The never-ending winter – How Metrolinx keeps its fleet of trains and buses moving through northern cold

We all know Mother Nature has her frigid side - especially in Canada. But luckily for GO Transit and UP Express customers, Metrolinx is well prepared to get people where they need to go, even through slush and snow. This is why, for those who keep those vehicles rolling, there is never an end to … Continue reading The never-ending winter – How Metrolinx keeps its fleet of trains and buses moving through northern cold

Tested – Emergency exercise sees new Union Station Bus Station put through paces (see the images)

On Sunday (Nov. 22), Toronto’s new bus hub was the scene of a mock disaster in preparation for opening day (Dec. 5). Inside a totally new environment, with two floors to navigate, Metrolinx teams – operations and control, transit safety and security, customer communications and media staff, along with all the senior management team - … Continue reading Tested – Emergency exercise sees new Union Station Bus Station put through paces (see the images)

Goodbye old and reliable bus hub: Remembering Toronto’s current Union Station Bus Terminal as GO riders prepare to move into new digs

Lines of customers on the platforms can sometimes be a bit difficult to navigate around, but many great journeys began and ended at the existing Union Station Bus Terminal, located in the heart of Toronto. Now, the workhorse station is about to get a rest from constant activity, as a new GO Transit bus hub … Continue reading Goodbye old and reliable bus hub: Remembering Toronto’s current Union Station Bus Terminal as GO riders prepare to move into new digs

GO bus Route 90 to be discontinued – Move avoids duplication of transit service in Durham Region

After the introduction of a similar Durham Region Transit service, there’s change coming in December for some GO Transit riders in Durham. Here’s what you need to know, and when. GO Transit is discontinuing Route 90 bus service in Durham Region. The cancellation takes effect as of Dec. 5 and comes after Durham Region Transit … Continue reading GO bus Route 90 to be discontinued – Move avoids duplication of transit service in Durham Region

Toronto’s new Union Station Bus Terminal gets ready to open – Here’s what you need to know to get on the bus

Canada’s largest transit city will soon see a new state-of-the-art GO bus hub open right next to Union Station. The sophisticated terminal, set to begin operating early next month, will shelter customers from the elements, offer them easy access to and from the downtown core and work much like a modern airport. Get ready to … Continue reading Toronto’s new Union Station Bus Terminal gets ready to open – Here’s what you need to know to get on the bus

GO bus operator assaulted – Man arrested after transit dispatchers track suspect along transit route

A GO bus driver was struck in the back of the head earlier this week during an unprovoked attack. What followed was a bit of detective work by specially trained Transit Safety dispatchers, that would see a suspect charged with assault. A veteran GO bus driver was ‘sucker punched’ from behind, as he stood on … Continue reading GO bus operator assaulted – Man arrested after transit dispatchers track suspect along transit route

Clean from the inside out – A look at what goes into the making of GO Transit’s ‘see-through’ bus wraps

At GO Transit, Safety Never Stops. The message is clear. So clear, in fact that several GO Buses are now see-through – or so GO Transit would have you believe. Here’s an inside look on how these transparent bus wraps came to life, including the measures taken to ensure a safe production. It’s clear GO … Continue reading Clean from the inside out – A look at what goes into the making of GO Transit’s ‘see-through’ bus wraps