Transit conversations in an age of physical distancing – How virtual dialogue is becoming key to feedback for Metrolinx, and where you go to be heard

While there may be a distance between everyone these days, it doesn’t mean conversations stop. They just have to change platforms. We break down where to go to have important conversations about Metrolinx projects. You have things to say about the future, including transit. And we have a responsibility to listen and take that feedback … Continue reading Transit conversations in an age of physical distancing – How virtual dialogue is becoming key to feedback for Metrolinx, and where you go to be heard

Getting past dirt and dust during critical transit development – How Metrolinx will tackle future GO Expansion projects in your neighbourhood

While preparing to deliver the largest transit expansion project in Canadian history, Metrolinx is offering up ways to manage the impact of construction on Ontario communities. Here, we dig into details that will – while sometimes still messy – lead to improved transit.  Remember when you got a new stove, and what you found behind … Continue reading Getting past dirt and dust during critical transit development – How Metrolinx will tackle future GO Expansion projects in your neighbourhood

At the heart of Metrolinx’s COVID-19 response – A command centre, made up of veterans

Metrolinx media relations head, Anne Marie Aikins, takes us through – in words and pictures – the agency’s Emergency Operations Centre. For Metrolinx, it’s our nerve-centre in responding to the greatest health challenge in a generation. A command post that, minute by minute, is keeping tabs on GO Transit and UP Express – as well … Continue reading At the heart of Metrolinx’s COVID-19 response – A command centre, made up of veterans

How health care workers, and others, depend on GO Transit during COVID-19 pandemic – Here’s how we’re responding to their need to keep moving

Thousands of front line workers across the region rely on transit to get to their early morning shifts. During the province-wide response to COVID-19, one group of health care professionals at a downtown Toronto hospital appealed to Metrolinx to help get them to work on time. Their important voices are being heard, including an interim … Continue reading How health care workers, and others, depend on GO Transit during COVID-19 pandemic – Here’s how we’re responding to their need to keep moving

Latest updates – How Metrolinx is responding to COVID-19 pandemic

This Metrolinx News post will contain - in one place - the most current information for customers and communities, as the transit agency continues to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please keep checking back for the latest GO Transit, UP Express and Metrolinx-related COVID-19 news updates. You can find the new temporary GO train … Continue reading Latest updates – How Metrolinx is responding to COVID-19 pandemic

On the case – Transit Safety K9 unit teams up with Toronto Police Service to respond to suspicious boxes outside Toronto’s Union Station

Large foot lockers recently left unattended on the sidewalk outside the historic downtown bus and rail station raised more than curious looks by passersby – they led to a quick response by one of Metrolinx’s new explosive detection dogs. No explosives were found, but it was a real-world example of why the teams patrol busy transit hubs, and why they work so closely with local emergency services departments. A couple of … Continue reading On the case – Transit Safety K9 unit teams up with Toronto Police Service to respond to suspicious boxes outside Toronto’s Union Station

Give me shelter – Crosstown LRT project focuses on transit sanctums (Photos of the week)

Every journey needs safe havens. This update on progress on the Eglinton light rail transit (LRT) project focuses a camera lens on spaces – big and small – that offer shelter. The first comes from inside Science Centre station, where supports for the overhead power line are now up at platform level. While still looking … Continue reading Give me shelter – Crosstown LRT project focuses on transit sanctums (Photos of the week)

Metrolinx releases updated business cases for Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

New documents outline benefits for thousands of travellers moving around the GTA. Metrolinx has released updated business cases for the Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension. The business cases show how both projects will provide significant benefits for regular commutes and special journeys by cutting travel times and expanding passenger capacity. There are … Continue reading Metrolinx releases updated business cases for Scarborough Subway Extension and Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Where heroically toiling GO trains retreat to – Old document tells origins story of Toronto’s Willowbrook Maintenance Facility

As part of our HistoricGO series, we continue to dig through boxes and archives to uncover old relics. We recently discovered a brochure detailing an overhaul of our Willowbrook Maintenance Facility in the 80s. And even now, the complex plays an important part in the journeys of countless customers – many of whom don’t even … Continue reading Where heroically toiling GO trains retreat to – Old document tells origins story of Toronto’s Willowbrook Maintenance Facility

A view from your passenger seat – A call-out to GO Transit and UP Express customers for their favourite images of things they pass every day

You may see it every morning and perhaps every evening – that one bit of rural landscape, suburban building block or flickering cityscape. It’s the view outside your daily – or even occasional – transit ride that always captures your attention. Today, we’re asking you to share a snapshot of that scene, so we can … Continue reading A view from your passenger seat – A call-out to GO Transit and UP Express customers for their favourite images of things they pass every day