How COVID has impacted transit – Metrolinx releases ridership map covering all GO Transit rail routes

The transit agency has published the first ridership map since the start of the pandemic. While the breakdown of stations and routes clearly show the impact of the health crisis on ridership, it also demonstrates the work that has never stopped to keep essential travellers moving throughout the threat. See how your route has fared. The well-worn map on just about everything we regularly did … Continue reading How COVID has impacted transit – Metrolinx releases ridership map covering all GO Transit rail routes

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GO Transit ridership map updated – Find out how your station or lines are doing

The latest stats are in and show record-breaking ridership numbers for GO Transit. A steady growth in off-peak ridership means more customers are opting to take trains outside of their daily commutes. As Valentine’s approaches, GO Transit is feeling the love. The latest ridership map and report, which will be presented at the Feb. 20 public Metrolinx board meeting, shows a record number of customers … Continue reading GO Transit ridership map updated – Find out how your station or lines are doing

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Putting winter in its place – How Metrolinx prepares to keep the GO Transit fleet rolling, even on the coldest of Canadian days

Our nation may be more than 150 years old, but thriving in the coldest months is still a chore. Learn how Canada’s largest public transit agency keeps things rolling, even when Mother Nature wants to place everything – and everyone – into a deep freeze. Even keeping salt on your front steps can be taxing. Now imagine moving the populations of Canada’s largest cities across … Continue reading Putting winter in its place – How Metrolinx prepares to keep the GO Transit fleet rolling, even on the coldest of Canadian days

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GO fare pilot begins for travel between Kennedy stop and Toronto’s Union Station – TTC riders among those to benefit from new option and lower price

Starting tomorrow (Nov 23), the cost of taking a GO journey from Kennedy Station to downtown Toronto will be reduced. On the heels of the success of lower fares for short distance trips, we’re testing the impact of extending that offer to more people. So, hello Kennedy station. An 18-month pilot project will see the cost of taking a GO Transit trip from Scarborough’s Kennedy … Continue reading GO fare pilot begins for travel between Kennedy stop and Toronto’s Union Station – TTC riders among those to benefit from new option and lower price

The latest ridership map shows an increase in total ridership, as well as GO train boardings.

Track your station – Updated GO Transit ridership map shows continued growth across the network

Short distance trips, increased service options and event partnerships all contributed to reasons why customers are choosing GO transit more frequently. Find out how your own line is doing. You’ve probably noticed many new faces on the GO service in the past few months. An updated ridership map from April to September 2019 shows a continuing trend of growth at 4.1 per cent. Barrie grew … Continue reading Track your station – Updated GO Transit ridership map shows continued growth across the network

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New GO ridership map released – UP Express leads the way as Metrolinx reports strong growth in customers

GO Transit’s Barrie and Richmond Hill lines were strong contributors to the six per cent increase in total ridership. Find out how well your own GO Transit or UP Express station is doing, compared to others on the network. GO Transit and UP Express are taking people where they need to be more than ever before, new data shows. The figures, released on June 21, … Continue reading New GO ridership map released – UP Express leads the way as Metrolinx reports strong growth in customers

Transit stops are given name changes on the Hurontario and Finch West LRT Lines

Metrolinx Board approves new titles for transit links. At Metrolinx, we are in the midst of planning and building some of the biggest transit infrastructure in the world. An important part of our planning process includes making it easier for our customers to find their stations, stops and interchanges throughout our system, and through wayfinding applications like TripLinx and Google Maps. Metrolinx has been studying … Continue reading Transit stops are given name changes on the Hurontario and Finch West LRT Lines

Two women are seen boarding a GO bus, as one holds out a PRESTO pass to pay.

Your GO Transit fare change primer

You have questions about fare changes, so we have answers. On April 10, Metrolinx’s board of directors approved a range of fare changes, including a reduction of GO fares for short-distance trips by $1 when using PRESTO – a reduction of 21 per cent – to give customers more affordable local transit in their communities. The changes, set to start on April 20, also include … Continue reading Your GO Transit fare change primer

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Metrolinx lowering fares for short-distance GO trips by more than $1

Metrolinx is reducing PRESTO fares on short-distance GO Transit trips in the Greater Golden Horseshoe by more than $1 starting April 20. The fare for GO trips that are about 10 kilometres or less is being reduced to $3.70 — a 21 per cent reduction from the lowest PRESTO fares of $4.71. This new, lower fare will apply to any trip made between any GO … Continue reading Metrolinx lowering fares for short-distance GO trips by more than $1

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Metrolinx welcomes 6 new directors to its board

Recent departures are replaced and other items raised during first board of 2019. Metrolinx welcomed six new members to its board of directors Thursday, kicking off the first meeting of the new year with an infusion of new talent to the board. Metrolinx board chair Donald Wright welcomed each new director, noting their diverse backgrounds in architecture, real estate, land development and other areas. “A warm … Continue reading Metrolinx welcomes 6 new directors to its board