Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility holds design secrets – See why it’s healthier than your average workplace

The 500,000 square foot facility is the first LEED Gold facility of its kind and size in Canada. The Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility (WRMF), holds many secrets. Opened in 2018 to provide maintenance, repair and day-to-day cleaning and upkeep of GO trains, the facility, located at 625 Victoria Street East, in Whitby, not only doesn’t … Continue reading Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility holds design secrets – See why it’s healthier than your average workplace

Metrolinx hero talks about the impact of a moment’s reaction to help save drowning man’s life

We’ve brought you stories of acts of heroism on our vehicles and at our stations – saving a life and having lightning reflexes to keep everyone safe. But we don’t often talk about the cost of holding someone’s future in your hands. Here, Metrolinx senior manager of media, Anne Marie Aikins, talks to one of … Continue reading Metrolinx hero talks about the impact of a moment’s reaction to help save drowning man’s life

How powerful generator will help protect Union Station rail corridor from blackout – Guess how many homes it could run

It’s not just about the energy you have now, but what’s needed during an emergency. Powerful new device will sit as quiet sentries – until called on to give needed megawatts. It’s easy to see the power behind a rail line. The thunder of a GO or UP Express train passing a platform, and rumble … Continue reading How powerful generator will help protect Union Station rail corridor from blackout – Guess how many homes it could run

Caribbean Carnival Going Virtual: We look at what’s happening this year as we look back on Canada’s biggest celebration of freedom and diversity

How this legendary and iconic event is being handled during a year when all major events are being redrawn - and how you can still take part in the epic party. Talk about vibrancy – and a rich legacy. Now in its 53rd year, the Toronto Caribbean Carnival has evolved into North America’s largest event … Continue reading Caribbean Carnival Going Virtual: We look at what’s happening this year as we look back on Canada’s biggest celebration of freedom and diversity

Big, deep dig – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnels Project reaches halfway excavation mark in Tunnel One

Remember sweating over digging into your back garden? Moving earth is never easy. But crews working on a tunneling project at the junction of Ontario Highway 401 and 409 have made great strides on the first of two passages, and are moving into the second as well. It takes approximately three minutes to walk 180 … Continue reading Big, deep dig – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnels Project reaches halfway excavation mark in Tunnel One

Pride rolls on and moves online – Here’s how you can join Metrolinx in the virtual parade

Metrolinx is showing the love for Pride and not letting COVID-19 get in the way of a good thing. Staff across the transit agency will be online this weekend to mark the annual Pride parade held every year in Toronto. Supporting LGBTQ+ employees and allies is part of Metrolinx’s inclusion efforts, and this year’s unique … Continue reading Pride rolls on and moves online – Here’s how you can join Metrolinx in the virtual parade

Crosstown’s Keelesdale Station taking shape – New images of railings that will greet customers

In the latest photos from the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project, we have an inside look at Keelesdale, as well as structural advances at Caledonia and Kennedy stations. Come this way to check it out. We have new images that show large concrete and structural steel work on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit … Continue reading Crosstown’s Keelesdale Station taking shape – New images of railings that will greet customers

Water it takes – Hurontario light rail transit project manages dust and runoff

In the latest images out of the Peel Region transit corridor, using and controlling water becomes the main focus. Usually, when we talk about construction of the many transit projects Metrolinx has on the go – or even GO Transit expansion plans – it’s about moving dirt, metal or concrete. But for the latest images … Continue reading Water it takes – Hurontario light rail transit project manages dust and runoff

A very rapid project – Hwy. 400 Bridge work sees huge effort over two weekends for Finch West LRT project

A project involving the Highway 400 crossing over Toronto’s Finch Avenue, saw weekend detours – and the patience of drivers and the local community. It also saw remarkable progress of replacing an entire major span for Toronto. That was fast. After two past weekends of work (June 12-15 and June 19-22) crews have replaced a … Continue reading A very rapid project – Hwy. 400 Bridge work sees huge effort over two weekends for Finch West LRT project

‘Please wear face coverings’ – Metrolinx CEO, Phil Verster, on how safety is a partnership between GO Transit and riders

In this column, Phil Verster, head of one of Canada’s largest public transit agencies, explains the differences riders will find when they return to GO Transit. And as safety never stops, he’s asking all customers to do their part to share the health by using some simple but effective measures to combat COVID-19. When our … Continue reading ‘Please wear face coverings’ – Metrolinx CEO, Phil Verster, on how safety is a partnership between GO Transit and riders