GO Transit VAXX bus fleet expanding to help tackle Omicron spread in Ontario

Metrolinx has partnered with the Government of Ontario on a fleet of mobile COVID vaccine clinics to get more needles into arms at a critical time in the pandemic. Find more about the GO-VAXX program and how to book an appointment below. Metrolinx is adding reinforcements to its fleet of mobile vaccine buses to help … Continue reading GO Transit VAXX bus fleet expanding to help tackle Omicron spread in Ontario

Metrolinx adjusts GO Transit schedules due to COVID staff impacts – Allocating resources to provide consistent service across the network

As Omicron spreads into communities, Metrolinx mitigates temporary labour shortages with a reduced schedule. Here’s the latest impact. Metrolinx, like many other businesses, is experiencing rising levels of staff absenteeism due to the Omicron variant. Absenteeism levels vary by department and by the day, but frontline teams for the transit agency are now averaging 20 … Continue reading Metrolinx adjusts GO Transit schedules due to COVID staff impacts – Allocating resources to provide consistent service across the network

Heart-warming & mic-dropping: top Metrolinx tweets of 2021

As we say goodbye to 2021, let’s take a look at some of the most memorable moments on Twitter this year from Metrolinx, GO Transit, UP Express and more. To kick us off, what better than with a musical, holiday-themed gift from one of UP Express’ train operators, Jason Simmons: https://twitter.com/UPexpress/status/1354085723025137666 In May, Metrolinx shared … Continue reading Heart-warming & mic-dropping: top Metrolinx tweets of 2021

How Metrolinx’s past bus rapid transit experience shapes what’s to come for Dundas and Scarborough-Durham projects

vivaNext was the first bus rapid transit (BRT) project for Metrolinx, and the transit agency continues working on more BRT initiatives. In fact, today (Dec. 20), marks the one-year anniversary of the vivaNext project. Now Metrolinx is embarking on a couple of new BRT projects with hopes of repeating the success of the vivaNext project. … Continue reading How Metrolinx’s past bus rapid transit experience shapes what’s to come for Dundas and Scarborough-Durham projects

Bramalea GO Transit bus loop on the move again before finding the home it deserves

For a place where buses come to a stop, the boarding loop at Bramalea Station sure does a lot of moving around. Here is how shifting the place where passengers get on and off their GO and Brampton Transit buses is actually designed to save time in construction and help riders down the road. It’s … Continue reading Bramalea GO Transit bus loop on the move again before finding the home it deserves

GO Transit announces holiday schedules, special weekend passes and more

Travelling with GO Transit over the holidays? Here’s what you need to know about schedules. And some good news about weekend passes. Plus, an update on New Year’s Eve service. Holiday travels can be stressful, but planning ahead can help bring some calm to the chaos. That’s why GO Transit is giving customers the heads … Continue reading GO Transit announces holiday schedules, special weekend passes and more

GO Transit is charging ahead with an electric-powered bus pilot

For the first time, Metrolinx is testing two zero-emission battery electric double-decker GO buses. We have a first look at the vehicles and what gives them a boost. As we head towards a more sustainable future, Metrolinx has unveiled its first electric buses. The double-decker GO buses have been retrofitted with 9 batteries giving them … Continue reading GO Transit is charging ahead with an electric-powered bus pilot

Update: GO Transit website back online after being taken offline out of abundance of caution

(Dec 11. 1:15 p.m.) - The GO Transit website is back online and all functionality is now restored. The site has been updated to protect it from this latest cyber-vulnerability regarding web-based services around the globe. Most importantly, no customer, personal or financial files were compromised. Metrolinx thanks customers for their patience over the past … Continue reading Update: GO Transit website back online after being taken offline out of abundance of caution

West Harbour GO will be the transit hub for football fans travelling to the 108th Grey Cup

Football fans will connect from Lakeshore West GO trains to the HSR’s free shuttle buses bound for the Grey Cup game at Tim Hortons Field. Metrolinx News has the information you need to get to and from the game, including full PDF schedules. GO Transit and the Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) are teaming-up to get … Continue reading West Harbour GO will be the transit hub for football fans travelling to the 108th Grey Cup