Finch West LRT – drone flyover video and spring progress recap

Crews made significant progress on the Finch West light rail transit (LRT) line throughout spring 2022, including vehicle testing work, installation of tracks and other key railway infrastructure and the final electrical substation delivery. Metrolinx News is here to recap these exciting developments that show just how far this landmark transit project has come. Spring was a busy season for the Finch West LRT. Located … Continue reading Finch West LRT – drone flyover video and spring progress recap

Another round of work kicks off on the Kitchener Line that will see an upgraded Bloor GO Station and West Toronto Railpath

More work is happening on the Kitchener Line that will help bring two-way, all-day service from Toronto’s Union Station to Kitchener GO Station. The latest round of improvements includes upgrades to Bloor GO Station and the West Toronto Railpath that will improve customer experience and increase access and connections in the community.   Transforming the Kitchener Line into a two-way, all-day rapid transit line is a … Continue reading Another round of work kicks off on the Kitchener Line that will see an upgraded Bloor GO Station and West Toronto Railpath

Top 3 GO Transit customer complaints addressed in new etiquette campaign

GO Transit wants everyone to have the best possible experience on their commute – that’s why they’re reminding customers of some of the most common GO Train faux pas. Keep reading to find out how to avoid becoming ‘that person.’ A little bit of courtesy can go a long way in making everyone’s day a better one, and their GO Train ride more comfortable. That’s … Continue reading Top 3 GO Transit customer complaints addressed in new etiquette campaign

Full-length vehicle testing starts for Eglinton Crosstown – plus station updates

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) is marking another milestone as three-car light rail vehicles (LRVs) begin testing. Kennedy and Laird Stations have also undergone recent improvements – scroll down for a closer look. Look out – full-length vehicles for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT are hitting the streets.   That means three cars, and a capacity of almost 500 people.  This marks a major step … Continue reading Full-length vehicle testing starts for Eglinton Crosstown – plus station updates

GO Trains sitting at the Whitby Rail Maintenance facility on the Lakeshore East Line

CEOs come together as GO Expansion project enters vital development phase

The CEOs from five of the world’s largest transportation and construction companies are putting their heads together to accomplish an unprecedented transit expansion in Toronto and the surrounding region. The heads of major firms Aecon, Alstom, DB International Operations, Part of DB E.C.O. Group, and FCC joined Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster for a project launch meeting recently in Toronto. Metrolinx News was on hand as … Continue reading CEOs come together as GO Expansion project enters vital development phase

Metrolinx reminds everyone that train time is anytime at level crossings

To recognize International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD), Metrolinx is asking everyone to be extra cautious at level crossings – intersections where roads meet train tracks. Scroll down to learn more about what Metrolinx is doing to raise awareness about safety at level crossings. According to Operation Lifesaver, 100 Canadians are seriously injured or killed every year at level crossings – a section of road … Continue reading Metrolinx reminds everyone that train time is anytime at level crossings

Masks will be optional on GO Transit, UP Express as of June 11

Customers are welcome to choose to wear a mask on board, all other safety measures remain in place. In response to declining case numbers and high vaccination rates, the Chief Medical Officer of Health confirmed that as of June 11, 2022, it will be optional to wear masks or face coverings while using public transit – including on GO Transit and UP Express. Masks are … Continue reading Masks will be optional on GO Transit, UP Express as of June 11

Access to Bramalea GO Station improving in more ways than one

The new bus loop at Bramalea GO Station is now partially open, and the finished project will mean access to the station is improving for everyone. Read on to learn more about the station’s increased connectivity, and how this will benefit GO customers. Bramalea GO Station’s new bus loop is now open for GO customers. As one of the busiest stations on the Kitchener Line, … Continue reading Access to Bramalea GO Station improving in more ways than one

New video shows Hazel McCallion LRT maintenance and storage facility getting closer to completion

Work inside the operations, maintenance and storage facility for the Hazel McCallion light rail transit (LRT) project, also known as the Hurontario LRT is almost done. Check out the new video that takes you inside the facility. Construction on the maintenance facility for the Hazel McCallion LRT is nearing the finish line – and Metrolinx has a video showing the latest progress. Once up and … Continue reading New video shows Hazel McCallion LRT maintenance and storage facility getting closer to completion

Near miss – Metrolinx releases chilling video from front of GO Train after close call incident

Metrolinx has released a ‘silent witness’ video from the front of a GO Train to appeal to the parents of the three young people who risked their lives recently and to also draw attention to anyone working with young people to help the agency reinforce the dangers of walking on train tracks. The video is chilling and can be upsetting to watch – miraculously, the … Continue reading Near miss – Metrolinx releases chilling video from front of GO Train after close call incident