So you’ve been away from GO Transit during a year of fighting COVID-19 – Counting some of the changes since many riders last got on board

As we eclipse one year since Ontario – along with much of the world – began a battle against the most dangerous pandemic in generations, we thought it was time to break down some other important numbers. As many former GO Transit and UP Express customers begin to anticipate a welcome return to journeys, thanks … Continue reading So you’ve been away from GO Transit during a year of fighting COVID-19 – Counting some of the changes since many riders last got on board

Could you handle a day as a GO Transit bus driver? Here’s what life is like behind that big wheel

Meet GO bus driver, Frances Vasiliou-Dykstra, who started her career with Metrolinx, 22 years ago. Although, a recent injury has temporarily taken her out of the driver’s seat, to mark International Women’s Day, we asked Vasiliou-Dykstra to recount what a typical day driving on Route 47, running between Hamilton and Vaughan, is usually like. As well as … Continue reading Could you handle a day as a GO Transit bus driver? Here’s what life is like behind that big wheel

Bloomington GO Station sees first test vehicles roll in

Signature green trains and a bus have pulled into the emerging Bloomington GO Station for the first time – signalling one of the last phases of construction. Before the first passengers embark on their journeys, the operations and construction teams work together, testing and commissioning all aspects of the station from the track to the … Continue reading Bloomington GO Station sees first test vehicles roll in

More transfer-free rides – Other changes coming to some GO Transit bus routes

Upcoming service changes will see adjustments to most weekday trips on bus routes serving Hwy. 407. GO Transit will be combining most weekday trips on some east-west routes to give customers more transfer-free rides across the region. Here are the details. Schedule improvements are in the works for some GO Transit bus routes.  Starting Feb. 13, Metrolinx is adjusting various east-west bus schedules to offer more transfer-free rides across the region, … Continue reading More transfer-free rides – Other changes coming to some GO Transit bus routes

Metrolinx announces temporary GO Transit and UP Express service adjustments while ridership levels remain low

Service adjustments, including an impact to UP Express service between Toronto Pearson Airport and Union Station, are meant to better align with how people are currently using the transit network. These changes are the latest moves by Metrolinx to adapt to provincial calls to stay put when possible while balancing the need to provide a … Continue reading Metrolinx announces temporary GO Transit and UP Express service adjustments while ridership levels remain low

Kipling Transit Hub reaches another milestone as new amenities open for customers

With major work wrapping up on the Kipling Transit Hub, more amenities are now open for travelers in Toronto’s west end. Customers can now use the pedestrian bridge and underground tunnel. Let’s lead you through the progress. The Kipling Transit Hub is getting close to the finish line. The major Etobicoke transit centre has recently … Continue reading Kipling Transit Hub reaches another milestone as new amenities open for customers

Was 2020 a year never to be forgotten? Let’s test your Metrolinx memory

There are things about this past year that many of us would like to just put in the past. But how much of what’s taken place – especially around transit stories you may have read here on Metrolinx News – do you remember? Let’s put your recall to the test in this quick quiz. For … Continue reading Was 2020 a year never to be forgotten? Let’s test your Metrolinx memory