Province announces historic subway expansion plans

Metrolinx will play key role in delivering new projects. The provincial government announced a groundbreaking plan to expand Ontario’s transit infrastructure on April 10. At a press conference at Metrolinx’s Willowbrook facility, Premier Doug Ford, Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek and Infrastructure Minister Monte McNaughton announced more than $28 billion in new transit projects. Leading the … Continue reading Province announces historic subway expansion plans

Your job’s a circus? This Toronto construction worker uses a unicycle as part of his GO Transit commute

Ryan McArthur balances the reliability of a public transit journey with the need to travel his way. Toronto construction worker Ryan McArthur starts his workday commute on at least 88 wheels. But by the time he gets close to his job site, he’s usually down to just one. For most of his daily journey, McArthur … Continue reading Your job’s a circus? This Toronto construction worker uses a unicycle as part of his GO Transit commute

Two track minds – Ontario ‘railfans’ chronicle their devotion to train travel

Among the most dedicated devotees of railways, these transit enthusiasts can trace their passion, far down the line. These are the training days of our most die-hard fans. The start of journeys that turned into rail-life devotion. There are aficionados of airplanes. They gather on their off hours – reclined on lawn chairs or the … Continue reading Two track minds – Ontario ‘railfans’ chronicle their devotion to train travel

Metrolinx lowering fares for short-distance GO trips by more than $1

Metrolinx is reducing PRESTO fares on short-distance GO Transit trips in the Greater Golden Horseshoe by more than $1 starting April 20. The fare for GO trips that are about 10 kilometres or less is being reduced to $3.70 — a 21 per cent reduction from the lowest PRESTO fares of $4.71. This new, lower … Continue reading Metrolinx lowering fares for short-distance GO trips by more than $1

How to navigate Toronto-area traffic like a GO pro

Veteran operator shares road wisdom that has helped him stay in control for three decades on the road.  When you’ve threaded the needle of Canada’s busiest highways from high up a GO bus driver’s seat for three decades, you learn something about untangling gridlock. When Derrick Sealy began driving for GO Transit back in 1989, … Continue reading How to navigate Toronto-area traffic like a GO pro

More GO train service for Markham, Brampton, Etobicoke

Metrolinx is increasing GO train service on the Kitchener and Stouffville lines on April 8 to give customers more opportunities to get where they need to be. New weekday morning trip options between Bramalea GO and Union Station will give customers new choices at popular morning commuting times while midday weekday GO train service along … Continue reading More GO train service for Markham, Brampton, Etobicoke

Joining a global movement, commuters build lives while on the GO

Scientists to daily travelers: ‘Find habits that build life satisfaction.’ Researchers around the world are very interested in what Maja Cupples is doing right now. Sitting quietly alone and ready to go home, Cupples is slowing down as the city around her gathers up speed for another day. After a long nightshift at Toronto’s Hospital … Continue reading Joining a global movement, commuters build lives while on the GO

Travelling back in time: The remarkable evolution of your GO train

They weren’t always green and white and they didn’t always connect the region the way they do now. The GO train first hit the rails over 50 years ago and the train has never been the same since. As GO train locomotives constantly roll in and out of Union Station, they’re not only carrying coaches … Continue reading Travelling back in time: The remarkable evolution of your GO train

Durham region’s pedestrian bridge spans more than Hwy. 401

Metrolinx-built Pickering GO station crossing continues to attract attention, including a nomination for design award. It’s no small feat to span 14 lanes over Canada’s busiest highway. But when you get to the other side, the reasons and rewards quickly become apparent. Officially opened last September, the pedestrian bridge that spans Hwy. 401 from Pickering … Continue reading Durham region’s pedestrian bridge spans more than Hwy. 401