GO Transit Expansion in Guelph – you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers

As the current Kitchener GO Corridor virtual open house continues, Metrolinx is listening to the concerns of local residents. The ultimate goal is to bring two-way all-day service to key parts of the GO Network, including the Kitchener GO corridor. Here are some of the key Guelph-related topics discussed during the current online engagement session. *Editor’s Note: this story was updated on Aug 10 to … Continue reading GO Transit Expansion in Guelph – you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers

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Grab your PRESTO Hamilton – HSR is going paperless

Hamiltonians will soon say goodbye to paper tickets and passes and use PRESTO to ride city buses. Here’s what you need to know. No more emptying pockets of crumpled transit tickets at the end of each day. For those using public transit around Hamilton, the days of paper tickets and monthly passes are about to end. As of November 1, 2020, Hamilton residents will use … Continue reading Grab your PRESTO Hamilton – HSR is going paperless

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Suspect arrested after GO Transit station staff member assaulted – Victim recovering

A man has been charged by Toronto Police Service after a Metrolinx staff member was attacked at Bloor GO Station. Police have apprehended a suspect after a Metrolinx employee was badly assaulted last month at Bloor GO Station. The attack took place on June 27, 2020, and the staff member sustained significant injuries. Following the incident, a male suspect fled the area before Toronto Police … Continue reading Suspect arrested after GO Transit station staff member assaulted – Victim recovering

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GO Transit helps transport 200 Ontario migrant workers today

Provincial transit agency asked to run special service to help transport migrant farm workers that had been self-isolating in Windsor out of an abundance of caution. Later today (July 15), a half a dozen GO buses full of migrant workers are expected to make their way from Windsor-area hotels to farms in Leamington, Ontario. The workers have been staying in Windsor as part of precautionary … Continue reading GO Transit helps transport 200 Ontario migrant workers today

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Fly above it all – Latest Crosstown LRT fly-over video released

In a recent drone flight over the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit project, we look down at the surface work done from the Brentcliffe Portal to Kennedy Station. We also notice how Toronto traffic is building again. There’s no better view than above it all. So here’s the latest drone footage taken of surface sections along the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) route. The … Continue reading Fly above it all – Latest Crosstown LRT fly-over video released

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Now onto rails – Crosstown’s surface section guideways fully constructed

In the latest photos from the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit project, we look at guideways, Fairbank Station and TTC station underpinning at Cedarvale Station. Here comes the rails. And shelters. And all the other system features needed for the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) route. Among the latest images out of the Crosstown project, is a picture pointing out the surface section guideway … Continue reading Now onto rails – Crosstown’s surface section guideways fully constructed

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Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility holds design secrets – See why it’s healthier than your average workplace

The 500,000 square foot facility is the first LEED Gold facility of its kind and size in Canada. The Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility (WRMF), holds many secrets. Opened in 2018 to provide maintenance, repair and day-to-day cleaning and upkeep of GO trains, the facility, located at 625 Victoria Street East, in Whitby, not only doesn’t look like many other industrial buildings, it was built with … Continue reading Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility holds design secrets – See why it’s healthier than your average workplace

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Metrolinx hero talks about the impact of a moment’s reaction to help save drowning man’s life

We’ve brought you stories of acts of heroism on our vehicles and at our stations – saving a life and having lightning reflexes to keep everyone safe. But we don’t often talk about the cost of holding someone’s future in your hands. Here, Metrolinx senior manager of media, Anne Marie Aikins, talks to one of our staff members, who knows the story continues even after … Continue reading Metrolinx hero talks about the impact of a moment’s reaction to help save drowning man’s life

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How powerful generator will help protect Union Station rail corridor from blackout – Guess how many homes it could run

It’s not just about the energy you have now, but what’s needed during an emergency. Powerful new device will sit as quiet sentries – until called on to give needed megawatts. It’s easy to see the power behind a rail line. The thunder of a GO or UP Express train passing a platform, and rumble of a GO bus moving down the highway, is enough … Continue reading How powerful generator will help protect Union Station rail corridor from blackout – Guess how many homes it could run

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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 metres, and it’s not something people tend to think about. … Continue reading Big, deep dig – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnels Project reaches halfway excavation mark in Tunnel One