Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility holds design secrets – See why it’s healthier than your average workplace

The 500,000 square foot facility is the first LEED Gold facility of its kind and size in Canada. The Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility (WRMF), holds many secrets. Opened in 2018 to provide maintenance, repair and day-to-day cleaning and upkeep of GO trains, the facility, located at 625 Victoria Street East, in Whitby, not only doesn’t … Continue reading Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility holds design secrets – See why it’s healthier than your average workplace

How powerful generator will help protect Union Station rail corridor from blackout – Guess how many homes it could run

It’s not just about the energy you have now, but what’s needed during an emergency. Powerful new device will sit as quiet sentries – until called on to give needed megawatts. It’s easy to see the power behind a rail line. The thunder of a GO or UP Express train passing a platform, and rumble … Continue reading How powerful generator will help protect Union Station rail corridor from blackout – Guess how many homes it could run

Big, deep dig – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnels Project reaches halfway excavation mark in Tunnel One

Remember sweating over digging into your back garden? Moving earth is never easy. But crews working on a tunneling project at the junction of Ontario Highway 401 and 409 have made great strides on the first of two passages, and are moving into the second as well. It takes approximately three minutes to walk 180 … Continue reading Big, deep dig – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnels Project reaches halfway excavation mark in Tunnel One

Flyover video takes you above construction at Cooksville GO Station – See your platform from a whole new angle

New drone footage gives customers, and the community, a rare bird’s eye view of important advances at the Milton Line GO train and bus stop. Things are looking up at Cooksville GO Station. At least when you look down. We have a new flyover video that offers a unique vantage point to see progress at … Continue reading Flyover video takes you above construction at Cooksville GO Station – See your platform from a whole new angle

‘Please wear face coverings’ – Metrolinx CEO, Phil Verster, on how safety is a partnership between GO Transit and riders

In this column, Phil Verster, head of one of Canada’s largest public transit agencies, explains the differences riders will find when they return to GO Transit. And as safety never stops, he’s asking all customers to do their part to share the health by using some simple but effective measures to combat COVID-19. When our … Continue reading ‘Please wear face coverings’ – Metrolinx CEO, Phil Verster, on how safety is a partnership between GO Transit and riders

How to avoid rocking the neighbours – The tools Metrolinx experts use to reduce noise and vibration on the Ontario Line

As a completely new transit route, the Ontario Line will take advantage of the latest technology designed to reduce noise and vibration. In this feature, Metrolinx experts discuss options available to deliver an Ontario Line that respects the surrounding neighbourhoods. While all forms of transit create some noise and vibration, Metrolinx experts are working to … Continue reading How to avoid rocking the neighbours – The tools Metrolinx experts use to reduce noise and vibration on the Ontario Line

Significant changes coming to Whitby GO station – Here’s what customers need to know today and for the summer

New yellow tactile and digital signs are just some of the improvements coming to the station as Metrolinx continues with its Early Stations Improvement Project. Here’s a rundown. If things look busy at Whitby GO, it's because the station is getting some upgrades. As of today (June 8),the west half of the island platform is … Continue reading Significant changes coming to Whitby GO station – Here’s what customers need to know today and for the summer

Blending into the neighbourhood – How Metrolinx experts are designing the Ontario Line to be part of communities it will serve

With sections of the Ontario Line to be above ground, the Metrolinx team is reviewing transit across Canada and around the world for inspiration. They have found above-ground projects that suit the surrounding neighbourhoods. In this feature, we explore how those learnings can be applied in Toronto. Communities have been evolving around transit for decades. … Continue reading Blending into the neighbourhood – How Metrolinx experts are designing the Ontario Line to be part of communities it will serve

Concrete results – Toronto’s Crosstown LRT project sees Blue Whale sized work on Chaplin Station

In the latest construction images from the light rail transit route, we’re breaking down how big of a job it is to pour just one section of concrete for a single entrance. It’s hard to imagine 300 cubic metres of anything. That’s how much concrete was poured on a recent week this month, for the … Continue reading Concrete results – Toronto’s Crosstown LRT project sees Blue Whale sized work on Chaplin Station

Now that’s different – What GO Transit and UP Express customers can expect as they return to using buses and trains

COVID-19 has changed the face of almost every habit and daily pattern, including seeing more people wearing face coverings as they jump on public transit. Here are some of the health and safety measures riders will notice as they begin to return to their seats. Think of it as a check-list for safe and healthy … Continue reading Now that’s different – What GO Transit and UP Express customers can expect as they return to using buses and trains