Milestone moment – Majority of TTC customers now use PRESTO as TTC prepares to stop selling tokens, tickets and passes

On November 30, the TTC will stop selling tickets, tokens and its remaining pass products at subway stations. If you’re a PRESTO customer making your way around Toronto, here’s what you need to know about the switch. It’s a routine that Chris Jenkins has adopted for nearly four years during his commute – tapping his … Continue reading Milestone moment – Majority of TTC customers now use PRESTO as TTC prepares to stop selling tokens, tickets and passes

Weekend lane reductions mark the start of construction as Rutherford GO Station prepares for a major facelift

Weekend lane reductions are the first steps as improvement works starts at Rutherford GO Station this week. When completed, the station will have a new parking structure with 1,200 spaces, a new railway bridge, plus better pedestrian and cycling connections. The lane restrictions might cause some delays over the next two weekends (Nov 30 - … Continue reading Weekend lane reductions mark the start of construction as Rutherford GO Station prepares for a major facelift

Twice as good – Barrie GO prepares for future riding on double rail lines

Increased service along the transit route running north of Toronto will take a lot of planning, and ongoing discussions with communities. It will also need preparation work to eventually put in a second rail along the corridor. As a public info session is planned for tomorrow night (Nov. 28), let’s break down some of the … Continue reading Twice as good – Barrie GO prepares for future riding on double rail lines

What the heck is a ‘rail frog’ and ‘deadheading’? Take our transit jargon quiz

Every industry and occupation uses utterances that are unusual or unique. The Metrolinx world is no difference. But we’d like to explain some of the slang better. We know. Sometimes we can be a bit confusing. The words we use. The expressions we come up with. We can leave you scratching your heads. But we … Continue reading What the heck is a ‘rail frog’ and ‘deadheading’? Take our transit jargon quiz

You’ll dig these photos – Latest Crosstown LRT construction images show haunting cavern work

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Today, because we know how popular the images are, we’re showcasing three spectacular photos capturing recent work in the tunnels below the city. The seasons … Continue reading You’ll dig these photos – Latest Crosstown LRT construction images show haunting cavern work

UP Express sees record customer satisfaction feedback – GO Transit e-ticket numbers also soar in new Metrolinx board report

As the cold sets in across Ontario, the warmth keeps coming in for UP Express, the Pearson Airport to Union Station shuttle. Newly released stats show UP customers giving high marks to the transit route. The news comes as the Metrolinx board also briefed on the growing number of GO customers attracted to the option … Continue reading UP Express sees record customer satisfaction feedback – GO Transit e-ticket numbers also soar in new Metrolinx board report

Putting winter in its place – How Metrolinx prepares to keep the GO Transit fleet rolling, even on the coldest of Canadian days

Our nation may be more than 150 years old, but thriving in the coldest months is still a chore. Learn how Canada’s largest public transit agency keeps things rolling, even when Mother Nature wants to place everything – and everyone - into a deep freeze. Even keeping salt on your front steps can be taxing. … Continue reading Putting winter in its place – How Metrolinx prepares to keep the GO Transit fleet rolling, even on the coldest of Canadian days

GO fare pilot begins for travel between Kennedy stop and Toronto’s Union Station – TTC riders among those to benefit from new option and lower price

Starting tomorrow (Nov 23), the cost of taking a GO journey from Kennedy Station to downtown Toronto will be reduced. On the heels of the success of lower fares for short distance trips, we’re testing the impact of extending that offer to more people. So, hello Kennedy station. An 18-month pilot project will see the … Continue reading GO fare pilot begins for travel between Kennedy stop and Toronto’s Union Station – TTC riders among those to benefit from new option and lower price

What it takes to wrap an entire GO bus for the holidays – See the time-lapse video here

Thanks largely to social media – including celebrities who coddle their supercars – it’s not uncommon to see vehicles wrapped in appearance-altering cloaks of vinyl. As a GO Transit customer, you’ve likely seen our Kids GO Free and PRIDE buses transformed into movable billboards using the removable, sticky panels of pliable plastic. But what does … Continue reading What it takes to wrap an entire GO bus for the holidays – See the time-lapse video here

Upcoming Transit Special Constables Women’s Symposium inspires next blue line of security experts

An annual gathering of top transit officials, including Metrolinx’s Transit Safety Officers, is an opportunity to learn from champions who patrol systems across Ontario. The one day event is enough to change lives – at least for Meaghan Benini, who attended last year’s event and is now a Special Constable. Meaghan Benini had questions about … Continue reading Upcoming Transit Special Constables Women’s Symposium inspires next blue line of security experts