New GO train express options for Lakeshore East line

Weekday options add flexibility for customers. A new express GO Train service on the Lakeshore East line offers more choice for transit users and commuters travelling from Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax and Pickering. The new express train service, which began April 17, is in addition to improvements previously introduced, including: 15-minute midday service between Oshawa GO … Continue reading New GO train express options for Lakeshore East line

Reaching way down – Oakwood Station build calls on remote control solution

Progress on the Eglinton Crosstown continues as we head further west. Next up, the westernmost of the three mined stations along the line, Oakwood Station. If you mine a cave, deep below the city, how do you make the connection between top and bottom? With a remote control crane that’s the ultimate version of an … Continue reading Reaching way down – Oakwood Station build calls on remote control solution

From the ground up – Caledonia Station will get customers moving quicker

In the fourth part of our continuing Crosstown Progress series, we see how Caledonia, is unique, by being built in a traditional way. You live in Barrie but work at Yonge and Eglinton. That commute sounds, well, long. But we’re working to save you a bit of extra time. Located on Eglinton Avenue West, between … Continue reading From the ground up – Caledonia Station will get customers moving quicker

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

Transit stops are given name changes on the Hurontario and Finch West LRT Lines

Metrolinx Board approves new titles for transit links. At Metrolinx, we are in the midst of planning and building some of the biggest transit infrastructure in the world. An important part of our planning process includes making it easier for our customers to find their stations, stops and interchanges throughout our system, and through wayfinding … Continue reading Transit stops are given name changes on the Hurontario and Finch West LRT Lines

Province announces historic subway expansion plans

Metrolinx will play key role in delivering new projects. The provincial government announced a groundbreaking plan to expand Ontario’s transit infrastructure on April 10. At a press conference at Metrolinx’s Willowbrook facility, Premier Doug Ford, Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek and Infrastructure Minister Monte McNaughton announced more than $28 billion in new transit projects. Leading the … Continue reading Province announces historic subway expansion plans

Mount Dennis Station promises a future built on the past

Crosstown Progress – This is the second feature in a behind the scenes series, exploring the station-by-station, stop-by-stop progress of the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project - as well as the many benefits to come. Picture this – a transit hub that’s being built on the past, with all the benefits of the … Continue reading Mount Dennis Station promises a future built on the past

Your job’s a circus? This Toronto construction worker uses a unicycle as part of his GO Transit commute

Ryan McArthur balances the reliability of a public transit journey with the need to travel his way. Toronto construction worker Ryan McArthur starts his workday commute on at least 88 wheels. But by the time he gets close to his job site, he’s usually down to just one. For most of his daily journey, McArthur … Continue reading Your job’s a circus? This Toronto construction worker uses a unicycle as part of his GO Transit commute

Kitchener packs town hall to Ask Metrolinx about future of their GO Transit

No topic off-limits as community members from across Waterloo get the chance to question transit brass on the continual improvements to their region. It was the one question put to Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster that made the packed room bustle. Standing at the microphone, the man asking was firm. Why, he wondered, couldn’t those GO … Continue reading Kitchener packs town hall to Ask Metrolinx about future of their GO Transit