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Caledonia Station shows unique open design on Crosstown LRT route

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project has some interesting elements, beyond the big engineering moments we often show. In the most recent images from the Toronto transit project, two pictures caught our eye – one that is about design and the other an element that will help customers moving along even without the light rail vehicles. Along Eglinton Crosstown’s light rail transit (LRT) … Continue reading Caledonia Station shows unique open design on Crosstown LRT route

Metrolinx revises policy for e-bikes and e-scooters

Metrolinx is introducing a new policy for e-bikes and e-scooters to clarify which types of electric vehicles are allowed on GO Transit and UP Express. As vaccination rates increase and transit ridership rebounds, more customers are looking to more mobility vehicles onboard GO and UP Express vehicles. That’s why Metrolinx is introducing a new policy that clarifies which e-bikes and e-scooters are allowed onboard transit vehicles and in stations. E-bikes and e-scooters are … Continue reading Metrolinx revises policy for e-bikes and e-scooters

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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Riders flock to first Niagara weekend GO trains

The return of Niagara weekend GO service is being hailed as another example of Ontario recovering from the pandemic – and travelling for fun again. Here’s how well that first weekend went, as customers now plan for weekends to come. Word travels fast. Especially if it’s the reintroduction of weekend GO Transit rail service to Niagara Falls. The return of the service proved to be … Continue reading Riders flock to first Niagara weekend GO trains

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GO Transit increases walking and cycling access to GO Stations

Improving transit is about more than just upgrading vehicles, timetables and routes. It’s also about making it easier to get to and from stations, beyond using a car. As the province moves closer to the other side of COVID-19 pandemic measures, and more riders return, GO Transit is working on making it easier to walk and bike to five key stations. And those spots are … Continue reading GO Transit increases walking and cycling access to GO Stations

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Hurontario project uses host of measures to protect drivers and pedestrians

Safety around a major transit site isn’t limited to just those crews working on the route. For the Hurontario light rail transit project, the switch into warmer weather also signals the need for area residents, and those moving about, to be aware of shifts in routes and paths. Here’s what to watch out for, to keep everyone safe. Big projects require adjustments and patience from … Continue reading Hurontario project uses host of measures to protect drivers and pedestrians

Kipling Transit Hub is complete and offering more connections in West Toronto

Construction of Kipling Transit Hub is complete. Located in Toronto west region, the key hub seamlessly connects customers to three transit providers – GO Transit, MiWay and TTC. Watch a new video that takes a tour of the new Kipling Bus Terminal (GO & MiWay), the pedestrian tunnels, renovated GO station building and modern amenities.  The final pieces of the puzzle have been put into place for the Kipling Transit Hub.  The Kipling Transit Hub is the latest transit jump-off point in west Toronto – moving and connecting … Continue reading Kipling Transit Hub is complete and offering more connections in West Toronto

A new use for an old track: How an existing rail line provides the most environmentally-friendly location for a transit layover

Increased GO Train service will reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality by getting more cars off the road. To realize those environmental benefits, Metrolinx must build additional facilities to support additional trains. Layovers – where surplus train sets can be stored between rush hours – are an example. To minimize environmental impacts of a new layover, Metrolinx will use an old rail line that … Continue reading A new use for an old track: How an existing rail line provides the most environmentally-friendly location for a transit layover

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Metrolinx sees retirement of GO Transit Safety boss – Chief Bill Grodzinski leaves post after overseeing sizable changes in transit security

Many GO Transit and UP Express customers may not have known the name of the top officer keeping them safe over the past eight years. But as Metrolinx director of security Bill Grodzinski retires, after transforming the transit safety division into a modern ‘guardians of the journey’ team, we look back on how his work helped a lot of people get safely home each night. … Continue reading Metrolinx sees retirement of GO Transit Safety boss – Chief Bill Grodzinski leaves post after overseeing sizable changes in transit security

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New bike lanes point to improved station access in York Region

Pedal power is getting a boost in York Region. The Town of Newmarket recently unveiled new bicycle lanes along Yonge Street reaching Davis Drive, giving GO Transit customers a safe, convenient way to get to and from Newmarket GO Station. The new bike lanes are among the finishing touches on the vivaNext Yonge Street rapidway project (operational in January 2020) and reaches the Davis Drive … Continue reading New bike lanes point to improved station access in York Region