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

What’s the best seat in house? The great transit chair debate now rests with GO Transit

The discussion started with the New York City subway system and has travelled north to Toronto. The original query was for transit riders to rank the best seat on the subway. Now we’re asking you - what the best seat on your GO train? It started deep below New York City. At first, it rested … Continue reading What’s the best seat in house? The great transit chair debate now rests with GO Transit

Metrolinx unveils host of new service change options for the new year – Find out if you’re impacted by upcoming improvements

Both train and bus changes are taking place across the GO Transit network. Even those who fly out of Pearson Airport will have more possibilities in 2020. Most changes start on Jan. 11. There will be 527,040 minutes to use up in 2020. Metrolinx has announced pending schedule updates and additions that will give customers … Continue reading Metrolinx unveils host of new service change options for the new year – Find out if you’re impacted by upcoming improvements

Getting you ho-ho-home early for Christmas Eve and riding GO for free on New Year’s Eve

It’s a busy time of year for travellers and Metrolinx wants to ensure customers get to where they’re going safely during the holiday season. For the holidays, Metrolinx is offering customers the gift of time. Both GO Transit and UP Express are setting their schedules to give travellers holiday options to get to family and … Continue reading Getting you ho-ho-home early for Christmas Eve and riding GO for free on New Year’s Eve

Older than the first footsteps on the Moon – Guildwood station’s notorious Switch No. 3 lands new home along rail line

Earlier this year, we told you the story of No. 3 switch. An aged piece of track infrastructure located near Guildwood GO station – one that was installed before humans went to the moon. Now that switch has been pulled out, replaced, and put somewhere high and dry. That means more reliable train service for … Continue reading Older than the first footsteps on the Moon – Guildwood station’s notorious Switch No. 3 lands new home along rail line

Track your station – Updated GO Transit ridership map shows continued growth across the network

Short distance trips, increased service options and event partnerships all contributed to reasons why customers are choosing GO transit more frequently. Find out how your own line is doing. You’ve probably noticed many new faces on the GO service in the past few months. An updated ridership map from April to September 2019 shows a … Continue reading Track your station – Updated GO Transit ridership map shows continued growth across the network

Metrolinx-led mock disaster takes over Union Station for active shooter exercise

First responders, and more than 150 volunteers, participate in simulation at transit hub (Nov 2-3) to test and improve emergency preparedness. While only a scenario, it was as real as possible. The night played out not only inside Union Station but also over social media with dozens of people documenting the action. We've captured a … Continue reading Metrolinx-led mock disaster takes over Union Station for active shooter exercise