City moves – Markham Museum offers families chance to learn about transportation

The kids may be getting out of school, but that doesn’t mean you can’t combine education with motivation and a bit of inspiration. Check out the Metrolinx and GO Transit exhibit, along with other hands-on activities, at Markham Moves. Sure, this summer, you can toss a ball around with the kids. Or you can harness … Continue reading City moves – Markham Museum offers families chance to learn about transportation

This wrap’s just the start – ‘Ride with Pride’ GO bus makes big entrance

We unveil our freshly wrapped Pride GO bus in Bowmanville. There are times when you just need to stand out for good reason. On June 13, Metrolinx unveiled this year’s ‘Ride with Pride’ GO bus at the Bowmanville Rainbow Crosswalk dedication ceremony in the city’s east end. It is the first rainbow crosswalk in Durham … Continue reading This wrap’s just the start – ‘Ride with Pride’ GO bus makes big entrance

Who shrunk the GO train? In pictures – Prepping the Toronto Railway Museum’s miniature train

When the platform is full of customers going your way, you’re thankful when a huge GO Transit locomotive comes into your station. But there are times when smaller is way cooler. It’s a little taste of GO. No, it won’t actually seat 154 customers in each coach, as our normal GO trains can accommodate. It’s … Continue reading Who shrunk the GO train? In pictures – Prepping the Toronto Railway Museum’s miniature train

Major improvements announced for Weston Go Station

Local community hub will see work begin almost immediately. Tell the neighbours - someone’s having work done. Weston GO Station – an important community hub – is about to undergo significant upgrades. The Metrolinx announcement of a list of renovations and advancements for GO Transit’s Kitchener Line stop recently went out to customers – and … Continue reading Major improvements announced for Weston Go Station

Infographic – How light rail transit is being built on the surface for Toronto’s Crosstown line

For those who live and work around construction of Toronto’s Crosstown LRT project, the most obvious – and visible – progress takes place at the surface. But amid the clamour and construction – as residents and businesses patiently wait for the line to be finished – it’s easy to not notice the different stages of … Continue reading Infographic – How light rail transit is being built on the surface for Toronto’s Crosstown line

Raptors win hearts and minds of a city – and country

Few things tend to dominate the heartbeat of Toronto. As a major metropolitan centre, the city is used to major events. But the Raptors have pulled people together in a rare unified cause. One that’s apparently bigger than a single city. We asked UP Express and GO Transit riders – all dressed in their Raptor’s team colours … Continue reading Raptors win hearts and minds of a city – and country

Keeping track of rail change – Crosstown LRT photo of the day

As we’ve taken readers from end to end of every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit system, we wanted to find ways to keep updates on the progress coming. So most Mondays, as our series continues, we’ll include a current and interesting photo of the build. To start, it’s all about making tracks. … Continue reading Keeping track of rail change – Crosstown LRT photo of the day

UP Express reaches four year milestone – while customers deserve the praise

No time off for the young Toronto Pearson rail shuttle, as it continues to carve out an iconic place in quick and convenient travels between Canada’s largest airport and the downtown core. But there is a bit of a party going on for riders. Talk about an old transit soul in a young bloodline. Today … Continue reading UP Express reaches four year milestone – while customers deserve the praise

How to stop a GO train in its tracks – the momentum of science and skill behind aligning with a platform perfectly

As passengers, we can’t wait to get to our train stop. But, amid occasional platform overshoots and safety reminders to stay off the tracks, few of us know how complicated stopping a train can be. And that each stop starts long before the brakes are ever applied. For passengers, the effort of arriving at a … Continue reading How to stop a GO train in its tracks – the momentum of science and skill behind aligning with a platform perfectly

How in earth? (Video) Going below to explain how Toronto’s Crosstown transit system is digging under a TTC subway line

As we’ve taken a look at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown LRT route during our ongoing Progress series, we wanted to go back a few steps, to show you an in-depth – and down deep – explanation on how construction of the hub at Eglinton Avenue and Yonge Street is possible, while so … Continue reading How in earth? (Video) Going below to explain how Toronto’s Crosstown transit system is digging under a TTC subway line