Kitchener packs town hall to Ask Metrolinx about future of their GO Transit

No topic off-limits as community members from across Waterloo get the chance to question transit brass on the continual improvements to their region. It was the one question put to Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster that made the packed room bustle. Standing at the microphone, the man asking was firm. Why, he wondered, couldn’t those GO … Continue reading Kitchener packs town hall to Ask Metrolinx about future of their GO Transit

How heavy is Metrolinx’s newest accomplishment? As big as 216 elephants

New concrete pour sets the base for cool things to come for Bloomington. You’d think we wouldn’t get so excited about concrete drying. But in the development of the Bloomington GO station, and those who use the Richmond Hill line, the recent completion of the pouring of the massive concrete slab that the project will … Continue reading How heavy is Metrolinx’s newest accomplishment? As big as 216 elephants

Changes to 4:35 Kitchener line GO Train to Begin February 13

Metrolinx creates special interim rail platform for Bramalea customers. GO Transit customers getting off of the 4:32 (formerly 4:35) train from Union Station at Bramalea GO will soon set foot on a new platform created especially for them. The trip, which formerly ended at Georgetown GO, now ends its journey at Bramalea GO. Starting this … Continue reading Changes to 4:35 Kitchener line GO Train to Begin February 13

Significant platform changes coming for GO Transit users

Customers urged to check departure boards and plan their route. The platforms where thousands of GO Transit riders catch their trains at Union Station will soon change as Metrolinx gets ready for another major revamp of its train shed. The transit agency is closing two platforms starting Feb.13 as part of ongoing work at Union … Continue reading Significant platform changes coming for GO Transit users

Metrolinx world in black and white photography chronicling public transit

Images capture the story of Greater Golden Horseshoe in motion. Before the break of dawn, on a Kitchener line GO train headed eastbound toward Union Station, Ayush Bharbwaj quietly sat and stared down at his phone. A student, he was headed to an appointment at a downtown hospital – his image, in prayer-like deep thought, … Continue reading Metrolinx world in black and white photography chronicling public transit

Detailed ridership map released for GO and UP Express stations

Ridership increased to 52.5 million in November – Find where you and your neighbours fit. More customers than ever before are bee-lining it to Barrie via GO Transit, or stops along its line, according to the latest ridership numbers released this week by Metrolinx. The transit agency saw ridership on GO Transit and the UP … Continue reading Detailed ridership map released for GO and UP Express stations

Signs of our time – Metrolinx pilot looks to guide transit customers better

Learn the science behind wayfinding tools that will get you moving quicker. To help you find your way, Toban Allison first needs your guidance. The lives of our customers are getting more complicated and busier almost every day. There are an endless number of places to be and countless appointments to keep track of. So … Continue reading Signs of our time – Metrolinx pilot looks to guide transit customers better

Bathurst and Eglinton will not close to traffic, LRT construction remains on time

Forest Hill Station construction will now wrap up by the end of the year It was welcomed news. Attendees of a community consultation meeting broke into cheers and applause when told Metrolinx is no longer planning to close a section of Bathurst Street, north of Eglinton Avenue West, for seven months. The planned move was … Continue reading Bathurst and Eglinton will not close to traffic, LRT construction remains on time

Vital Etobicoke GO Transit artery prepares to ramp up

Dramatic changes will create a mixed-use, central mobility hub. When Marika Yakubiw moved near the Six Points interchange around Etobicoke’s Kipling Avenue and Dundas Street West to be closer to her job, she suddenly faced less stress in her commuting life. Work will soon ramp up on a Metrolinx mobility hub near her that, when … Continue reading Vital Etobicoke GO Transit artery prepares to ramp up