Unsung heroes in the age of COVID-19 – The GO Transit teams supporting our drivers and passengers

Every GO bus driver who pulls his or her vehicle away from a stop these days – making sure front line workers get to where they need to be – counts on a team to keep the big vehicles moving. Here are the unsung heroes who are, together, delivering medical staff, grocery clerks, elderly care … Continue reading Unsung heroes in the age of COVID-19 – The GO Transit teams supporting our drivers and passengers

Transit conversations in an age of physical distancing – How virtual dialogue is becoming key to feedback for Metrolinx, and where you go to be heard

While there may be a distance between everyone these days, it doesn’t mean conversations stop. They just have to change platforms. We break down where to go to have important conversations about Metrolinx projects. You have things to say about the future, including transit. And we have a responsibility to listen and take that feedback … Continue reading Transit conversations in an age of physical distancing – How virtual dialogue is becoming key to feedback for Metrolinx, and where you go to be heard

Bus loops to be closed at Eglinton West station – Here’s a video guide to get around during this important phase of Crosstown construction

The area around Eglinton West Station is undergoing a dramatic shift to make way for Toronto’s Crosstown light rail vehicle system. And during an upcoming phase, bus movements will be shifted around. While a hassle for those with set routines, we’ve tried to make the changes easy to deal with – including creating a video … Continue reading Bus loops to be closed at Eglinton West station – Here’s a video guide to get around during this important phase of Crosstown construction

At the heart of Metrolinx’s COVID-19 response – A command centre, made up of veterans

Metrolinx media relations head, Anne Marie Aikins, takes us through – in words and pictures – the agency’s Emergency Operations Centre. For Metrolinx, it’s our nerve-centre in responding to the greatest health challenge in a generation. A command post that, minute by minute, is keeping tabs on GO Transit and UP Express – as well … Continue reading At the heart of Metrolinx’s COVID-19 response – A command centre, made up of veterans

How health care workers, and others, depend on GO Transit during COVID-19 pandemic – Here’s how we’re responding to their need to keep moving

Thousands of front line workers across the region rely on transit to get to their early morning shifts. During the province-wide response to COVID-19, one group of health care professionals at a downtown Toronto hospital appealed to Metrolinx to help get them to work on time. Their important voices are being heard, including an interim … Continue reading How health care workers, and others, depend on GO Transit during COVID-19 pandemic – Here’s how we’re responding to their need to keep moving

Glass and asphalt – Crosstown takes more than transit tracks and tunnels, including bike lanes at Keelesdale station (New images)

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit route takes heavy digging and expert tunnelling. It also needs, as these new pictures of progress show, some elements that are far more common – though perhaps equally as important. In the light of day, Eglinton Crosstown requires finishing touches that are far above the tunnels we often focus … Continue reading Glass and asphalt – Crosstown takes more than transit tracks and tunnels, including bike lanes at Keelesdale station (New images)

Latest updates – How Metrolinx is responding to COVID-19 pandemic

This Metrolinx News post will contain - in one place - the most current information for customers and communities, as the transit agency continues to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please keep checking back for the latest GO Transit, UP Express and Metrolinx-related COVID-19 news updates. You can find the new temporary GO train … Continue reading Latest updates – How Metrolinx is responding to COVID-19 pandemic

On the case – Transit Safety K9 unit teams up with Toronto Police Service to respond to suspicious boxes outside Toronto’s Union Station

Large foot lockers recently left unattended on the sidewalk outside the historic downtown bus and rail station raised more than curious looks by passersby – they led to a quick response by one of Metrolinx’s new explosive detection dogs. No explosives were found, but it was a real-world example of why the teams patrol busy transit hubs, and why they work so closely with local emergency services departments. A couple of … Continue reading On the case – Transit Safety K9 unit teams up with Toronto Police Service to respond to suspicious boxes outside Toronto’s Union Station