No place for drones: Metrolinx warns against flying UAVs over GO Transit and UP Express routes and infrastructure

Drone operators can face heavy fines as well as risk potential criminal charges, including mischief endangering life, for flying their high-tech toys over train tracks. Here’s why it’s not safe to use them around transit. Metrolinx and GO Transit say they’re keeping a keen eye out for drone operators this holiday season – and warn … Continue reading No place for drones: Metrolinx warns against flying UAVs over GO Transit and UP Express routes and infrastructure

New station walkthrough video brings Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown LRT to life

The grip of winter is starting to take hold, but transit progress doesn’t slow down. Construction crews continue to plow forward on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project. Metrolinx News takes you inside the project in a newly released station walkthrough video. Check it out. Don’t fancy going for a walk out in … Continue reading New station walkthrough video brings Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown LRT to life

Metrolinx reminds customers to travel only for essential purposes during provincial shutdown

As Ontario enters a newly announced stage of COVID-19 restriction on Boxing Day, GO Transit and UP Express service will still run for those who must make trips – and if you are riding, remember your face-covering Since the provincial state of emergency started in March, Metrolinx has been there for those who have needed … Continue reading Metrolinx reminds customers to travel only for essential purposes during provincial shutdown

Quick change – vivaNext bus rapidway opens in York Region with new Richmond Hill segment

Big news for York Region with the implementation of new ‘rapidways’. Here’s what you need to know. Now that’s rapid change. On Sunday (Dec. 20), the vivaNext rapidway on Yonge Street in Richmond Hill officially opened to riders, marking the completion of a total of 33.7 km. of rapid transit corridors in York Region. The … Continue reading Quick change – vivaNext bus rapidway opens in York Region with new Richmond Hill segment

Transit advances for Peel Region – Initial business cases released for Queen Street-Hwy 7 and Dundas BRT

Two business cases show Queen Street-Hwy 7 and Dundas Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) projects would provide more reliable and seamless bus service to residents in Peel Region and beyond. The end of the year is seeing continued future transit advances for travellers in Peel Region. Two important initial business cases have recently been released - … Continue reading Transit advances for Peel Region – Initial business cases released for Queen Street-Hwy 7 and Dundas BRT

A warm front appears this holiday season – GO Bear stars in peaceful fireplace video

We usually reserve these spaces for breaking GO Transit and UP Express news, the latest PRESTO advances, in-depth Metrolinx features and glimpses of construction projects that take you behind the barriers and even far below the earth. But after the year the world has had, we can all use a calming hour in front of … Continue reading A warm front appears this holiday season – GO Bear stars in peaceful fireplace video

GO Expansion – Metrolinx answers your top rail transit questions as public consultation continues

You’ve got questions and Metrolinx has answers. Transit building projects always get people talking, and the GO Expansion program is no different. As one of the biggest transit expansion projects in Canadian history, it’s bound to catch people’s attention. Metrolinx News tackles some of the most popular themes, check it out below.   The GO … Continue reading GO Expansion – Metrolinx answers your top rail transit questions as public consultation continues

Jack hammers, shears and excavators – Watch video of the Bloor Street West rail bridge demolition

Construction on the Davenport Diamond Guideway project plows ahead with a recent demolition. The project includes the replacement of the Bloor Street West rail bridge between Lansdowne and Symington, beginning with the demolition of the west half. And we captured all the action with close-up photos and a time-bending video. Think of this as a … Continue reading Jack hammers, shears and excavators – Watch video of the Bloor Street West rail bridge demolition