New GO train express options for Lakeshore East line

Weekday options add flexibility for customers. A new express GO Train service on the Lakeshore East line offers more choice for transit users and commuters travelling from Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax and Pickering. The new express train service, which began April 17, is in addition to improvements previously introduced, including: 15-minute midday service between Oshawa GO … Continue reading New GO train express options for Lakeshore East line

A bridge so near – Planned Burlington pedestrian crossing will span GO tracks as well as decades of use.

A pedestrian bridge that has stood the test of time is set to be replaced by a new, fully accessible structure that will improve connectivity over the rail corridor and provide room underneath for future electrified GO service. Some pedestrian arteries lead straight into a community’s heart. Maybe it’s a familiar path to a school … Continue reading A bridge so near – Planned Burlington pedestrian crossing will span GO tracks as well as decades of use.

Transit stops are given name changes on the Hurontario and Finch West LRT Lines

Metrolinx Board approves new titles for transit links. At Metrolinx, we are in the midst of planning and building some of the biggest transit infrastructure in the world. An important part of our planning process includes making it easier for our customers to find their stations, stops and interchanges throughout our system, and through wayfinding … Continue reading Transit stops are given name changes on the Hurontario and Finch West LRT Lines

A transit hero rises – Keelesdale station is already a super-cool build

In the third part in our continuing Crosstown Progress tour from west to east – taking you inside the current state and future promise of Toronto’s historic Eglinton LRT project - we look at the mighty station that kicked off this heroic transit build. Far below the intersection of Eglinton Avenue West and Trethewey Drive … Continue reading A transit hero rises – Keelesdale station is already a super-cool build

Province announces historic subway expansion plans

Metrolinx will play key role in delivering new projects. The provincial government announced a groundbreaking plan to expand Ontario’s transit infrastructure on April 10. At a press conference at Metrolinx’s Willowbrook facility, Premier Doug Ford, Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek and Infrastructure Minister Monte McNaughton announced more than $28 billion in new transit projects. Leading the … Continue reading Province announces historic subway expansion plans

Your job’s a circus? This Toronto construction worker uses a unicycle as part of his GO Transit commute

Ryan McArthur balances the reliability of a public transit journey with the need to travel his way. Toronto construction worker Ryan McArthur starts his workday commute on at least 88 wheels. But by the time he gets close to his job site, he’s usually down to just one. For most of his daily journey, McArthur … Continue reading Your job’s a circus? This Toronto construction worker uses a unicycle as part of his GO Transit commute

Metrolinx lowering fares for short-distance GO trips by more than $1

Metrolinx is reducing PRESTO fares on short-distance GO Transit trips in the Greater Golden Horseshoe by more than $1 starting April 20. The fare for GO trips that are about 10 kilometres or less is being reduced to $3.70 — a 21 per cent reduction from the lowest PRESTO fares of $4.71. This new, lower … Continue reading Metrolinx lowering fares for short-distance GO trips by more than $1

How to navigate Toronto-area traffic like a GO pro

Veteran operator shares road wisdom that has helped him stay in control for three decades on the road.  When you’ve threaded the needle of Canada’s busiest highways from high up a GO bus driver’s seat for three decades, you learn something about untangling gridlock. When Derrick Sealy began driving for GO Transit back in 1989, … Continue reading How to navigate Toronto-area traffic like a GO pro