New GO train express options for Lakeshore East line

Weekday options add flexibility for customers. A new express GO Train service on the Lakeshore East line offers more choice for transit users and commuters travelling from Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax and Pickering. The new express train service, which began April 17, is in addition to improvements previously introduced, including: 15-minute midday service between Oshawa GO … Continue reading New GO train express options for Lakeshore East line

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

Old becomes new – Fairbank Station progress brings a fresh flair to legacy infrastructure

Construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project isn’t all just stations and stops. For Fairbank Station it also means replacing a century old watermain, and a new parkette.   Located at the intersection of Eglinton Avenue West and Dufferin Street, Fairbank Station is the fourth stop heading east on the Eglinton Crosstown. The station will … Continue reading Old becomes new – Fairbank Station progress brings a fresh flair to legacy infrastructure

From the ground up – Caledonia Station will get customers moving quicker

In the fourth part of our continuing Crosstown Progress series, we see how Caledonia, is unique, by being built in a traditional way. You live in Barrie but work at Yonge and Eglinton. That commute sounds, well, long. But we’re working to save you a bit of extra time. Located on Eglinton Avenue West, between … Continue reading From the ground up – Caledonia Station will get customers moving quicker

Two track minds – Ontario ‘railfans’ chronicle their devotion to train travel

Among the most dedicated devotees of railways, these transit enthusiasts can trace their passion, far down the line. These are the training days of our most die-hard fans. The start of journeys that turned into rail-life devotion. There are aficionados of airplanes. They gather on their off hours – reclined on lawn chairs or the … Continue reading Two track minds – Ontario ‘railfans’ chronicle their devotion to train travel

Joining a global movement, commuters build lives while on the GO

Scientists to daily travelers: ‘Find habits that build life satisfaction.’ Researchers around the world are very interested in what Maja Cupples is doing right now. Sitting quietly alone and ready to go home, Cupples is slowing down as the city around her gathers up speed for another day. After a long nightshift at Toronto’s Hospital … Continue reading Joining a global movement, commuters build lives while on the GO

Travelling back in time: The remarkable evolution of your GO train

They weren’t always green and white and they didn’t always connect the region the way they do now. The GO train first hit the rails over 50 years ago and the train has never been the same since. As GO train locomotives constantly roll in and out of Union Station, they’re not only carrying coaches … Continue reading Travelling back in time: The remarkable evolution of your GO train