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

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

Find your station – Metrolinx releases updated GO Transit customer map

Snow, Santa and the road to Stanley Cup are just a few things that influenced GO riders, new report shows Mother Nature. Santa Claus. And the Toronto Maple Leafs. According to the latest ridership numbers and insights released from Metrolinx, when any one of the above pays a visit to Toronto, GO Transit’s ridership numbers … Continue reading Find your station – Metrolinx releases updated GO Transit customer map

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

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