How COVID has impacted transit – Metrolinx releases ridership map covering all GO Transit rail routes

The transit agency has published the first ridership map since the start of the pandemic. While the breakdown of stations and routes clearly show the impact of the health crisis on ridership, it also demonstrates the work that has never stopped to keep essential travellers moving throughout the threat. See how your route has fared. … Continue reading How COVID has impacted transit – Metrolinx releases ridership map covering all GO Transit rail routes

History was moved – Guelph’s renowned locomotive has been hauled to its new home

Locomotive 6167 is now sitting pretty at its new home in Guelph’s John Galt Park. It might have been the shortest run Locomotive 6167 has ever taken. This past weekend (Nov. 14) Guelph Museum’s historic steam locomotive was moved to its new permanent location in John Galt Park on Woolwich Street. The old CN iron … Continue reading History was moved – Guelph’s renowned locomotive has been hauled to its new home

Smooth operator – How a ‘tunnel liner’ machine handles rough spots while digging through the earth on Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnel Project

Now that excavation on Tunnel One is complete on a task to burrow an important rail tunnel below and through Toronto’s busy Highway 401 and 409 area, the crews are moving a liner machine through to ensure a smooth mold inside the new subterranean passage. We take you into the depths to show you how … Continue reading Smooth operator – How a ‘tunnel liner’ machine handles rough spots while digging through the earth on Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnel Project

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

GO Transit customers crown the top seat on the train – Find out where the public sits on this important debate

The question started with customers on the New York City subway system and has since travelled around the globe, including north to Toronto. The original query was for transit riders to rank the best seat on the subway, and we've put it to GO customers. Now the results are in. Read on to find out … Continue reading GO Transit customers crown the top seat on the train – Find out where the public sits on this important debate

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

What’s the best seat in house? The great transit chair debate now rests with GO Transit

The discussion started with the New York City subway system and has travelled north to Toronto. The original query was for transit riders to rank the best seat on the subway. Now we’re asking you - what the best seat on your GO train? It started deep below New York City. At first, it rested … Continue reading What’s the best seat in house? The great transit chair debate now rests with GO Transit

Metrolinx bucks North American trend in transit – A by-the-numbers breakdown of 2019, and a new year to come for GO, PRESTO and UP Express

While for some customers, it seems like the world just partied like it was 1999, a whole new decade is fast approaching. Using stats, figures and facts, we take a look at how far the transit agency has come, and where it’s going as we all greet 2020. It’s not surprising that a transit agency … Continue reading Metrolinx bucks North American trend in transit – A by-the-numbers breakdown of 2019, and a new year to come for GO, PRESTO and UP Express

Metrolinx unveils host of new service change options for the new year – Find out if you’re impacted by upcoming improvements

Both train and bus changes are taking place across the GO Transit network. Even those who fly out of Pearson Airport will have more possibilities in 2020. Most changes start on Jan. 11. There will be 527,040 minutes to use up in 2020. Metrolinx has announced pending schedule updates and additions that will give customers … Continue reading Metrolinx unveils host of new service change options for the new year – Find out if you’re impacted by upcoming improvements