See new videos of Crosstown light rail vehicles arrive in preparation for testing to come

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project has seen great movement, including recent delivery of light rail vehicles to a testing site. We told you the story and showed you the images in previous posts – including one where a local mechanic pitched in to keep a delivery truck on schedule. Now see what … Continue reading See new videos of Crosstown light rail vehicles arrive in preparation for testing to come

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario appeal recent Crosstown LRT court decision

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario are launching an appeal to a court decision involving project builder Crosslinx Transit Solutions. Statement by Metrolinx President and CEO Phil Verster, and Infrastructure Ontario President and CEO Michael Lindsay: Today, Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx appealed the recent court decision which addressed Crosslinx’s COVID-19 claim. The appeal materials submitted in court … Continue reading Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario appeal recent Crosstown LRT court decision

Get the facts about Ontario Line plans in Riverside and Leslieville

There’s a lot of anticipation about how the Ontario Line will make it faster and easier to move around the city, but there’s also a lot of speculation and inaccurate information floating around – particularly when it comes to the vibrant communities of Riverside and Leslieville. All of this conflicting information can be confusing, so … Continue reading Get the facts about Ontario Line plans in Riverside and Leslieville

Metrolinx hosting another series of virtual open houses for the Ontario Line

Following a round of well-attended open house discussions in April, Ontario Line teams are preparing to host another round to share more updates and answer more questions. Teams will also talk about transit corridor lands and what they mean for people who live or work near the route. Read on to find out how you … Continue reading Metrolinx hosting another series of virtual open houses for the Ontario Line

The Hurontario LRT is digging deep at Port Credit GO Station

A number of key elements of the Hurontario light rail transit line have been shaping up over the past few months. And one of the areas seeing a lot of activity and progress has been Port Credit. Let’s dig into the work, including what will become the outline of the future Hurontario LRT Station stop at Port Credit GO. … Continue reading The Hurontario LRT is digging deep at Port Credit GO Station

Local auto mechanic comes to the rescue to help Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicle keep moving on time

Even when a sophisticated piece of modern transit is on the move, it can take a good Samaritan to get it where it needs to be. Last week, light rail transit vehicles were transported for testing. The transport was well covered by media, social media and here on Metrolinx News. But a story you wouldn’t … Continue reading Local auto mechanic comes to the rescue to help Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicle keep moving on time

How the Durham Scarborough BRT will bring new bus rapid transit to Oshawa

The Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit is a 36-kilometre bus rapid transit corridor that would serve Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering and Scarborough, and provide better access for residents and businesses for key destinations along Highway 2 including Trent University, the Oshawa urban growth centre and its commercial strip, all the way to Scarborough Town Centre and the TTC Line 2 subway extension. Oshawa residents are getting an update regarding the newest transit project planned for their city.  The Durham-Scarborough Bus … Continue reading How the Durham Scarborough BRT will bring new bus rapid transit to Oshawa

Vaccination levels up and virus levels down as Metrolinx keeps staff and customers safe during pandemic

Since January 2020, Metrolinx has kept the public updated on the actions to limit the spread of the virus including any new efforts implemented to keep everyone safe and been transparent about the number of staff who have tested positive for COVID-19. Vaccination rates are increasing – to date more than 8.5 million shots have … Continue reading Vaccination levels up and virus levels down as Metrolinx keeps staff and customers safe during pandemic

Train time is anytime as Metrolinx reminds Credit River thrill seekers to stay off tracks for their own safety

The temperature outside is rising and so are the number of incidents involving trespassers, particularly with people using a railway overpass as a diving platform into the Credit River in Mississauga. “Emergency. Emergency. Emergency.” Holding their collective breath, the crew of a Lakeshore West GO train recently slammed on their brakes and made an urgent call … Continue reading Train time is anytime as Metrolinx reminds Credit River thrill seekers to stay off tracks for their own safety

Finch West LRT project sees track and electrical milestones for Toronto route

The Finch West light rail transit route has checked off key advances that literally put it on track for important vehicle testing to come later this year, including track work and needed elements for the maintenance and storage facility. Let’s take a run to explore how far teams have come. Crews toiling away on the … Continue reading Finch West LRT project sees track and electrical milestones for Toronto route