Why a baffled beaver is better for rail safety than a busy beaver

Beavers are cute, industrious, and central to Canadian history, but their dams can cause flooding. And that can be dangerous when the dams are close to railway tracks. Wildlife departments and railways across North America use beaver baffles and other devices to prevent flooding while leaving the animals free to continuing roaming across their habitat. … Continue reading Why a baffled beaver is better for rail safety than a busy beaver

Sustainable station design nets Guildwood GO station two new awards

One of Toronto’s oldest train stations is also one of the greenest. Find out how protecting pollinators plays a big part in the station’s recent accolades. GO trains aren’t the only green things at Guildwood GO station. Guildwood is one of the oldest stations in the GO network – first opened in 1977 – but … Continue reading Sustainable station design nets Guildwood GO station two new awards

Historic Rouge River bridge to get new lease on life in the name of GO Transit expansion

Metrolinx is rehabilitating one of the oldest rail bridges in East Toronto in order to run more GO Train service in the decades to come. Scroll down to learn more about the work and why it needs to happen.   After more than a century of service, the iconic Rouge River bridge is getting a major facelift.   Connecting Toronto and Pickering and spanning the mouth of the Rouge … Continue reading Historic Rouge River bridge to get new lease on life in the name of GO Transit expansion

Night work starting on the Lakeshore East Rail Corridor between Jones Avenue and Coxwell Avenue

Next week, crews will be resuming work along the Lakeshore East Rail Corridor between Jones Avenue and Coxwell Avenue. The work will support future service expansion on the Lakeshore East line and Metrolinx has measures in place to keep the noise down at night. Here is what’s being done. Construction has been quiet between Jones … Continue reading Night work starting on the Lakeshore East Rail Corridor between Jones Avenue and Coxwell Avenue

Night work resumes on Lakeshore East Rail Corridor between Woodbine Avenue to Warden Avenue

After a brief pause, construction is ramping back up between Woodbine Avenue and Warden Avenue. Starting this week, crews will resume building two retaining walls on the south side of the rail corridor, between Norwood Road and Victoria Park Avenue. It’s part of the Lakeshore East Rail Corridor Expansion project that will support future service … Continue reading Night work resumes on Lakeshore East Rail Corridor between Woodbine Avenue to Warden Avenue

Lakeshore East express trains paused as important construction work takes place

Work is happening on the Lakeshore East GO line to offer more frequent train service, more stations, cleaner technology, and more connections. Express service along the line will be paused to support construction work on expanding GO service, the East Harbour transit hub and the Ontario Line subway. Growth can be painful, but the benefits … Continue reading Lakeshore East express trains paused as important construction work takes place

Metrolinx announces increased weekday service across the GO Transit network

Most GO train and bus schedules are changing in September as Metrolinx restores or adjusts service to meet passenger demand, including a number of new trips on the Kitchener line. Here are the highlights. Metrolinx is increasing and adjusting service starting Sept. 4 to meet the expected demand from customers returning to school and the … Continue reading Metrolinx announces increased weekday service across the GO Transit network

New agreement with City of Toronto helps bring new SmartTrack stations closer to reality

The province and City of Toronto have signed a revised agreement in principle for the SmartTrack Stations program, launching the procurement process for four new GO stations around Toronto. A fifth station, East Harbour will be delivered through a transit-oriented community process. Today (Aug. 17), the province of Ontario and City of Toronto announced the … Continue reading New agreement with City of Toronto helps bring new SmartTrack stations closer to reality

Track construction means no Stouffville line trains this weekend plus Lakeshore East service impacts

Coming up this weekend (August 14-15), Lakeshore East and Stouffville customers will need to change the way they travel. Because of important construction work taking place between Union Station and Danforth GO station, GO trains will not be able to stop at all stations, and will be replaced by GO bus service for some stations. … Continue reading Track construction means no Stouffville line trains this weekend plus Lakeshore East service impacts

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