How bus rapid transit routes in York Region are opening up new avenues for transit passengers

Born in Canada, the dedicated bus systems are becoming a fast and efficient way to move people next to urban roadways around the world that are increasingly becoming clogged with traffic. The latest to open is benefitting transit customers in Vaughan and Newmarket. The wheels on the bus go round and round – just not … Continue reading How bus rapid transit routes in York Region are opening up new avenues for transit passengers

Remembering January, 1978 – The day smoking stopped on GO vehicles

As we’ve been digging into old boxes and archives for forgotten pictures of Metrolinx’s transit past – all part of a continuing series we’ve dubbed HistoricGO – some 43-year-old pamphlets and a couple grainy photos caught our eye. Take a deep breath, as we journey back to a time when smoking rules were a lot … Continue reading Remembering January, 1978 – The day smoking stopped on GO vehicles

New Union Station bus terminal edging closer to completion with dismantling of giant crane – see the high anxiety images here

Where once stood the looming winch is now a clear view all the way down, or up, depending on your vantage point – a sign of progress in the construction of a highly anticipated transit project. Crane your neck and look way up Toronto. One of the main cranes installed for the construction of the … Continue reading New Union Station bus terminal edging closer to completion with dismantling of giant crane – see the high anxiety images here

Metrolinx bucks North American trend in transit – A by-the-numbers breakdown of 2019, and a new year to come for GO, PRESTO and UP Express

While for some customers, it seems like the world just partied like it was 1999, a whole new decade is fast approaching. Using stats, figures and facts, we take a look at how far the transit agency has come, and where it’s going as we all greet 2020. It’s not surprising that a transit agency … Continue reading Metrolinx bucks North American trend in transit – A by-the-numbers breakdown of 2019, and a new year to come for GO, PRESTO and UP Express

What the heck is that? Spotting new PRESTO devices is a glimpse into fare technology to come for transit customers

Upgraded PRESTO payment devices are being installed on some buses and stations as part of a trial. The tools will mean changes for the better for GO and 905 customers. You know those photos of the latest car model, captured before the official mass rollout? If you’re captivated by advancements in transit technology – or … Continue reading What the heck is that? Spotting new PRESTO devices is a glimpse into fare technology to come for transit customers

Metrolinx unveils host of new service change options for the new year – Find out if you’re impacted by upcoming improvements

Both train and bus changes are taking place across the GO Transit network. Even those who fly out of Pearson Airport will have more possibilities in 2020. Most changes start on Jan. 11. There will be 527,040 minutes to use up in 2020. Metrolinx has announced pending schedule updates and additions that will give customers … Continue reading Metrolinx unveils host of new service change options for the new year – Find out if you’re impacted by upcoming improvements

What it takes to wrap an entire GO bus for the holidays – See the time-lapse video here

Thanks largely to social media – including celebrities who coddle their supercars – it’s not uncommon to see vehicles wrapped in appearance-altering cloaks of vinyl. As a GO Transit customer, you’ve likely seen our Kids GO Free and PRIDE buses transformed into movable billboards using the removable, sticky panels of pliable plastic. But what does … Continue reading What it takes to wrap an entire GO bus for the holidays – See the time-lapse video here

Metrolinx to mark Remembrance Day with solemn ceremony and a welcome aboard for military and family

As Canada prepares to mark Remembrance Day and the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the occasion has a heartfelt resonance for Metrolinx staff. A special ceremony is held each year at an Oshawa GO bus facility – which was once home to a top secret military complex - just as a wider welcome is extended to military … Continue reading Metrolinx to mark Remembrance Day with solemn ceremony and a welcome aboard for military and family