Metrolinx increasing GO train service on several major routes plus new hourly service to West Harbour GO

With the province now in Step Three of reopening, Metrolinx is offering customers more flexibility to get on the GO this summer by bringing back services and adding new ones. Metrolinx is increasing rail service starting Aug. 7 as riders continue to return to transit.  The changes will offer more flexibility in scheduling and planning trips for customers heading back to work, while using GO to also reconnect with friends and family, as well as attend sporting events and concerts.   The news includes the announcement of all-day, hourly … Continue reading Metrolinx increasing GO train service on several major routes plus new hourly service to West Harbour GO

Prepare for traffic impacts on Danforth Avenue as crews prepare for Lakeshore East Rail Corridor bridge work

Work on the Lakeshore East Rail Corridor continues to ramp up, and it means there will be traffic impacts on Toronto’s Danforth Avenue. Traffic will be reduced to single lanes in both directions to give crews enough elbow room to widen the Danforth bridge. The bridge construction is part of GO Expansion, bringing more frequent … Continue reading Prepare for traffic impacts on Danforth Avenue as crews prepare for Lakeshore East Rail Corridor bridge work

Soccer fans expected to flock back to GO Transit during first local Toronto FC game since pandemic

In another indication the province is moving beyond COVID-19, professional soccer returns this weekend at the BMO Field, located at Toronto’s Exhibition Place. Here’s how GO Transit is helping fans get to the game, and some reminders as riders head out on Saturday (July 17). Paused during the pandemic, one of summer’s most anticipated sporting events is making a long-awaited return to the city: Toronto FC’s announced first home match this season at BMO Field.  That means plenty … Continue reading Soccer fans expected to flock back to GO Transit during first local Toronto FC game since pandemic

Warden Avenue lanes reduced to a single lane in both directions as part of continued work on Lakeshore East Rail Corridor

Travelling through Warden Avenue may be slower the next few weeks, but it will be worth it in the end. The work supports bringing quieter, faster, more frequent train service to the Lakeshore East line. Improving future GO train service on the Lakeshore East Rail Corridor means making improvements today. Starting this month, Warden Avenue … Continue reading Warden Avenue lanes reduced to a single lane in both directions as part of continued work on Lakeshore East Rail Corridor

Metrolinx adding more GO Transit and UP Express service as pandemic continues to subside

As the province moves into the next stage of reopening, Metrolinx is giving customers more options to get around. Weekend service is increasing on a number of popular GO train lines, as well as UP Express trips to and from Toronto Pearson Airport. Plus, Metrolinx is trying out a new pilot program that will help … Continue reading Metrolinx adding more GO Transit and UP Express service as pandemic continues to subside

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