Transit tour continues – Metrolinx town hall coming to Burlington today

Public forum allows customers and residents to ask transit questions in-person and online. So ask away, in a couple different ways. For customers and community members, a trip to Burlington GO station today (Feb. 5) won’t involve stepping onto a train or bus. But there will be a voyage of discovery. Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster … Continue reading Transit tour continues – Metrolinx town hall coming to Burlington today

A transit seat above – Remembering when GO trains became bi-levels

As part of our HistoricGO series, we continue to dig through boxes and archives to uncover old relics of our transit past. We recently discovered some decades-old promotional brochures, crew manuals and a how-to guide for our iconic GO bi-level train cars. What colour do you think the first test coaches were? Few GO Transit … Continue reading A transit seat above – Remembering when GO trains became bi-levels

Technically a-maze-ing – New pedestrian barriers help focus brains, and eyeballs, of pedestrians near tracks

Three level crossing improvements in Stouffville rail corridor communities may look simple – or even odd – in design, but they cause those on foot to behave slightly differently. Here’s how. We all hate to wait. Though we do it constantly – from movie lines to getting morning coffee to boarding a flight down south. … Continue reading Technically a-maze-ing – New pedestrian barriers help focus brains, and eyeballs, of pedestrians near tracks

Cradle of support – Cedarvale LRT station sees important phase in underpinning below TTC Line 1 subway

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Today, we’re getting behind – or rather deeper into and above – Cedarvale station. We all need a little support. Some, a whole lot of … Continue reading Cradle of support – Cedarvale LRT station sees important phase in underpinning below TTC Line 1 subway

“Oh boy!” – Excited influx of kids expected to ride GO for day of Disney shows in downtown Toronto

As Disney on Ice shows take place at the Scotiabank Arena, regular urban travellers may want to take a bit more care due to an influx of tiny passengers. Here are some tips to keep everyone safe. No, Toronto’s workforce hasn’t gotten much younger overnight and you haven’t suddenly gotten much taller. The downtown core, … Continue reading “Oh boy!” – Excited influx of kids expected to ride GO for day of Disney shows in downtown Toronto

Whose line is it anyway? Yours, the residents and future riders invited to Ontario Line public info meetings for this planned Toronto subway route

As the new transit line begins to take shape, Metrolinx is holding open houses to update communities and future customers on how the planning for the project is moving along and gather thoughts and input on this significant investment. Opening a new subway route is an historic occasion for any city. It’s always been that … Continue reading Whose line is it anyway? Yours, the residents and future riders invited to Ontario Line public info meetings for this planned Toronto subway route

GO Bus driver safely stops vehicle, after ice smashes windshield on Hwy. 401

Flying ice from vehicles not properly cleaned off can be dangerous - OPP. And here's a good example. A scary scene played out on one this country’s busiest highways – providing a clear example for drivers to clear their vehicles of ice and snow. A GO bus, including passengers, travelling at highway speeds down the … Continue reading GO Bus driver safely stops vehicle, after ice smashes windshield on Hwy. 401

We, the freaking cold – Canadian winter is taken head on as UP and GO trains find new tools and tactics to run during the cruelest months

Frigid conditions are just part of life in our great country, yet it can still be challenging to keep moving - including when you’re one of the country’s largest public transit agencies. This season, the gloves are off – then put quickly back on - as Metrolinx introduces some important cold-busting modifications to its train … Continue reading We, the freaking cold – Canadian winter is taken head on as UP and GO trains find new tools and tactics to run during the cruelest months

Next generation of female engineers and potential transit designers get inside state-of-art facility – and up close with Metrolinx mentors

Group of engineering students toured the Whitby Maintenance Facility, and were given an intimate glimpse into what it takes to help shape the future of one of North America’s largest transit agencies. As a young girl, Rachel Lynds spent countless hours taking apart and fixing small electronics. No piece was too tiny. No system too … Continue reading Next generation of female engineers and potential transit designers get inside state-of-art facility – and up close with Metrolinx mentors

New way to pay – Full PRESTO payment introduced on TTC Wheel-Trans sedan taxis

There’s an early change for payment options in 2020. Customers who travel via TTC Wheel-Trans contracted sedan taxis are now able to pay their fare using PRESTO. PRESTO is expanding again. It’s now a new fare option for those who use TTC Wheel-Trans contracted sedan taxis. As of Jan. 13, 2020, Wheel-Trans customers are no … Continue reading New way to pay – Full PRESTO payment introduced on TTC Wheel-Trans sedan taxis