New video shows how Metrolinx is building the Hamilton LRT

Talking about construction is one thing – but seeing it is a whole other story. In a newly released video, Metrolinx shows how the different phases of construction will work when shovels hit the ground for the Hamilton LRT. Design and preliminary works are ramping up on the Hamilton light rail transit (LRT) line to get everything ready for when construction starts. But what exactly … Continue reading New video shows how Metrolinx is building the Hamilton LRT

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 upcoming demolition work. Demolition of several more Metrolinx-owned properties along the Hamilton light rail transit (LRT) route will begin later this month. It follows work completed at 23 other Metrolinx-owned properties last … Continue reading More vacant properties slated for demolition as Hamilton LRT project moves ahead

What is LRT? Light rail transit explained

Metrolinx News is going back to the basics on light rail transit. Is it a streetcar? Is it a subway? This is LRT, explained. Metrolinx News constantly offers up transit project updates through photos, videos, and graphics. This content is our bread and butter. So we may take some background for granted. There have been countless stories on the light rail transit (LRT) projects happening … Continue reading What is LRT? Light rail transit explained

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 hourly, all-day service between West Harbour GO in Hamilton and Toronto’s Union Station 7 … Continue reading All day GO train service coming to Hamilton this summer

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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 Main streets in Hamilton, starting with 1183 King St East … 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 reduce the risk of fire and other potential hazards. The … Continue reading For safety’s sake – Demolition of vacant properties purchased in Hamilton begin this fall

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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 blame our upbringing. Down through time, the transit industry – … Continue reading What the heck is a ‘rail frog’ and ‘deadheading’? Take our transit jargon quiz

A colourful poster is created using crayons. Hands reach out to add in homes, streets and LRT tracks.

What if children designed our Ontario neighbourhoods?

Getting students engaged in transit today, opens the door to them using – and shaping – public systems as they get older. If you want to glimpse the future of public transit in Ontario, first see it through the eyes – and coloured pencils – of children. Metrolinx runs countless public meetings and educational sessions each year. Constant consultation and conversations with community members are … Continue reading What if children designed our Ontario neighbourhoods?

In an artist's rendering, an LRT train exists a tunnel as traffic continues on both sides of the tracks.

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) projects – including in Mississauga, Hamilton and Toronto (Finch West … 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 with her family. McKee is Ryerson University`s Chief Financial Officer … Continue reading All Aboard! Weekday GO Trains now service Niagara Region