A show on the GO – Metrolinx and Luminato Festival team up to bring live performances to GO Trains this month

Luminato Festival is doing live performances on GO Trains to entertain riders during their commute. Read on to get a sneak peek of this first-of-its-kind show and find out where you can see it. This month, keep your eyes peeled for live performances coming to a GO Train near you. What kind of performances? Well, the show actually takes place on the GO Train. The … Continue reading A show on the GO – Metrolinx and Luminato Festival team up to bring live performances to GO Trains this month

Upgrades complete at Unionville GO Station

The new west platform, pedestrian tunnels and elevators recently opened for customers. With these amenities now available, major construction activities are done at Unionville GO Station. Take a look at a new video of the improved station. GO customers can now enjoy the newly upgraded Unionville GO Station. Transit riders have access to new elevators, pedestrian tunnels and the new west platform. While the major … Continue reading Upgrades complete at Unionville GO Station

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Still put them on – Masks remain in place for customers on GO Transit and UP Express

As of today (March 21) some of the provincial guidance on COVID-19 safety measures have changed, including rules related to face coverings.  People are now able to enter many indoor settings such as retail stores, bars, restaurants, gyms, community centres or museums without a mask. But masks continue to be mandatory on public transit, including indoor stations.  Let’s, well, cover the basics. Continue to mask up.  … Continue reading Still put them on – Masks remain in place for customers on GO Transit and UP Express

A customer buys a GO Transit ticket from an agent in this shot from 1971.

Photos from 1971 remind what GO Transit was like decades ago

It’s been awhile since we brought you images of the past – a reoccurring feature we call ‘HistoricGO’. But coming across these pictures, we thought it was a good chance to peek back 50 years ago for Ontario. Was that your father’s VW bug in the parking lot? Just in the nick of time. Before the calendar clicks over to 2022, Metrolinx News recently came … Continue reading Photos from 1971 remind what GO Transit was like decades ago

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Have you missed these transit advances? Bramalea GO Station sees huge leaps for Kitchener Line passengers

Bramalea GO Station is one of the busiest on the Kitchener Line. It’s also a good example of some of the improvements happening as part of the GO Expansion project. While many regular travellers may have been away from the Bramalea facility as the province continues to fight against COVID-19, we thought we’d offer up a photo cheat-sheet on the many changes at this station. … Continue reading Have you missed these transit advances? Bramalea GO Station sees huge leaps for Kitchener Line passengers

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See video of new Rutherford GO Station building

Customers can now access the new station building at Rutherford GO while crews continue to make major upgrades to the station. The new building offers modern amenities and Metrolinx shares a virtual welcome tour in the latest video and photos. Rutherford GO Station has gotten a substantial upgrade and is now available to customers. The Barrie Line GO Transit stop is undergoing a lot of … Continue reading See video of new Rutherford GO Station building

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What is SmartTrack and how will it improve GO service in Toronto neighbourhoods?

SmartTrack will change the way Torontonians use GO Transit. Five new stations will be built along existing GO tracks in ‘the Six’. The new SmartTrack GO stations will give residents an opportunity to join commuters on faster rides within the city. This is an example of how adding new transit options will build a network effect and encourage more people to leave their cars behind. … Continue reading What is SmartTrack and how will it improve GO service in Toronto neighbourhoods?

Important upgrades happening at more than 25 GO stations across the region

Metrolinx News checks in on GO Transit’s system-wide station improvement program and the new customer amenities added in advance of the GO Expansion program. Take a look. The building blocks are being put into place as Metrolinx works towards expanding GO Transit service The GO Expansion program will truly transform the GO train system from a commuter service that’s only available at peak times, to … Continue reading Important upgrades happening at more than 25 GO stations across the region

Some GO Transit schedules impacted by upcoming track construction

October is a busy month for construction on the GO Transit network. This work will impact some GO train and bus customers. Here are all the details so people can plan ahead. Think of this as a roadmap for navigating GO train construction work in October. While GO remains ready to move people across the region, whether it’s to a Toronto FC game, the return … Continue reading Some GO Transit schedules impacted by upcoming track construction

Metrolinx renaming Lincolnville GO Station to honour 200 year old elm tree

The centuries-old tree that stands on the site of the new Lincolnville GO Station will now have the station renamed in its honour. Lincolnville’s oldest resident is being honoured in a big way. Effective Oct. 16, Lincolnville GO Station will be re-named Old Elm GO Station to acknowledge a historic 200-year-old elm tree. In preliminary plans for the new station, the tree was slated for … Continue reading Metrolinx renaming Lincolnville GO Station to honour 200 year old elm tree