As winter weather returns to Toronto and surrounding communities – A GO Transit primer for your commute

We know we’re moving toward the end of another Canadian winter, but after a mild spell, and now thrust back into the slush and snow, we’ve come up with tips on travelling across the system today. We were so very close. Almost enough to forget it’s still February in Canada. Lulled in by milder temperatures … Continue reading As winter weather returns to Toronto and surrounding communities – A GO Transit primer for your commute

Spanning time – New time-lapse video shows how a massive bridge in downtown Toronto went up in one night

A massive new bridge was recently put up over Bay Street in downtown Toronto. When it opens, it will connect the new Union Station Bus Terminal with Scotiabank Arena. In the meantime, we take you behind the scenes to show you the Herculean effort it takes to get a 36-metre-long bridge installed in Canada’s biggest … Continue reading Spanning time – New time-lapse video shows how a massive bridge in downtown Toronto went up in one night

Signs of our time – New (T)ransit wayfinding identifier hits the streets

A new universal transit symbol is coming to a GO bus stop near you. Deciding on a new icon was no easy task. Over 150 unique symbols were floated, including letters, abstract symbols before landing on the ‘T’. Metrolinx is hoping the new identifier will help stitch the region’s transit systems together. If you take … Continue reading Signs of our time – New (T)ransit wayfinding identifier hits the streets

GO bus driver steps in to help young woman being stalked at night

GO Transit drivers are taught to be aware of things even beyond the route ahead and time of their next stop. Recently, training, intuition and humanity saw driver Bryan Jeresano notice an 18-year-old student standing with a worried look, as she waited for a ride at night. What Jeresano did next - and why the … Continue reading GO bus driver steps in to help young woman being stalked at night

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

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 always on the same … 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