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

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