Improvements at Port Credit GO shine a light on the varied projects Metrolinx is working to complete

Three different projects currently underway in and around Port Credit GO will catch the eye of south Mississauga residents and transit customers alike. Construction for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, accessibility upgrades at the GO Station and major track work – highlight the various construction projects Metrolinx is embarking on to better serve … Continue reading Improvements at Port Credit GO shine a light on the varied projects Metrolinx is working to complete

Metrolinx COVID update for Feb. 26, 2021 – No new staff cases in past two weeks

Since the pandemic began in March 2020, Metrolinx has kept customers and communities updated when it comes to both the efforts to limit the spread of the virus and the number of staff who have tested positive for COVID, including any efforts to support public health officials in contact tracing. For the second week in … Continue reading Metrolinx COVID update for Feb. 26, 2021 – No new staff cases in past two weeks

Crosstown’s Oakwood Station sees final major pour inside station cavern

There’s been progress, both under the ground as well as above the rails, on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project. Let’s move in close to look at some very recent work – while being careful not to break the glass. Eglington Crosstown’s light rail transit (LRT) project has just seen another solid milestone … Continue reading Crosstown’s Oakwood Station sees final major pour inside station cavern

Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster: ‘Transforming transit – a balance of preservation and progress’

As progress on building new transit shifts into a higher gear, CEO Phil Verster explains how Metrolinx puts people at the centre of planning and design decisions so our projects build up our communities for a better future, while respecting what makes them special today. When we think of what makes the Greater Toronto Area … Continue reading Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster: ‘Transforming transit – a balance of preservation and progress’

Giving Back – How the perspiration behind one scholarship should be an inspiration to us all

Metrolinx News recently covered Jean Augustine’s appearance at an internal Metrolinx Black History Month event. Augustine, a celebrated champion of Black History month in Canada, talked about the importance of giving back to the community. That doesn’t just happen in isolation or with a snap of the fingers. It takes the perseverance of someone who … Continue reading Giving Back – How the perspiration behind one scholarship should be an inspiration to us all

COVID-19 update – Passenger aboard GO Transit Barrie train trips tests positive for COVID ‘variant of concern’

Since the pandemic began in March 2020, Metrolinx has kept customers and communities updated when it comes to both the efforts to limit the spread of the virus and the number of staff who have tested positive for COVID, including any outbreaks. This latest update includes information about a GO train customer who has tested … Continue reading COVID-19 update – Passenger aboard GO Transit Barrie train trips tests positive for COVID ‘variant of concern’

Ensuring ‘Deep connections’ – Canada’s Black History Month champion speaks to the importance of transit

Jean Augustine, Canada’s first Black female Member of Parliament, recently took part in an internal Metrolinx event celebrating Black History Month, where she addressed a number of major issues – everything from systemic racism to microaggressions, as well as the role of transit in marginalized communities. The importance of transit cannot be overstated, trailblazer Jean … Continue reading Ensuring ‘Deep connections’ – Canada’s Black History Month champion speaks to the importance of transit

See the videos – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnel project completes excavation in tunnel two

Crews have reached another milestone in the new rail passage in the heart of some of the busiest highway traffic in Canada – 100 per cent excavation in tunnel two. Since March, heavy machinery has been digging through rock and debris in the second tunnel. We get the dirt on how this was done on … Continue reading See the videos – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnel project completes excavation in tunnel two

Powering up – Why an updating of electric transit may create the tracks forward for Metrolinx

We wanted to plug into a question Metrolinx is often asked – will electricity power the future of GO Transit? As explorations and investigations continue, here’s the current thinking. When patrons first stepped aboard the first electric tram systems introduced in Canadian cities more than a century ago, the people-moving technology must have seemed like … Continue reading Powering up – Why an updating of electric transit may create the tracks forward for Metrolinx