Two tractors work on dirt in a vacant lot.

From the ground up – A look at how the Hurontario LRT project is able to reduce all the waste they would normally face

With any large construction effort – think of renovating just your bathroom – there’s stuff that is cast aside. All that expected debris and waste that can accumulate. But when you’re building something as large as the Hurontario LRT route, are there ways to cut down on the waste? The answer is ‘yes’, including software that even figures out what to do with the stumps … Continue reading From the ground up – A look at how the Hurontario LRT project is able to reduce all the waste they would normally face

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Hurontario light rail transit project video released – Gives flyover glimpse of the line

Metrolinx has created a video primer on what the Hurontario LRT route will offer Brampton and Mississauga, as well as the timelines crews are working under. And did we mention renderings? To understand the way people will move in the future, it’s always good to see things in motion. Metrolinx has created a video overview of the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project. It contains … Continue reading Hurontario light rail transit project video released – Gives flyover glimpse of the line

Workers clear debris from a street after a median has been removed.

Removing barriers – Hurontario light rail transit project sees heavy-lifting roadwork this week

In time for hotter weather, the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project is shedding a few pounds. Median removals and minor construction activities for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project (HuLRT) are well underway for the LRT route, more commonly called the HuLRT. The median is the strip of land between opposing traffic lanes. In this case, as new images show, the medians along Hurontario … Continue reading Removing barriers – Hurontario light rail transit project sees heavy-lifting roadwork this week

The last piece of pre-cast concrete is lifted into place at Bramalea GO Station.

Putting the puzzle together at Bramalea GO Station

While the finishing touches are being put on the parking structure at Bramalea GO, new construction work is starting that will change the way customers access their trains. Starting April 20, the centre pedestrian tunnel is being closed to complete important upgrades on the west and centre portions of the island platform. If you think finishing a thousand-piece puzzle feels good, imagine that feeling – … Continue reading Putting the puzzle together at Bramalea GO Station

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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

Building up Bramalea GO – major expansion milestone brings revamped station one step closer to reality

Bramalea GO customers can expect changes to their commute starting February 13, as construction work on new station building, parking structure and platforms moves onto next phase. Building a new GO station takes a lot of heavy lifting. It’s not just excavators, cranes, and bulldozers – it also takes people power. Bramalea GO station has been under construction for more than eight months and major … Continue reading Building up Bramalea GO – major expansion milestone brings revamped station one step closer to reality

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Winning bidder officially announced for Hurontario light rail transit project

Build will have major impact for transit passengers, and communities, in Mississauga and Brampton. Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) today (Oct. 21) have officially announced the winning bidder for the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project. Mobilinx, the winning team, will design, build, finance, operate and maintain the new transit project for a 30-year term. The release of the winning bidder means Metrolinx and IO … Continue reading Winning bidder officially announced for Hurontario light rail transit project

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Metrolinx releases updated GO Transit ridership map – System sees almost five per cent bump in GO train boardings

New data culled from across GO rail network and UP Express finds increase in numbers attributed to lower fares for shorter trips as well as increase on all lines. If you’re a regular GO train customer, look to the seats around you – apparently your neighbours are following your lead. Ridership across GO Transit’s rail system continues to grow, with new data pointing to a … Continue reading Metrolinx releases updated GO Transit ridership map – System sees almost five per cent bump in GO train boardings

Darshpreet Bhatti stands up to answer a question before the crowd.

Packed house greets Metrolinx town hall in Mississauga

Peel residents lined up at the microphone to ask questions of transit brass. The place was packed with people and questions. Almost every seat was filled inside the agora of Sheridan College’s Square One campus, in Mississauga. A space where students usually come to study was transformed into a community centre on Sept. 5 for a Metrolinx town hall. The gathering was part of a … Continue reading Packed house greets Metrolinx town hall in Mississauga

Early morning travellers wait at the Bramalea Go station.

Metrolinx announces increased service, including on Kitchener and Lakeshore Lines – Extends popular Niagara weekend service to year-round

Scores of new options added to GO train routes for September. Here are some of the biggest service improvements across the system. Metrolinx has announced a major advance in the GO Transit expansion program, with nearly 150 new and extended train trips each week, starting on August 31. With this round of changes there will be eight per cent more GO train service than a … Continue reading Metrolinx announces increased service, including on Kitchener and Lakeshore Lines – Extends popular Niagara weekend service to year-round