Detour ahead Toronto, as Bloor Street West rail bridge prepares to be demolished

Bloor Street West will be closed for two nights this weekend for the partial demolition of the Bloor bridge between Lansdowne and Symington. All train trips on the Barrie Line will be cancelled on November 28 and 29 to accommodate construction for improvements along the Barrie corridor, including the work on the Davenport Diamond Guideway.  … Continue reading Detour ahead Toronto, as Bloor Street West rail bridge prepares to be demolished

Started at the top, now we’re here – See major breakthrough beneath Milliken GO rail bridge

The full extent of the ‘top down’ construction of the Milliken GO rail bridge has been revealed, with excavation recently breaking through below the bridge deck. Trains are running over this new bridge and crews continue to work away. Let’s take a closer look at the progress on the Stouffville Steeles Avenue East Underpass and … Continue reading Started at the top, now we’re here – See major breakthrough beneath Milliken GO rail bridge

Growing the canopy – Metrolinx adds another 7,711 trees and shrubs as the transit agency increases tree cover in the region

As this year’s planting season draws to a close, Metrolinx continues to work with conservation partners on ecological compensation and greening of the region.  Building transit for the future isn’t always about trains, buses, and new stations. Those are important ingredients, but a true recipe for transit success includes a healthy environment too. That’s why … Continue reading Growing the canopy – Metrolinx adds another 7,711 trees and shrubs as the transit agency increases tree cover in the region

History was moved – Guelph’s renowned locomotive has been hauled to its new home

Locomotive 6167 is now sitting pretty at its new home in Guelph’s John Galt Park. It might have been the shortest run Locomotive 6167 has ever taken. This past weekend (Nov. 14) Guelph Museum’s historic steam locomotive was moved to its new permanent location in John Galt Park on Woolwich Street. The old CN iron … Continue reading History was moved – Guelph’s renowned locomotive has been hauled to its new home

With new signs added, Bloomington GO Station just got brighter on the transit map

New GO Transit signs signal progress for the station, and the community it will serve. Here’s how they shine, and what to expect at the transit stop. Turn it on. Bloomington GO station, located at the northeast corner of Richmond Hill, recently had marquee GO signs raised and lit. The additions are always among the … Continue reading With new signs added, Bloomington GO Station just got brighter on the transit map

Smooth operator – How a ‘tunnel liner’ machine handles rough spots while digging through the earth on Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnel Project

Now that excavation on Tunnel One is complete on a task to burrow an important rail tunnel below and through Toronto’s busy Highway 401 and 409 area, the crews are moving a liner machine through to ensure a smooth mold inside the new subterranean passage. We take you into the depths to show you how … Continue reading Smooth operator – How a ‘tunnel liner’ machine handles rough spots while digging through the earth on Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnel Project

Bragging rights – Cooksville GO officially opens today (Video)

The important transit station has undergone a historic transformation - we review the changes, from top to bottom. As well, check out the drone video. Things sure have changed. Including at Cooksville GO. After about three years in the making to transform the Cooksville Station, GO customers can now brag about a new and improved … Continue reading Bragging rights – Cooksville GO officially opens today (Video)

Changes to Lakeshore West weekend GO Train service coming this month

Coming up later this month, (Nov 27-29), some Lakeshore West customers will need to change the way they commute. Because of important construction work taking place east of Long Branch GO station, the GO Train will not be able to stop at all stations, and will be replaced by GO Bus service. Some people work … Continue reading Changes to Lakeshore West weekend GO Train service coming this month

Metrolinx partners with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Parks Canada to plant more than 12,000 trees and shrubs at Rouge National Urban Park

This investment kicks off Metrolinx’s extensive ecological compensation effort to offset the planned changes to rail corridors in preparation for GO Expansion infrastructure. Metrolinx is growing transit across the region. With the massive GO Expansion project on the horizon, rail corridors across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area will be changing over the coming years … Continue reading Metrolinx partners with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Parks Canada to plant more than 12,000 trees and shrubs at Rouge National Urban Park

Flipping the switch – How installing new elements below the rails on GO Transit’s Lakeshore West line is a first for Canada

Modern concrete rail tie technology will lead to improved service, but getting it done will mean weekend closures on GO Transit’s most frequented line. Let’s go below the rails to explain the benefits for Lakeshore West customers. It might be the biggest track and signals construction project Robert Netopilik has ever undertaken – and it’s … Continue reading Flipping the switch – How installing new elements below the rails on GO Transit’s Lakeshore West line is a first for Canada