The never-ending winter – How Metrolinx keeps its fleet of trains and buses moving through northern cold

We all know Mother Nature has her frigid side - especially in Canada. But luckily for GO Transit and UP Express customers, Metrolinx is well prepared to get people where they need to go, even through slush and snow. This is why, for those who keep those vehicles rolling, there is never an end to … Continue reading The never-ending winter – How Metrolinx keeps its fleet of trains and buses moving through northern cold

Storm sewers to a huge bridge for Finch West LRT project – New photos show progress from every angle

A new crop of Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) line images show construction is making strides in a number of interesting ways. At the Humber College Stop, crews having been working on the installation of the wet utilities. Here, you can see storm sewer construction taking place at the foot of the multi-use path … Continue reading Storm sewers to a huge bridge for Finch West LRT project – New photos show progress from every angle

Started at the top, now we’re here – See major breakthrough beneath Milliken GO rail bridge

The full extent of the ‘top down’ construction of the Milliken GO rail bridge has been revealed, with excavation recently breaking through below the bridge deck. Trains are running over this new bridge and crews continue to work away. Let’s take a closer look at the progress on the Stouffville Steeles Avenue East Underpass and … Continue reading Started at the top, now we’re here – See major breakthrough beneath Milliken GO rail bridge

Goodbye old and reliable bus hub: Remembering Toronto’s current Union Station Bus Terminal as GO riders prepare to move into new digs

Lines of customers on the platforms can sometimes be a bit difficult to navigate around, but many great journeys began and ended at the existing Union Station Bus Terminal, located in the heart of Toronto. Now, the workhorse station is about to get a rest from constant activity, as a new GO Transit bus hub … Continue reading Goodbye old and reliable bus hub: Remembering Toronto’s current Union Station Bus Terminal as GO riders prepare to move into new digs

How COVID has impacted transit – Metrolinx releases ridership map covering all GO Transit rail routes

The transit agency has published the first ridership map since the start of the pandemic. While the breakdown of stations and routes clearly show the impact of the health crisis on ridership, it also demonstrates the work that has never stopped to keep essential travellers moving throughout the threat. See how your route has fared. … Continue reading How COVID has impacted transit – Metrolinx releases ridership map covering all GO Transit rail routes

Crosstown progress – Keelesdale intersection sees traffic humming as Oakwood gets escalators installed

There’s been significant advances along the light rail transit route that will one day move countless Toronto residents and visitors from east to west across Canada’s largest city. In this Crosstown update, we look at everything from traffic to concrete to an uplifting image of escalators being installed. It’s not often that normal traffic is … Continue reading Crosstown progress – Keelesdale intersection sees traffic humming as Oakwood gets escalators installed

Have your say – New round of public consultations for Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit project underway

Preliminary design results on the important bus rapid transit (BRT) project are now available online for review and comment. It’s an opportunity to be heard on the future of the transit system. Have you ever seen images of strongmen who would pull a bus by tapping into sweat and brawn? You may be able to … Continue reading Have your say – New round of public consultations for Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit project underway

Line up those trucks – You won’t believe how much concrete was recently used on Crosstown’s Mount Pleasant station

As we continue to regularly chart the progress of the Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) route across Toronto, this update is an interesting bit of engineering math – involving how much concrete you can pour in just 11 hours. Hint – it involves more trucks than can likely ever park on your street. Talk about … Continue reading Line up those trucks – You won’t believe how much concrete was recently used on Crosstown’s Mount Pleasant station

Moving history – Guelph’s iconic steam locomotive is being relocated this weekend

After resting idle for years, Guelph’s historic steam locomotive is on the move again as the storied train from the past makes way for future improvements coming to Guelph Central Station. That’s good news – though life for the mighty machine hasn’t always been easy. Locomotive 6167 is about to get moving again. After sitting … Continue reading Moving history – Guelph’s iconic steam locomotive is being relocated this weekend

Smooth operator – How a ‘tunnel liner’ machine handles rough spots while digging through the earth on Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnel Project

Now that excavation on Tunnel One is complete on a task to burrow an important rail tunnel below and through Toronto’s busy Highway 401 and 409 area, the crews are moving a liner machine through to ensure a smooth mold inside the new subterranean passage. We take you into the depths to show you how … Continue reading Smooth operator – How a ‘tunnel liner’ machine handles rough spots while digging through the earth on Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnel Project