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

As new rail bungalows are built – Upcoming weekend service changes to take place on GO Transit’s Lakeshore East rail line

Schedule adjustments, needed to accommodate upgrades at Manse Road and Beechgrove Drive - including the installation of two new intermediate signal bungalows and two new crossing bungalows - will take place from Nov. 6 to 8. With the aim of creating more reliable service, the work can only be done when the trains aren’t in … Continue reading As new rail bungalows are built – Upcoming weekend service changes to take place on GO Transit’s Lakeshore East rail line

Spread out for a more comfortable ride – GO Transit launches safety blitz for Lakeshore line customers

GO Transit is closely monitoring ridership and is encouraging customers to spread out on trains to prevent crowding. On a huge 50-foot wall of TV screens inside the Metrolinx Network Operations Centre, Doug Tuira can see just about every platform, train, and bus on the network. As a senior manager inside the control room, it’s … Continue reading Spread out for a more comfortable ride – GO Transit launches safety blitz for Lakeshore line customers

The Toronto Caribbean Carnival hits the virtual road – How you can join and what to expect next year

The iconic Grand Parade, planned for tomorrow (August 1), will look and feel very different this year but Metrolinx is already planning for the celebration in 2021. This year will be known for many things, but legendary parties will not be one of them. That doesn’t mean the most important gatherings can’t take place. Every … Continue reading The Toronto Caribbean Carnival hits the virtual road – How you can join and what to expect next year

Pedal power – New Bike Share Toronto program revolving around several major GO stations

Customers may have noticed the addition of dozens of bicycle rental stalls at area GO Transit stations. Here’s how they work, and how to get a discount with your PRESTO card. If the sight of your car baking under a hot Toronto summer sun makes you perspire even before opening the door, you now can … Continue reading Pedal power – New Bike Share Toronto program revolving around several major GO stations

Great lengths for riders – GO Transit trains on Milton and Lakeshore lines set to change size

Because safety is top of mind, GO Transit is adjusting the length of certain train trips to meet ridership demands and continue to prevent crowding. Here’s what you need to know. Here’s the long and the short of it – things are changing on three GO Transit rail lines. After closely monitoring customer volumes in … Continue reading Great lengths for riders – GO Transit trains on Milton and Lakeshore lines set to change size

Safer journeys – GO Transit introduces more trains and more service on Lakeshore routes

There are changes coming for one of the nation’s busiest commuter transit lines. They’re intended to get customers moving, while keeping them safe. Changes begin on May 25. Lakeshore customers are going to notice some changes to service next week, including more frequent train trips on Lakeshore East during the morning and afternoon peak periods. Starting Monday, May 25, GO Transit is reinstating 30-minute service on Lakeshore East, heading into Union Station in … Continue reading Safer journeys – GO Transit introduces more trains and more service on Lakeshore routes

Pedestrian crossing arms in full swing at two Stouffville rail crossings – ahead of schedule thanks to community cooperation

As Metrolinx continues to add a second track, and increase train traffic on the Stouffville Corridor, maze gates are the first step towards improving the safety at crossings. The warning signs are now pretty clear. In January, ‘maze barriers’ and fencing were installed at three level crossings on the Stouffville rail corridor, as a next … Continue reading Pedestrian crossing arms in full swing at two Stouffville rail crossings – ahead of schedule thanks to community cooperation

Bowmanville Rail Service Extension option goes to Metrolinx board – Plan would see GO service extend eastward through Durham communities

Based on an updated Initial Business Case, planners are focusing in on an option that would use Canadian Pacific Railway’s existing General Motors spur line to cross Hwy. 401 and connect to Bowmanville. While still early in the process, the recommendation is good news for those wanting to see GO rail extended further eastward, to … Continue reading Bowmanville Rail Service Extension option goes to Metrolinx board – Plan would see GO service extend eastward through Durham communities

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