Reaching way down – Oakwood Station build calls on remote control solution

Progress on the Eglinton Crosstown continues as we head further west. Next up, the westernmost of the three mined stations along the line, Oakwood Station. If you mine a cave, deep below the city, how do you make the connection between top and bottom? With a remote control crane that’s the ultimate version of an … Continue reading Reaching way down – Oakwood Station build calls on remote control solution

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

Durham region’s pedestrian bridge spans more than Hwy. 401

Metrolinx-built Pickering GO station crossing continues to attract attention, including a nomination for design award. It’s no small feat to span 14 lanes over Canada’s busiest highway. But when you get to the other side, the reasons and rewards quickly become apparent. Officially opened last September, the pedestrian bridge that spans Hwy. 401 from Pickering … Continue reading Durham region’s pedestrian bridge spans more than Hwy. 401

New bus terminal for Toronto – and GO customers – rises to new heights

The new, state of the art Union Station Bus Terminal is set to bring an improved customer experience, safety and connections to Union Station and the surrounding area. For a city used to seeing iconic Canadian buildings as its skyline, this one is starting to stand out. Where was once a busy parking lot across … Continue reading New bus terminal for Toronto – and GO customers – rises to new heights

Changes to 4:35 Kitchener line GO Train to Begin February 13

Metrolinx creates special interim rail platform for Bramalea customers. GO Transit customers getting off of the 4:32 (formerly 4:35) train from Union Station at Bramalea GO will soon set foot on a new platform created especially for them. The trip, which formerly ended at Georgetown GO, now ends its journey at Bramalea GO. Starting this … Continue reading Changes to 4:35 Kitchener line GO Train to Begin February 13

Metrolinx working to improve GO Train on-time performance

On-Time Performance Improvement Program includes heavily investing in rail infrastructure. Metrolinx makes a commitment in its Customer Charter to be on time and we are working to keep that promise. After a very snowy January, many GO Train customers have been disappointed with GO’s recent on-time performance, and quite frankly, so is Metrolinx. “Regardless of … Continue reading Metrolinx working to improve GO Train on-time performance

Significant platform changes coming for GO Transit users

Customers urged to check departure boards and plan their route. The platforms where thousands of GO Transit riders catch their trains at Union Station will soon change as Metrolinx gets ready for another major revamp of its train shed. The transit agency is closing two platforms starting Feb.13 as part of ongoing work at Union … Continue reading Significant platform changes coming for GO Transit users

Select few take exclusive, below-ground tour of Eglinton Crosstown LRT tunnel

It's a chance of a lifetime as Toronto transit enthusiasts go where no commuter has gone before. Below Canada’s largest city, in a place few have walked before, James Bow strolls along the tracks that one day will help move Toronto into the future. He - and a select group of other transit enthusiasts - … Continue reading Select few take exclusive, below-ground tour of Eglinton Crosstown LRT tunnel