Big, deep dig – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnels Project reaches halfway excavation mark in Tunnel One

Remember sweating over digging into your back garden? Moving earth is never easy. But crews working on a tunneling project at the junction of Ontario Highway 401 and 409 have made great strides on the first of two passages, and are moving into the second as well. It takes approximately three minutes to walk 180 … Continue reading Big, deep dig – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnels Project reaches halfway excavation mark in Tunnel One

Crosstown’s Keelesdale Station taking shape – New images of railings that will greet customers

In the latest photos from the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project, we have an inside look at Keelesdale, as well as structural advances at Caledonia and Kennedy stations. Come this way to check it out. We have new images that show large concrete and structural steel work on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit … Continue reading Crosstown’s Keelesdale Station taking shape – New images of railings that will greet customers

As fast as a speeding locomotive? Not so quick – the rules, and physics, that allow GO trains to speed up or slow down across major Ontario lines

For those of us who still regularly commute by GO train, some things are a given: the sound of onboard announcements, the familiar landscape passing by and even people napping. But have you also noticed trains tend to gain – or lose – speed in certain areas? We break down why you’re chugging along at … Continue reading As fast as a speeding locomotive? Not so quick – the rules, and physics, that allow GO trains to speed up or slow down across major Ontario lines

‘Please wear face coverings’ – Metrolinx CEO, Phil Verster, on how safety is a partnership between GO Transit and riders

In this column, Phil Verster, head of one of Canada’s largest public transit agencies, explains the differences riders will find when they return to GO Transit. And as safety never stops, he’s asking all customers to do their part to share the health by using some simple but effective measures to combat COVID-19. When our … Continue reading ‘Please wear face coverings’ – Metrolinx CEO, Phil Verster, on how safety is a partnership between GO Transit and riders

Crosstown LRT – Young transit enthusiast designs his own routes for the future of Toronto

If you want to be reminded how you likely once felt about riding on a train, come meet young Jamie Kauri. As one of Toronto’s most devoted transit fans, his passion may rekindle a memory of being led aboard a big vehicle by an adult, when you were just a child. Only, Jamie has taken … Continue reading Crosstown LRT – Young transit enthusiast designs his own routes for the future of Toronto

Twitter told the story – How the first weekend of Finch West LRT bridge replacement work unfolded on social media

This major project involving the Highway 400 crossing at Toronto’s Finch Avenue, is now 50 per cent complete. This past weekend (June 12-14) saw construction crews replace the southbound lanes and next weekend they will do the northbound lanes.  Thanks to an engineering process that dramatically speeds up the replacement, the disruptions will be kept … Continue reading Twitter told the story – How the first weekend of Finch West LRT bridge replacement work unfolded on social media

Removing barriers – Hurontario light rail transit project sees heavy-lifting roadwork this week

In time for hotter weather, the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project is shedding a few pounds. Median removals and minor construction activities for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project (HuLRT) are well underway for the LRT route, more commonly called the HuLRT. The median is the strip of land between opposing traffic lanes. In … Continue reading Removing barriers – Hurontario light rail transit project sees heavy-lifting roadwork this week

Just released Park Lawn business case next step towards new GO Station in West Toronto

Newly released Updated Initial Business Case (IBC) document shows Park Lawn GO station would serve nearly 5,000 customers every day and help take thousands of cars off the road. Metrolinx says this is the next step towards bringing a new GO station to the Etobicoke community. The future of transit in Etobicoke just got a … Continue reading Just released Park Lawn business case next step towards new GO Station in West Toronto

How to return to using GO Transit over the summer – A walkthrough from the moment you arrive at the station to stepping off your train or bus at your destination

Remember the first day of school, when you had to navigate the halls and remember where your classes were all over again? For many GO Transit customers, a return to using the transit service means getting used to familiar things, all over again. Here’s a helpful guide to returning to your routes, while still staying … Continue reading How to return to using GO Transit over the summer – A walkthrough from the moment you arrive at the station to stepping off your train or bus at your destination

First GO buses enter Union Station Bus Terminal as part of testing – See the images here

The first in a series of in-terminal testing is complete as Metrolinx prepares for a new chapter for GO buses with a state of the art bus hub nearly complete for downtown Toronto. There is always a first. This time, it was GO bus No. 2576. Many more will follow. Recently, the first line of … Continue reading First GO buses enter Union Station Bus Terminal as part of testing – See the images here