Why lengthy partial road closure has kept everyone moving during Bloor bridge reconstruction  

Rebuilding a bridge that spans over one of Toronto’s busiest roads is challenging. To keep traffic flowing, Metrolinx implemented a partial road closure of Bloor Street West while crews have been reconstructing the Bloor bridge. This work is part of the Davenport Diamond Guideway project - find out how it’s unfolding. The replacement of the … Continue reading Why lengthy partial road closure has kept everyone moving during Bloor bridge reconstruction  

More vacant properties slated for demolition as Hamilton LRT project moves ahead

Work to prepare for the future Hamilton LRT project continues to ramp up ahead of early construction activities. It includes dealing with vacant Metrolinx-owned properties. Here’s what you need to know about the new sites. Demolition of several Metrolinx-owned properties on the Hamilton light rail transit (LRT) corridor will begin in the coming months. It … Continue reading More vacant properties slated for demolition as Hamilton LRT project moves ahead

Metrolinx pilot study finds no virus on tested transit surfaces and in air samples

Since Metrolinx News recently reported that a pilot study for SARS-CoV-2 virus environmental sampling study was happening on GO Transit vehicles and inside key downtown locations, we thought we’d provide an update on the results - as well as dig a bit deeper into the workings of the COVID-19 probe. It’s an ‘all clear’ from … Continue reading Metrolinx pilot study finds no virus on tested transit surfaces and in air samples

Final pieces of trackwork being installed at Eglinton Station for Crosstown LRT project

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project has seen some key advances recently – and we have the shots. Take a look at what’s new on the tracks at Eglinton Station, as well as important work near Toronto’s Brentcliffe Road. We’re starting this Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) update by tracking the, well, tracks. … Continue reading Final pieces of trackwork being installed at Eglinton Station for Crosstown LRT project

Metrolinx takes measures to make transit more equitable

At a time when organizations are looking to root out systemic biases, Metrolinx is no exception. The transit agency’s Planning team is looking for new ways to include equity, diversity and inclusion in its decision making to benefit a wider range of people and communities. Here’s how that work is going. New transit lines improve … Continue reading Metrolinx takes measures to make transit more equitable

Frontline Metrolinx transit staff wear orange emblems as part of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Today (Sept. 30), people across the country will pause and remember the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and Indigenous communities. If you’re travelling on GO Transit and UP Express, you’ll notice some important symbols and announcements to mark the national commemoration. GO Transit and UP Express frontline staff will be wearing … Continue reading Frontline Metrolinx transit staff wear orange emblems as part of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Massive excavation efforts underway for Hurontario light rail transit route

Experts working on the Hurontario Light Rail Transit line connecting Mississauga and Brampton need to move a whole lot of dirt and rock. It’s part of the job when constructing a modern transit line. And a host of new images show what all that digging is adding up to. Hint – in one case it’s … Continue reading Massive excavation efforts underway for Hurontario light rail transit route

Original limestone saved as historic Guelph rail bridge gets major refit

The Speed River Bridge has withstood the test of time. Over the course of nine weekends, crews will be working around the clock to give new life to this historic traverse whose foundation was built the same year as pasteurization was introduced to the world. Guelph’s Speed River Bridge – a crossing that’s older than … Continue reading Original limestone saved as historic Guelph rail bridge gets major refit

How Metrolinx continues to make improvements and expand GO Train service on Kitchener Line

There’s lots of movement on the Kitchener GO Line. As Metrolinx News has regularly updated readers on the work taking place on the rail route, we thought it was again time to see what all that toiling is adding up to. Let’s go down the line. It’s one of the most important transit lines in … Continue reading How Metrolinx continues to make improvements and expand GO Train service on Kitchener Line

Enhanced accessibility work starts today at Eglinton GO Station

It’s all about the journey. Construction on accessibility upgrades at Eglinton GO Station is starting. This is a key step in ensuring GO Expansion can bring more frequent two-way, all-day service to the Lakeshore East line and enable better connections and travel opportunities. Metrolinx is moving forward with more frequent, two-way, all-day service on the … Continue reading Enhanced accessibility work starts today at Eglinton GO Station