Big, deep dig – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnels Project reaches halfway excavation mark in Tunnel One

Remember sweating over digging into your back garden? Moving earth is never easy. But crews working on a tunneling project at the junction of Ontario Highway 401 and 409 have made great strides on the first of two passages, and are moving into the second as well. It takes approximately three minutes to walk 180 … Continue reading Big, deep dig – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnels Project reaches halfway excavation mark in Tunnel One

Oakville GO station customers get a lift as new elevators set to open

After months of intense work, the new elevators have been successfully installed at Oakville GO station and that means customers with mobility challenges can once again access train platforms with ease. Starting today (June 24), GO train customers can climb aboard brand new elevators at Oakville station. The new lifts give customers more efficient and … Continue reading Oakville GO station customers get a lift as new elevators set to open

Getting rid of the ‘bottlenecks’ – Here’s how GO Expansion of infrastructure through the Hamilton Junction area is moving ahead

See cool photos of the new infrastructure, including a sneak peek inside signal bungalows that house complex systems that help control rail traffic signals and rail switches. GO Transit’s rail lines around Hamilton are being given more muscle – including in places most customers will never see. This is a snapshot of some of the … Continue reading Getting rid of the ‘bottlenecks’ – Here’s how GO Expansion of infrastructure through the Hamilton Junction area is moving ahead

Flyover video takes you above construction at Cooksville GO Station – See your platform from a whole new angle

New drone footage gives customers, and the community, a rare bird’s eye view of important advances at the Milton Line GO train and bus stop. Things are looking up at Cooksville GO Station. At least when you look down. We have a new flyover video that offers a unique vantage point to see progress at … Continue reading Flyover video takes you above construction at Cooksville GO Station – See your platform from a whole new angle

Just released Park Lawn business case next step towards new GO Station in West Toronto

Newly released Updated Initial Business Case (IBC) document shows Park Lawn GO station would serve nearly 5,000 customers every day and help take thousands of cars off the road. Metrolinx says this is the next step towards bringing a new GO station to the Etobicoke community. The future of transit in Etobicoke just got a … Continue reading Just released Park Lawn business case next step towards new GO Station in West Toronto

Significant changes coming to Whitby GO station – Here’s what customers need to know today and for the summer

New yellow tactile and digital signs are just some of the improvements coming to the station as Metrolinx continues with its Early Stations Improvement Project. Here’s a rundown. If things look busy at Whitby GO, it's because the station is getting some upgrades. As of today (June 8),the west half of the island platform is … Continue reading Significant changes coming to Whitby GO station – Here’s what customers need to know today and for the summer

Stouffville GO – Dropping the road while keeping the flow

Local traffic and pedestrians will keep moving while a new underpass is built on Steeles Avenue East. As a reliable junction, it was getting a failing grade. For the Stouffville rail line, the existing crossing on Steeles Avenue East, near the Milliken GO Station was slowing down vehicles, transit, pedestrians and cyclists. With daily issues … Continue reading Stouffville GO – Dropping the road while keeping the flow

Untangling the knot beneath and above our Ontario cities – how the maze of urban utilities intersects with GO Transit expansion

Building transit in a dense urban environment takes a lot of planning. Long before tracks are laid and trains start rolling, you need to lay the groundwork – literally. As the province moves forward with the GO Expansion program – a region-wide increase in GO train service – here’s an inside look at how the … Continue reading Untangling the knot beneath and above our Ontario cities – how the maze of urban utilities intersects with GO Transit expansion

Upcoming change to Barrie GO train service expected to speed up needed projects

Starting Wednesday, May 13, GO buses will replace midday trains on the Barrie line during weekdays, and all trains during the weekend. With ridership down by as much as 90 per cent as a result of COVID-19, Metrolinx is finding ways to use this situation to the advantage of its customers and communities, by speeding … Continue reading Upcoming change to Barrie GO train service expected to speed up needed projects

A bridge so close – Drone footage shows expansion of the bridge over Centennial Parkway

Some things are more impressive from a bird’s eye view. Take a flight over work done on an important Hamilton rail bridge. Come fly with us. Recently, we brought you the story of the future of Confederation GO Station, including the project tender being announced. As part of that feature, we pointed out Metrolinx worked … Continue reading A bridge so close – Drone footage shows expansion of the bridge over Centennial Parkway