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Getting to the Jays game using GO Transit and UP – What you need to know when heading to Toronto’s Rogers Centre

The Blue Jays season will start on Friday night, April 8, at the Rogers Centre. It’s good timing as both GO Transit and UP Express recently added more service. Though fans planning to take the Lakeshore West line to Sunday’s game (April 10) should be aware of construction that will limit train service. Metrolinx News has the latest guidance for getting to the game. Baseball … Continue reading Getting to the Jays game using GO Transit and UP – What you need to know when heading to Toronto’s Rogers Centre

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Full fleet of Crosstown light rail transit vehicles rolling through testing phase for new route

There’s been no shortage of news for the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project as the line gets closer to reaching completion. But Metrolinx News wanted to note something that many people may not know – all the sophisticated vehicles that will be used on the route are on hand and being tested. Here’s a bit of what that full fleet is doing right … Continue reading Full fleet of Crosstown light rail transit vehicles rolling through testing phase for new route

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Massive girders to be installed on Davenport Diamond Guideway project – Will mean overnight closures of Dupont Street

They’re massive and will take expertise and time to install. So concrete girders finding their homes as part of the Davenport Diamond Guideway project will mean night work and detours for locals. Here’s what the concrete behemoths, and street closures, are all about. Make way for the girders. The erection of girders above the Dupont Street overpass between Lansdowne Avenue and Campbell Avenue will require … Continue reading Massive girders to be installed on Davenport Diamond Guideway project – Will mean overnight closures of Dupont Street

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Crosstown LRT breaks through to connect Cedarvale Station with Eglinton West TTC Station

In the latest batch of Crosstown Light Rail Transit project progress pictures, there are plenty of paths crossing – including to the TTC. Here’s what’s new. It’s all about connections. New images from the Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) construction project show a number of interesting intersects – from transit lines to where customers will soon pay for their rides. Here’s a ‘breakdown’ – including … Continue reading Crosstown LRT breaks through to connect Cedarvale Station with Eglinton West TTC Station

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Upcoming Bloor bridge reconstruction means full road and sidewalk closures

Metrolinx will be closing the road and sidewalks on Bloor Street West while crews install bridge girders on the west half of the Bloor bridge. Find out why the work is important – and even learn a thing or two about girders. Bloor St. West is about to see road and sidewalk closures that will lead to better transit. The replacement of the Bloor Street … Continue reading Upcoming Bloor bridge reconstruction means full road and sidewalk closures

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Still put them on – Masks remain in place for customers on GO Transit and UP Express

As of today (March 21) some of the provincial guidance on COVID-19 safety measures have changed, including rules related to face coverings.  People are now able to enter many indoor settings such as retail stores, bars, restaurants, gyms, community centres or museums without a mask. But masks continue to be mandatory on public transit, including indoor stations.  Let’s, well, cover the basics. Continue to mask up.  … Continue reading Still put them on – Masks remain in place for customers on GO Transit and UP Express

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 upcoming demolition work. Demolition of several more Metrolinx-owned properties along the Hamilton light rail transit (LRT) route will begin later this month. It follows work completed at 23 other Metrolinx-owned properties last … Continue reading More vacant properties slated for demolition as Hamilton LRT project moves ahead

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As new light rail transit project moves ahead – Road Closures coming to Hurontario Street

Big transit construction projects mean a few things, including needed patience from those who work and live near the line, as well as inevitable detours for motorists. Look up, just ahead – here are the changes coming as crews make progress on the light rail transit route. Take care – detours ahead. If you’re driving through the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project corridor – … Continue reading As new light rail transit project moves ahead – Road Closures coming to Hurontario Street

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How the Hurontario Light Rail Transit project is trying to save the planet – or at least support sustainability

Being kind with Mother Nature is an important plus for a light rail route. But the ways the Hurontario project are working to be environmentally friendly during construction include pretty much every nook and cranny of the transit line. Here’s the check list. From where your tin cans are put as you prepare supper to how long you leave the water running as you brush … Continue reading How the Hurontario Light Rail Transit project is trying to save the planet – or at least support sustainability

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GO Transit customers to Anne Marie Aikins – ‘We’re getting ready to ride again’

As many GO Transit and UP Express riders return, or prepare to come back to riding trains and buses, Anne Marie Aikins, Metrolinx’s head of Media and Public Relations, recently reached out on social media to ask how passengers are feeling. They responded – in substantial numbers. Here’s what they had to say to her. There’s a proverb that says, absence makes the heart grow … Continue reading GO Transit customers to Anne Marie Aikins – ‘We’re getting ready to ride again’