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

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

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 … Continue reading Metrolinx welcomes 6 new directors to its board

Detailed ridership map released for GO and UP Express stations

Ridership increased to 52.5 million in November – Find where you and your neighbours fit. More customers than ever before are bee-lining it to Barrie via GO Transit, or stops along its line, according to the latest ridership numbers released this week by Metrolinx. The transit agency saw ridership on GO Transit and the UP … Continue reading Detailed ridership map released for GO and UP Express stations

Metrolinx makes dogs on GO a permanent feature

Five months after launching a pilot project allowing leashed dogs on GO trains and buses with their human commuters, Metrolinx’s board of directors voted Thursday to make it a permanent part of its pet policy. Metrolinx is doing something doggone good. During their Dec. 6 meeting, the Metrolinx board unanimously approved changing its pet policy … Continue reading Metrolinx makes dogs on GO a permanent feature

Metrolinx considers making dogs on GO a permanent feature

Five months after launching pet pilot project allowing leashed dogs on GO trains and buses with their human commuters, doggone it, the results are in. Tess Fleming is the ultimate GO train passenger. She’s petite, well mannered, loves to sit quietly - and she never puts her paws up on the seat. Tess, a two-year-old … Continue reading Metrolinx considers making dogs on GO a permanent feature

Metrolinx partners with private developer for new Mimico GO Station

Private developer Vandyk signs letter of intent to build station along with mixed-use development Metrolinx has signed a non-binding agreement with a private developer for a major revamp of Mimico Station, in a deal that will see the company foot all construction costs in exchange for air rights. Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster announced Monday at … Continue reading Metrolinx partners with private developer for new Mimico GO Station

Getting to know Don Wright, the new Metrolinx Chair of the Board of Directors

You could feel the new beginning and energy in the room. Taking his new seat at the Metrolinx Board table for the first time on Friday morning, Don Wright said he was excited to take on his new role as Chair. It’s a long way from where Wright started in the transportation industry, making beds … Continue reading Getting to know Don Wright, the new Metrolinx Chair of the Board of Directors