Unsung heroes in the age of COVID-19 – The GO Transit teams supporting our drivers and passengers

Every GO bus driver who pulls his or her vehicle away from a stop these days – making sure front line workers get to where they need to be – counts on a team to keep the big vehicles moving. Here are the unsung heroes who are, together, delivering medical staff, grocery clerks, elderly care … Continue reading Unsung heroes in the age of COVID-19 – The GO Transit teams supporting our drivers and passengers

At the heart of Metrolinx’s COVID-19 response – A command centre, made up of veterans

Metrolinx media relations head, Anne Marie Aikins, takes us through – in words and pictures – the agency’s Emergency Operations Centre. For Metrolinx, it’s our nerve-centre in responding to the greatest health challenge in a generation. A command post that, minute by minute, is keeping tabs on GO Transit and UP Express – as well … Continue reading At the heart of Metrolinx’s COVID-19 response – A command centre, made up of veterans

How health care workers, and others, depend on GO Transit during COVID-19 pandemic – Here’s how we’re responding to their need to keep moving

Thousands of front line workers across the region rely on transit to get to their early morning shifts. During the province-wide response to COVID-19, one group of health care professionals at a downtown Toronto hospital appealed to Metrolinx to help get them to work on time. Their important voices are being heard, including an interim … Continue reading How health care workers, and others, depend on GO Transit during COVID-19 pandemic – Here’s how we’re responding to their need to keep moving

Latest updates – How Metrolinx is responding to COVID-19 pandemic

This Metrolinx News post will contain - in one place - the most current information for customers and communities, as the transit agency continues to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please keep checking back for the latest GO Transit, UP Express and Metrolinx-related COVID-19 news updates. You can find the new temporary GO train … Continue reading Latest updates – How Metrolinx is responding to COVID-19 pandemic

On the case – Transit Safety K9 unit teams up with Toronto Police Service to respond to suspicious boxes outside Toronto’s Union Station

Large foot lockers recently left unattended on the sidewalk outside the historic downtown bus and rail station raised more than curious looks by passersby – they led to a quick response by one of Metrolinx’s new explosive detection dogs. No explosives were found, but it was a real-world example of why the teams patrol busy transit hubs, and why they work so closely with local emergency services departments. A couple of … Continue reading On the case – Transit Safety K9 unit teams up with Toronto Police Service to respond to suspicious boxes outside Toronto’s Union Station

Metrolinx releases COVID-19 measures update for GO Transit and UP Express

The transit agency has responded to an announcement by Toronto Public Health officials of two more people testing positive for the virus in Toronto, including one who used GO Transit. Health officials say the risk of transmission on public transit is considered low. Here’s the latest. While the risk remains low, Metrolinx is working closely … Continue reading Metrolinx releases COVID-19 measures update for GO Transit and UP Express

Give me shelter – Crosstown LRT project focuses on transit sanctums (Photos of the week)

Every journey needs safe havens. This update on progress on the Eglinton light rail transit (LRT) project focuses a camera lens on spaces – big and small – that offer shelter. The first comes from inside Science Centre station, where supports for the overhead power line are now up at platform level. While still looking … Continue reading Give me shelter – Crosstown LRT project focuses on transit sanctums (Photos of the week)

Metrolinx is prepared for COVID-19 and is taking proactive steps to keep everyone safe

Metrolinx continues to monitor the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, and is taking active steps to make sure vehicles are clean for customers. Amid world-wide questions over COVID-19 – commonly known as ‘coronavirus’ - the safety and health of our staff and customers is central to everything we do at Metrolinx. It’s why more than six … Continue reading Metrolinx is prepared for COVID-19 and is taking proactive steps to keep everyone safe