Metrolinx pilot study finds no virus on tested transit surfaces and in air samples

Since Metrolinx News recently reported that a pilot study for SARS-CoV-2 virus environmental sampling study was happening on GO Transit vehicles and inside key downtown locations, we thought we’d provide an update on the results - as well as dig a bit deeper into the workings of the COVID-19 probe. It’s an ‘all clear’ from … Continue reading Metrolinx pilot study finds no virus on tested transit surfaces and in air samples

Upcoming public info session a chance for residents to weigh in on Durham Scarborough BRT project

The Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit line will bring accessible transit to thousands of residents. The project is expected to serve 38,400 riders per day from Scarborough Centre to Oshawa. Get the latest information and have your say starting Oct. 14. Metrolinx is holding a series of public information sessions (starting Oct. 14) for residents to … Continue reading Upcoming public info session a chance for residents to weigh in on Durham Scarborough BRT project

Search begins for teams interested in building Scarborough Subway Extension stations

The Scarborough Subways Extension project has now reached an important stage – the search for experts who want to build the stations, lay down the tracks, and install all the technology that connects them. In this feature, we look at what the ‘Request for Qualifications’ announcement means, as well as how an extended Line 2 … Continue reading Search begins for teams interested in building Scarborough Subway Extension stations

Metrolinx revises policy for e-bikes and e-scooters

Metrolinx is introducing a new policy for e-bikes and e-scooters to clarify which types of electric vehicles are allowed on GO Transit and UP Express. As vaccination rates increase and transit ridership rebounds, more customers are looking to more mobility vehicles onboard GO and UP Express vehicles. That’s why Metrolinx is introducing a new policy that clarifies which e-bikes and e-scooters are allowed … Continue reading Metrolinx revises policy for e-bikes and e-scooters

You have to see this LEGO GO bus terminal and hear the emotional story behind it

Ethan Thompson is using LEGO to pay tribute to his late grandfather. It may be unconventional, but it’s no less impactful. Check out the lifelike GO bus terminal and the bigger story behind the blocks. Brick by brick, Ethan Thompson is building on his family’s transit legacy. And the most important pieces add up to … Continue reading You have to see this LEGO GO bus terminal and hear the emotional story behind it

New buses added to the GO Transit fleet this September to include seatbelts

It’s second nature to put on a seatbelt when you get in a car. GO Transit is asking customers to do the same when boarding new GO buses equipped with seatbelts. This September, 46 new GO buses will hit the road, with one special new feature. In almost every way, these buses will be the … Continue reading New buses added to the GO Transit fleet this September to include seatbelts

Lakeshore West GO line moves to hourly train service for September 11 and 12 weekend

Just as GO train service is ramping up, Metrolinx is hitting the brakes – albeit temporarily – on some weekend Lakeshore West service due to important track maintenance. Find more about the work and why it’s needed. There’s never a good time for construction.   While GO remains here to get you where you need to go, whether it’s the Blue Jays game, a concert, or visiting friends, there’s some … Continue reading Lakeshore West GO line moves to hourly train service for September 11 and 12 weekend

Metrolinx announces increased weekday service across the GO Transit network

Most GO train and bus schedules are changing in September as Metrolinx restores or adjusts service to meet passenger demand, including a number of new trips on the Kitchener line. Here are the highlights. Metrolinx is increasing and adjusting service starting Sept. 4 to meet the expected demand from customers returning to school and the … Continue reading Metrolinx announces increased weekday service across the GO Transit network

Metrolinx reminds customers to mask UP before they GO on transit

Although vaccination rates continue to rise and more people begin travelling again, public health officials continue to stress the importance of a few simple safety measures. Wearing a face covering on GO Transit and UP Express is mandatory – whether you’re vaccinated or not – and remains an essential part of keeping everyone safe on … Continue reading Metrolinx reminds customers to mask UP before they GO on transit