Metrolinx increasing GO train service on several major routes plus new hourly service to West Harbour GO

With the province now in Step Three of reopening, Metrolinx is offering customers more flexibility to get on the GO this summer by bringing back services and adding new ones. Metrolinx is increasing rail service starting Aug. 7 as riders continue to return to transit.  The changes will offer more flexibility in scheduling and planning trips for customers heading back to work, while using GO to also reconnect with friends and family, as well as attend sporting events and concerts.   The news includes the announcement of all-day, hourly … Continue reading Metrolinx increasing GO train service on several major routes plus new hourly service to West Harbour GO

Tornado and severe weather impacts Barrie GO train service

High winds and hail that damaged structures and vehicles today (July 15) in Barrie has also impacted GO Transit. Here’s the latest. (July 15 – 5:45 p.m.) Update: Barrie Police have opened access to Barrie South GO Station and GO service can now access the station. Crews have also cleared the tracks from downed trees … Continue reading Tornado and severe weather impacts Barrie GO train service

Metrolinx adding pedal power to the Barrie Line as new bike coach pilot kicks off

A new pilot program is giving GO customers a chance to explore new roads on weekend bike trips.  From July 10 to August 2, GO Transit will include a special bicycle coach on select weekend trains along the Barrie GO Line between Union Station and Allandale Waterfront GO. Find out how you can enjoy the … Continue reading Metrolinx adding pedal power to the Barrie Line as new bike coach pilot kicks off

Metrolinx adding more GO Transit and UP Express service as pandemic continues to subside

As the province moves into the next stage of reopening, Metrolinx is giving customers more options to get around. Weekend service is increasing on a number of popular GO train lines, as well as UP Express trips to and from Toronto Pearson Airport. Plus, Metrolinx is trying out a new pilot program that will help … Continue reading Metrolinx adding more GO Transit and UP Express service as pandemic continues to subside

Residents get answers as Metrolinx holds virtual open house for Davenport Diamond guideway and greenway projects

Metrolinx is making significant progress on the Davenport Diamond Guideway project and has recently awarded the design contract for the greenway (public realm). Metrolinx knows the community has questions about these two very important projects happening in their neighbourhood. Find out how to get your questions answered below. Metrolinx is inviting the local community to … Continue reading Residents get answers as Metrolinx holds virtual open house for Davenport Diamond guideway and greenway projects

Metrolinx spreading the roots of GO Expansion as spring compensation tree planting continues across the region

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) is helping Metrolinx plant trees as compensation for transforming rail corridors to support future expanded GO service. Find out how many trees have gone in the ground, so far. Expanding GO service is something that benefits the entire region. As part of that expansion, trees and vegetation are being removed along … Continue reading Metrolinx spreading the roots of GO Expansion as spring compensation tree planting continues across the region

Residents can get involved as Metrolinx holds live virtual event next month for Davenport Diamond guideway and greenway projects

Metrolinx is making significant progress on the Davenport Diamond guideway project and has now awarded the design contract for the greenway (public realm). Metrolinx knows the community has questions about these projects. Find out how you can get involved below.  Metrolinx is inviting the local community to learn more about the Davenport Diamond Guideway currently in construction and the associated greenway project at an upcoming virtual event.   Davenport Diamond guideway construction is in full swing and will continue into 2023. The guideway, a type of railway bridge, will span approximately from Bloor Street West … Continue reading Residents can get involved as Metrolinx holds live virtual event next month for Davenport Diamond guideway and greenway projects

Metrolinx holding public info session on Barrie GO Line expansion plans

Metrolinx is working to transform the way the region moves by building an integrated transit network across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton region. Over the next 10 years, Metrolinx’s GO Expansion program will transform the existing GO rail system to deliver a whole new rapid transit experience. Here’s how those interested can get all the … Continue reading Metrolinx holding public info session on Barrie GO Line expansion plans

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’