Banner appreciation for COVID-19 heroes – Pickering family create Union Station sign to thank frontline workers toiling during pandemic

While others have been heading out to keep essential services moving, Laurette Sharpe and her family wanted to use their time to find ways to show society’s appreciation for that needed work. Their ‘hearts4helpers’campaign will soon be proudly flying at Toronto’s main transit hub. Pickering mother, Laurette Sharpe, wanted to wear her heart on her … Continue reading Banner appreciation for COVID-19 heroes – Pickering family create Union Station sign to thank frontline workers toiling during pandemic

The Ontario Line sees a steady flow of ongoing public feedback – but what happens to it once it’s received?

Earlier this year, Metrolinx reached out to people living along Toronto’s proposed Ontario Line route to share information and gather feedback. This was the first of continuing opportunities for dialogue – and there was lots of conversation. Metrolinx asked. And you’ve responded. Every major transit project is built on a bedrock of feedback from the … Continue reading The Ontario Line sees a steady flow of ongoing public feedback – but what happens to it once it’s received?

See video of the first time a light rail vehicle passes through a Crosstown tunnel

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project has seen plenty of progress as stations and stops are worked on across the Toronto route. But witnessing a transit vehicle move through a tunnel for the first time is something any transit buff – or future passenger – will appreciate. You’ll find video, images and the full … Continue reading See video of the first time a light rail vehicle passes through a Crosstown tunnel

Lincolnville prepares for major changes – GO station and layover facility are seeing developments that will help local transit customers

There’s a good list of improvements headed for Lincolnville GO Station, as well as a nearby train facility. We’ve broken them down for you here, as the tender on the project has now been released. For most of us, it wasn’t so long ago that we were quickly trying to make our regular train. Though … Continue reading Lincolnville prepares for major changes – GO station and layover facility are seeing developments that will help local transit customers

Metrolinx takes major step to advance Hamilton’s new Confederation station with release of construction tender

We have a rundown of the work that has already gone into this large site – including images of the expansion of the rail bridge over Centennial Parkway – as well as what’s to come. The future of Confederation GO Station is beginning to take shape, including now reaching a significant project development phase. The … Continue reading Metrolinx takes major step to advance Hamilton’s new Confederation station with release of construction tender

Transit officer turns online gaming into reality cheque for charity – COVID mandated seclusion used to support Wigs for Kids

Many of us are spending self-isolation in front of small and big screens. Metrolinx Transit special constable Walter Ribeiro – helped by his young daughters – found a way to make his gaming passion raise needed funds for a remarkable cause. In these COVID-19 days, there are a lot of frustrated parents who are telling … Continue reading Transit officer turns online gaming into reality cheque for charity – COVID mandated seclusion used to support Wigs for Kids

Walk the future of Toronto rapid transit – Video of the Crosstown light rail transit system’s west end stations

We have an inside look at an important section of the Toronto light rail transit project that might help future passengers get a sense of what’s been accomplished, as well as where it’s headed. Sure, pictures are worth a thousand words. But we have a recently released video of the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit … Continue reading Walk the future of Toronto rapid transit – Video of the Crosstown light rail transit system’s west end stations

Metrolinx Emergency Operations Centre moves to the virtual world amid COVID-19 response

Command team overcomes cyber challenges to fight the pandemic, including keeping updated information flowing to customers and staff. In this column, Incident Command Team member, Anne Marie Aikins, brings us up to speed – including emotions that come with working from a distance. Working during a time of COVID-19, means adapting – including figuring out … Continue reading Metrolinx Emergency Operations Centre moves to the virtual world amid COVID-19 response