Oh no, it’s transit math – Solving the mystery of how Toronto’s Union Station platform numbers work

Wondering where Union Station’s Platform 1 and 2 are? And…wait a minute…why there’s no Platform 22 or 23? Passengers have long wondered why the numbers on the train platforms are, well, so unusual. There's reasoning, history and even math behind the numerals, and we’ll show you how it all adds up. Now boarding at Toronto’s … Continue reading Oh no, it’s transit math – Solving the mystery of how Toronto’s Union Station platform numbers work

Heritage platform at Toronto’s Union Station reopens following restoration work

Work continues at Union Station to transform the iconic transit hub for the future of GO transit service. On top of the new GO bus terminal and Bay Concourse, important platform work is on its way. Get the info on platform 3 construction and more plans for platform work at Union Station. One of the … Continue reading Heritage platform at Toronto’s Union Station reopens following restoration work

Steeles Avenue East underpass – A look back and what’s to come next in 2022

The end of the year is a time for celebrations and reflection. It’s also a time to appreciate progress, recognize milestones and thank local residents and businesses for their support as work continues to improve transit infrastructure for communities. Take a look back – and a bit ahead - at the construction progress on the … Continue reading Steeles Avenue East underpass – A look back and what’s to come next in 2022

Metrolinx to meet virtually with Birch Cliff and Birchmount residents ahead of GO Expansion construction

Metrolinx will be hosting a live virtual meeting in a couple of weeks (Jan. 10) to talk to residents about upcoming construction between Wolcott Avenue and Kennedy Road, in Scarborough. Here’s a look at the upcoming project, including important timelines, as well as more information about the public event. Metrolinx is holding a virtual public … Continue reading Metrolinx to meet virtually with Birch Cliff and Birchmount residents ahead of GO Expansion construction

Mandatory vaccination policy takes effect for GO train crews

As Alstom crews aboard GO trains all start adhering to Metrolinx’s rules on the need to be fully vaccinated, here is what customers should know about any impact to scheduling of trips. The mandatory vaccination policy for GO train crews, who are employees of Alstom and subject to the company’s mandatory vaccination policy in line … Continue reading Mandatory vaccination policy takes effect for GO train crews

Alstom Thunder Bay plant to refurbish 94 GO Transit bi-level train coaches

Thanks to an agreement announced today in Thunder Bay, almost eight dozen GO Transit bi-level train coaches are being freshened up to ensure the expansion of GO rail service and improve the customer experience. Read on to find out what that entails. Wear and tear are normal and expected parts of a train coach lifecycle, … Continue reading Alstom Thunder Bay plant to refurbish 94 GO Transit bi-level train coaches

Metrolinx virtual open house will give update on Davenport Diamond Greenway

Design on the Greenway is well underway and Metrolinx will share the updates in an upcoming virtual open house. Residents can participate by reviewing and commenting on project materials during a two-week period as of November 29 and by attending a live session with the project team on December 13. Here’s how you can get … Continue reading Metrolinx virtual open house will give update on Davenport Diamond Greenway

How it feels to take control of a GO Transit train for the first time

Recently, Metrolinx held a media event to support Alstom – the experts who crew GO trains – and their shout-out for more men and women to choose rail as a career path. During that event, Matt Llewellyn, a Metrolinx senior advisor for Media Relations, was given the chance to – under a strict watch of … Continue reading How it feels to take control of a GO Transit train for the first time