A bridge so close – Drone footage shows expansion of the bridge over Centennial Parkway

Some things are more impressive from a bird’s eye view. Take a flight over work done on an important Hamilton rail bridge. Come fly with us. Recently, we brought you the story of the future of Confederation GO Station, including the project tender being announced. As part of that feature, we pointed out Metrolinx worked … Continue reading A bridge so close – Drone footage shows expansion of the bridge over Centennial Parkway

Transit in technicolour – GO Transit opens up colouring book of possibilities with kid’s printable pages

As parents continue to search for distractions and art projects to keep children busy during the ongoing health lockdown, they can now download colouring page templates that will remind them of past – and future - trips on GO Transit. You can download them here. You’ve done the kitchen dance party until your legs were … Continue reading Transit in technicolour – GO Transit opens up colouring book of possibilities with kid’s printable pages

See video of the first time a light rail vehicle passes through a Crosstown tunnel

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project has seen plenty of progress as stations and stops are worked on across the Toronto route. But witnessing a transit vehicle move through a tunnel for the first time is something any transit buff – or future passenger – will appreciate. You’ll find video, images and the full … Continue reading See video of the first time a light rail vehicle passes through a Crosstown tunnel

Lincolnville prepares for major changes – GO station and layover facility are seeing developments that will help local transit customers

There’s a good list of improvements headed for Lincolnville GO Station, as well as a nearby train facility. We’ve broken them down for you here, as the tender on the project has now been released. For most of us, it wasn’t so long ago that we were quickly trying to make our regular train. Though … Continue reading Lincolnville prepares for major changes – GO station and layover facility are seeing developments that will help local transit customers

Lights on for Royal York-Judson intersection – New Mimico GO station safety illumination ready for action

Significant transit change doesn’t have to be huge. Sometimes, a new traffic light is the bright way forward. The world’s first traffic light was apparently a gas-lit model. It wasn’t so safe and reportedly malfunctioned and injured an operator about a month after being installed. But the devices did catch on, and in Toronto alone, … Continue reading Lights on for Royal York-Judson intersection – New Mimico GO station safety illumination ready for action

The Hurontario light rail project starts construction – Here’s what residents can expect as crews drill down for the important transit route (Video)

Building a modern rapid transit system takes an eye on the future – in this case, far beyond the COVID-19 pause. But it also takes heavy lifting, and deep digs, that can be traced back to the earliest construction techniques on the planet. Here’s a bit of a primer on how things are kicking off … Continue reading The Hurontario light rail project starts construction – Here’s what residents can expect as crews drill down for the important transit route (Video)

Union Station sees historical prep work to prepare for the future of Toronto transit

As Canada’s most recognized commuter transit hub, Union Station sees a lot of train, bus and traveller traffic. But the constant movement, and time, have taken a heavy toll on structures that stand, season after season. Here’s how it’s being renovated. This historic pause is allowing many of us to look back, as well as … Continue reading Union Station sees historical prep work to prepare for the future of Toronto transit

From Avenue Station to Leaside – Another new video update on an important section of Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit route

While most of us are stuck inside, take a look outside, with this Crosstown progress feature, as well as see an excavation milestone. We may not have video postcards of waves lapping at Mexican beaches. And we can’t offer virtual escapes to Venice. But you seem to be enjoying recent video updates showing progress made … Continue reading From Avenue Station to Leaside – Another new video update on an important section of Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit route

From Fairbank to Chaplin Station – A video update on Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit route

We have another video update on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project. Now let’s roll the footage. Time to show Fairbank and Chaplin some love. Last week, we published an update video showing progress made on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project – specifically, the section from Mount Dennis Station to Caledonia Station. Now … Continue reading From Fairbank to Chaplin Station – A video update on Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit route

Metrolinx Emergency Operations Centre moves to the virtual world amid COVID-19 response

Command team overcomes cyber challenges to fight the pandemic, including keeping updated information flowing to customers and staff. In this column, Incident Command Team member, Anne Marie Aikins, brings us up to speed – including emotions that come with working from a distance. Working during a time of COVID-19, means adapting – including figuring out … Continue reading Metrolinx Emergency Operations Centre moves to the virtual world amid COVID-19 response