Talk about a long wedding train – Groom uses unique ride to stand beside his bride

When most opt for a fancy limousine or an exotic sports car to travel to their venue, one husband-to-be and his groomsmen decided GO was the best way to arrive in style. Before the wedding bells, came the whistles. And instead of a single wedding carriage getting him to his bride, on Chris Drew’s big … Continue reading Talk about a long wedding train – Groom uses unique ride to stand beside his bride

Guildwood GO station upgrades bring bounty of benefits to the community

Metrolinx leaders and community members gather to mark the rebirth of Guildwood GO station on the Lakeshore East Line. Guildwood GO has come a long way since the year Star Wars premiered and the Space Shuttle first took flight. Today (June 19) Metrolinx celebrates one of the oldest stations on the GO Network, as well … Continue reading Guildwood GO station upgrades bring bounty of benefits to the community

Tackling No. 3 Switch – How a notoriously troublesome piece of Lakeshore East GO equipment is being improved

Sometimes the smallest things - such as the space between electrical circuits - can threaten the timely commute of thousands of GO train customers. With each riddle, comes an inventive and complicated solution. This is how one signal box is being brought up to date. A transit problem that starts out as big as a … Continue reading Tackling No. 3 Switch – How a notoriously troublesome piece of Lakeshore East GO equipment is being improved

Major improvements announced for Weston Go Station

Local community hub will see work begin almost immediately. Tell the neighbours - someone’s having work done. Weston GO Station – an important community hub – is about to undergo significant upgrades. The Metrolinx announcement of a list of renovations and advancements for GO Transit’s Kitchener Line stop recently went out to customers – and … Continue reading Major improvements announced for Weston Go Station

How to stop a GO train in its tracks – the momentum of science and skill behind aligning with a platform perfectly

As passengers, we can’t wait to get to our train stop. But, amid occasional platform overshoots and safety reminders to stay off the tracks, few of us know how complicated stopping a train can be. And that each stop starts long before the brakes are ever applied. For passengers, the effort of arriving at a … Continue reading How to stop a GO train in its tracks – the momentum of science and skill behind aligning with a platform perfectly

No illusion – Magician Greg Frewin reveals Niagara Falls spectacles GO customers need to unlock

As Niagara Falls weekend GO service returns to take customers to and from the famous tourist destination, the area’s best known performer-in-residence – and one of the world’s most accomplished magicians – explains why the Falls have him locked up tight. Greg Frewin has pulled off one of the most elaborate feats in the history … Continue reading No illusion – Magician Greg Frewin reveals Niagara Falls spectacles GO customers need to unlock

Java, the hunt – We take GO and UP Express customers on an early morning Union Station coffee run

Most public transit users don’t run unless first fueled by that magic bean elixir. Cups runneth over with choices inside Toronto’s premier transit hub. We exit our trains and step down from our buses and we are unified in one desire. Find that cup of coffee. We are the ornery army of under-caffeinated commuters who … Continue reading Java, the hunt – We take GO and UP Express customers on an early morning Union Station coffee run

Improvements on track: how Metrolinx is preparing for better service

Short term pain means long term gains as critical work is underway to maintain infrastructure that will get more people moving in the future. Travelling along the Lakeshore West and Barrie lines during upcoming weekends might be a little slower than usual. Track replacement at Exhibition GO is scheduled for the weekends of May 4-5 … Continue reading Improvements on track: how Metrolinx is preparing for better service

Transit stops are given name changes on the Hurontario and Finch West LRT Lines

Metrolinx Board approves new titles for transit links. At Metrolinx, we are in the midst of planning and building some of the biggest transit infrastructure in the world. An important part of our planning process includes making it easier for our customers to find their stations, stops and interchanges throughout our system, and through wayfinding … Continue reading Transit stops are given name changes on the Hurontario and Finch West LRT Lines

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