How COVID has impacted transit – Metrolinx releases ridership map covering all GO Transit rail routes

The transit agency has published the first ridership map since the start of the pandemic. While the breakdown of stations and routes clearly show the impact of the health crisis on ridership, it also demonstrates the work that has never stopped to keep essential travellers moving throughout the threat. See how your route has fared. … Continue reading How COVID has impacted transit – Metrolinx releases ridership map covering all GO Transit rail routes

Changes to Lakeshore West weekend GO Train service coming this month

Coming up later this month, (Nov 27-29), some Lakeshore West customers will need to change the way they commute. Because of important construction work taking place east of Long Branch GO station, the GO Train will not be able to stop at all stations, and will be replaced by GO Bus service. Some people work … Continue reading Changes to Lakeshore West weekend GO Train service coming this month

Flipping the switch – How installing new elements below the rails on GO Transit’s Lakeshore West line is a first for Canada

Modern concrete rail tie technology will lead to improved service, but getting it done will mean weekend closures on GO Transit’s most frequented line. Let’s go below the rails to explain the benefits for Lakeshore West customers. It might be the biggest track and signals construction project Robert Netopilik has ever undertaken – and it’s … Continue reading Flipping the switch – How installing new elements below the rails on GO Transit’s Lakeshore West line is a first for Canada

Parking to be reduced at Mimico GO as the popular Etobicoke station prepares for big improvements

While 70 parking spaces will no longer be available starting in January 2021, there are a lot of big things coming for Mimico GO Station. Find out more about the future of transit at Mimico GO. Nestled at the south end of Royal York Road, Mimico GO Station has long been a commuter hub for … Continue reading Parking to be reduced at Mimico GO as the popular Etobicoke station prepares for big improvements

Burlington GO station set for temporary closure of elevators – Upgrades impact customers who use lifts to access train platforms

Work on the elevators is needed as they reach the end of their lifespan and the work will mean doing without them for the duration of the upgrade. Here’s what customers need to know as this important project takes place, plus some improvements coming to one of Lakeshore West’s busiest stations. Burlington GO train customers … Continue reading Burlington GO station set for temporary closure of elevators – Upgrades impact customers who use lifts to access train platforms

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

What the heck is a jump frog? Why a simple rail device is such a big deal to the area around Clarkson GO Station

Have you ever been on a GO train and wondered how the train easily switched from one track to another? OK, perhaps that’s not been high on your list of questions. Though the answer is very interesting, as we now dive into the life of your average rail frog. Each industry has its own nuances … Continue reading What the heck is a jump frog? Why a simple rail device is such a big deal to the area around Clarkson GO Station

Large customer turnout for Niagara GO train kick-off weekend – But for safety’s sake, keep the face coverings in place

Metrolinx says there was an influx of customers on the first weekend of Niagara GO train service. So many people showed up the transit agency had to call in reinforcements. Amidst customers heading off to explore the outdoors, Metrolinx is also reinforcing the need to wear non-medical face masks when on transit, after some customers … Continue reading Large customer turnout for Niagara GO train kick-off weekend – But for safety’s sake, keep the face coverings in place

Safety and accessibility improvements coming to Port Credit GO station

From upgraded elevator connections to a new accessibility ramp, Metrolinx is enhancing the safety features at Port Credit GO. Here’s what you need know about the improvements coming to this popular Lakeshore West station. One of GO’s most popular Lakeshore West stations is getting a major facelift. Starting today (August 4), Metrolinx will begin work at … Continue reading Safety and accessibility improvements coming to Port Credit GO station

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