Development partner selected to transform Front and Spadina

Dream Kilmer will re-zone and redevelop Metrolinx land for future home of Spadina- Front GO Station. Integrating transit into the places people live, work, shop and play is the smart, forward-thinking approach that creates convenient and reliable ways to connect more people to transit. This is exactly what Metrolinx is planning to do at the southwest corner of Front Street West and Spadina Avenue in … Continue reading Development partner selected to transform Front and Spadina

Another round of work kicks off on the Kitchener Line that will see an upgraded Bloor GO Station and West Toronto Railpath

More work is happening on the Kitchener Line that will help bring two-way, all-day service from Toronto’s Union Station to Kitchener GO Station. The latest round of improvements includes upgrades to Bloor GO Station and the West Toronto Railpath that will improve customer experience and increase access and connections in the community.   Transforming the Kitchener Line into a two-way, all-day rapid transit line is a … Continue reading Another round of work kicks off on the Kitchener Line that will see an upgraded Bloor GO Station and West Toronto Railpath

GO Trains sitting at the Whitby Rail Maintenance facility on the Lakeshore East Line

CEOs come together as GO Expansion project enters vital development phase

The CEOs from five of the world’s largest transportation and construction companies are putting their heads together to accomplish an unprecedented transit expansion in Toronto and the surrounding region. The heads of major firms Aecon, Alstom, DB International Operations, Part of DB E.C.O. Group, and FCC joined Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster for a project launch meeting recently in Toronto. Metrolinx News was on hand as … Continue reading CEOs come together as GO Expansion project enters vital development phase

Improvements continue at Toronto’s iconic transit hub as part of the Union Station Enhancement Project

Work on the Union Station Enhancement Project (USEP) is in full swing. Metrolinx News dives into what’s on the horizon for this transformative project, which will help prepare Union Station for increased GO service levels planned as part of the GO Expansion program. Keep reading to find out more about the progress that’s been made. If you frequent Union Station, you’ve likely noticed that GO … Continue reading Improvements continue at Toronto’s iconic transit hub as part of the Union Station Enhancement Project

Metrolinx gives away 1,000 free trees, shrubs to Toronto residents

Metrolinx recently held two free tree and shrub giveaway events for local property owners living near the Lakeshore East GO tracks and the future Ontario Line route.  See photos and a video from the events here. People in Toronto’s east end have another reason to spend time in their gardens. That’s because hundreds of local residents went home with free trees and shrubs after a … Continue reading Metrolinx gives away 1,000 free trees, shrubs to Toronto residents

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

A train is shown in a station.

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