A GO Transit wildlife rescue that will give you goose bumps

We’re not alone. While the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region of Ontario is the most densely populated area of the country, it’s not just humans who call it home. Wildlife is all around. That means GO Transit interacts constantly with Mother Nature. Here, Anne Marie Aikins, head of media relations for Metrolinx, writes about one recent … Continue reading A GO Transit wildlife rescue that will give you goose bumps

Metrolinx deploys Morse code in strategy to protect birds as part of the electrification program

As part of GO Expansion, Metrolinx will electrify most of its network, which means wherever a bridge crosses over an electrified rail corridor, protective bridge barriers will be required. The barriers are new, and so is the proposed design. We decode what this safety feature will look like. Dot-dot-dash-dash, this transit design is meant to … Continue reading Metrolinx deploys Morse code in strategy to protect birds as part of the electrification program

Movement on the Kitchener Line: How Metrolinx is expanding GO Train service on one of Ontario’s busiest passenger routes

Individually, there are a lot of interesting projects underway on the Kitchener GO Line. When you put them all together, they start to form a telling picture of improved service and more options for transit customers. If you live near the line or count yourself as a loyal customer (even during the current COVID-19 pause), … Continue reading Movement on the Kitchener Line: How Metrolinx is expanding GO Train service on one of Ontario’s busiest passenger routes

Metrolinx continues to guard against the spread of COVID-19

Since January 2020, Metrolinx has kept everyone updated on the actions to limit the spread of the virus including any new efforts implemented to keep everyone safe and been transparent about the number of staff who have tested positive for COVID-19. This week, Metrolinx had 11 additional staff across a variety of work locations in … Continue reading Metrolinx continues to guard against the spread of COVID-19

Metrolinx Preliminary Design Business Case examines options to expand GO Transit rail service on Kitchener corridor

Bypassing the bypass. As the Preliminary Design Business Case is released today - here’s what the options look like for communities and customers along the Kitchener line. Go west – in an expanded way. Metrolinx has released a Preliminary Design Business case today (April 30) for expanding and improving Go Transit rail service on the … Continue reading Metrolinx Preliminary Design Business Case examines options to expand GO Transit rail service on Kitchener corridor

Richmond Hill line sees GO Transit’s first ever four-car trains

Metrolinx continues to try out innovative solutions to make better use of resources while ridership is low during the pandemic. Here, we count down the switch. History is being made on the Richmond Hill line, more than 40-years after it opened to customers. Starting May 3, Metrolinx will begin gradually phasing in four car trains … Continue reading Richmond Hill line sees GO Transit’s first ever four-car trains

GO theme is frosting on the cake for one of transit’s youngest fans

What can be better to a three-year-old child than a thundering train made from enough sugar to fuel momentum for hours? This is the story about young Bodhi’s birthday, and a nod to his two great loves. Did we mention GO and dessert? Thomas the Tank Engine is kid’s stuff. For Bodhi’s third birthday, it … Continue reading GO theme is frosting on the cake for one of transit’s youngest fans

Going above and beyond safety at the Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility to keep transit moving

Trains aren't the only thing that need maintenance, our rail yards themselves need a lot of upkeep too. At the Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility, this upkeep happened two stories high above the locomotives and coaches that roll in daily for tune-ups, fueling and cleaning. On any given day, crews at GO Transit’s Willowbrook Rail Maintenance … Continue reading Going above and beyond safety at the Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility to keep transit moving