How the Yonge North Subway Extension will offset traffic congestion and keep the region moving

The Yonge North Subway Extension will support sustainable growth while creating transit hubs that will connect communities across York Region. Here’s a detailed look at how that will work, including how much time it will save on commutes when compared with, say, watching the best of Star Wars on repeat. The Yonge North Subway Extension … Continue reading How the Yonge North Subway Extension will offset traffic congestion and keep the region moving

Metrolinx continues to guard against the spread of COVID-19

Since January 2020, Metrolinx has kept everyone updated on the actions to limit the spread of the virus including any new efforts implemented to keep everyone safe and been transparent about the number of staff who have tested positive for COVID-19. This week, Metrolinx had 11 additional staff across a variety of work locations in … Continue reading Metrolinx continues to guard against the spread of COVID-19

Metrolinx Preliminary Design Business Case examines options to expand GO Transit rail service on Kitchener corridor

Bypassing the bypass. As the Preliminary Design Business Case is released today - here’s what the options look like for communities and customers along the Kitchener line. Go west – in an expanded way. Metrolinx has released a Preliminary Design Business case today (April 30) for expanding and improving Go Transit rail service on the … Continue reading Metrolinx Preliminary Design Business Case examines options to expand GO Transit rail service on Kitchener corridor

Richmond Hill line sees GO Transit’s first ever four-car trains

Metrolinx continues to try out innovative solutions to make better use of resources while ridership is low during the pandemic. Here, we count down the switch. History is being made on the Richmond Hill line, more than 40-years after it opened to customers. Starting May 3, Metrolinx will begin gradually phasing in four car trains … Continue reading Richmond Hill line sees GO Transit’s first ever four-car trains

Going above and beyond safety at the Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility to keep transit moving

Trains aren't the only thing that need maintenance, our rail yards themselves need a lot of upkeep too. At the Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility, this upkeep happened two stories high above the locomotives and coaches that roll in daily for tune-ups, fueling and cleaning. On any given day, crews at GO Transit’s Willowbrook Rail Maintenance … Continue reading Going above and beyond safety at the Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility to keep transit moving

Metrolinx broadens focus to support staff vaccination in pandemic response

Since January 2020, Metrolinx has updated the public on actions to limit the spread of COVID-19, including any new efforts implemented to keep everyone safe and been transparent about the number of staff who have tested positive for COVID-19. Here’s the latest. This week, Metrolinx had 17 additional staff across a variety of work locations … Continue reading Metrolinx broadens focus to support staff vaccination in pandemic response

Transit Safety officers make quick arrest after indecent exposure incident 

The incident highlights why Metrolinx encourages customers to programme the 24-hours a day Transit Safety Dispatch number into cell phones: 1-877-297-0642. A 25-year-old man was arrested and is now facing criminal charges, after exposing himself to a customer onboard a GO train. It happened on a Lakeshore East train heading east bound toward Oshawa at … Continue reading Transit Safety officers make quick arrest after indecent exposure incident 

Spring bus schedule changes coming soon for GO Transit customers

Metrolinx is adjusting some bus schedules to make better use of resources in response to changing customer demand.Read on to find out what routes are being modified. Due to popular demand, some off-peak Route 16 GO bus service will be returning next month. The addition of this off-peak bus service means there is now all-day … Continue reading Spring bus schedule changes coming soon for GO Transit customers