Spelling out change at an iconic hub – New ways of finding your way around Toronto’s Union Station use interesting research on how people navigate transit systems

Canada’s most celebrated transit station is getting improved signs to help casual users, and even those who think they know Union Station well. Here are some of the hidden points of interest, and how researching the way strangers find their way played an important part in the signage pilot project. So you know Union Station. … Continue reading Spelling out change at an iconic hub – New ways of finding your way around Toronto’s Union Station use interesting research on how people navigate transit systems

Speeding up construction – popular Union Station pedestrian route closing for necessary upgrades

With ridership down as a result of COVID-19, Metrolinx is using the opportunity to speed up some critical construction projects, such as the Bay East Teamway at Union Station. Teamways are the pedestrian walkways that run parallel to Union Station along both York Street and Bay Street – they have stairwells up the platforms, departure … Continue reading Speeding up construction – popular Union Station pedestrian route closing for necessary upgrades

Metrolinx bucks North American trend in transit – A by-the-numbers breakdown of 2019, and a new year to come for GO, PRESTO and UP Express

While for some customers, it seems like the world just partied like it was 1999, a whole new decade is fast approaching. Using stats, figures and facts, we take a look at how far the transit agency has come, and where it’s going as we all greet 2020. It’s not surprising that a transit agency … Continue reading Metrolinx bucks North American trend in transit – A by-the-numbers breakdown of 2019, and a new year to come for GO, PRESTO and UP Express

Goodbye taupe tile – A sneak peek into Union Station’s new Bay Concourse

Toronto’s main transit hub is about to see the reopening of a whole new section. We take you behind the construction barriers to show you how work is coming – along with some of the new features created – for Bay Concourse. It was kind of orange, gray, brownish - or maybe taupe. It was … Continue reading Goodbye taupe tile – A sneak peek into Union Station’s new Bay Concourse

Update – See photos of a glass pedestrian bridge being installed between Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena and Union Station Bus Terminal

The long weekend saw major work take place on a new glass bridge over Bay Street. The span drew lots of attention - and had everyone looking up. It’s clearly impressive work. Last weekend, crews began major work on a glass pedestrian bridge between Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena and the Union Station Bus Terminal that is … Continue reading Update – See photos of a glass pedestrian bridge being installed between Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena and Union Station Bus Terminal

Looking up – A glass pedestrian bridge to connect Toronto and GO customers to the new bus terminal is being installed

A new bridge is set to go over Bay Street this busy long weekend. Expect some detours as you make your way downtown. Also expect a cool way to make your way to the GO Transit bus terminal, that’s now under construction. GO Transit customers are about to get another important route – high above. … Continue reading Looking up – A glass pedestrian bridge to connect Toronto and GO customers to the new bus terminal is being installed

Attention intergalactic fighters – Metrolinx issues warning to keep your phasers holstered while on GO vehicles

As FAN EXPO Canada begins in Toronto, those in costumes are being asked to be careful pulling out replica weapons. Alright Han Solo, let’s just put down the blaster pistol and talk this through. And you over there, dressed in that black suit and dark sunglasses, you can stop showing off your Noisy Cricket weapon … Continue reading Attention intergalactic fighters – Metrolinx issues warning to keep your phasers holstered while on GO vehicles

Behind the barriers of Union Station’s new Bay Concourse

Away from public view, the new section of Union Station is fast taking shape. Come this way to see for yourself. A quarter inch of plywood. That’s what separates today from tomorrow for an important section of Canada’s most vital transit hub. For customers and travellers who regularly use Union Station, it’s been impossible not … Continue reading Behind the barriers of Union Station’s new Bay Concourse