Image shows the bus wrap with Salome Bey's name and image.

GO Transit bus wrap and Union Station transit art installation mark Black History Month

February has become an important time in Canada – and beyond – to pay tribute to the story of Black history. This year, Metrolinx will look to the life of Salome Bey, an influential Toronto blues artist, as inspiration. Her image will be used on a GO Transit bus wrap and in an art installation inside Bay Concourse at Canada’s busiest transit hub. As well … Continue reading GO Transit bus wrap and Union Station transit art installation mark Black History Month

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 to 30 per cent fewer staff each day. This means … Continue reading Metrolinx adjusts GO Transit schedules due to COVID staff impacts – Allocating resources to provide consistent service across the network

A customer buys a GO Transit ticket from an agent in this shot from 1971.

Photos from 1971 remind what GO Transit was like decades ago

It’s been awhile since we brought you images of the past – a reoccurring feature we call ‘HistoricGO’. But coming across these pictures, we thought it was a good chance to peek back 50 years ago for Ontario. Was that your father’s VW bug in the parking lot? Just in the nick of time. Before the calendar clicks over to 2022, Metrolinx News recently came … Continue reading Photos from 1971 remind what GO Transit was like decades ago

Romina stands next to a GO Transit Safety officer and his K9 partner at the UP Express terminal at Union Station.

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: In May, Metrolinx shared one of the most heart-warming stories of 2021 as the transit … 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.   Metrolinx is moving forward with two new BRT projects, … Continue reading How Metrolinx’s past bus rapid transit experience shapes what’s to come for Dundas and Scarborough-Durham projects

Image shows the bus loop.

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 also a bit of interesting project planning. There are many … Continue reading Bramalea GO Transit bus loop on the move again before finding the home it deserves

GO trains are seen on a platform.

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 up on what they can expect later this month and … 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 a total energy of 648 kilowatt hours. Compare that to … 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 17 hours. __________________________________________ Earlier today, Metrolinx was informed by the … 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 fans to and from the 108th Grey Cup this Sunday … Continue reading West Harbour GO will be the transit hub for football fans travelling to the 108th Grey Cup