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Metrolinx launches first podcast – Between the Lines

Audio storytelling features more intimate, detailed transit conversations, which is why Metrolinx is launching a podcast today. This first outing takes an in-depth look at GO Transit service changes, though future podcasts will explore every corner of Metrolinx’s world. Here, Anne Marie Aikins, the transit agency’s head of media and public relations, wades in on why hearing the voices of transit experts and connecting with … Continue reading Metrolinx launches first podcast – Between the Lines

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Metrolinx adjusts GO Transit schedules further to address reduction in ridership during latest wave of pandemic  

In the wake of a major storm, and as Omicron continues to impact ridership numbers, Metrolinx is adjusting service with a reduced schedule. Here’s the latest announcement of the changes that are happening now.  With far fewer customers riding buses and trains, Metrolinx is making more changes to GO Transit schedules.  The recent winter storm has seen an impact on many customer trips this week. … Continue reading Metrolinx adjusts GO Transit schedules further to address reduction in ridership during latest wave of pandemic  

GO Transit VAXX bus fleet expanding to help tackle Omicron spread in Ontario

Metrolinx has partnered with the Government of Ontario on a fleet of mobile COVID vaccine clinics to get more needles into arms at a critical time in the pandemic. Find more about the GO-VAXX program and how to book an appointment below. Metrolinx is adding reinforcements to its fleet of mobile vaccine buses to help push back against the spread of COVID-19. The popular mobile … Continue reading GO Transit VAXX bus fleet expanding to help tackle Omicron spread in Ontario

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Oh no, it’s transit math – Solving the mystery of how Toronto’s Union Station platform numbers work

Wondering where Union Station’s Platform 1 and 2 are? And…wait a minute…why there’s no Platform 22 or 23? Passengers have long wondered why the numbers on the train platforms are, well, so unusual. There’s reasoning, history and even math behind the numerals, and we’ll show you how it all adds up. Now boarding at Toronto’s most travelled rail hub, a bit of confusion on how … Continue reading Oh no, it’s transit math – Solving the mystery of how Toronto’s Union Station platform numbers work

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Metrolinx teams up with Shoppers Drug Mart to bring everyday essentials to GO stations

GO Transit customers are seeing a new amenity at some stations – Shoppers Drug Mart vending machines. Scroll down to find out more.  A new partnership between Metrolinx and Shoppers Drug Mart is seeing essentials available for purchase at select GO stations.  GO customers are able to purchase everything from allergy relief products to lip balm in Shoppers Drug Mart vending machines located inside a … Continue reading Metrolinx teams up with Shoppers Drug Mart to bring everyday essentials to GO stations

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Is that your mom at the terminal? See historical images from when GO buses used the Rebecca Street terminal in Hamilton

Transit hubs change over time. The opening of the Hamilton GO Centre in 1996 meant the closing of the crowded Rebecca Street bus terminal, which had been in use for more than four decades. Today, Metrolinx News looks back at the heyday of the old station. The square photos were the first hint that these pictures were from a bygone era. After dusting off an … Continue reading Is that your mom at the terminal? See historical images from when GO buses used the Rebecca Street terminal in Hamilton

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New Rutherford Road underpass now open to westbound Vaughan traffic

Progress has been made at the Rutherford Road grade separation with the north side of the underpass now open to westbound traffic. As construction moves into the home stretch, customers will soon see the completion of the new road, pedestrian paths and more. Here’s the latest, and what’s to come for this Metrolinx project. The new year has brought a gift for Vaughan drivers: the … Continue reading New Rutherford Road underpass now open to westbound Vaughan traffic

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Heritage platform at Toronto’s Union Station reopens following restoration work

Work continues at Union Station to transform the iconic transit hub for the future of GO transit service. On top of the new GO bus terminal and Bay Concourse, important platform work is on its way. Get the info on platform 3 construction and more plans for platform work at Union Station. One of the most unique train platforms at Toronto’s Union station is reopening … Continue reading Heritage platform at Toronto’s Union Station reopens following restoration work

Metrolinx adjusts GO Transit schedules due to COVID staff impacts – Allocating resources to provide consistent service across the network

As Omicron spreads into communities, Metrolinx mitigates temporary labour shortages with a reduced schedule. Here’s the latest impact. Metrolinx, like many other businesses, is experiencing rising levels of staff absenteeism due to the Omicron variant. Absenteeism levels vary by department and by the day, but frontline teams for the transit agency are now averaging 20 to 30 per cent fewer staff each day. This means … Continue reading Metrolinx adjusts GO Transit schedules due to COVID staff impacts – Allocating resources to provide consistent service across the network

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Some Lakeshore West GO train trips affected by Hurontario LRT construction

Hurontario LRT construction continues to move forward in Mississauga at Port Credit GO Station. The work will affect some Lakeshore West GO train service this month. Metrolinx News has the latest information GO customers. Lakeshore West GO train customers will need to check their schedules this month as construction on the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project will affect some trains trips in January. Let’s … Continue reading Some Lakeshore West GO train trips affected by Hurontario LRT construction