Metrolinx to hold another town hall session – Alright Scarborough, come ask us anything

Grassroots sessions with transit agency brass allow customers and community members to take part in conversations about what the future will look like. You have good questions. A lot of good questions. Transit is so top of mind in communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe region of Ontario, so far this year, Metrolinx senior management … Continue reading Metrolinx to hold another town hall session – Alright Scarborough, come ask us anything

Metrolinx strikes deal to buy dozens of new train cars for GO Transit

Agreement will see 36 more bi-level cars bought from Bombardier Transportation’s Ontario plant. Metrolinx has reached an agreement with Bombardier Transportation to purchase 36 additional bi-level rail cars for use by GO Transit. A Sept. 10 announcement noted the contract extension will see the cars built at Bombardier’s Thunder Bay plant, and include 31 standard … Continue reading Metrolinx strikes deal to buy dozens of new train cars for GO Transit

Metrolinx releases updated GO Transit ridership map – System sees almost five per cent bump in GO train boardings

New data culled from across GO rail network and UP Express finds increase in numbers attributed to lower fares for shorter trips as well as increase on all lines. If you’re a regular GO train customer, look to the seats around you - apparently your neighbours are following your lead. Ridership across GO Transit’s rail … Continue reading Metrolinx releases updated GO Transit ridership map – System sees almost five per cent bump in GO train boardings

Young passion meets experience as a trio of teens pitch a new train to Metrolinx brass

Three Mississauga teens with ambition, and what they believe will be the next generation of public transit, face a Dragon’s Den-style session with Metrolinx executives, including CEO Phil Verster. Here’s the pitch. Three young transit dreamers in a room with some of the world’s most experienced rail executives and experts. The clock ticked. And they … Continue reading Young passion meets experience as a trio of teens pitch a new train to Metrolinx brass

Talk about roaming – GO Transit prepares for free Wi-Fi

Icomera will connect customers on 1,475 GO Transit vehicles. The signal-strength bar indicating future free Wi-Fi on GO Transit vehicles just got stronger. Metrolinx has signed an agreement with Icomera, a part of the ENGIE group and a global leader in providing wireless Internet connectivity for public transit, to connect all 1,475 GO buses and … Continue reading Talk about roaming – GO Transit prepares for free Wi-Fi

Metrolinx announces increased service, including on Kitchener and Lakeshore Lines – Extends popular Niagara weekend service to year-round

Scores of new options added to GO train routes for September. Here are some of the biggest service improvements across the system. Metrolinx has announced a major advance in the GO Transit expansion program, with nearly 150 new and extended train trips each week, starting on August 31. With this round of changes there will … Continue reading Metrolinx announces increased service, including on Kitchener and Lakeshore Lines – Extends popular Niagara weekend service to year-round

On the Road Again: Metrolinx Town Hall comes to York Region

Customers and community members engage with transit leaders during a meeting in Vaughan. They arrived with questions. And scores of local residents and community members from all across York region were eager to learn about transit plans for their area, during a June 24 Metrolinx town hall at Vaughan City Hall. From operational costs to … Continue reading On the Road Again: Metrolinx Town Hall comes to York Region

This wrap’s just the start – ‘Ride with Pride’ GO bus makes big entrance

We unveil our freshly wrapped Pride GO bus in Bowmanville. There are times when you just need to stand out for good reason. On June 13, Metrolinx unveiled this year’s ‘Ride with Pride’ GO bus at the Bowmanville Rainbow Crosswalk dedication ceremony in the city’s east end. It is the first rainbow crosswalk in Durham … Continue reading This wrap’s just the start – ‘Ride with Pride’ GO bus makes big entrance

Transit stops are given name changes on the Hurontario and Finch West LRT Lines

Metrolinx Board approves new titles for transit links. At Metrolinx, we are in the midst of planning and building some of the biggest transit infrastructure in the world. An important part of our planning process includes making it easier for our customers to find their stations, stops and interchanges throughout our system, and through wayfinding … Continue reading Transit stops are given name changes on the Hurontario and Finch West LRT Lines