Toronto from up high – Finch West LRT advances shown in new drone images

As we continue to show progress on the Finch West light rail transit route, local communities – and future customers – can see recent work, thanks to some lofty new pictures. Northwest Toronto never seemed so high up. We have a new crop of recent construction photos from the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) … Continue reading Toronto from up high – Finch West LRT advances shown in new drone images

Bragging rights – Cooksville GO officially opens today (Video)

The important transit station has undergone a historic transformation - we review the changes, from top to bottom. As well, check out the drone video. Things sure have changed. Including at Cooksville GO. After about three years in the making to transform the Cooksville Station, GO customers can now brag about a new and improved … Continue reading Bragging rights – Cooksville GO officially opens today (Video)

Need an uplifting moment or two? Falling for scenes of comfort and nature while on the GO

We’ve spent so much time inside over these past months, it’s nice to remind one another that there are pretty spectacular Ontario neighbourhoods out there – and no better time to soak them in than this time of year. Metrolinx’s head of media relations, Anne Marie Aikins, recently asked customers and transit fans to snap … Continue reading Need an uplifting moment or two? Falling for scenes of comfort and nature while on the GO

Have we got a story for year – As we break a record in views, here’s the year’s best (so far) Metrolinx News features

As this site continues to grow, let’s look at some of the stories that you’ve clicked on during a tumultuous 2020 – as well as some largely undiscovered gems. Transit customers, communities and the plain curious seem to find something interesting right here. Metrolinx News passed an historic milestone, in terms of the number of … Continue reading Have we got a story for year – As we break a record in views, here’s the year’s best (so far) Metrolinx News features

New rail bridge coming to Rutherford GO – get a closer look at the progress

The new rail bridge at Rutherford GO will allow customers to travel above traffic in the comfort of their GO train seat. There is still a lot of work to do and workers are using several engineering techniques to get the job done properly. This new infrastructure is part of Rutherford GO Expansion and Metrolinx … Continue reading New rail bridge coming to Rutherford GO – get a closer look at the progress

New train platform opens as construction progress continues at Kennedy GO Station

As part of GO Transit’s improvements at Kennedy GO Station, the existing train platform is temporarily closed for construction and a new one is open to make sure transit riders can still catch their train. Kennedy Station is one of the most important transit hubs in Toronto’s east end. Not only is it home to … Continue reading New train platform opens as construction progress continues at Kennedy GO Station

How Hurontario light rail vehicles will have an inside track on making up lost time and hitting green lights

When you eventually see light rail vehicles moving along the Hurontario system – a transit route that stretches between Brampton and Mississauga – you may wonder how they manage to outsmart the traffic lights if they’re running a bit behind. The answer has to do with a bit of intelligent design that gives them an … Continue reading How Hurontario light rail vehicles will have an inside track on making up lost time and hitting green lights

GO Transit recruits GO Bear mascot to teach riders how to properly wear non-medical face masks

As part of a wide-reaching Safety Never Stops campaign, GO Transit has created videos using GO Bear, to help guide customers through recent changes while travelling on the network. For many, a big, silent bear can speak volumes about staying safe on trains and buses. GO Transit is releasing new videos featuring their mascot GO … Continue reading GO Transit recruits GO Bear mascot to teach riders how to properly wear non-medical face masks

Can you hear me now? Radio mast pops up for Crosstown’s communications

Things are looking up for Crosstown. A new, vast mast has found a home at the central maintenance and storage facility. How tall is that, you ask? The Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project needs more than transit connection. The Toronto project also requires a powerful communications network, to keep the system moving efficiently and … Continue reading Can you hear me now? Radio mast pops up for Crosstown’s communications

The making of GO Transit’s newest Safety Never Stops video – And a look at what ended up on the cutting room floor

A lot goes into filming a reminder to customers of all the things GO Transit is doing to make sure that safety never stops - including the measures taken to make that shoot as safe as possible for the actor and those working around him. Here’s an inside look. It takes effort to keep everyone … Continue reading The making of GO Transit’s newest Safety Never Stops video – And a look at what ended up on the cutting room floor