The never-ending winter – How Metrolinx keeps its fleet of trains and buses moving through northern cold

We all know Mother Nature has her frigid side - especially in Canada. But luckily for GO Transit and UP Express customers, Metrolinx is well prepared to get people where they need to go, even through slush and snow. This is why, for those who keep those vehicles rolling, there is never an end to … Continue reading The never-ending winter – How Metrolinx keeps its fleet of trains and buses moving through northern cold

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

2020 at 1/60th of a second – Metrolinx photo series captures faces of transit workers who’ve kept system moving through tough year

2020 hasn’t been just a year – it’s been a society-changing event. The impacts across the world are immeasurable, as the response to COVID-19 has touched every sector and every person. For this, a first of a two-part photo series, photo-journalism images were captured of just some of the staff – from the boardrooms to … Continue reading 2020 at 1/60th of a second – Metrolinx photo series captures faces of transit workers who’ve kept system moving through tough year

Tested – Emergency exercise sees new Union Station Bus Station put through paces (see the images)

On Sunday (Nov. 22), Toronto’s new bus hub was the scene of a mock disaster in preparation for opening day (Dec. 5). Inside a totally new environment, with two floors to navigate, Metrolinx teams – operations and control, transit safety and security, customer communications and media staff, along with all the senior management team - … Continue reading Tested – Emergency exercise sees new Union Station Bus Station put through paces (see the images)

Goodbye old and reliable bus hub: Remembering Toronto’s current Union Station Bus Terminal as GO riders prepare to move into new digs

Lines of customers on the platforms can sometimes be a bit difficult to navigate around, but many great journeys began and ended at the existing Union Station Bus Terminal, located in the heart of Toronto. Now, the workhorse station is about to get a rest from constant activity, as a new GO Transit bus hub … Continue reading Goodbye old and reliable bus hub: Remembering Toronto’s current Union Station Bus Terminal as GO riders prepare to move into new digs

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

How COVID has impacted transit – Metrolinx releases ridership map covering all GO Transit rail routes

The transit agency has published the first ridership map since the start of the pandemic. While the breakdown of stations and routes clearly show the impact of the health crisis on ridership, it also demonstrates the work that has never stopped to keep essential travellers moving throughout the threat. See how your route has fared. … Continue reading How COVID has impacted transit – Metrolinx releases ridership map covering all GO Transit rail routes

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