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Stolen Christmas charity gifts taken at Burlington GO leads to an outpouring of holiday spirit – and plenty of warm clothes

Following the break-in of a vehicle at a GO station – where gloves, mittens and hats destined for a front-line Hamilton outreach group were among the items stolen – Metrolinx sent out a call to help replenish the swiped presents. And yes, the response was enough to grow your heart three sizes. There’s no good time to have your car broken into, and no stolen … Continue reading Stolen Christmas charity gifts taken at Burlington GO leads to an outpouring of holiday spirit – and plenty of warm clothes

GO Train passing along the lakeshore in the sunset

Burlington GO station set for temporary closure of elevators – Upgrades impact customers who use lifts to access train platforms

Work on the elevators is needed as they reach the end of their lifespan and the work will mean doing without them for the duration of the upgrade. Here’s what customers need to know as this important project takes place, plus some improvements coming to one of Lakeshore West’s busiest stations. Burlington GO train customers are getting a much needed lift this fall. That’s because … Continue reading Burlington GO station set for temporary closure of elevators – Upgrades impact customers who use lifts to access train platforms

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TOD and parking among hot topics during latest Metrolinx community meeting – Burlington hosted the event

As the series of Metrolinx town halls continue to attract customers, community members and questions about the course of transit across the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the most recent gathering inside the local GO station sees a wide variety of topics tackled. It was a fitting meeting place – especially if you had questions about transit. The latest Metrolinx Town Hall was held inside the Burlington … Continue reading TOD and parking among hot topics during latest Metrolinx community meeting – Burlington hosted the event

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New PRESTO devices go live on GO – Digital fare machines are a glimpse into technology to come for customers

You’ll start seeing some new PRESTO payment devices on GO Transit today (Feb. 6). This means changes for the better for PRESTO customers. For just a moment, Erica Pauze hesitated – looked at a nearby station attendant – then tapped her PRESTO card on the high-tech device. “OK, now this is awesome,” the Midland resident said as she used the new digital fare pillar today … Continue reading New PRESTO devices go live on GO – Digital fare machines are a glimpse into technology to come for customers

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

Transit tour continues – Metrolinx town hall coming to Burlington today

Public forum allows customers and residents to ask transit questions in-person and online. So ask away, in a couple different ways. For customers and community members, a trip to Burlington GO station today (Feb. 5) won’t involve stepping onto a train or bus. But there will be a voyage of discovery. Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster and his senior management team are coming to Burlington tonight … Continue reading Transit tour continues – Metrolinx town hall coming to Burlington today

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

n artist rendering shows a high, white bridge over tracks as a GO train runs underneath. In the concept, the crossover has glass to look out of.

A bridge so near – Planned Burlington pedestrian crossing will span GO tracks as well as decades of use.

A pedestrian bridge that has stood the test of time is set to be replaced by a new, fully accessible structure that will improve connectivity over the rail corridor and provide room underneath for future electrified GO service. Some pedestrian arteries lead straight into a community’s heart. Maybe it’s a familiar path to a school or a well-used shortcut to an area mall. If you’ve … Continue reading A bridge so near – Planned Burlington pedestrian crossing will span GO tracks as well as decades of use.