Contactless payment hits milestone after recent launch

Credit card tap milestone comes after launching on GO, Brampton, MiWay & Oakville Transit. More than 100,000 credit card taps have been made to pay for GO, Brampton, MiWay and Oakville Transit. This milestone was recently hit following the launch of the new fare payment option on Aug. 11. This is all part of Metrolinx’s work to bring even more fare payment options to transit … Continue reading Contactless payment hits milestone after recent launch

New Thomas & Friends books help teach kids about rail safety

Metrolinx community engagement staff are doing book readings as part of Rail Safety Week 2022. Thomas the tank engine is synonymous with all things train. Whether you played with little blue train as a child or bought the toys for the kids in your life – it feels like Thomas & Friends have been around forever. And the story keeps growing as Operation Lifesaver is … Continue reading New Thomas & Friends books help teach kids about rail safety

Weekend closures on Lakeshore East & Stouffville for construction

Evening service to be adjusted on Stouffville Line for Kennedy GO Station work. Metrolinx is building new transit lines and upgrading existing ones. This will reduce journey times, add more capacity and improve reliability, but that can’t happen without construction. This weekend (Sept 23-25), service will be adjusted for construction and maintenance work along the Lakeshore East and Stouffville GO Lines. Next week, there will … Continue reading Weekend closures on Lakeshore East & Stouffville for construction

Rail Safety Week 2022 kicks off

Annual safety week involves community awareness and education campaigns. Metrolinx is working with Operation Lifesaver to support Rail Safety Week 2022. Rail Safety Week is an annual awareness campaign that is held every September across North America. Transit agencies, safety associations, law enforcement and other groups come together to help educate the public with the goal of preventing incidents. Rail safety is a shared responsibility. … Continue reading Rail Safety Week 2022 kicks off

GO Transit extending rail trips, adjusting schedules and rerouting some GO Buses

Schedule adjustments to give customers more time to get on board at popular stations on Lakeshore West and Barrie Lines. A number of weekday evening Lakeshore West trips are being extended to West Harbour GO. Also, some GO Train schedules will be adjusted to better reflect travel times and help people board more easily. Every minute counts, so customers on the Lakeshore West, Lakeshore East, … Continue reading GO Transit extending rail trips, adjusting schedules and rerouting some GO Buses

A GO train makes a run along tracks during an early morning commute.

A little goes a long way: GO customer touched by kind gesture

A simple conversation made a lasting impact on a GO customer with an invisible illness. It was two weeks after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 when Beth Pardo started suffering from what would turn into long COVID. “I was an ultramarathoner and it hit my legs really badly,” said Pardo, who was also diagnosed with Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue … Continue reading A little goes a long way: GO customer touched by kind gesture

Community gets up close with GO during Touch-a-Truck Durham

Metrolinx takes part in Touch-a-Truck in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of South-West Durham. Thousands of people came out to the eighth annual Touch-a-Truck event in downtown Oshawa. The event, held at the Tribute Community Centre grounds on Aug. 26, had been on hiatus since 2019 due to the pandemic. The free event brought out families in the region and gave kids a chance … Continue reading Community gets up close with GO during Touch-a-Truck Durham

5 things you need to know before returning to GO Transit

Here’s a list of transit tips for people going back to the office & classroom this month. For some it’s been a while. The idea of waking up early, getting dressed from top to bottom and physically heading out the door and hopping on GO Transit or UP Express might take some getting used to. Especially now that there’s been a few changes. The transit … Continue reading 5 things you need to know before returning to GO Transit

Service changes coming to GO Bus schedules

September brings service adjustments & additions. This month, look out for some service changes on GO Transit. Service is being added on several GO Bus routes, with a number of adjustments to others. There are also some planned weekday adjustments on the Lakeshore West GO Line for important construction work. All weekday changes will start on Sept. 6. While most weekend changes begin on Sept. … Continue reading Service changes coming to GO Bus schedules