Big Read – In-depth look into the bright future of transit in the GTA

Metrolinx News has teamed up with Johnny Renton, a local transit advocate and blogger, to share his insights on how two decades of quiet incrementalism set the stage for the impending transformation of the GO Train network into the most modern passenger rail system in North America. In part two of this series, let’s do the Canadian thing and compare our public transport to examples … Continue reading Big Read – In-depth look into the bright future of transit in the GTA

Spring has sprung – Metrolinx kicks off spring tree planting season with regional conservation partners throughout the GTHA

Metrolinx continues to work with conservation authorities to make the region a greener and more biologically diverse place – while preparing for GO Expansion, the largest transit expansion project in Canadian history. Find out below just how many trees have been planted, so far. Spring is in the air – which means Metrolinx has once again teamed up with its regional conservation partners to plant … Continue reading Spring has sprung – Metrolinx kicks off spring tree planting season with regional conservation partners throughout the GTHA

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How advanced signalling technology will bring more frequent GO Train service to Ontario

GO Expansion will deliver more frequent, two-way, all-day service to riders. With so many more trains on the tracks, a technology upgrade is needed to keep them running safely. An advanced new train signalling system, such as the European Train Control System (ETCS), is essential to this plan. Metrolinx News explains what ETCS is and why it could be part of GO’s plan to add … Continue reading How advanced signalling technology will bring more frequent GO Train service to Ontario

Big Read – Take a deep dive into the GTA’s transit history and a glimpse at the future

Metrolinx News has teamed up with Johnny Renton, a local transit advocate and blogger, to share his insights on how two decades of quiet incrementalism set the stage for the impending transformation of the GO Train network into the most modern passenger rail system in North America. The original version of this story first appeared on Johnny Renton’s blog in March 2022. When most people … Continue reading Big Read – Take a deep dive into the GTA’s transit history and a glimpse at the future

First phase of work to expand Kitchener GO Line service kicks off

Shovels are set to break ground on the first phase of work that will transform the Kitchener GO Line into a frequent rapid transit experience – with GO Train service that runs outside of rush hour.  Metrolinx is delivering on its promise for more rail service along the Kitchener GO Line. The next step forward is the awarding of the first in a series of … Continue reading First phase of work to expand Kitchener GO Line service kicks off

In less than 60 seconds – New timelapse video shows large concrete girders installed above Dupont Street

Six pre-cast concrete girders were installed over Dupont Street in April. This is the first use of concrete girders put up on the Davenport Diamond Guideway project. Check out the new timelapse video – capturing two weeks of work in less than a minute. Crews have been busy installing girders on the Davenport Diamond Guideway project. The girders form the bridge deck of the guideway, … Continue reading In less than 60 seconds – New timelapse video shows large concrete girders installed above Dupont Street

Small’s Creek update – Metrolinx launches next phase of community consultation on draft restoration plan

Construction began in early 2022 in the Small’s Creek area, alongside the Lakeshore East GO tracks between Woodbine Avenue and Coxwell Avenue. The work is part of the Lakeshore East rail corridor expansion project in Toronto. Metrolinx has worked to minimize tree removals and has been revising the vegetation restoration plan as a direct result of community feedback. As promised, the Small’s Creek community is … Continue reading Small’s Creek update – Metrolinx launches next phase of community consultation on draft restoration plan

Watch four massive girders get installed at Bloor Street bridge in new timelapse video

The Davenport Diamond Guideway project recently celebrated another key milestone. The installation of enormous girders across Bloor Street West overnight created the first half of the new Bloor Street bridge. Take a look. A newly upgraded Bloor Street rail bridge is one step closer to completion. Four steel girders were installed during a recent overnight road closure on Bloor Street West in Toronto. For nearby … Continue reading Watch four massive girders get installed at Bloor Street bridge in new timelapse video

Double tracking and station upgrades coming to expanding Barrie GO Line

Expanding GO Train service along the Barrie Line is on track as construction starts at Maple and King City GO Stations, and work gets underway to install a second set of tracks. Increased two-way, all-day service every 15 minutes is coming – read on for more information about improvements for the Barrie Line. From upgrading stations to adding more track, there’s a lot happening along … Continue reading Double tracking and station upgrades coming to expanding Barrie GO Line