Artist turns GO bus into his canvas to celebrate history and Toronto Caribbean Carnival

A bright and colourful GO Bus will soon hit the roads. Metrolinx has an ongoing partnership with the Toronto Caribbean Carnival and together they’re unveiling a bus wrap to commemorate Emancipation Day in Canada. See the renderings below from a renown Toronto artist who turned a GO bus into a vibrant work of art to … Continue reading Artist turns GO bus into his canvas to celebrate history and Toronto Caribbean Carnival

Metrolinx increasing GO train service on several major routes plus new hourly service to West Harbour GO

With the province now in Step Three of reopening, Metrolinx is offering customers more flexibility to get on the GO this summer by bringing back services and adding new ones. Metrolinx is increasing rail service starting Aug. 7 as riders continue to return to transit.  The changes will offer more flexibility in scheduling and planning trips for customers heading back to work, while using GO to also reconnect with friends and family, as well as attend sporting events and concerts.   The news includes the announcement of all-day, hourly … Continue reading Metrolinx increasing GO train service on several major routes plus new hourly service to West Harbour GO

York University GO Station closes to make way for Barrie Line expansion

Metrolinx is paving the way for two way, all day electrified service on the Barrie line, expanding the corridor and adding new tracks to improve access and convenience for customers. But saying hello to more GO service means saying goodbye to the underused York University GO Station. Here’s why its closure is needed, and how … Continue reading York University GO Station closes to make way for Barrie Line expansion

From branded face coverings to Mini GO Bear plush toys Metrolinx opens new online shop for transit fans and customers

The transit agency has created a virtual store offering merchandise and apparel showcasing the brands of Metrolinx, GO Transit, UP Express, and PRESTO. Here’s what you need to know to grab a virtual basket at The Metrolinx Shop. Metrolinx is launching a new online shop today (July 19). Branded merchandise is more popular than ever … Continue reading From branded face coverings to Mini GO Bear plush toys Metrolinx opens new online shop for transit fans and customers

Tornado and severe weather impacts Barrie GO train service

High winds and hail that damaged structures and vehicles today (July 15) in Barrie has also impacted GO Transit. Here’s the latest. (July 15 – 5:45 p.m.) Update: Barrie Police have opened access to Barrie South GO Station and GO service can now access the station. Crews have also cleared the tracks from downed trees … Continue reading Tornado and severe weather impacts Barrie GO train service

Gardiner closure means weekend GO bus changes

With the Gardiner Expressway closed for the weekend, there will some changes to GO bus service this Saturday and Sunday on routes 16, 21, 31, 65, 68 and 71. Metrolinx News has the information you need to plan ahead. This coming weekend (July 11 and 12) sees an annual rite of summer for Toronto – closure of the Gardiner Expressway for summer maintenance. And … Continue reading Gardiner closure means weekend GO bus changes

Metrolinx adding more GO Transit and UP Express service as pandemic continues to subside

As the province moves into the next stage of reopening, Metrolinx is giving customers more options to get around. Weekend service is increasing on a number of popular GO train lines, as well as UP Express trips to and from Toronto Pearson Airport. Plus, Metrolinx is trying out a new pilot program that will help … Continue reading Metrolinx adding more GO Transit and UP Express service as pandemic continues to subside

History is made as Bloomington GO Station opens doors for the first time

Over the past year, Metrolinx News has been covering the progress made on Bloomington GO Station, providing updates on the newest addition to the Richmond Hill GO Line. Today (June 28) the station opened its doors for the very first time, giving customers a chance to experience this new, state-of-the-art facility that will now provide … Continue reading History is made as Bloomington GO Station opens doors for the first time

Veteran GO Transit mechanic hangs up his wrench after 40 years keeping wheels on the buses going round and round

If you’ve travelled on a GO bus in the last four decades, Chris Johnson has likely had a hand in helping you get around. The long serving mechanic has gone under 12,000 buses, making repairs that would help move countless people during his time at GO Transit. We recently caught up with him, one last … Continue reading Veteran GO Transit mechanic hangs up his wrench after 40 years keeping wheels on the buses going round and round