On a day set aside to honour transit workers – A sneak peek at behind-the-scenes workings of Metrolinx

While it may not have come up during chatter over breakfast, today is Transit Operator and Worker Appreciation Day across Canada. That’s a nod to those dedicated teams that keep services - including GO Transit, UP Express and Metrolinx’s many urban rail projects - moving ahead. And in a year that has seen many people … Continue reading On a day set aside to honour transit workers – A sneak peek at behind-the-scenes workings of Metrolinx

Updated plans for the Ontario Line’s North segment: A better fit for the community

The northern portion of the Ontario Line will offer connections to both the Line 2 subway and the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, bringing rapid transit to under-served neighbourhoods like Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park along the way. Refined plans show a realigned route that will result in fewer impacts on its surroundings. Extending from a Line … Continue reading Updated plans for the Ontario Line’s North segment: A better fit for the community

Burlington GO station set for temporary closure of elevators – Upgrades impact customers who use lifts to access train platforms

Work on the elevators is needed as they reach the end of their lifespan and the work will mean doing without them for the duration of the upgrade. Here’s what customers need to know as this important project takes place, plus some improvements coming to one of Lakeshore West’s busiest stations. Burlington GO train customers … Continue reading Burlington GO station set for temporary closure of elevators – Upgrades impact customers who use lifts to access train platforms

Nurturing the childlike wonder of transit – When you’re small, meeting a GO Transit train conductor, even virtually, can be like bumping into Superman or Wonder Woman

As the head of media relations for Metrolinx, Anne Marie Aikins is used to being in the press and speaking to thousands of people at once. But it’s intimate moments helping kids learn about transit – something she’s often asked to do – that often resonate loudly for her. In this column, she tells us … Continue reading Nurturing the childlike wonder of transit – When you’re small, meeting a GO Transit train conductor, even virtually, can be like bumping into Superman or Wonder Woman

The silent partner: How a memory of a quiet GO commuter still brings a smile

As GO and UP Express customers continue to return to trains and buses, we’ve seen many share stories on social media – of new ways of travelling on familiar routes. Connections are being recreated and remade amid new safety measures and habits. But in this guest column by customer Joshua Terry, which he recently penned … Continue reading The silent partner: How a memory of a quiet GO commuter still brings a smile

Toronto’s Union Station prepares for new work on major section

When an 80-plus year old train station gets a makeover, it doesn’t mess around. Among the changes to come is a significant upgrade to the the southernmost part of the transit hub. Here’s your early tour. Union Station has lived many lives. Not only the generations who have counted on the Toronto hub to help … Continue reading Toronto’s Union Station prepares for new work on major section

How Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit system is moving forward to support businesses and communities

We’ve brought you a lot of stories and images as the Crosstown LRT route is making progress. But we wanted to take a moment to stretch out into the communities, to talk about actions and support for local enterprises that continue to do business as the route is being built. The route of any great … Continue reading How Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit system is moving forward to support businesses and communities

The GO bus trip that’s lasted more than 40 years – Meet a veteran driver who’s been behind the wheel for almost as long as GO bus has existed

The iconic green and white GO bus system recently celebrated half a century of service. Over the past few weeks, we’ve looked at some of the vehicles that got us this far. Now, we want to introduce you to just one of the drivers who’s seen the miles, and history, unfold right in front of … Continue reading The GO bus trip that’s lasted more than 40 years – Meet a veteran driver who’s been behind the wheel for almost as long as GO bus has existed

Updated Ontario Line plans from the Don River to Gerrard: Maximizing space within the existing GO rail corridor

The GO rail network has served as a vital transportation system throughout the Greater Golden Horseshoe for decades, and work is underway to help it reach its full potential. The Ontario Line will use the Lakeshore East GO rail corridor to deliver transit to convenient station locations east of the Don River, with a bridge … Continue reading Updated Ontario Line plans from the Don River to Gerrard: Maximizing space within the existing GO rail corridor