VIDEO: Why Metrolinx is preparing to shut down regular commuter GO train service on Lakeshore East this upcoming weekend (Oct. 26-27)

Here are more details on some of the projects being tackled during the rare stoppage of weekend GO service on the important line. If you’re already making plans to hop on the Lakeshore East line this weekend, we’re going to have to stop – or at least reroute – you, right there. Metrolinx will shut … Continue reading VIDEO: Why Metrolinx is preparing to shut down regular commuter GO train service on Lakeshore East this upcoming weekend (Oct. 26-27)

In a rare move, Metrolinx shuts down all regular commuter GO train service on Lakeshore East Line for the weekend of Oct. 26-27

Major projects planned for the corridor during two days with no regular GO trains running on this important corridor.  It’s a remarkable pause enabling a major push for work on the Lakeshore East Line. On the weekend of Oct. 26-27, Metrolinx will shut down the entire corridor for most rail traffic, in order to complete … Continue reading In a rare move, Metrolinx shuts down all regular commuter GO train service on Lakeshore East Line for the weekend of Oct. 26-27

Do you know the woman on the train? Diving into more than 50 years of GO history, we’re hunting down important info about Ontario transit photos

As Metrolinx News starts HistoricGO - a weekly series devoted to digging into our files in search of interesting images and nicknacks from the pasts of Metrolinx, GO Transit, PRESTO, and UP Express - we’ll begin with a few pictures. And we'll need your help in filling in their colour and details. So is that … Continue reading Do you know the woman on the train? Diving into more than 50 years of GO history, we’re hunting down important info about Ontario transit photos

Stouffville GO sees new service changes – Markham rail customers get all-day, seven-days-a-week train runs

Train and bus schedules will be changing in November. Back in 1982, GO train service on the Stouffville Line started with humble runs. In fact, to begin, it was a single weekday service. Fast forward to 2019, and you can see this decidedly less modest service hitting its stride. Starting Nov. 2, hourly trains will … Continue reading Stouffville GO sees new service changes – Markham rail customers get all-day, seven-days-a-week train runs

We – huff…wheeze – barely catch up with Metrolinx’s bike patrol unit as they continue to cover serious GO Transit ground into the fall

How far will this specialized bicycle unit go to safeguard our customers? About the distance of pedalling from Toronto to San Jose, Calif.. This is not a job for the weak-kneed. With every shift – they are constantly flipping through 11 gears – Transit Safety Sgt. Travis Gillespie, and fellow members of Metrolinx’ bicycle patrol … Continue reading We – huff…wheeze – barely catch up with Metrolinx’s bike patrol unit as they continue to cover serious GO Transit ground into the fall

Dressed for duty – Metrolinx Transit Safety K9, Dash, gets his official vest (Photos)

As the transit agency’s K9 unit goes through its early paces, at least one of the dogs is ready – and looking smart - for his testing. Dash, a key member of Metrolinx’s new K9 unit, is now kitted out to begin the next phase of his continued training. Customers may see Dash, or other … Continue reading Dressed for duty – Metrolinx Transit Safety K9, Dash, gets his official vest (Photos)

Pickering pedestrian bridge wins international award. Take our quiz to find reasons why it gets so much love

As one of Ontario’s most recognizable pedestrian bridges wins an international award, we span your knowledge with a quiz – including if you’re among the thousands to cross it every day. It's crossed over into wider acclaim. The Pickering pedestrian bridge, a pathway that has become iconic in Ontario, has won another nod of approval. Earlier … Continue reading Pickering pedestrian bridge wins international award. Take our quiz to find reasons why it gets so much love

An important rail line gets its due – Stouffville sees advances in installation of second track

A transit route that predates British Columbia’s entrance into Confederation is seeing fresh new rail stretching almost 15 kilometres. That sets the groundwork for important changes for thousands of passengers who daily count on the line. A line that stretches back further than our current map of Canada has now been shifted. As part of … Continue reading An important rail line gets its due – Stouffville sees advances in installation of second track

How the sound of construction vehicles backing up – and even the iconic ‘clickety clack’ of trains on rails – is being toned down a notch

Noise is a constant in the world – from the phone alarm that wakes us up in the morning to the ambient noise around us all day to the sounds of kids playing outside when it’s time to go to sleep at night. But as a contributor to that urban racket, Metrolinx is taking steps … Continue reading How the sound of construction vehicles backing up – and even the iconic ‘clickety clack’ of trains on rails – is being toned down a notch