Spring bus schedule changes coming soon for GO Transit customers

Metrolinx is adjusting some bus schedules to make better use of resources in response to changing customer demand.Read on to find out what routes are being modified. Due to popular demand, some off-peak Route 16 GO bus service will be returning next month. The addition of this off-peak bus service means there is now all-day all-week service between Toronto and Hamilton without the need to … Continue reading Spring bus schedule changes coming soon for GO Transit customers

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PRESTO’s new fare payment solution for specialized transit and on-demand microtransit – Hamilton Street Railway adopts system

A new fare payment improvement will be rolling out on several transit agencies in the 905-area, giving many customers the option to pay for these services with their PRESTO card. PRESTO is rolling out a new fare payment solution at several 905 transit agencies designed for their local specialized transit and other on-demand microtransit services. The payment option successfully launched in Hamilton on March 15 … Continue reading PRESTO’s new fare payment solution for specialized transit and on-demand microtransit – Hamilton Street Railway adopts system

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Metrolinx COVID update

Metrolinx is alerting riders who may have been on the same GO bus with a customer who has tested positive for COVID-19. Metrolinx has learned from public health officials that a customer on board a Route 40 GO bus on October 17 travelling from Pearson Airport to Hamilton GO Station has now tested positive for COVID-19. We all wish them a speedy recovery. The customer … Continue reading Metrolinx COVID update

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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

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Metrolinx COVID-19 update

Throughout the pandemic, the transit agency has constantly updated the public on any new cases of the virus among its employees. Here are the latest results. Metrolinx has learned that a front-line staff member working out of Hamilton GO Station has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member was last at work on Oct. 18, and appears to have contracted the virus from outside the … Continue reading Metrolinx COVID-19 update

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On patrol with Transit Safety’s new Special Response Unit

Metrolinx’s front line officers have a new way to tackle issues across the vast system that serves GO Transit and UP Express. It’s a unique team, and we’re taking you on an early morning patrol down some of the hidden corners they patrol in hopes of saving someone’s life and limb. Or just making sure you wear your face covering correctly while on GO Transit. … Continue reading On patrol with Transit Safety’s new Special Response Unit

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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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 to pay for their fare. That means there’s no more … 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 became too relaxed this past weekend on the Niagara run … 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 added brawn. Metrolinx has been working since last summer with … Continue reading Getting rid of the ‘bottlenecks’ – Here’s how GO Expansion of infrastructure through the Hamilton Junction area is moving ahead