port Credit GO Station will be an important hub for passengers connecting between the new Hazel McCallion LRT (previously known as Hurontario LRT) and the existing Lakeshore West Line. By installing what’s known as a ‘push box’, it will create a space for the LRT line under the GO Train tracks – while keeping the GO Trains running above – is an exciting engineering challenge. … Continue reading Verona System construction for the Hazel McCallion LRT is a first in Canadian soil

Eglinton Crosstown LRT project advances as top-speed testing continues

Testing for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT is in full swing. Read below for a behind-the-scenes look at recent test runs, and updates about the LRV’s next steps. If you live near Eglinton, you may have seen some new vehicles hitting the road recently. The Eglinton Crosstown LRT testing has made major progress as full-speed testing continues along parts of the route. After a successful test … Continue reading Eglinton Crosstown LRT project advances as top-speed testing continues

Metrolinx welcoming new Canadians at eighth annual Toronto Newcomer Day

Metrolinx is working to deliver a more integrated and inclusive transit network that meets the diverse needs of customers and communities. Find out more about the event below. Newcomers are a vital part of how the region is growing and thriving. That’s why Metrolinx is working to ensure everyone can travel to work, school and explore the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area easily and affordably … Continue reading Metrolinx welcoming new Canadians at eighth annual Toronto Newcomer Day

He walks the line: Toronto man treks the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route  

Jason Paris has two great loves: broadcasting and urban planning. It was his affection for the latter that saw him lace up footwear, dress in warm clothing, and head out of his downtown Toronto home to walk the length of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route. Jason Paris’ connection to the Eglinton Crosstown LRT began before major construction.   It was 2012, and Metrolinx had launched a … Continue reading He walks the line: Toronto man treks the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route