Access to Bramalea GO Station improving in more ways than one

The new bus loop at Bramalea GO Station is now partially open, and the finished project will mean access to the station is improving for everyone. Read on to learn more about the station’s increased connectivity, and how this will benefit GO customers. Bramalea GO Station’s new bus loop is now open for GO customers. As one of the busiest stations on the Kitchener Line, … Continue reading Access to Bramalea GO Station improving in more ways than one

Moving towards a future with battery electric bus transit fleets across Ontario

Finding a plug to charge-up a single electric vehicle is relatively easy. But completely retrofitting a garage for an entire fleet of buses is an enormous challenge. Before any transit agency can do this, a plan is needed. That’s why, with the leadership of the Metrolinx Transit Procurement Initiative (TPI), 13 local transit agencies across Ontario banded together and developed a study that will provide … Continue reading Moving towards a future with battery electric bus transit fleets across Ontario

Saluting employees on Transit Operator and Worker Appreciation Day

As the world dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic over the last two years, getting people where they need to be – whether it’s an essential worker, someone heading to medical appointments, or those acting as caregivers – has never been more important. This week (Mar. 18), Metrolinx joins other transit agencies across the country to celebrate Transit Operator and Worker Appreciation Day, honouring the hard … Continue reading Saluting employees on Transit Operator and Worker Appreciation Day

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More than a GO Transit connection: A personal reflection on the importance of Metrolinx marking Black History Month 

This year, Metrolinx commemorated Black History Month with a vibrant GO bus wrap and a mural honoring Salome Bey, Canada’s First Lady of the Blues. Both the wrap and mural were designed to spark a conversation and to help GO Transit customers learn more about Bey, what she’s done and what she represents. It did just that, and more. In this column, Nitish Bissonauth, a … Continue reading More than a GO Transit connection: A personal reflection on the importance of Metrolinx marking Black History Month 

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See video of new GO Transit bus wrap commemorating Black History Month

A vibrant-looking GO bus is on the road, driving through the region and honoring Salome Bey, Canada’s First Lady of the Blues who paved the way for many black artists. See the video of how this bus wrap came together and why this initiative is important for Metrolinx and the history of the country. Some might say GO Transit bus #8531 has soul – and … Continue reading See video of new GO Transit bus wrap commemorating Black History Month

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Metrolinx unveils GO Transit bus wrap honouring Canada’s First Lady of the Blues as part of Black History Month

Salome Bey paved the way for many Black performers and now, the memory of the award-winning singer-songwriter and honorary member of the Order of Canada, is about to hit the road on a commemorative GO bus wrap. Known as Canada’s First Lady of the Blues, Salome Bey is one of the country’s most celebrated musicians of her time. This year, Metrolinx is celebrating her journey … Continue reading Metrolinx unveils GO Transit bus wrap honouring Canada’s First Lady of the Blues as part of Black History Month

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Get involved – Metrolinx launches latest virtual engagement for Dundas Bus Rapid Transit project

Metrolinx wants to hear what residents have to say on the Dundas Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. During an upcoming virtual engagement, people will have the chance to learn what impact community feedback has already made and provide more input on the project. Today (Jan. 18) marks the launch of the third in the series of five virtual public engagements that Metrolinx is hosting on … Continue reading Get involved – Metrolinx launches latest virtual engagement for Dundas Bus Rapid Transit project

Metrolinx adjusts GO Transit schedules due to COVID staff impacts – Allocating resources to provide consistent service across the network

As Omicron spreads into communities, Metrolinx mitigates temporary labour shortages with a reduced schedule. Here’s the latest impact. Metrolinx, like many other businesses, is experiencing rising levels of staff absenteeism due to the Omicron variant. Absenteeism levels vary by department and by the day, but frontline teams for the transit agency are now averaging 20 to 30 per cent fewer staff each day. This means … Continue reading Metrolinx adjusts GO Transit schedules due to COVID staff impacts – Allocating resources to provide consistent service across the network

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Photos from 1971 remind what GO Transit was like decades ago

It’s been awhile since we brought you images of the past – a reoccurring feature we call ‘HistoricGO’. But coming across these pictures, we thought it was a good chance to peek back 50 years ago for Ontario. Was that your father’s VW bug in the parking lot? Just in the nick of time. Before the calendar clicks over to 2022, Metrolinx News recently came … Continue reading Photos from 1971 remind what GO Transit was like decades ago