More vacant properties slated for demolition as Hamilton LRT project moves ahead

Work to prepare for the future Hamilton LRT project continues to ramp up ahead of early construction activities. It includes dealing with vacant Metrolinx-owned properties. Here’s what you need to know about the new sites. Demolition of several Metrolinx-owned properties on the Hamilton light rail transit (LRT) corridor will begin in the coming months. It … Continue reading More vacant properties slated for demolition as Hamilton LRT project moves ahead

All day GO train service coming to Hamilton this summer

Metrolinx is adding new GO train service and bringing back even more. The big winners? Hamilton residents. Get all the Steeltown transit details below. Transit history is being made in Hamilton.   With the province recently entering Step 3 of reopening, Metrolinx is bringing back more GO service and adding new trips. Starting Aug. 7, Metrolinx is launching … Continue reading All day GO train service coming to Hamilton this summer

Metrolinx will begin tearing down 21 unsafe buildings in Hamilton starting December 3

The provincial transit agency has been in contact with the City Manager, to discuss any proposals the City of Hamilton may bring forward related to the 37 other properties owned by the provincial transit agency along the former LRT route. Metrolinx is going to begin taking down 21 vacant building it owns along King and … Continue reading Metrolinx will begin tearing down 21 unsafe buildings in Hamilton starting December 3

For safety’s sake – Demolition of vacant properties purchased in Hamilton begin this fall

Properties on former light rail transit corridor to be demolished. Here’s what you need to know about the plans. This fall, Metrolinx contractors will be demolishing a number of properties acquired to build the former Hamilton light rail transit (LRT) project, in order to make communities safer. This includes demolition of 21 vacant properties, to … Continue reading For safety’s sake – Demolition of vacant properties purchased in Hamilton begin this fall

What the heck is a ‘rail frog’ and ‘deadheading’? Take our transit jargon quiz

Every industry and occupation uses utterances that are unusual or unique. The Metrolinx world is no difference. But we’d like to explain some of the slang better. We know. Sometimes we can be a bit confusing. The words we use. The expressions we come up with. We can leave you scratching your heads. But we … Continue reading What the heck is a ‘rail frog’ and ‘deadheading’? Take our transit jargon quiz

LRT Mythbusting: The Facts on Light Rail Transit

Many people think LRTs are the same as streetcars but that’s not quite the case.  It’s like being mistaken for your twice-removed cousin. Yes, you both pronounce ‘bagel’ oddly and are both allergic to black, wool socks, but that’s really where the similarities end.  As Metrolinx works on expansive and remarkable light rail transit (LRT) … Continue reading LRT Mythbusting: The Facts on Light Rail Transit

All Aboard! Weekday GO Trains now service Niagara Region

Metrolinx launches regular morning and evening train service to St. Catharines and Niagara Falls. As Joanne McKee taps her PRESTO card in St. Catharines, $18.07 is deducted from her account. But in her mind, McKee isn`t paying to get to her job in downtown Toronto – she`s actually investing in something much more valuable: time … Continue reading All Aboard! Weekday GO Trains now service Niagara Region