Goodbye old and reliable bus hub: Remembering Toronto’s current Union Station Bus Terminal as GO riders prepare to move into new digs

Lines of customers on the platforms can sometimes be a bit difficult to navigate around, but many great journeys began and ended at the existing Union Station Bus Terminal, located in the heart of Toronto. Now, the workhorse station is about to get a rest from constant activity, as a new GO Transit bus hub … Continue reading Goodbye old and reliable bus hub: Remembering Toronto’s current Union Station Bus Terminal as GO riders prepare to move into new digs

Moving history – Guelph’s iconic steam locomotive is being relocated this weekend

After resting idle for years, Guelph’s historic steam locomotive is on the move again as the storied train from the past makes way for future improvements coming to Guelph Central Station. That’s good news – though life for the mighty machine hasn’t always been easy. Locomotive 6167 is about to get moving again. After sitting … Continue reading Moving history – Guelph’s iconic steam locomotive is being relocated this weekend

As Aurora GO Station prepares for a facelift – Images combine then-and-now look at importance of rail connection for the community

For more than 160 years, the train station has been an important part of the Aurora community – one that is about to get a facelift. An innovative photo history project shows why there’s been such a strong connection with the rail lines, and the station itself. Aurora GO Station, which is showing its age, … Continue reading As Aurora GO Station prepares for a facelift – Images combine then-and-now look at importance of rail connection for the community

Rolling back the clock – The remarkable 50 year evolution of the GO bus

What a ride. GO Transit celebrates 50 years of GO bus service in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Here’s a look back at the buses and coaches that have hit the roads and highways of Ontario over the decades. Let’s look into that ‘fishbowl bus’ your grandparents may remember. Theses buses, along with a … Continue reading Rolling back the clock – The remarkable 50 year evolution of the GO bus

Union Station sees historical prep work to prepare for the future of Toronto transit

As Canada’s most recognized commuter transit hub, Union Station sees a lot of train, bus and traveller traffic. But the constant movement, and time, have taken a heavy toll on structures that stand, season after season. Here’s how it’s being renovated. This historic pause is allowing many of us to look back, as well as … Continue reading Union Station sees historical prep work to prepare for the future of Toronto transit

Where heroically toiling GO trains retreat to – Old document tells origins story of Toronto’s Willowbrook Maintenance Facility

As part of our HistoricGO series, we continue to dig through boxes and archives to uncover old relics. We recently discovered a brochure detailing an overhaul of our Willowbrook Maintenance Facility in the 80s. And even now, the complex plays an important part in the journeys of countless customers – many of whom don’t even … Continue reading Where heroically toiling GO trains retreat to – Old document tells origins story of Toronto’s Willowbrook Maintenance Facility

A transit seat above – Remembering when GO trains became bi-levels

As part of our HistoricGO series, we continue to dig through boxes and archives to uncover old relics of our transit past. We recently discovered some decades-old promotional brochures, crew manuals and a how-to guide for our iconic GO bi-level train cars. What colour do you think the first test coaches were? Few GO Transit … Continue reading A transit seat above – Remembering when GO trains became bi-levels

Remembering January, 1978 – The day smoking stopped on GO vehicles

As we’ve been digging into old boxes and archives for forgotten pictures of Metrolinx’s transit past – all part of a continuing series we’ve dubbed HistoricGO – some 43-year-old pamphlets and a couple grainy photos caught our eye. Take a deep breath, as we journey back to a time when smoking rules were a lot … Continue reading Remembering January, 1978 – The day smoking stopped on GO vehicles

How Milton line was born to become a big deal for GO Transit customers – Do you still own one of these buttons?

As we’ve been digging into old boxes and archives for forgotten pictures of Metrolinx’s transit past – all part of a continuing series we’ve dubbed HistoricGO – one small button, souvenir ticket, grainy photo and a few advertising clippings caught our eye. It all revolved around the first official GO train on the Milton line. … Continue reading How Milton line was born to become a big deal for GO Transit customers – Do you still own one of these buttons?