Now that’s an interesting point of view – Metrolinx launches annual accessibility consultation with seven areas of focus

Metrolinx is reaching out. The transit agency is looking for feedback on services and projects, while looking for input into vital accessibility planning that includes all Ontarians. In your spare bedroom turned home office. While using a kitchen stool as a makeshift office chair. Or while on your cell phone as you make dinner for … Continue reading Now that’s an interesting point of view – Metrolinx launches annual accessibility consultation with seven areas of focus

This project is on the level – Fly over the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route in new video

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail project (LRT) has all the ingredients to make a rapid transit line hum. Specifically on the eastern section of the line where much of it will run above ground, there’s tracks going in, pedestrian shelters popping up and overhead wires settling into place. This new drone video gives you a … Continue reading This project is on the level – Fly over the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route in new video

Kipling Transit Hub reaches another milestone as new amenities open for customers

With major work wrapping up on the Kipling Transit Hub, more amenities are now open for travelers in Toronto’s west end. Customers can now use the pedestrian bridge and underground tunnel. Let’s lead you through the progress. The Kipling Transit Hub is getting close to the finish line. The major Etobicoke transit centre has recently … Continue reading Kipling Transit Hub reaches another milestone as new amenities open for customers

An Anne Marie Aikins column – Hello to a fresh new start in 2021 for transit riders and beyond

Putting 2020 in the rear-view mirror is going to be a challenge. But in this column by Metrolinx’s well-known media senior-manager, Anne Marie Aikins, she writes there’s plenty of reason to feel good about looking straight ahead this year – while allowing some good things to tag along. I dare you to disagree. The end … Continue reading An Anne Marie Aikins column – Hello to a fresh new start in 2021 for transit riders and beyond

Metrolinx final COVID-19 update for 2020

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. These updates will continue into the New Year. In the past two weeks, four additional Metrolinx employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The affected staff members were … Continue reading Metrolinx final COVID-19 update for 2020

Was 2020 a year never to be forgotten? Let’s test your Metrolinx memory

There are things about this past year that many of us would like to just put in the past. But how much of what’s taken place – especially around transit stories you may have read here on Metrolinx News – do you remember? Let’s put your recall to the test in this quick quiz. For … Continue reading Was 2020 a year never to be forgotten? Let’s test your Metrolinx memory

Major track upgrades on Canada’s busiest rail corridor continue as the calendar flips to 2021

After several weekends of construction, significant progress has been made on overhauling a well-worn section of GO Transit’s Lakeshore West line – specifically vital components and pieces of equipment that keep vehicles rolling. Hundreds of metres of track, demolition work, and innovative technology – all in the name of better service on GO’s most frequented … Continue reading Major track upgrades on Canada’s busiest rail corridor continue as the calendar flips to 2021

Images that moved a major Toronto light rail transit project along – Crosstown Photos of the Year

While the world may seem to have slowed down this year, progress along Eglinton for the new light rail transit (LRT) line certainly has not. We’ve regularly showcased those progress images here. But we wanted to pause before the calendar clicks over to 2021, to pay tribute to some of the most engaging photos of … Continue reading Images that moved a major Toronto light rail transit project along – Crosstown Photos of the Year

A year in the life of the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project – Why 650 football fields is an impressive accomplishment

We’ve been tracking every major construction and project hurdle on the Hurontario LRT route. And while some things stalled in 2020, the new transit project kept gaining momentum. Here’s what you might have missed. We often talk about parts in these stories. But as we end 2020, it’s time to bring some things together, while … Continue reading A year in the life of the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project – Why 650 football fields is an impressive accomplishment