Weekend road closure planned as important track work takes place at Rutherford GO Station

A road closure is the latest step as improvement work continues at Rutherford GO Station this week. When completed, the station will have a new parking structure with 1,200 net new spaces, a new railway bridge, plus better pedestrian and cycling connections.  Your vehicle’s GPS may have a few choice, new words for the detours … Continue reading Weekend road closure planned as important track work takes place at Rutherford GO Station

How Milton line was born to become a big deal for GO Transit customers – Do you still own one of these buttons?

As we’ve been digging into old boxes and archives for forgotten pictures of Metrolinx’s transit past – all part of a continuing series we’ve dubbed HistoricGO – one small button, souvenir ticket, grainy photo and a few advertising clippings caught our eye. It all revolved around the first official GO train on the Milton line. … Continue reading How Milton line was born to become a big deal for GO Transit customers – Do you still own one of these buttons?

Metrolinx bucks North American trend in transit – A by-the-numbers breakdown of 2019, and a new year to come for GO, PRESTO and UP Express

While for some customers, it seems like the world just partied like it was 1999, a whole new decade is fast approaching. Using stats, figures and facts, we take a look at how far the transit agency has come, and where it’s going as we all greet 2020. It’s not surprising that a transit agency … Continue reading Metrolinx bucks North American trend in transit – A by-the-numbers breakdown of 2019, and a new year to come for GO, PRESTO and UP Express

Size doesn’t matter – every piece of the puzzle counts when it comes to unlocking transit

Important work is going on to create much-needed space to improve the functionality of GO Transit’s Don Yard and to install new signalling system hardware in support of GO train service expansion and future electrification. You wouldn’t think a simple retaining wall would be so important. In the world of trains, not everything is an … Continue reading Size doesn’t matter – every piece of the puzzle counts when it comes to unlocking transit

Bloomington GO Station starts to take shape as construction moves forward into 2020

Bloomington GO - an all-new station - is currently under construction in York Region. Once complete, it will become the new terminus at the northern tip of the Richmond Hill line. It’s time to take a look at how far the construction progress has come. For a moment, we want to park it and idle … Continue reading Bloomington GO Station starts to take shape as construction moves forward into 2020

Burrowing below the bustle – Tunneling begins under busy Hwys. 401 and 409 for new GO tunnel (See the video here)

We break down the granular details of how crews are drilling below a busy stretch of traffic, without interrupting Toronto’s flow. Most Toronto drivers commuting along the interchange of Hwy. 401 and Hwy. 409 have no idea what’s taking place just below the well-worn pavement they’re travelling along. And that’s just the way crews working … Continue reading Burrowing below the bustle – Tunneling begins under busy Hwys. 401 and 409 for new GO tunnel (See the video here)

City of lights – Toronto’s Union Station tests new atrium illumination (See the night photos)

Just when you thought downtown couldn’t sparkle any more during the holidays, officials are testing banks of new bulbs at Canada’s busiest transit hub. Toronto is getting a bit brighter at night. As work continues on Toronto’s Union Station – modernizing the important transit hub - officials are testing newly installed atrium lights. Once testing … Continue reading City of lights – Toronto’s Union Station tests new atrium illumination (See the night photos)

Goodbye taupe tile – A sneak peek into Union Station’s new Bay Concourse

Toronto’s main transit hub is about to see the reopening of a whole new section. We take you behind the construction barriers to show you how work is coming – along with some of the new features created – for Bay Concourse. It was kind of orange, gray, brownish - or maybe taupe. It was … Continue reading Goodbye taupe tile – A sneak peek into Union Station’s new Bay Concourse

From Ontario Line to digital signs – Scarborough takes center stage with transit conversation during latest Metrolinx town hall

Talk about engagement - the open-mic line to talk with Metrolinx leaders was impressive and the event went half an hour longer than expected, due to feedback. The questions were – like the transit services themselves – in-depth and crossed the map. Metrolinx held another in their continuing series of town hall community meetings in … Continue reading From Ontario Line to digital signs – Scarborough takes center stage with transit conversation during latest Metrolinx town hall