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Metrolinx helps fight cold and flu season with Clorox

Metrolinx is partnering with Clorox to provide free packages of Clorox® On-The-GO Disinfecting Wipes on GO trains during weekdays from Nov. 23 to Dec. 17. Of course, it also means while supplies last. Metrolinx is partnering with Clorox to provide free packages of Clorox® On-The-GO Disinfecting Wipes on GO trains on weekdays from Nov. 23 to Dec. 17. Of course, it also means while supplies … Continue reading Metrolinx helps fight cold and flu season with Clorox

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Caledonia Station shows unique open design on Crosstown LRT route

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project has some interesting elements, beyond the big engineering moments we often show. In the most recent images from the Toronto transit project, two pictures caught our eye – one that is about design and the other an element that will help customers moving along even without the light rail vehicles. Along Eglinton Crosstown’s light rail transit (LRT) … Continue reading Caledonia Station shows unique open design on Crosstown LRT route

GO VAXX mobile vaccine clinics administer more than 10K COVID jabs

You’ve seen them at Canada’s Wonderland, at GO Stations, and at fairs. Since mid-August, three GO-VAXX mobile vaccine clinics have been making their way throughout southern Ontario to help put vaccines in arms in the fight against COVID-19. And now the initiative has reached a major milestone – 10,000 shots have been administered. Green and white retrofitted GO buses – dubbed ‘GO-VAXX’ buses – have … Continue reading GO VAXX mobile vaccine clinics administer more than 10K COVID jabs

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Metrolinx pilot study finds no virus on tested transit surfaces and in air samples

Since Metrolinx News recently reported that a pilot study for SARS-CoV-2 virus environmental sampling study was happening on GO Transit vehicles and inside key downtown locations, we thought we’d provide an update on the results – as well as dig a bit deeper into the workings of the COVID-19 probe. It’s an ‘all clear’ from Metrolinx experts conducting a pilot project looking for the virus … Continue reading Metrolinx pilot study finds no virus on tested transit surfaces and in air samples

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Final pieces of trackwork being installed at Eglinton Station for Crosstown LRT project

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project has seen some key advances recently – and we have the shots. Take a look at what’s new on the tracks at Eglinton Station, as well as important work near Toronto’s Brentcliffe Road. We’re starting this Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) update by tracking the, well, tracks. The latest images taken around Eglinton Station show the final … Continue reading Final pieces of trackwork being installed at Eglinton Station for Crosstown LRT project

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Metrolinx takes measures to make transit more equitable

At a time when organizations are looking to root out systemic biases, Metrolinx is no exception. The transit agency’s Planning team is looking for new ways to include equity, diversity and inclusion in its decision making to benefit a wider range of people and communities. Here’s how that work is going. New transit lines improve neighbourhoods. But are those benefits equitable? Experts review technical data … Continue reading Metrolinx takes measures to make transit more equitable

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Original limestone saved as historic Guelph rail bridge gets major refit

The Speed River Bridge has withstood the test of time. Over the course of nine weekends, crews will be working around the clock to give new life to this historic traverse whose foundation was built the same year as pasteurization was introduced to the world. Guelph’s Speed River Bridge – a crossing that’s older than Canada – is getting a new lease on a lofty … Continue reading Original limestone saved as historic Guelph rail bridge gets major refit

Enhanced accessibility work starts today at Eglinton GO Station

It’s all about the journey. Construction on accessibility upgrades at Eglinton GO Station is starting. This is a key step in ensuring GO Expansion can bring more frequent two-way, all-day service to the Lakeshore East line and enable better connections and travel opportunities. Metrolinx is moving forward with more frequent, two-way, all-day service on the Lakeshore East line, and a key part of this is … Continue reading Enhanced accessibility work starts today at Eglinton GO Station

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How Metrolinx continues to make improvements and expand GO Train service on Kitchener Line

There’s lots of movement on the Kitchener GO Line. As Metrolinx News has regularly updated readers on the work taking place on the rail route, we thought it was again time to see what all that toiling is adding up to. Let’s go down the line. It’s one of the most important transit lines in the country, and an iconic route for GO train riders. … Continue reading How Metrolinx continues to make improvements and expand GO Train service on Kitchener Line

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Ontario Line design consultations start in the East Segment following release of latest report

Having a strategy to reduce the impacts of new transit projects is critical to their success. That’s why Metrolinx takes time to do thorough environmental assessments and gather public feedback well before construction begins. Today (Sept. 23), the transit agency released a report for upcoming work along the Lakeshore East GO rail corridor, where new Ontario Line trains will run on dedicated new tracks. The … Continue reading Ontario Line design consultations start in the East Segment following release of latest report