A GO Transit wildlife rescue that will give you goose bumps

We’re not alone. While the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region of Ontario is the most densely populated area of the country, it’s not just humans who call it home. Wildlife is all around. That means GO Transit interacts constantly with Mother Nature. Here, Anne Marie Aikins, head of media relations for Metrolinx, writes about one recent … Continue reading A GO Transit wildlife rescue that will give you goose bumps

How the Yonge North Subway Extension will offset traffic congestion and keep the region moving

The Yonge North Subway Extension will support sustainable growth while creating transit hubs that will connect communities across York Region. Here’s a detailed look at how that will work, including how much time it will save on commutes when compared with, say, watching the best of Star Wars on repeat. The Yonge North Subway Extension … Continue reading How the Yonge North Subway Extension will offset traffic congestion and keep the region moving

Clearing the way for the Scarborough Subway Extension launch shaft construction

Teams have begun preparing the tunnel boring machine (TBM) launch shaft site for major construction work, bringing the Scarborough Subway Extension another step toward reality. Let’s dig in. It’s almost launch time for construction on the Scarborough Subway Extension. The 7.8-km extension of TTC Line 2 subway service will provide seamless, reliable transit to key … Continue reading Clearing the way for the Scarborough Subway Extension launch shaft construction

Metrolinx deploys Morse code in strategy to protect birds as part of the electrification program

As part of GO Expansion, Metrolinx will electrify most of its network, which means wherever a bridge crosses over an electrified rail corridor, protective bridge barriers will be required. The barriers are new, and so is the proposed design. We decode what this safety feature will look like. Dot-dot-dash-dash, this transit design is meant to … Continue reading Metrolinx deploys Morse code in strategy to protect birds as part of the electrification program

Movement on the Kitchener Line: How Metrolinx is expanding GO Train service on one of Ontario’s busiest passenger routes

Individually, there are a lot of interesting projects underway on the Kitchener GO Line. When you put them all together, they start to form a telling picture of improved service and more options for transit customers. If you live near the line or count yourself as a loyal customer (even during the current COVID-19 pause), … Continue reading Movement on the Kitchener Line: How Metrolinx is expanding GO Train service on one of Ontario’s busiest passenger routes

Metrolinx Preliminary Design Business Case examines options to expand GO Transit rail service on Kitchener corridor

Bypassing the bypass. As the Preliminary Design Business Case is released today - here’s what the options look like for communities and customers along the Kitchener line. Go west – in an expanded way. Metrolinx has released a Preliminary Design Business case today (April 30) for expanding and improving Go Transit rail service on the … Continue reading Metrolinx Preliminary Design Business Case examines options to expand GO Transit rail service on Kitchener corridor

How Metrolinx strives to make sure the Yonge North Subway Extension is seen but not heard

Metrolinx considers the latest technology and proven solutions to keep neighbourhoods quiet and peaceful during construction and after the extension goes into service. Here’s a quiet story about noise. Building a major transit route, including Toronto’s Yonge North Subway Extension, means lots of moving pieces. And that can lead to questions from those working and … Continue reading How Metrolinx strives to make sure the Yonge North Subway Extension is seen but not heard