Safer journeys – GO Transit introduces more trains and more service on Lakeshore routes

There are changes coming for one of the nation’s busiest commuter transit lines. They’re intended to get customers moving, while keeping them safe. Changes begin on May 25. Lakeshore customers are going to notice some changes to service next week, including more frequent train trips on Lakeshore East during the morning and afternoon peak periods. Starting Monday, May 25, GO Transit is reinstating 30-minute service on Lakeshore East, heading into Union Station in … Continue reading Safer journeys – GO Transit introduces more trains and more service on Lakeshore routes

Perfecting the alignment: How Toronto’s Ontario Line route was designed

The new Ontario Line will run from the Ontario Science Centre through downtown Toronto to the Exhibition and Ontario Place grounds. A closer look at the line shows it was designed to provide extra relief for the crowded TTC Line 1 and Union Station, while connecting more neighbourhoods to the subway system. In our continuing … Continue reading Perfecting the alignment: How Toronto’s Ontario Line route was designed

Now that’s different – What GO Transit and UP Express customers can expect as they return to using buses and trains

COVID-19 has changed the face of almost every habit and daily pattern, including seeing more people wearing face coverings as they jump on public transit. Here are some of the health and safety measures riders will notice as they begin to return to their seats. Think of it as a check-list for safe and healthy … Continue reading Now that’s different – What GO Transit and UP Express customers can expect as they return to using buses and trains

Untangling the knot beneath and above our Ontario cities – how the maze of urban utilities intersects with GO Transit expansion

Building transit in a dense urban environment takes a lot of planning. Long before tracks are laid and trains start rolling, you need to lay the groundwork – literally. As the province moves forward with the GO Expansion program – a region-wide increase in GO train service – here’s an inside look at how the … Continue reading Untangling the knot beneath and above our Ontario cities – how the maze of urban utilities intersects with GO Transit expansion

Small world – Scarborough transit enthusiast creates tiny toy train and bus world as homage to the real thing

If you love something, it’s hard to just ignore it. Even when you’re told you have to – for the good of everyone on the planet. While Reiner Guinasao has joined others in staying home, and away from public transit, he’s missed the sounds and travels so much, he’s created an entirely new – and … Continue reading Small world – Scarborough transit enthusiast creates tiny toy train and bus world as homage to the real thing

Transit time machine – Virtual station walkthrough takes you inside future Finch West station

From utility relocation, to drilling and excavations, progress is being made on the latest transit project coming to Toronto West. In this new video, residents and future transit customers get a glimpse of what the new Finch West light rail transit (LRT) project will look like when it’s done. This walkthrough video lets you walk … Continue reading Transit time machine – Virtual station walkthrough takes you inside future Finch West station

Up and away – Drone footage takes you above and into Crosstown’s Caledonia Station

Usually, we’re featuring the view of the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project from ground level – or below. But here’s a tour from above an important section and station, thanks to a remote flyover. To show you progress on Eglinton Crosstown’s Caledonia Station, we’ll go above and beyond - as well as into the … Continue reading Up and away – Drone footage takes you above and into Crosstown’s Caledonia Station

The upside of Ontario Line’s upside – How Metrolinx experts are looking to design a Toronto subway that isn’t just confined to dark tunnels

The Ontario Line subway project involves engineering and planning options that are much more complex than the simple lines we see on an urban map. In this feature, we want to explore how some of the most interesting sections of this subway line may be built above ground rather than below. When you say the … Continue reading The upside of Ontario Line’s upside – How Metrolinx experts are looking to design a Toronto subway that isn’t just confined to dark tunnels

Drilling in, Toronto – Station construction now underway on Finch West LRT

From utility relocation, to drilling and excavations, progress is being made on the latest transit project coming to Toronto West. In this series of photo features, residents and future transit customers get a glimpse of the work happening in their community. Here, we drill into supports now being installed, as well as explain about an … Continue reading Drilling in, Toronto – Station construction now underway on Finch West LRT

Toronto proud – Remarkable images capture Crosstown transit workers marking historic moments for light rail transit route

Iconic new pictures show continued life and progress below – and above – the light rail transit system. Perhaps it’s the times. Including the isolation most of us have been living and working in. But while we regularly bring you the latest pictures from construction of the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line, these … Continue reading Toronto proud – Remarkable images capture Crosstown transit workers marking historic moments for light rail transit route