Bloomington GO Station sees first test vehicles roll in

Signature green trains and a bus have pulled into the emerging Bloomington GO Station for the first time – signalling one of the last phases of construction. Before the first passengers embark on their journeys, the operations and construction teams work together, testing and commissioning all aspects of the station from the track to the … Continue reading Bloomington GO Station sees first test vehicles roll in

Metrolinx COVID update for Feb. 26, 2021 – No new staff cases in past two weeks

Since the pandemic began in March 2020, Metrolinx has kept customers and communities updated when it comes to both the efforts to limit the spread of the virus and the number of staff who have tested positive for COVID, including any efforts to support public health officials in contact tracing. For the second week in … Continue reading Metrolinx COVID update for Feb. 26, 2021 – No new staff cases in past two weeks

Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster: ‘Transforming transit – a balance of preservation and progress’

As progress on building new transit shifts into a higher gear, CEO Phil Verster explains how Metrolinx puts people at the centre of planning and design decisions so our projects build up our communities for a better future, while respecting what makes them special today. When we think of what makes the Greater Toronto Area … Continue reading Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster: ‘Transforming transit – a balance of preservation and progress’

COVID-19 update – Passenger aboard GO Transit Barrie train trips tests positive for COVID ‘variant of concern’

Since the pandemic began in March 2020, Metrolinx has kept customers and communities updated when it comes to both the efforts to limit the spread of the virus and the number of staff who have tested positive for COVID, including any outbreaks. This latest update includes information about a GO train customer who has tested … Continue reading COVID-19 update – Passenger aboard GO Transit Barrie train trips tests positive for COVID ‘variant of concern’

See the videos – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnel project completes excavation in tunnel two

Crews have reached another milestone in the new rail passage in the heart of some of the busiest highway traffic in Canada – 100 per cent excavation in tunnel two. Since March, heavy machinery has been digging through rock and debris in the second tunnel. We get the dirt on how this was done on … Continue reading See the videos – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnel project completes excavation in tunnel two

Powering up – Why an updating of electric transit may create the tracks forward for Metrolinx

We wanted to plug into a question Metrolinx is often asked – will electricity power the future of GO Transit? As explorations and investigations continue, here’s the current thinking. When patrons first stepped aboard the first electric tram systems introduced in Canadian cities more than a century ago, the people-moving technology must have seemed like … Continue reading Powering up – Why an updating of electric transit may create the tracks forward for Metrolinx

Halton Region on track for more transit – Initial Business Case for potential GO Station in Milton released

New Initial Business Case documents shows a potential GO station in Milton would support 2,000 boardings a day by 2041. Here, we break down the details. Metrolinx has completed an Initial Business Case (IBC), in partnership with the Town of Milton, for a potential GO Station in Milton, Ontario. If built, the transit station would … Continue reading Halton Region on track for more transit – Initial Business Case for potential GO Station in Milton released

Davenport Diamond Guideway project sees extended hours – What’s behind the work and effort to keep the noise down

Caisson drilling has been well underway and will continue with upcoming extended hours around the Davenport Diamond Guideway project. It’s needed work, but it can be taxing on the local community. Here’s what’s happening, why it’s needed and what noise mitigating measures are being taken so neighbours can sleep at night. Those living around the … Continue reading Davenport Diamond Guideway project sees extended hours – What’s behind the work and effort to keep the noise down

New Rutherford GO pedestrian bridge finds its forever home – See video of the lift and installation

Recently, Metrolinx's contractors successfully lifted the new Rutherford GO pedestrian bridge into place. Sit back and watch how they did it in one night. It was about substantial heft and quick timing. After months of planning and preparation, a recent pedestrian bridge was lifted and set in place at Rutherford GO within a short overnight … Continue reading New Rutherford GO pedestrian bridge finds its forever home – See video of the lift and installation

Ghost of fruitcake past – How festive memories of one GO Transit rider are seasoned with tale of lost dessert

We all have beloved family stories of humorous holiday happenings. Those yarns are passed around for years. Much like, say, a regifting of fruitcake – that most divisive of culinary presents. Here, long-time GO Transit rider, Valerie Todd, recalls losing a freshly bought fruitcake on a GO train – and the conversation with a bewildered … Continue reading Ghost of fruitcake past – How festive memories of one GO Transit rider are seasoned with tale of lost dessert