How to stop a GO train in its tracks – the momentum of science and skill behind aligning with a platform perfectly

As passengers, we can’t wait to get to our train stop. But, amid occasional platform overshoots and safety reminders to stay off the tracks, few of us know how complicated stopping a train can be. And that each stop starts long before the brakes are ever applied. For passengers, the effort of arriving at a … Continue reading How to stop a GO train in its tracks – the momentum of science and skill behind aligning with a platform perfectly

Hurontario LRT engineers innovative ‘Hwy. 403 flyover’

A busy interchange along the future Hurontario LRT route had the potential to create major congestion. Here’s how engineers resolved the complicated obstacle, ensuring traffic flow for both the LRT and your family’s SUV. Actually, we can get you here from there. Rathburn Road West is home to one of Mississauga’s largest transit hubs. On … Continue reading Hurontario LRT engineers innovative ‘Hwy. 403 flyover’

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

More GO train service for Markham, Brampton, Etobicoke

Metrolinx is increasing GO train service on the Kitchener and Stouffville lines on April 8 to give customers more opportunities to get where they need to be. New weekday morning trip options between Bramalea GO and Union Station will give customers new choices at popular morning commuting times while midday weekday GO train service along … Continue reading More GO train service for Markham, Brampton, Etobicoke

Joining a global movement, commuters build lives while on the GO

Scientists to daily travelers: ‘Find habits that build life satisfaction.’ Researchers around the world are very interested in what Maja Cupples is doing right now. Sitting quietly alone and ready to go home, Cupples is slowing down as the city around her gathers up speed for another day. After a long nightshift at Toronto’s Hospital … Continue reading Joining a global movement, commuters build lives while on the GO

Metrolinx announces progress on Hurontario LRT vision

On March 21, Metrolinx CEO, Phil Verster, released a statement on the status of the Hurontario LRT project. “In order to offer riders a more convenient route and alleviate potential budget pressures on the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, changes to the scope of the project, recommended by Metrolinx, have been approved by the Government … Continue reading Metrolinx announces progress on Hurontario LRT vision

Kids travel free on GO Transit just in time for March Break

Starting March 9, kids 12 and under can ride free on all GO trains and buses. Among the largely Toronto-bound office workers on the early morning Kitchener line, Lucas Andrade and his siblings stand out. Dragging school bags, and rubbing sleepy eyes, they’re about half the size - and a great deal younger - than … Continue reading Kids travel free on GO Transit just in time for March Break

Changes to 4:35 Kitchener line GO Train to Begin February 13

Metrolinx creates special interim rail platform for Bramalea customers. GO Transit customers getting off of the 4:32 (formerly 4:35) train from Union Station at Bramalea GO will soon set foot on a new platform created especially for them. The trip, which formerly ended at Georgetown GO, now ends its journey at Bramalea GO. Starting this … Continue reading Changes to 4:35 Kitchener line GO Train to Begin February 13