The body of a train carriage arrives at a yard on the back of a large truck. Men work to offload it.

A transit seat above – Remembering when GO trains became bi-levels

As part of our HistoricGO series, we continue to dig through boxes and archives to uncover old relics of our transit past. We recently discovered some decades-old promotional brochures, crew manuals and a how-to guide for our iconic GO bi-level train cars. What colour do you think the first test coaches were? Few GO Transit customers need directions in how to use the top level … Continue reading A transit seat above – Remembering when GO trains became bi-levels

Trains line up, with snow covering their fronts.

We, the freaking cold – Canadian winter is taken head on as UP and GO trains find new tools and tactics to run during the cruelest months

Frigid conditions are just part of life in our great country, yet it can still be challenging to keep moving – including when you’re one of the country’s largest public transit agencies. This season, the gloves are off – then put quickly back on – as Metrolinx introduces some important cold-busting modifications to its train fleet. Winter always hits our nation like a fast moving … Continue reading We, the freaking cold – Canadian winter is taken head on as UP and GO trains find new tools and tactics to run during the cruelest months

Image is a speed shot of a GO train at a crossing. Lights are blurred, thanks to the speed.

Metrolinx strikes deal to buy dozens of new train cars for GO Transit

Agreement will see 36 more bi-level cars bought from Bombardier Transportation’s Ontario plant. Metrolinx has reached an agreement with Bombardier Transportation to purchase 36 additional bi-level rail cars for use by GO Transit. A Sept. 10 announcement noted the contract extension will see the cars built at Bombardier’s Thunder Bay plant, and include 31 standard as well as five accessible cars. Combined, they will add … Continue reading Metrolinx strikes deal to buy dozens of new train cars for GO Transit