What is LRT? Light rail transit explained

Metrolinx News is going back to the basics on light rail transit. Is it a streetcar? Is it a subway? This is LRT, explained. Metrolinx News constantly offers up transit project updates through photos, videos, and graphics. This content is our bread and butter. So we may take some background for granted. There have been countless stories on the light rail transit (LRT) projects happening … Continue reading What is LRT? Light rail transit explained

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Anne Marie Aikins takes a tour through Metrolinx’s lost and found department – and discovers hints of 2021

Metrolinx’s Lost and Found department is always a window into private lives and changing priorities – so Anne Marie Aikins, Head of Media and Public Relations, recently took a tour through the room full of curious, unique and tragic stories as told through customers’ lost belongings to see how life has changed – or stayed the same – during 2021. It was supposed to be … Continue reading Anne Marie Aikins takes a tour through Metrolinx’s lost and found department – and discovers hints of 2021

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Photos from 1971 remind what GO Transit was like decades ago

It’s been awhile since we brought you images of the past – a reoccurring feature we call ‘HistoricGO’. But coming across these pictures, we thought it was a good chance to peek back 50 years ago for Ontario. Was that your father’s VW bug in the parking lot? Just in the nick of time. Before the calendar clicks over to 2022, Metrolinx News recently came … Continue reading Photos from 1971 remind what GO Transit was like decades ago

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Heart-warming & mic-dropping: top Metrolinx tweets of 2021

As we say goodbye to 2021, let’s take a look at some of the most memorable moments on Twitter this year from Metrolinx, GO Transit, UP Express and more. To kick us off, what better than with a musical, holiday-themed gift from one of UP Express’ train operators, Jason Simmons: In May, Metrolinx shared one of the most heart-warming stories of 2021 as the transit … Continue reading Heart-warming & mic-dropping: top Metrolinx tweets of 2021

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Bramalea GO Transit bus loop on the move again before finding the home it deserves

For a place where buses come to a stop, the boarding loop at Bramalea Station sure does a lot of moving around. Here is how shifting the place where passengers get on and off their GO and Brampton Transit buses is actually designed to save time in construction and help riders down the road. It’s also a bit of interesting project planning. There are many … Continue reading Bramalea GO Transit bus loop on the move again before finding the home it deserves

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Have you missed these transit advances? Bramalea GO Station sees huge leaps for Kitchener Line passengers

Bramalea GO Station is one of the busiest on the Kitchener Line. It’s also a good example of some of the improvements happening as part of the GO Expansion project. While many regular travellers may have been away from the Bramalea facility as the province continues to fight against COVID-19, we thought we’d offer up a photo cheat-sheet on the many changes at this station. … Continue reading Have you missed these transit advances? Bramalea GO Station sees huge leaps for Kitchener Line passengers

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GO Transit announces holiday schedules, special weekend passes and more

Travelling with GO Transit over the holidays? Here’s what you need to know about schedules. And some good news about weekend passes. Plus, an update on New Year’s Eve service. Holiday travels can be stressful, but planning ahead can help bring some calm to the chaos. That’s why GO Transit is giving customers the heads up on what they can expect later this month and … Continue reading GO Transit announces holiday schedules, special weekend passes and more

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Local rail fan captures Guelph GO train speed increases in new video

GO train speed limits through the City of Guelph have gradually increased over the last few months following major signaling upgrades and safety testing. You can see the difference for yourself in a recent comparison video made by a Kitchener Line customer. Sometimes you have to see something to believe it. In this case, we’re talking about GO train speed limit increases in the city … Continue reading Local rail fan captures Guelph GO train speed increases in new video

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Metrolinx carollers bring holiday cheer to Toronto’s Union Station

It’s a familiar site: customers rushing through Union Station’s York and Bay Concourses in the morning to catch a GO train or head to work. The only noise typically heard are boarding announcements, light chatter, and heels clicking. But today (Dec. 15), a different type of sound filled the air. Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? If you happened to be in York Concourse during … Continue reading Metrolinx carollers bring holiday cheer to Toronto’s Union Station

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See video of new Rutherford GO Station building

Customers can now access the new station building at Rutherford GO while crews continue to make major upgrades to the station. The new building offers modern amenities and Metrolinx shares a virtual welcome tour in the latest video and photos. Rutherford GO Station has gotten a substantial upgrade and is now available to customers. The Barrie Line GO Transit stop is undergoing a lot of … Continue reading See video of new Rutherford GO Station building