GO Expansion progress along the Barrie Line well on its way

The Barrie GO Line is being prepared to support future two-way, all-day GO service. Here’s some more information on what’s going on along the Barrie Line, and how it’s paving the way for GO Expansion. The Barrie GO Line is well on its way to becoming a key part of the rapid transit network that Metrolinx is developing to connect communities across the region. Over … Continue reading GO Expansion progress along the Barrie Line well on its way

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New agreement with City of Toronto helps bring new SmartTrack stations closer to reality

The province and City of Toronto have signed a revised agreement in principle for the SmartTrack Stations program, launching the procurement process for four new GO stations around Toronto. A fifth station, East Harbour will be delivered through a transit-oriented community process. Today (Aug. 17), the province of Ontario and City of Toronto announced the signing of a revised agreement in principle (AIP), finalizing the … Continue reading New agreement with City of Toronto helps bring new SmartTrack stations closer to reality

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Metrolinx plans to bring 15-minute, two-way, all-day GO service further north on the Barrie Line to Bradford

Metrolinx is extending GO Expansion plans for 15-minute service on the Barrie GO Line beyond Aurora and further north into Simcoe Region. Read on to find out more about the GO Expansion program and plans to expand service on the Barrie Line. Metrolinx is extending future all-day GO train service further north on the Barrie Line. The transit agency announced today (Aug. 12) that through … Continue reading Metrolinx plans to bring 15-minute, two-way, all-day GO service further north on the Barrie Line to Bradford

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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 trips between Hamilton’s West Harbour GO and Union Station, as travel across the Greater … Continue reading Metrolinx increasing GO train service on several major routes plus new hourly service to West Harbour GO

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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 and debris. GO Transit officials say normal GO train service … 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 many trails in Barrie and throughout Simcoe County. Bicycle coaches … Continue reading Metrolinx adding pedal power to the Barrie Line as new bike coach pilot kicks off

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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 make it easier for some customers to visit the Toronto … Continue reading Metrolinx adding more GO Transit and UP Express service as pandemic continues to subside

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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 learn more about the guideway project currently under construction and … 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 GO tracks in various parts throughout the Greater Toronto and … Continue reading Metrolinx spreading the roots of GO Expansion as spring compensation tree planting continues across the region

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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 to north of Davenport Road in west Toronto.   It will replace the … Continue reading Residents can get involved as Metrolinx holds live virtual event next month for Davenport Diamond guideway and greenway projects