Why lengthy partial road closure has kept everyone moving during Bloor bridge reconstruction  

Rebuilding a bridge that spans over one of Toronto’s busiest roads is challenging. To keep traffic flowing, Metrolinx implemented a partial road closure of Bloor Street West while crews have been reconstructing the Bloor bridge. This work is part of the Davenport Diamond Guideway project - find out how it’s unfolding. The replacement of the … Continue reading Why lengthy partial road closure has kept everyone moving during Bloor bridge reconstruction  

Why a baffled beaver is better for rail safety than a busy beaver

Beavers are cute, industrious, and central to Canadian history, but their dams can cause flooding. And that can be dangerous when the dams are close to railway tracks. Wildlife departments and railways across North America use beaver baffles and other devices to prevent flooding while leaving the animals free to continuing roaming across their habitat. … Continue reading Why a baffled beaver is better for rail safety than a busy beaver

Moving the needle on Kitchener Line GO Expansion as shorter travel times start to become reality

GO train speed limits through the City of Guelph are set to gradually increase over the coming months following major signaling upgrades and safety testing. The GO Kitchener Line has been bustling with construction activity as GO train service is set to undergo a transformation into a true commuter service with more travel options and … Continue reading Moving the needle on Kitchener Line GO Expansion as shorter travel times start to become reality

Original limestone saved as historic Guelph rail bridge gets major refit

The Speed River Bridge has withstood the test of time. Over the course of nine weekends, crews will be working around the clock to give new life to this historic traverse whose foundation was built the same year as pasteurization was introduced to the world. Guelph’s Speed River Bridge – a crossing that’s older than … Continue reading Original limestone saved as historic Guelph rail bridge gets major refit

Enhanced accessibility work starts today at Eglinton GO Station

It’s all about the journey. Construction on accessibility upgrades at Eglinton GO Station is starting. This is a key step in ensuring GO Expansion can bring more frequent two-way, all-day service to the Lakeshore East line and enable better connections and travel opportunities. Metrolinx is moving forward with more frequent, two-way, all-day service on the … Continue reading Enhanced accessibility work starts today at Eglinton GO Station

Simulating sound from Ontario Line and GO trains in Riverside and Leslieville

Technology can answer two questions on the minds of Riverside and Leslieville residents. How much noise will come from passing trains once the Ontario Line opens? And how will this compare to the sound of today’s GO trains, currently passing through the neighbourhood? Metrolinx commissioned an interactive sound demonstration to give people an opportunity to … Continue reading Simulating sound from Ontario Line and GO trains in Riverside and Leslieville

See new video of progress on Davenport Diamond Guideway project

Check out what’s been happening on the Davenport Diamond Guideway project in the latest video that takes you high above the tracks. Metrolinx has made a video that takes viewers on a journey of the Davenport Diamond Guideway project and illustrates progress made over the past 18 months. It includes renderings that illustrate how two-way, … Continue reading See new video of progress on Davenport Diamond Guideway project

Historic Rouge River bridge to get new lease on life in the name of GO Transit expansion

Metrolinx is rehabilitating one of the oldest rail bridges in East Toronto in order to run more GO Train service in the decades to come. Scroll down to learn more about the work and why it needs to happen.   After more than a century of service, the iconic Rouge River bridge is getting a major facelift.   Connecting Toronto and Pickering and spanning the mouth of the Rouge … Continue reading Historic Rouge River bridge to get new lease on life in the name of GO Transit expansion

Night work starting on the Lakeshore East Rail Corridor between Jones Avenue and Coxwell Avenue

Next week, crews will be resuming work along the Lakeshore East Rail Corridor between Jones Avenue and Coxwell Avenue. The work will support future service expansion on the Lakeshore East line and Metrolinx has measures in place to keep the noise down at night. Here is what’s being done. Construction has been quiet between Jones … Continue reading Night work starting on the Lakeshore East Rail Corridor between Jones Avenue and Coxwell Avenue