Metrolinx pilot study finds no virus on tested transit surfaces and in air samples

Since Metrolinx News recently reported that a pilot study for SARS-CoV-2 virus environmental sampling study was happening on GO Transit vehicles and inside key downtown locations, we thought we’d provide an update on the results - as well as dig a bit deeper into the workings of the COVID-19 probe. It’s an ‘all clear’ from … Continue reading Metrolinx pilot study finds no virus on tested transit surfaces and in air samples

Sustainable station design nets Guildwood GO station two new awards

One of Toronto’s oldest train stations is also one of the greenest. Find out how protecting pollinators plays a big part in the station’s recent accolades. GO trains aren’t the only green things at Guildwood GO station. Guildwood is one of the oldest stations in the GO network – first opened in 1977 – but … Continue reading Sustainable station design nets Guildwood GO station two new awards

Upcoming public info session a chance for residents to weigh in on Durham Scarborough BRT project

The Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit line will bring accessible transit to thousands of residents. The project is expected to serve 38,400 riders per day from Scarborough Centre to Oshawa. Get the latest information and have your say starting Oct. 14. Metrolinx is holding a series of public information sessions (starting Oct. 14) for residents to … Continue reading Upcoming public info session a chance for residents to weigh in on Durham Scarborough BRT project

Final pieces of trackwork being installed at Eglinton Station for Crosstown LRT project

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project has seen some key advances recently – and we have the shots. Take a look at what’s new on the tracks at Eglinton Station, as well as important work near Toronto’s Brentcliffe Road. We’re starting this Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) update by tracking the, well, tracks. … Continue reading Final pieces of trackwork being installed at Eglinton Station for Crosstown LRT project

Metrolinx video shows customers why it is safer than ever to take transit

A lot has changed since the pandemic began, but one thing that hasn’t is Metrolinx’s commitment to your safety. Over the last 18 months, Metrolinx has implemented dozens of safety measures to keep staff and customers safe. As vaccinations ramp up, more people are coming back to transit. Here’s a breakdown of the changes Metrolinx … Continue reading Metrolinx video shows customers why it is safer than ever to take transit

Metrolinx takes measures to make transit more equitable

At a time when organizations are looking to root out systemic biases, Metrolinx is no exception. The transit agency’s Planning team is looking for new ways to include equity, diversity and inclusion in its decision making to benefit a wider range of people and communities. Here’s how that work is going. New transit lines improve … Continue reading Metrolinx takes measures to make transit more equitable

Some GO Transit schedules impacted by upcoming track construction

October is a busy month for construction on the GO Transit network. This work will impact some GO train and bus customers. Here are all the details so people can plan ahead. Think of this as a roadmap for navigating GO train construction work in October. While GO remains ready to move people across the … Continue reading Some GO Transit schedules impacted by upcoming track construction

Frontline Metrolinx transit staff wear orange emblems as part of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Today (Sept. 30), people across the country will pause and remember the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and Indigenous communities. If you’re travelling on GO Transit and UP Express, you’ll notice some important symbols and announcements to mark the national commemoration. GO Transit and UP Express frontline staff will be wearing … Continue reading Frontline Metrolinx transit staff wear orange emblems as part of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Metrolinx heads into the valley with the Mount Dennis Community Association

The Humber Valley is a place of refuge in the heart of Etobicoke, where people can experience nature right in the midst of a bustling city. It’s a place with a long history – and a bright future. Read on to learn more about how the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension will fit into the community … Continue reading Metrolinx heads into the valley with the Mount Dennis Community Association

Metrolinx renaming Lincolnville GO Station to honour 200 year old elm tree

The centuries-old tree that stands on the site of the new Lincolnville GO Station will now have the station renamed in its honour. Lincolnville’s oldest resident is being honoured in a big way. Effective Oct. 16, Lincolnville GO Station will be re-named Old Elm GO Station to acknowledge a historic 200-year-old elm tree. In preliminary … Continue reading Metrolinx renaming Lincolnville GO Station to honour 200 year old elm tree