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

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 … Continue reading GO Transit increases walking and cycling access to GO Stations

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

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

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 … Continue reading New bike lanes point to improved station access in York Region

Pedal power – New Bike Share Toronto program revolving around several major GO stations

Customers may have noticed the addition of dozens of bicycle rental stalls at area GO Transit stations. Here’s how they work, and how to get a discount with your PRESTO card. If the sight of your car baking under a hot Toronto summer sun makes you perspire even before opening the door, you now can … Continue reading Pedal power – New Bike Share Toronto program revolving around several major GO stations

We – huff…wheeze – barely catch up with Metrolinx’s bike patrol unit as they continue to cover serious GO Transit ground into the fall

How far will this specialized bicycle unit go to safeguard our customers? About the distance of pedalling from Toronto to San Jose, Calif.. This is not a job for the weak-kneed. With every shift – they are constantly flipping through 11 gears – Transit Safety Sgt. Travis Gillespie, and fellow members of Metrolinx’ bicycle patrol … Continue reading We – huff…wheeze – barely catch up with Metrolinx’s bike patrol unit as they continue to cover serious GO Transit ground into the fall