GO Bus driver safely stops vehicle, after ice smashes windshield on Hwy. 401

Flying ice from vehicles not properly cleaned off can be dangerous - OPP. And here's a good example. A scary scene played out on one this country’s busiest highways – providing a clear example for drivers to clear their vehicles of ice and snow. A GO bus, including passengers, travelling at highway speeds down the … Continue reading GO Bus driver safely stops vehicle, after ice smashes windshield on Hwy. 401

How bus rapid transit routes in York Region are opening up new avenues for transit passengers

Born in Canada, the dedicated bus systems are becoming a fast and efficient way to move people next to urban roadways around the world that are increasingly becoming clogged with traffic. The latest to open is benefitting transit customers in Vaughan and Newmarket. The wheels on the bus go round and round – just not … Continue reading How bus rapid transit routes in York Region are opening up new avenues for transit passengers

Remembering January, 1978 – The day smoking stopped on GO vehicles

As we’ve been digging into old boxes and archives for forgotten pictures of Metrolinx’s transit past – all part of a continuing series we’ve dubbed HistoricGO – some 43-year-old pamphlets and a couple grainy photos caught our eye. Take a deep breath, as we journey back to a time when smoking rules were a lot … Continue reading Remembering January, 1978 – The day smoking stopped on GO vehicles

New Union Station bus terminal edging closer to completion with dismantling of giant crane – see the high anxiety images here

Where once stood the looming winch is now a clear view all the way down, or up, depending on your vantage point – a sign of progress in the construction of a highly anticipated transit project. Crane your neck and look way up Toronto. One of the main cranes installed for the construction of the … Continue reading New Union Station bus terminal edging closer to completion with dismantling of giant crane – see the high anxiety images here

What the heck is that? Spotting new PRESTO devices is a glimpse into fare technology to come for transit customers

Upgraded PRESTO payment devices are being installed on some buses and stations as part of a trial. The tools will mean changes for the better for GO and 905 customers. You know those photos of the latest car model, captured before the official mass rollout? If you’re captivated by advancements in transit technology – or … Continue reading What the heck is that? Spotting new PRESTO devices is a glimpse into fare technology to come for transit customers

Bloomington GO Station starts to take shape as construction moves forward into 2020

Bloomington GO - an all-new station - is currently under construction in York Region. Once complete, it will become the new terminus at the northern tip of the Richmond Hill line. It’s time to take a look at how far the construction progress has come. For a moment, we want to park it and idle … Continue reading Bloomington GO Station starts to take shape as construction moves forward into 2020

Metrolinx unveils host of new service change options for the new year – Find out if you’re impacted by upcoming improvements

Both train and bus changes are taking place across the GO Transit network. Even those who fly out of Pearson Airport will have more possibilities in 2020. Most changes start on Jan. 11. There will be 527,040 minutes to use up in 2020. Metrolinx has announced pending schedule updates and additions that will give customers … Continue reading Metrolinx unveils host of new service change options for the new year – Find out if you’re impacted by upcoming improvements

Northern express – At this time of year, Toronto’s Union Station becomes a transit hub for the holidays

Few buildings have as much history as a gathering, and travel point, for Canadians heading in all directions over the festive season. With a sky-high ceiling, polished stone pillars and giant hall melding into a modern train and bus hub, the downtown transit Grande Dame takes on a vibrant new atmosphere this time of year. … Continue reading Northern express – At this time of year, Toronto’s Union Station becomes a transit hub for the holidays

New route – Proposed walking and cycling path outlined for Maple GO station

Plans for a new path to the Barrie Line rail and bus stop are now under discussion, with construction tentatively to take place in the fall of 2020. We have all the details, including on a public meeting scheduled for tonight (Dec. 3). Access to Vaughan’s Maple GO station – especially for customers on foot … Continue reading New route – Proposed walking and cycling path outlined for Maple GO station

Metrolinx introduces new online fare option for unlimited GO Transit travel on Sundays

The transit agency has kicked off a limited-time online pass, pilot program, called ‘Sunday Funday’, that allows customers repeated travel on GO Transit over one day. A Sunday drive aboard GO has just gotten cheaper. Metrolinx has now introduced a $10 online pass providing passengers an unlimited option, whether they are looking to travel one-way, … Continue reading Metrolinx introduces new online fare option for unlimited GO Transit travel on Sundays