The upside of Ontario Line’s upside – How Metrolinx experts are looking to design a Toronto subway that isn’t just confined to dark tunnels

The Ontario Line subway project involves engineering and planning options that are much more complex than the simple lines we see on an urban map. In this feature, we want to explore how some of the most interesting sections of this subway line may be built above ground rather than below. When you say the … Continue reading The upside of Ontario Line’s upside – How Metrolinx experts are looking to design a Toronto subway that isn’t just confined to dark tunnels

Toronto proud – Remarkable images capture Crosstown transit workers marking historic moments for light rail transit route

Iconic new pictures show continued life and progress below – and above – the light rail transit system. Perhaps it’s the times. Including the isolation most of us have been living and working in. But while we regularly bring you the latest pictures from construction of the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line, these … Continue reading Toronto proud – Remarkable images capture Crosstown transit workers marking historic moments for light rail transit route

Upcoming change to Barrie GO train service expected to speed up needed projects

Starting Wednesday, May 13, GO buses will replace midday trains on the Barrie line during weekdays, and all trains during the weekend. With ridership down by as much as 90 per cent as a result of COVID-19, Metrolinx is finding ways to use this situation to the advantage of its customers and communities, by speeding … Continue reading Upcoming change to Barrie GO train service expected to speed up needed projects

Banner appreciation for COVID-19 heroes – Pickering family create Union Station sign to thank frontline workers toiling during pandemic

While others have been heading out to keep essential services moving, Laurette Sharpe and her family wanted to use their time to find ways to show society’s appreciation for that needed work. Their ‘hearts4helpers’campaign will soon be proudly flying at Toronto’s main transit hub. Pickering mother, Laurette Sharpe, wanted to wear her heart on her … Continue reading Banner appreciation for COVID-19 heroes – Pickering family create Union Station sign to thank frontline workers toiling during pandemic

The Ontario Line sees a steady flow of ongoing public feedback – but what happens to it once it’s received?

Earlier this year, Metrolinx reached out to people living along Toronto’s proposed Ontario Line route to share information and gather feedback. This was the first of continuing opportunities for dialogue – and there was lots of conversation. Metrolinx asked. And you’ve responded. Every major transit project is built on a bedrock of feedback from the … Continue reading The Ontario Line sees a steady flow of ongoing public feedback – but what happens to it once it’s received?

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