The GOgh Train – Modern transit turned into digital masterpiece thanks to clever editing and love of puns

It’s a work of art that caused a buzz recently on Reddit. Here’s a showing of Matt McDonald’s artistic take on a GO train, in the style of Vincent van GO. We’re sorry, that should have read ‘Gogh’. Sure, we don’t know a lot about art. But including a tattoo idea we’ve never been brave … Continue reading The GOgh Train – Modern transit turned into digital masterpiece thanks to clever editing and love of puns

Moving ahead to honour the fallen – Metrolinx Transit Safety officers hit the road today for Canadian Police Memorial Ride to Remember

The nation marks a solemn weekend of tribute and remembrance, as bike riders across Canada set out to honour fallen police and peace officers. Here’s how Metrolinx’s Transit Safety officers are – amid changes due to COVID-19 – doing their part today. Every day, Metrolinx Transit Safety officers lace up boots and step out to … Continue reading Moving ahead to honour the fallen – Metrolinx Transit Safety officers hit the road today for Canadian Police Memorial Ride to Remember

How low can you go? PRESTO reduces the minimum load on online channels

PRESTO reduces the minimum load on the PRESTO app and the web to make contactless top-ups easier. Here are the details – along with some other interesting related developments for customers. It’s change – actually just five cents – for the better. PRESTO has removed the $10 minimum load requirement on all online channels. Now, … Continue reading How low can you go? PRESTO reduces the minimum load on online channels

Zooming in on Ontario Line plans from Osgoode to the Don River – Delivering a line below Toronto’s Queen Street that’s been anticipated for more than a century

Today, Metrolinx released new details for it’s Ontario Line plan between University Avenue and the Don River. Refinement to the initial plan will mean faster delivery, reduced building costs and, most importantly, improved connections for riders. The new plan takes advantage of space that was dug for an east-west line when TTC’s Queen Station was … Continue reading Zooming in on Ontario Line plans from Osgoode to the Don River – Delivering a line below Toronto’s Queen Street that’s been anticipated for more than a century

Time warp – See 50 years of GO bus evolution in under a minute

A half century and still rolling. It’s been an historic and ever-changing journey for the GO bus, which recently celebrated 50 years of service. A great deal has changed during that time and we want to take you back in time and look at all the different vehicles that took customers this far. But since … Continue reading Time warp – See 50 years of GO bus evolution in under a minute

Taking photos of GO Transit and UP Express trains? Here’s what you safely need to know before getting that favourite shot, including those piloting drones

Trains have fascinated us for more than 200 years. From multi-day travel to far flung destinations, to short commutes to work and back, the rails have commanded our attention. But these days, trains aren’t just for commuting. They serve as popular photography and video subjects for amateur and professional photographers and videographers, rail fans, and … Continue reading Taking photos of GO Transit and UP Express trains? Here’s what you safely need to know before getting that favourite shot, including those piloting drones

Metrolinx launches new limited edition face coverings

Riders can now purchase specially designed face coverings. Here’s what they look like and what you need to know – including the fact each purchase also covers a worthy cause. Nobody has just one pair of socks. And the same is now largely true of face coverings. Metrolinx has released new limited edition face coverings … Continue reading Metrolinx launches new limited edition face coverings

Pillars of the community – Supporting the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project

In the latest images out of the Peel Region transit corridor, we take a look at concrete work being done on Highway 407. Talk about carrying your weight while on the job. Work continues along Hurontario Street for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. And that recently included concrete pillars being installed at Hurontario … Continue reading Pillars of the community – Supporting the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project

Latest round of GO Expansion public consultation wraps up – Here’s what Metrolinx heard from you

This summer, Metrolinx held the second round of public consultations online from August 18 to September 1, 2020, to get community feedback on the GO Expansion program. During the second round, more than 10,000 users visited the GO Expansion Program webpage and Metrolinx received 65 submissions from the public. This participation and feedback is a … Continue reading Latest round of GO Expansion public consultation wraps up – Here’s what Metrolinx heard from you