Ensuring a smooth ride on the rails – meet GO Transit’s massive track surfacing machine

Annual track surfacing program kicks off on parts of Barrie and Kitchener GO Transit corridors this month using the Metrolinx-owned DynaCAT high production rail maintenance machine. Read on to find out more and check out a video showing how it works. A smooth train ride can lull you right to sleep. GO and UP Express … Continue reading Ensuring a smooth ride on the rails – meet GO Transit’s massive track surfacing machine

COVID-19 update – Passenger aboard GO Transit Barrie train trips tests positive for COVID ‘variant of concern’

Since the pandemic began in March 2020, Metrolinx has kept customers and communities updated when it comes to both the efforts to limit the spread of the virus and the number of staff who have tested positive for COVID, including any outbreaks. This latest update includes information about a GO train customer who has tested … Continue reading COVID-19 update – Passenger aboard GO Transit Barrie train trips tests positive for COVID ‘variant of concern’

Need an uplifting moment or two? Falling for scenes of comfort and nature while on the GO

We’ve spent so much time inside over these past months, it’s nice to remind one another that there are pretty spectacular Ontario neighbourhoods out there – and no better time to soak them in than this time of year. Metrolinx’s head of media relations, Anne Marie Aikins, recently asked customers and transit fans to snap … Continue reading Need an uplifting moment or two? Falling for scenes of comfort and nature while on the GO

New Davenport Diamond Guideway flyover video provides birds’ eye view of the entire project

The Davenport Diamond, where the Barrie GO line meets the Canadian Pacific (CP) Rail freight tracks, is one of the busiest train intersections in North America.  Completing a new grade separation ensures the smooth flow of both commuter and freight train traffic.  This new infrastructure will help support two-way all-day train service on the Barrie … Continue reading New Davenport Diamond Guideway flyover video provides birds’ eye view of the entire project

Davenport Diamond Guideway project takes next step in getting customers where they need to go

With the temporary diversion track up and running, construction can begin on the elevated guideway. All Davenport Diamond construction activity until this point has been leading up to the opening of the diversion track – enabling GO trains to continue running while the elevated guideway is being built. As GO trains pass through the section … Continue reading Davenport Diamond Guideway project takes next step in getting customers where they need to go

Upcoming change to Barrie GO train service expected to speed up needed projects

Starting Wednesday, May 13, GO buses will replace midday trains on the Barrie line during weekdays, and all trains during the weekend. With ridership down by as much as 90 per cent as a result of COVID-19, Metrolinx is finding ways to use this situation to the advantage of its customers and communities, by speeding … Continue reading Upcoming change to Barrie GO train service expected to speed up needed projects

GO Transit ridership map updated – Find out how your station or lines are doing

The latest stats are in and show record-breaking ridership numbers for GO Transit. A steady growth in off-peak ridership means more customers are opting to take trains outside of their daily commutes. As Valentine’s approaches, GO Transit is feeling the love. The latest ridership map and report, which will be presented at the Feb. 20 … Continue reading GO Transit ridership map updated – Find out how your station or lines are doing

Weekend road closure planned as important track work takes place at Rutherford GO Station

A road closure is the latest step as improvement work continues at Rutherford GO Station this week. When completed, the station will have a new parking structure with 1,200 net new spaces, a new railway bridge, plus better pedestrian and cycling connections.  Your vehicle’s GPS may have a few choice, new words for the detours … Continue reading Weekend road closure planned as important track work takes place at Rutherford GO Station

GO Transit customers crown the top seat on the train – Find out where the public sits on this important debate

The question started with customers on the New York City subway system and has since travelled around the globe, including north to Toronto. The original query was for transit riders to rank the best seat on the subway, and we've put it to GO customers. Now the results are in. Read on to find out … Continue reading GO Transit customers crown the top seat on the train – Find out where the public sits on this important debate

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