Ensuring a smooth ride on the rails – meet GO Transit’s massive track surfacing machine

Annual track surfacing program kicks off on parts of Barrie and Kitchener GO Transit corridors this month using the Metrolinx-owned DynaCAT high production rail maintenance machine. Read on to find out more and check out a video showing how it works. A smooth train ride can lull you right to sleep. GO and UP Express … Continue reading Ensuring a smooth ride on the rails – meet GO Transit’s massive track surfacing machine

Lakeshore East rail corridor construction gets underway – with some green additions

During a recent town hall with residents of Toronto’s Woodbine-Danforth neighbourhood, Metrolinx asked the community about their priorities for the restoration of the local ravine after construction. The community responded – their top priorities are to retain as many trees as possible and to plant more trees in compensation. Metrolinx has heard the community loud … Continue reading Lakeshore East rail corridor construction gets underway – with some green additions

Getting on board – Metrolinx launches new signage pilot program to make catching your train even easier

Starting Thursday, March 4, customers at Mimico and Danforth GO stations will notice new colourful platform signs that will make it easier to know where to stand regardless of what length of train rolls in. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Metrolinx has made many adjustments to its GO train services - but one of the most noticeable for customers has been the length of trains.   While using fewer coaches … Continue reading Getting on board – Metrolinx launches new signage pilot program to make catching your train even easier

As the old Agincourt Station comes down: A new chapter about to be written for important Scarborough transit stop

One of Toronto’s oldest neighborhoods is about to become home to one of the newest stations on the GO network. Agincourt’s railway history dates back to the 19th century. Station buildings have come and gone, like the residents themselves. Now after nearly 40 years of GO service, it’s getting an upgraded station. Through the eyes … Continue reading As the old Agincourt Station comes down: A new chapter about to be written for important Scarborough transit stop

Setting the tracks on fire? How Metrolinx compares to other northern transit agencies when it comes to lighting switches ablaze to fight winter

In Chicago, transit rail passengers can look out of windows and see flames licking up from the ground as they pass over. We explore what’s behind the fire and ask whether GO Transit and UP Express ever use fire to fight back against the February cold. It could be an opening for a Hollywood blockbuster … Continue reading Setting the tracks on fire? How Metrolinx compares to other northern transit agencies when it comes to lighting switches ablaze to fight winter

Expanding GO service – Metrolinx holding virtual open house for east Toronto residents

GO Transit expansion work is on the agenda as community engagements continue with Danforth-Woodbine residents next week. Find out how you can get involved below.  Metrolinx is reaching out to the local community as the transit agency preps to start work on expanding one of Canada’s busiest railways.   GO Transit’s Lakeshore East corridor provides a vital transit link for people from east … Continue reading Expanding GO service – Metrolinx holding virtual open house for east Toronto residents

Reforestation efforts in action – get a drone video view of work Metrolinx is doing to increase tree cover

A new bird’s eye view shows a 3.5-hectare planting site at Rouge National Urban Park. We take you over it all. Let’s go higher than the trees. Metrolinx recently partnered with Parks Canada and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) to plant over 12,000 trees and shrubs at Rouge National Urban Park in preparation for … Continue reading Reforestation efforts in action – get a drone video view of work Metrolinx is doing to increase tree cover

Metrolinx announces temporary GO Transit and UP Express service adjustments while ridership levels remain low

Service adjustments, including an impact to UP Express service between Toronto Pearson Airport and Union Station, are meant to better align with how people are currently using the transit network. These changes are the latest moves by Metrolinx to adapt to provincial calls to stay put when possible while balancing the need to provide a … Continue reading Metrolinx announces temporary GO Transit and UP Express service adjustments while ridership levels remain low

GO Expansion – Metrolinx answers your top rail transit questions as public consultation continues

You’ve got questions and Metrolinx has answers. Transit building projects always get people talking, and the GO Expansion program is no different. As one of the biggest transit expansion projects in Canadian history, it’s bound to catch people’s attention. Metrolinx News tackles some of the most popular themes, check it out below.   The GO … Continue reading GO Expansion – Metrolinx answers your top rail transit questions as public consultation continues

Construction ahead for Lakeshore East rail corridor – Here’s what residents can expect

Preparing for the future requires a lot of early work. In order to bring faster, two-way, all-day, 15-minute service along the Lakeshore East line, Metrolinx is working on the rail corridor within certain Toronto neighbourhoods. To talk about important transit work ahead for Toronto, let’s get into the bush and trek back a bit. Small’s … Continue reading Construction ahead for Lakeshore East rail corridor – Here’s what residents can expect