Depth of character – New Crosstown light rail transit photos show massive excavation sites fleshing out

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Today we’re looking up and down to see how deep the work at Kennedy and Oakwood stations is going. At many of the stations along … Continue reading Depth of character – New Crosstown light rail transit photos show massive excavation sites fleshing out

Whose line is it anyway? Yours, the residents and future riders invited to Ontario Line public info meetings for this planned Toronto subway route

As the new transit line begins to take shape, Metrolinx is holding open houses to update communities and future customers on how the planning for the project is moving along and gather thoughts and input on this significant investment. Opening a new subway route is an historic occasion for any city. It’s always been that … Continue reading Whose line is it anyway? Yours, the residents and future riders invited to Ontario Line public info meetings for this planned Toronto subway route

We, the freaking cold – Canadian winter is taken head on as UP and GO trains find new tools and tactics to run during the cruelest months

Frigid conditions are just part of life in our great country, yet it can still be challenging to keep moving - including when you’re one of the country’s largest public transit agencies. This season, the gloves are off – then put quickly back on - as Metrolinx introduces some important cold-busting modifications to its train … Continue reading We, the freaking cold – Canadian winter is taken head on as UP and GO trains find new tools and tactics to run during the cruelest months

Rock of ages – How drilling work on four Toronto subway projects are tapping into a subterranean GTA history, centuries in the making

While seemingly just a part of needed exploratory and preparatory work on subway routes, the bore holes speak to ancient movements of the Earth, as well as sleuthing faced by experts. To build a modern subway route, sometimes you have to dig back to the Ice Age. Field work for four major subway projects – … Continue reading Rock of ages – How drilling work on four Toronto subway projects are tapping into a subterranean GTA history, centuries in the making

Next generation of female engineers and potential transit designers get inside state-of-art facility – and up close with Metrolinx mentors

Group of engineering students toured the Whitby Maintenance Facility, and were given an intimate glimpse into what it takes to help shape the future of one of North America’s largest transit agencies. As a young girl, Rachel Lynds spent countless hours taking apart and fixing small electronics. No piece was too tiny. No system too … Continue reading Next generation of female engineers and potential transit designers get inside state-of-art facility – and up close with Metrolinx mentors

Weekend road closure planned as important track work takes place at Rutherford GO Station

A road closure is the latest step as improvement work continues at Rutherford GO Station this week. When completed, the station will have a new parking structure with 1,200 net new spaces, a new railway bridge, plus better pedestrian and cycling connections.  Your vehicle’s GPS may have a few choice, new words for the detours … Continue reading Weekend road closure planned as important track work takes place at Rutherford GO Station

GO Transit customers crown the top seat on the train – Find out where the public sits on this important debate

The question started with customers on the New York City subway system and has since travelled around the globe, including north to Toronto. The original query was for transit riders to rank the best seat on the subway, and we've put it to GO customers. Now the results are in. Read on to find out … Continue reading GO Transit customers crown the top seat on the train – Find out where the public sits on this important debate

How bus rapid transit routes in York Region are opening up new avenues for transit passengers

Born in Canada, the dedicated bus systems are becoming a fast and efficient way to move people next to urban roadways around the world that are increasingly becoming clogged with traffic. The latest to open is benefitting transit customers in Vaughan and Newmarket. The wheels on the bus go round and round – just not … Continue reading How bus rapid transit routes in York Region are opening up new avenues for transit passengers

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

Work on the elevators is needed, but the toiling will mean doing without them for three months. Here’s what customers need to know as this important project takes place. Talk about a lift for a new year. In need of upgrades, the elevators at Oakville GO station will soon be getting a lift. But the … Continue reading Oakville GO station set for temporary closure of elevators – Upgrades impact customers who use lifts to access train platforms

New Union Station bus terminal edging closer to completion with dismantling of giant crane – see the high anxiety images here

Where once stood the looming winch is now a clear view all the way down, or up, depending on your vantage point – a sign of progress in the construction of a highly anticipated transit project. Crane your neck and look way up Toronto. One of the main cranes installed for the construction of the … Continue reading New Union Station bus terminal edging closer to completion with dismantling of giant crane – see the high anxiety images here