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

A new cashless way to pay – PRESTO introduces ‘PRESTO E-Tickets’ for Durham and Hamilton

PRESTO is rolling-out a new way to pay your transit fare on Durham Region Transit and Hamilton Street Railway Starting today (Sept 1), DRT and HSR customers can purchase and pay for their bus fare all from their smartphone with new PRESTO E-Tickets. PRESTO E-Tickets are a new convenient and touchless way for transit riders … Continue reading A new cashless way to pay – PRESTO introduces ‘PRESTO E-Tickets’ for Durham and Hamilton

Large customer turnout for Niagara GO train kick-off weekend – But for safety’s sake, keep the face coverings in place

Metrolinx says there was an influx of customers on the first weekend of Niagara GO train service. So many people showed up the transit agency had to call in reinforcements. Amidst customers heading off to explore the outdoors, Metrolinx is also reinforcing the need to wear non-medical face masks when on transit, after some customers … Continue reading Large customer turnout for Niagara GO train kick-off weekend – But for safety’s sake, keep the face coverings in place

Getting rid of the ‘bottlenecks’ – Here’s how GO Expansion of infrastructure through the Hamilton Junction area is moving ahead

See cool photos of the new infrastructure, including a sneak peek inside signal bungalows that house complex systems that help control rail traffic signals and rail switches. GO Transit’s rail lines around Hamilton are being given more muscle – including in places most customers will never see. This is a snapshot of some of the … Continue reading Getting rid of the ‘bottlenecks’ – Here’s how GO Expansion of infrastructure through the Hamilton Junction area is moving ahead

GO Transit ridership map updated – Find out how your station or lines are doing

The latest stats are in and show record-breaking ridership numbers for GO Transit. A steady growth in off-peak ridership means more customers are opting to take trains outside of their daily commutes. As Valentine’s approaches, GO Transit is feeling the love. The latest ridership map and report, which will be presented at the Feb. 20 … Continue reading GO Transit ridership map updated – Find out how your station or lines are doing

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

Unlocking More GO Train Service to Hamilton and on to Niagara region

As we continue to look behind the scenes at work taking place at Metrolinx, we want to focus on rail service to and from Hamilton. It’s an important corridor requiring extensive investment and special tactics to add new service. We’re getting there, and here’s how. The fact that there isn’t more frequent train service throughout … Continue reading Unlocking More GO Train Service to Hamilton and on to Niagara region

Veteran GO bus driver continues recovery as attacker sentenced over Hamilton assault

Derrick Sealy, who has spent decades transporting thousands of GO customers, responds to conviction. The attack sent ripples of shock across the GO Transit network as well as among passengers used to seeing Derrick Sealy’s familiar face behind the wheel. In July, GO bus driver Sealy, who will be celebrating 40 years with GO Transit … Continue reading Veteran GO bus driver continues recovery as attacker sentenced over Hamilton assault

Packed house greets Metrolinx town hall in Mississauga

Peel residents lined up at the microphone to ask questions of transit brass. The place was packed with people and questions. Almost every seat was filled inside the agora of Sheridan College’s Square One campus, in Mississauga. A space where students usually come to study was transformed into a community centre on Sept. 5 for … Continue reading Packed house greets Metrolinx town hall in Mississauga

2,500 gallons of paint have just been put on the ground of Hamilton GO – find out why every drop matters to passengers

It’s difficult to miss all the new high contrast paint just put down at Hamilton GO. Visually, it leaps up at customers. But there’s substance behind that bright green style. It’s safe to say, Metrolinx has added a bit more than just a splash of colour to Hamilton GO Centre. After five nights and applying approximately 2,500 … Continue reading 2,500 gallons of paint have just been put on the ground of Hamilton GO – find out why every drop matters to passengers