New route – Proposed walking and cycling path outlined for Maple GO station

Plans for a new path to the Barrie Line rail and bus stop are now under discussion, with construction tentatively to take place in the fall of 2020. We have all the details, including on a public meeting scheduled for tonight (Dec. 3). Access to Vaughan’s Maple GO station – especially for customers on foot … Continue reading New route – Proposed walking and cycling path outlined for Maple GO station

Metrolinx introduces new online fare option for unlimited GO Transit travel on Sundays

The transit agency has kicked off a limited-time online pass, pilot program, called ‘Sunday Funday’, that allows customers repeated travel on GO Transit over one day. A Sunday drive aboard GO has just gotten cheaper. Metrolinx has now introduced a $10 online pass providing passengers an unlimited option, whether they are looking to travel one-way, … Continue reading Metrolinx introduces new online fare option for unlimited GO Transit travel on Sundays

Weekend lane reductions mark the start of construction as Rutherford GO Station prepares for a major facelift

Weekend lane reductions are the first steps as improvement works starts at Rutherford GO Station this week. When completed, the station will have a new parking structure with 1,200 spaces, a new railway bridge, plus better pedestrian and cycling connections. The lane restrictions might cause some delays over the next two weekends (Nov 30 - … Continue reading Weekend lane reductions mark the start of construction as Rutherford GO Station prepares for a major facelift

Twice as good – Barrie GO prepares for future riding on double rail lines

Increased service along the transit route running north of Toronto will take a lot of planning, and ongoing discussions with communities. It will also need preparation work to eventually put in a second rail along the corridor. As a public info session is planned for tomorrow night (Nov. 28), let’s break down some of the … Continue reading Twice as good – Barrie GO prepares for future riding on double rail lines

Putting winter in its place – How Metrolinx prepares to keep the GO Transit fleet rolling, even on the coldest of Canadian days

Our nation may be more than 150 years old, but thriving in the coldest months is still a chore. Learn how Canada’s largest public transit agency keeps things rolling, even when Mother Nature wants to place everything – and everyone - into a deep freeze. Even keeping salt on your front steps can be taxing. … Continue reading Putting winter in its place – How Metrolinx prepares to keep the GO Transit fleet rolling, even on the coldest of Canadian days

GO fare pilot begins for travel between Kennedy stop and Toronto’s Union Station – TTC riders among those to benefit from new option and lower price

Starting tomorrow (Nov 23), the cost of taking a GO journey from Kennedy Station to downtown Toronto will be reduced. On the heels of the success of lower fares for short distance trips, we’re testing the impact of extending that offer to more people. So, hello Kennedy station. An 18-month pilot project will see the … Continue reading GO fare pilot begins for travel between Kennedy stop and Toronto’s Union Station – TTC riders among those to benefit from new option and lower price

Time in a box – Union Station prepares to retire a vast interlocking system that’s guided every train in and out of Toronto for almost 90 years

Behind a city that has grown with the times, sits a remarkable system of handle-pulls, audible clicks and banks of early 20th century electrical technology – all housed in three castle-like downtown towers. Combined, it has constantly shepherded trains in and out of Canada’s largest city. Designed in the late 1920s, the complicated contraption is … Continue reading Time in a box – Union Station prepares to retire a vast interlocking system that’s guided every train in and out of Toronto for almost 90 years

Was this your class trip to see the Rouge Hill sod-turning for GO Transit in 1966? Sorry if it may have seemed lame, as it really turned out to be a big deal for Ontario

Even before GO Transit began to run buses and trains, work was underway to design a transit future that would grow into the 21st century. In our continuing HistoricGO series looking at vintage photos salvaged from storage boxes in our Metrolinx facilities, we’re giving the backstory to a number of black and white images of … Continue reading Was this your class trip to see the Rouge Hill sod-turning for GO Transit in 1966? Sorry if it may have seemed lame, as it really turned out to be a big deal for Ontario

Hamilton’s John Street Bridge gets major rebuild – See the time-lapse video here

Every stretch and span on GO train corridors has a history and story to tell, as major advances and improvements are made on the Ontario transit lines. And one iconic Hamilton bridge, after years of loyal service, is getting a whole new lease on life. To many rail passengers, it’s a bridge span that’s barely … Continue reading Hamilton’s John Street Bridge gets major rebuild – See the time-lapse video here

Metrolinx-led mock disaster takes over Union Station for active shooter exercise

First responders, and more than 150 volunteers, participate in simulation at transit hub (Nov 2-3) to test and improve emergency preparedness. While only a scenario, it was as real as possible. The night played out not only inside Union Station but also over social media with dozens of people documenting the action. We've captured a … Continue reading Metrolinx-led mock disaster takes over Union Station for active shooter exercise