How powerful generator will help protect Union Station rail corridor from blackout – Guess how many homes it could run

It’s not just about the energy you have now, but what’s needed during an emergency. Powerful new device will sit as quiet sentries – until called on to give needed megawatts. It’s easy to see the power behind a rail line. The thunder of a GO or UP Express train passing a platform, and rumble … Continue reading How powerful generator will help protect Union Station rail corridor from blackout – Guess how many homes it could run

Crosstown’s Keelesdale Station taking shape – New images of railings that will greet customers

In the latest photos from the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project, we have an inside look at Keelesdale, as well as structural advances at Caledonia and Kennedy stations. Come this way to check it out. We have new images that show large concrete and structural steel work on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit … Continue reading Crosstown’s Keelesdale Station taking shape – New images of railings that will greet customers

Water it takes – Hurontario light rail transit project manages dust and runoff

In the latest images out of the Peel Region transit corridor, using and controlling water becomes the main focus. Usually, when we talk about construction of the many transit projects Metrolinx has on the go – or even GO Transit expansion plans – it’s about moving dirt, metal or concrete. But for the latest images … Continue reading Water it takes – Hurontario light rail transit project manages dust and runoff

‘Please wear face coverings’ – Metrolinx CEO, Phil Verster, on how safety is a partnership between GO Transit and riders

In this column, Phil Verster, head of one of Canada’s largest public transit agencies, explains the differences riders will find when they return to GO Transit. And as safety never stops, he’s asking all customers to do their part to share the health by using some simple but effective measures to combat COVID-19. When our … Continue reading ‘Please wear face coverings’ – Metrolinx CEO, Phil Verster, on how safety is a partnership between GO Transit and riders

Crosstown LRT – Young transit enthusiast designs his own routes for the future of Toronto

If you want to be reminded how you likely once felt about riding on a train, come meet young Jamie Kauri. As one of Toronto’s most devoted transit fans, his passion may rekindle a memory of being led aboard a big vehicle by an adult, when you were just a child. Only, Jamie has taken … Continue reading Crosstown LRT – Young transit enthusiast designs his own routes for the future of Toronto

Another new Crosstown video released – See before and after views of Avenue Station, following mining work

We’re continuing our video progress updates. This time, we’re looking at the changes for an important “turnback” station, that will allow light rail vehicles to shift direction. Avenue Station will be all about changes. For the ‘turnback’ station along the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line, that will mean light rail vehicles will be … Continue reading Another new Crosstown video released – See before and after views of Avenue Station, following mining work

Removing barriers – Hurontario light rail transit project sees heavy-lifting roadwork this week

In time for hotter weather, the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project is shedding a few pounds. Median removals and minor construction activities for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project (HuLRT) are well underway for the LRT route, more commonly called the HuLRT. The median is the strip of land between opposing traffic lanes. In … Continue reading Removing barriers – Hurontario light rail transit project sees heavy-lifting roadwork this week

Just released Park Lawn business case next step towards new GO Station in West Toronto

Newly released Updated Initial Business Case (IBC) document shows Park Lawn GO station would serve nearly 5,000 customers every day and help take thousands of cars off the road. Metrolinx says this is the next step towards bringing a new GO station to the Etobicoke community. The future of transit in Etobicoke just got a … Continue reading Just released Park Lawn business case next step towards new GO Station in West Toronto

First GO buses enter Union Station Bus Terminal as part of testing – See the images here

The first in a series of in-terminal testing is complete as Metrolinx prepares for a new chapter for GO buses with a state of the art bus hub nearly complete for downtown Toronto. There is always a first. This time, it was GO bus No. 2576. Many more will follow. Recently, the first line of … Continue reading First GO buses enter Union Station Bus Terminal as part of testing – See the images here

Hwy. 400 Bridge work ramps up on Finch West LRT project – Detours ahead

Major bridge work is always a very big deal. It also means patience from those travelling nearby. A project involving the Highway 400 crossing at Toronto’s Finch Avenue, will cause some detours. But the disruption won’t be too large, thanks to an engineering process that will dramatically speed up the replacement. Here, we span the … Continue reading Hwy. 400 Bridge work ramps up on Finch West LRT project – Detours ahead