Port Credit GO sees major advancements for train station accessibility

Port Credit is seeing upgrades to help passengers on their GO journeys – including those just returning to regular transit after more than a year away. Here’s what’s in store for riders. After almost a year of work, major construction to enhance accessibility and safety features has reached the finish line at Port Credit GO … Continue reading Port Credit GO sees major advancements for train station accessibility

Stouffville GO line sees significant changes

Metrolinx construction is preparing the line for frequent two-way, all-day service. Let’s bring you up to speed on what’s different along the line and where it’s all leading. If you live anywhere along the Stouffville rail corridor, you may have seen various Metrolinx construction notices and sites and wondered what was happening. Work is underway … Continue reading Stouffville GO line sees significant changes

While COVID kept most transit riders at home much changed on GO Transit

As the pandemic restrictions slowly and cautiously get lifted and new routines created, transit riders are gradually – sometimes timidly - returning to GO Transit and UP Express. Even long-time customers are discovering they might need a refresher as much changed in so many ways while they were away. Here, Anne Marie Aikins, head of … Continue reading While COVID kept most transit riders at home much changed on GO Transit

Listen to official radio salute as passenger train engineer steps back from controls after five decades

Back when Doug Briscoe began his railroading career, you could buy an average Canadian home for around $30,000, Sean Connery was the only Bond who mattered, and the Trans-Canada Highway was finally completed. Staying in one career for 50 years, Briscoe has finally decided to retire. But that doesn’t come without memories, including a snippet of a radio transmission captured on his very last trip at the controls … Continue reading Listen to official radio salute as passenger train engineer steps back from controls after five decades

Specially engineered walls bring Davenport Diamond Guideway project to a new level

Construction on the Davenport Diamond Guideway project is, in a very real way, ramping up. Recently, reinforced concrete columns have been popping up as they form structural piers to support the elevated guideway. Next, community members will see even more activity above ground as crews build the mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls at the north and … Continue reading Specially engineered walls bring Davenport Diamond Guideway project to a new level

Metrolinx looks for input on transit security and Transit Safety interactions with the community

The transit agency is launching a community survey to explore what ‘guardianship’ means as safety continues to be a priority for every passenger, community member and transit staff member. Here’s how to take part and be heard. (Editor's note on June 17, 2021- Feedback from this community survey will be addressed and discussed during a … Continue reading Metrolinx looks for input on transit security and Transit Safety interactions with the community

Train time is anytime as Metrolinx reminds Credit River thrill seekers to stay off tracks for their own safety

The temperature outside is rising and so are the number of incidents involving trespassers, particularly with people using a railway overpass as a diving platform into the Credit River in Mississauga. “Emergency. Emergency. Emergency.” Holding their collective breath, the crew of a Lakeshore West GO train recently slammed on their brakes and made an urgent call … Continue reading Train time is anytime as Metrolinx reminds Credit River thrill seekers to stay off tracks for their own safety

Metrolinx staff make a young woman’s final wish to operate a train come true

Transit vehicles, especially big commuter trains, can inspire imagination and even a bit of awe. But for some, they become the thing of dreams and wishes. In her latest column, Anne Marie Aikins, Metrolinx’s well known head of media relations, writes about a young woman who had one wish, set against the most difficult of … Continue reading Metrolinx staff make a young woman’s final wish to operate a train come true