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

Twice as good – Barrie GO prepares for future riding on double rail lines

Increased service along the transit route running north of Toronto will take a lot of planning, and ongoing discussions with communities. It will also need preparation work to eventually put in a second rail along the corridor. As a public info session is planned for tomorrow night (Nov. 28), let’s break down some of the … Continue reading Twice as good – Barrie GO prepares for future riding on double rail lines

Metrolinx is exploring innovative ways to reduce deaths on our tracks

In support of Rail Safety Week 2019, Metrolinx is spreading the word about preventing injuries and deaths on the tracks. This includes the implementation of technology that could deter people from going on the tracks in the first place. The start was grim, and the toll alarming. On the very day that Rail Safety Week … Continue reading Metrolinx is exploring innovative ways to reduce deaths on our tracks

Working on multiple fronts: How Metrolinx makes the most out of weekend closures

Last weekend saw some temporary service adjustments for the Barrie Line and UP Express. But the pause – and patience by customers - produced some mighty work on the lines. It also led to a lesson in how past work was done, more than half a century ago. It was one giant weekend to-do list … Continue reading Working on multiple fronts: How Metrolinx makes the most out of weekend closures