Metrolinx K9 unit begins patrols today – and we learn more about what life is like for the dogs off-duty

The transit agency’s K9 officers start regular patrols today (Oct 24), after months of training. So we take a look at the special bond forming between handlers and their furry partners – including when they log off each day. After the action, every hero needs down-time at a quiet Fortress of Solitude – even one … Continue reading Metrolinx K9 unit begins patrols today – and we learn more about what life is like for the dogs off-duty

Ontario Line – Stepping from one train to the next will be made easier by clever design

This story is part of a continuing series discussing Ontario Line – Toronto’s newest subway line. This quickly developing project will provide fast and efficient transit through downtown and also bring the subway to new neighbourhoods. In this story, we explore how the mix of stations above and below ground will offer riders easier connections, … Continue reading Ontario Line – Stepping from one train to the next will be made easier by clever design

What’s been happening as Union Station GO platforms have changed? And are they being extended? Here’s what’s new for the Toronto transit hub

Despite size, history and almost constant use, Union Station sees modernization features added. One determined bite at a time. That, philosophers and an Internet search agree, is how you eat an entire elephant. But what if that particular pachyderm is the size of many city blocks, is universally valued, historically protected and is constantly busy … Continue reading What’s been happening as Union Station GO platforms have changed? And are they being extended? Here’s what’s new for the Toronto transit hub

VIDEO: Why Metrolinx is preparing to shut down regular commuter GO train service on Lakeshore East this upcoming weekend (Oct. 26-27)

Here are more details on some of the projects being tackled during the rare stoppage of weekend GO service on the important line. If you’re already making plans to hop on the Lakeshore East line this weekend, we’re going to have to stop – or at least reroute – you, right there. Metrolinx will shut … Continue reading VIDEO: Why Metrolinx is preparing to shut down regular commuter GO train service on Lakeshore East this upcoming weekend (Oct. 26-27)

Winning bidder officially announced for Hurontario light rail transit project

Build will have major impact for transit passengers, and communities, in Mississauga and Brampton. Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) today (Oct. 21) have officially announced the winning bidder for the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project. Mobilinx, the winning team, will design, build, finance, operate and maintain the new transit project for a 30-year term. … Continue reading Winning bidder officially announced for Hurontario light rail transit project

Crosstown remote cranes do heavy lifting as Yonge and Eglinton pedestrians return to normal crosswalks (Photos of the day)

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, we’re showing how workers are kept at a safe distance when cranes pull heavy loads, as well as a new image of popular Laird … Continue reading Crosstown remote cranes do heavy lifting as Yonge and Eglinton pedestrians return to normal crosswalks (Photos of the day)

In a rare move, Metrolinx shuts down all regular commuter GO train service on Lakeshore East Line for the weekend of Oct. 26-27

Major projects planned for the corridor during two days with no regular GO trains running on this important corridor.  It’s a remarkable pause enabling a major push for work on the Lakeshore East Line. On the weekend of Oct. 26-27, Metrolinx will shut down the entire corridor for most rail traffic, in order to complete … Continue reading In a rare move, Metrolinx shuts down all regular commuter GO train service on Lakeshore East Line for the weekend of Oct. 26-27

Do you know the woman on the train? Diving into more than 50 years of GO history, we’re hunting down important info about Ontario transit photos

As Metrolinx News starts HistoricGO - a weekly series devoted to digging into our files in search of interesting images and nicknacks from the pasts of Metrolinx, GO Transit, PRESTO, and UP Express - we’ll begin with a few pictures. And we'll need your help in filling in their colour and details. So is that … Continue reading Do you know the woman on the train? Diving into more than 50 years of GO history, we’re hunting down important info about Ontario transit photos

Stouffville GO sees new service changes – Markham rail customers get all-day, seven-days-a-week train runs

Train and bus schedules will be changing in November. Back in 1982, GO train service on the Stouffville Line started with humble runs. In fact, to begin, it was a single weekday service. Fast forward to 2019, and you can see this decidedly less modest service hitting its stride. Starting Nov. 2, hourly trains will … Continue reading Stouffville GO sees new service changes – Markham rail customers get all-day, seven-days-a-week train runs