Guelph bridge work the next phase of Kitchener GO Line expansion

Starting this spring, Metrolinx contractors will begin work on the first of a few bridge upgrades that will help make expanding GO Train service possible. The work will have some impact on Guelph residents, get all the details below. Metrolinx is continuing to make progress on expanding GO Train service on the Kitchener Line. The … Continue reading Guelph bridge work the next phase of Kitchener GO Line expansion

Learn about five W’s of tree planting as Metrolinx works to lay groundwork for GO Expansion

Take a behind the scenes look at how Toronto and Region Conservation Authority manages tree planting and how their expertise has helped Metrolinx start rolling out the GO Expansion tree compensation program. Let’s branch out on this one. Your high school science teacher was right - trees are the lungs of our cities.   They … Continue reading Learn about five W’s of tree planting as Metrolinx works to lay groundwork for GO Expansion

Metrolinx deploys Morse code in strategy to protect birds as part of the electrification program

As part of GO Expansion, Metrolinx will electrify most of its network, which means wherever a bridge crosses over an electrified rail corridor, protective bridge barriers will be required. The barriers are new, and so is the proposed design. We decode what this safety feature will look like. Dot-dot-dash-dash, this transit design is meant to … Continue reading Metrolinx deploys Morse code in strategy to protect birds as part of the electrification program

Movement on the Kitchener Line: How Metrolinx is expanding GO Train service on one of Ontario’s busiest passenger routes

Individually, there are a lot of interesting projects underway on the Kitchener GO Line. When you put them all together, they start to form a telling picture of improved service and more options for transit customers. If you live near the line or count yourself as a loyal customer (even during the current COVID-19 pause), … Continue reading Movement on the Kitchener Line: How Metrolinx is expanding GO Train service on one of Ontario’s busiest passenger routes

Metrolinx Preliminary Design Business Case examines options to expand GO Transit rail service on Kitchener corridor

Bypassing the bypass. As the Preliminary Design Business Case is released today - here’s what the options look like for communities and customers along the Kitchener line. Go west – in an expanded way. Metrolinx has released a Preliminary Design Business case today (April 30) for expanding and improving Go Transit rail service on the … Continue reading Metrolinx Preliminary Design Business Case examines options to expand GO Transit rail service on Kitchener corridor

Steeles Avenue East road closure ahead as crews prepare south side of new underpass to welcome traffic

Short-term traffic detours for vehicle and pedestrians are coming to Steeles Avenue East. But when the project is complete, it will eliminate the need to wait for trains to pass - improving traffic flow, safety and access to GO train service via new pedestrian bridges. Steeles Avenue East is getting an upgrade by moving below … Continue reading Steeles Avenue East road closure ahead as crews prepare south side of new underpass to welcome traffic

Rail corridor around mighty Union Station sees series of significant strides: Here are the improvements coming down Canada’s most used stretch of track

There’s nothing wrong with fighting back against time by getting needed work done. Toronto’s Union Station rail corridor is seeing a number of impressive improvements. We’ve gathered them together, to give readers an idea what it’ll all look like. A little nip here. A little tuck there. Just a bit of a tune up. Phrases … Continue reading Rail corridor around mighty Union Station sees series of significant strides: Here are the improvements coming down Canada’s most used stretch of track

Watching over environmental integrity of Toronto’s Small’s Creek a personal mission for Metrolinx ecologist: See the video

As Metrolinx works on the GO Expansion project, which includes engaging with community members around Toronto’s Small’s Creek ravine, Gretel Green, manager of Environmental Programs and Assessment for Metrolinx, offers up a perspective born from trekking in Toronto’s important green spaces with her family. As a recent transplant to Toronto’s east end, it’s been a … Continue reading Watching over environmental integrity of Toronto’s Small’s Creek a personal mission for Metrolinx ecologist: See the video

A new use for an old track: How an existing rail line provides the most environmentally-friendly location for a transit layover

Increased GO Train service will reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality by getting more cars off the road. To realize those environmental benefits, Metrolinx must build additional facilities to support additional trains. Layovers – where surplus train sets can be stored between rush hours – are an example. To minimize environmental impacts of a … Continue reading A new use for an old track: How an existing rail line provides the most environmentally-friendly location for a transit layover