Rarely used “top-down” construction technique used to build new rail bridge at Milliken GO

A new rail bridge is taking shape at Steeles Avenue East near Milliken GO Station. Since June, the construction team has been focused on advancing this work and recently completed a concrete pour of the bridge deck. This pour was a significant milestone as it connects the substructure elements (abutments and pier) with the superstructure … Continue reading Rarely used “top-down” construction technique used to build new rail bridge at Milliken GO

Major milestone for updated Cooksville GO Station as new platform and pavilion open

Steady summer construction marks a growing list of milestones reached for Cooksville GO this month. Customers can now enjoy the comfort and convenience of a new east pavilion and a completed east platform – perfect timing as cool fall weather approaches. It’s big news for south Mississauga transit riders. The major facelift on Cooksville GO … Continue reading Major milestone for updated Cooksville GO Station as new platform and pavilion open

Rail Safety Week 2020 kicks off in COVID-19 era – See the close call videos that show train lines are no place for complacency

Metrolinx joins Operation Lifesaver and other freight partners to launch Rail Safety Week 2020. Metrolinx has a mantra that guides everything the transit agency does. Safety Never Stops. That means Rail Safety Week is circled on the calendar every year, but the transit operator’s commitment to safety goes beyond a single week or month. Metrolinx … Continue reading Rail Safety Week 2020 kicks off in COVID-19 era – See the close call videos that show train lines are no place for complacency

One of the busiest rail sections in North America gets major work done – New time-lapse video shows recent work on Davenport Diamond Guideway project

While most of us spent the September long weekend enjoying the last bit of summer, construction crews were working hard to reach a major project milestone. Recently, the old and well known Davenport Diamonds were removed and replaced by a temporary rail diamond that aligns with the new diversion track on which GO trains are … Continue reading One of the busiest rail sections in North America gets major work done – New time-lapse video shows recent work on Davenport Diamond Guideway project

Latest round of GO Expansion public consultation wraps up – Here’s what Metrolinx heard from you

This summer, Metrolinx held the second round of public consultations online from August 18 to September 1, 2020, to get community feedback on the GO Expansion program. During the second round, more than 10,000 users visited the GO Expansion Program webpage and Metrolinx received 65 submissions from the public. This participation and feedback is a … Continue reading Latest round of GO Expansion public consultation wraps up – Here’s what Metrolinx heard from you

As rail traffic increases – Chesterton Shores pedestrian crossing closed over safety concerns

Metrolinx is shutting down a track-level pedestrian crossing at Chesterton Shores, near Rouge Hill GO Station, to improve community safety. The crossing has become increasingly unsafe as a result of more train traffic.  The concern is highlighted by a single bicycle – a quiet testimonial of what’s at stake. Chained to a nearby fence is … Continue reading As rail traffic increases – Chesterton Shores pedestrian crossing closed over safety concerns

Davenport Diamond Guideway project takes next step in getting customers where they need to go

With the temporary diversion track up and running, construction can begin on the elevated guideway. All Davenport Diamond construction activity until this point has been leading up to the opening of the diversion track – enabling GO trains to continue running while the elevated guideway is being built. As GO trains pass through the section … Continue reading Davenport Diamond Guideway project takes next step in getting customers where they need to go

Public input lets GO Expansion proceed full steam ahead

Metrolinx’s GO Expansion program is the largest transit project in the history of Ontario and Canada. But it can’t happen without the input of the communities and industry partners that will build and use the system. As the population of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area continues to boom, the case for expanding GO Transit … Continue reading Public input lets GO Expansion proceed full steam ahead

Have your say as Metrolinx moves to transform GO rail network into comprehensive, all‐day rapid transit network for Ontario

New public consultations set for project that will enable two-way all-day GO service. Here’s how you can chime in, as well as the important chapters as the plan rolls out into the future. Don’t sell them off for just two cents. Your opinions are worth much more, as Metrolinx is calling for public input as … Continue reading Have your say as Metrolinx moves to transform GO rail network into comprehensive, all‐day rapid transit network for Ontario

All lines impacted – GO Transit announces service increase as province continues in Stage 3 of COVID-19 recovery

As more and more customers return to transit, GO rail service will be adjusting services in September, including rail and bus routes. The volume of changes is significant, including for service in the off-peak hours. Metrolinx is increasing service starting Sept. 5 to meet the expected demand from the return to school and the workplace … Continue reading All lines impacted – GO Transit announces service increase as province continues in Stage 3 of COVID-19 recovery