Mount Dennis Station promises a future built on the past

Crosstown Progress – This is the second feature in a behind the scenes series, exploring the station-by-station, stop-by-stop progress of the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project - as well as the many benefits to come. Picture this – a transit hub that’s being built on the past, with all the benefits of the … Continue reading Mount Dennis Station promises a future built on the past

Your job’s a circus? This Toronto construction worker uses a unicycle as part of his GO Transit commute

Ryan McArthur balances the reliability of a public transit journey with the need to travel his way. Toronto construction worker Ryan McArthur starts his workday commute on at least 88 wheels. But by the time he gets close to his job site, he’s usually down to just one. For most of his daily journey, McArthur … Continue reading Your job’s a circus? This Toronto construction worker uses a unicycle as part of his GO Transit commute

Two track minds – Ontario ‘railfans’ chronicle their devotion to train travel

Among the most dedicated devotees of railways, these transit enthusiasts can trace their passion, far down the line. These are the training days of our most die-hard fans. The start of journeys that turned into rail-life devotion. There are aficionados of airplanes. They gather on their off hours – reclined on lawn chairs or the … Continue reading Two track minds – Ontario ‘railfans’ chronicle their devotion to train travel

Find your station – Metrolinx releases updated GO Transit customer map

Snow, Santa and the road to Stanley Cup are just a few things that influenced GO riders, new report shows Mother Nature. Santa Claus. And the Toronto Maple Leafs. According to the latest ridership numbers and insights released from Metrolinx, when any one of the above pays a visit to Toronto, GO Transit’s ridership numbers … Continue reading Find your station – Metrolinx releases updated GO Transit customer map

Metrolinx lowering fares for short-distance GO trips by more than $1

Metrolinx is reducing PRESTO fares on short-distance GO Transit trips in the Greater Golden Horseshoe by more than $1 starting April 20. The fare for GO trips that are about 10 kilometres or less is being reduced to $3.70 — a 21 per cent reduction from the lowest PRESTO fares of $4.71. This new, lower … Continue reading Metrolinx lowering fares for short-distance GO trips by more than $1

Crosslinx proposing partial Leslie Street closure for Crosstown LRT construction

Residents invited to community meeting to discuss upcoming work. Construction on the upcoming Eglinton Crosstown LRT line is set to accelerate this summer as crews prepare to tackle a critical portion of the future Sunnybrook Park stop. Metrolinx’s constructor, Crosslinx Transit Solutions, says in order to make construction as quick as possible on the surface-level … Continue reading Crosslinx proposing partial Leslie Street closure for Crosstown LRT construction

How to navigate Toronto-area traffic like a GO pro

Veteran operator shares road wisdom that has helped him stay in control for three decades on the road.  When you’ve threaded the needle of Canada’s busiest highways from high up a GO bus driver’s seat for three decades, you learn something about untangling gridlock. When Derrick Sealy began driving for GO Transit back in 1989, … Continue reading How to navigate Toronto-area traffic like a GO pro

More GO train service for Markham, Brampton, Etobicoke

Metrolinx is increasing GO train service on the Kitchener and Stouffville lines on April 8 to give customers more opportunities to get where they need to be. New weekday morning trip options between Bramalea GO and Union Station will give customers new choices at popular morning commuting times while midday weekday GO train service along … Continue reading More GO train service for Markham, Brampton, Etobicoke

Joining a global movement, commuters build lives while on the GO

Scientists to daily travelers: ‘Find habits that build life satisfaction.’ Researchers around the world are very interested in what Maja Cupples is doing right now. Sitting quietly alone and ready to go home, Cupples is slowing down as the city around her gathers up speed for another day. After a long nightshift at Toronto’s Hospital … Continue reading Joining a global movement, commuters build lives while on the GO