Metrolinx releases updated GO Transit ridership map – System sees almost five per cent bump in GO train boardings

New data culled from across GO rail network and UP Express finds increase in numbers attributed to lower fares for shorter trips as well as increase on all lines. If you’re a regular GO train customer, look to the seats around you - apparently your neighbours are following your lead. Ridership across GO Transit’s rail … Continue reading Metrolinx releases updated GO Transit ridership map – System sees almost five per cent bump in GO train boardings

Packed house greets Metrolinx town hall in Mississauga

Peel residents lined up at the microphone to ask questions of transit brass. The place was packed with people and questions. Almost every seat was filled inside the agora of Sheridan College’s Square One campus, in Mississauga. A space where students usually come to study was transformed into a community centre on Sept. 5 for … Continue reading Packed house greets Metrolinx town hall in Mississauga

Young passion meets experience as a trio of teens pitch a new train to Metrolinx brass

Three Mississauga teens with ambition, and what they believe will be the next generation of public transit, face a Dragon’s Den-style session with Metrolinx executives, including CEO Phil Verster. Here’s the pitch. Three young transit dreamers in a room with some of the world’s most experienced rail executives and experts. The clock ticked. And they … Continue reading Young passion meets experience as a trio of teens pitch a new train to Metrolinx brass

Keeping it rail (Pt. 3): Riding the rails and realizing dreams as a GO train conductor

This is the third part of a multi-media series by Matt Llewellyn, following the path of a GO train conductor. In this feature, former GO Transit customer service ambassador Tyler Austin moves to the front of the train. Success can be measured in many ways. But for Tyler Austin, there’s only one: the mile-markers up … Continue reading Keeping it rail (Pt. 3): Riding the rails and realizing dreams as a GO train conductor

Talk about roaming – GO Transit prepares for free Wi-Fi

Icomera will connect customers on 1,475 GO Transit vehicles. The signal-strength bar indicating future free Wi-Fi on GO Transit vehicles just got stronger. Metrolinx has signed an agreement with Icomera, a part of the ENGIE group and a global leader in providing wireless Internet connectivity for public transit, to connect all 1,475 GO buses and … Continue reading Talk about roaming – GO Transit prepares for free Wi-Fi

Update – See photos of a glass pedestrian bridge being installed between Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena and Union Station Bus Terminal

The long weekend saw major work take place on a new glass bridge over Bay Street. The span drew lots of attention - and had everyone looking up. It’s clearly impressive work. Last weekend, crews began major work on a glass pedestrian bridge between Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena and the Union Station Bus Terminal that is … Continue reading Update – See photos of a glass pedestrian bridge being installed between Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena and Union Station Bus Terminal

A reason to bring your old sheets and pillowcases – even that high school varsity T-shirt with the holes in it – on your next Markham GO Transit trip

New textile recycling bins at GO stations support those living with diabetes and are part of a broader strategy to reduce the amount of fabric and other clothing materials that end up in rapidly overflowing landfills across the province. Those single socks in your drawer mock you. And you know the stained towels you set … Continue reading A reason to bring your old sheets and pillowcases – even that high school varsity T-shirt with the holes in it – on your next Markham GO Transit trip

Looking up – A glass pedestrian bridge to connect Toronto and GO customers to the new bus terminal is being installed

A new bridge is set to go over Bay Street this busy long weekend. Expect some detours as you make your way downtown. Also expect a cool way to make your way to the GO Transit bus terminal, that’s now under construction. GO Transit customers are about to get another important route – high above. … Continue reading Looking up – A glass pedestrian bridge to connect Toronto and GO customers to the new bus terminal is being installed

Teen YouTubers find a rail reality star during Toronto’s Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility tour

For two young rail fans, touring a servicing hub that helps keep GO Transit trains on track was an experience worth getting excited about. Especially as they spotted what they consider, a very rare find. As some of their friends while away hours playing Fortnite, adding to the half-billion views for Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’ … Continue reading Teen YouTubers find a rail reality star during Toronto’s Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility tour