Indigenous history explored through unique exercise

Program is an interactive and participatory lesson. This blanket is made to uncover. As part of Indigenous History Month, Metrolinx’s Employee Resource Group, Anishinaabe Circle, in partnership with Oxford Properties, held a culturally immersive event on June 19, to help staff travel back 500 years into Canada’s past. The colourful ‘KAIROS Blanket Exercise'  is an interactive … Continue reading Indigenous history explored through unique exercise

Guildwood GO station upgrades bring bounty of benefits to the community

Metrolinx leaders and community members gather to mark the rebirth of Guildwood GO station on the Lakeshore East Line. Guildwood GO has come a long way since the year Star Wars premiered and the Space Shuttle first took flight. Today (June 19) Metrolinx celebrates one of the oldest stations on the GO Network, as well … Continue reading Guildwood GO station upgrades bring bounty of benefits to the community

Tackling No. 3 Switch – How a notoriously troublesome piece of Lakeshore East GO equipment is being improved

Sometimes the smallest things - such as the space between electrical circuits - can threaten the timely commute of thousands of GO train customers. With each riddle, comes an inventive and complicated solution. This is how one signal box is being brought up to date. A transit problem that starts out as big as a … Continue reading Tackling No. 3 Switch – How a notoriously troublesome piece of Lakeshore East GO equipment is being improved

City moves – Markham Museum offers families chance to learn about transportation

The kids may be getting out of school, but that doesn’t mean you can’t combine education with motivation and a bit of inspiration. Check out the Metrolinx and GO Transit exhibit, along with other hands-on activities, at Markham Moves. Sure, this summer, you can toss a ball around with the kids. Or you can harness … Continue reading City moves – Markham Museum offers families chance to learn about transportation

This wrap’s just the start – ‘Ride with Pride’ GO bus makes big entrance

We unveil our freshly wrapped Pride GO bus in Bowmanville. There are times when you just need to stand out for good reason. On June 13, Metrolinx unveiled this year’s ‘Ride with Pride’ GO bus at the Bowmanville Rainbow Crosswalk dedication ceremony in the city’s east end. It is the first rainbow crosswalk in Durham … Continue reading This wrap’s just the start – ‘Ride with Pride’ GO bus makes big entrance

Who shrunk the GO train? In pictures – Prepping the Toronto Railway Museum’s miniature train

When the platform is full of customers going your way, you’re thankful when a huge GO Transit locomotive comes into your station. But there are times when smaller is way cooler. It’s a little taste of GO. No, it won’t actually seat 154 customers in each coach, as our normal GO trains can accommodate. It’s … Continue reading Who shrunk the GO train? In pictures – Prepping the Toronto Railway Museum’s miniature train

Major improvements announced for Weston Go Station

Local community hub will see work begin almost immediately. Tell the neighbours - someone’s having work done. Weston GO Station – an important community hub – is about to undergo significant upgrades. The Metrolinx announcement of a list of renovations and advancements for GO Transit’s Kitchener Line stop recently went out to customers – and … Continue reading Major improvements announced for Weston Go Station

Infographic – How light rail transit is being built on the surface for Toronto’s Crosstown line

For those who live and work around construction of Toronto’s Crosstown LRT project, the most obvious – and visible – progress takes place at the surface. But amid the clamour and construction – as residents and businesses patiently wait for the line to be finished – it’s easy to not notice the different stages of … Continue reading Infographic – How light rail transit is being built on the surface for Toronto’s Crosstown line