Media spotlight shines on Toronto’s Science Centre Station – So you’re on the tour as well

Select press given a chance to see the progress at the underground light rail transit station that will soon be a vital mobility hub for a busy part of the city. Steps away from Toronto’s Ontario Science Centre, where visitors explore interactive experiences, the media had the chance to discover a whole new world underground. … Continue reading Media spotlight shines on Toronto’s Science Centre Station – So you’re on the tour as well

Metrolinx is exploring innovative ways to reduce deaths on our tracks

In support of Rail Safety Week 2019, Metrolinx is spreading the word about preventing injuries and deaths on the tracks. This includes the implementation of technology that could deter people from going on the tracks in the first place. The start was grim, and the toll alarming. On the very day that Rail Safety Week … Continue reading Metrolinx is exploring innovative ways to reduce deaths on our tracks

Unlocking More GO Train Service to Hamilton and on to Niagara region

As we continue to look behind the scenes at work taking place at Metrolinx, we want to focus on rail service to and from Hamilton. It’s an important corridor requiring extensive investment and special tactics to add new service. We’re getting there, and here’s how. The fact that there isn’t more frequent train service throughout … Continue reading Unlocking More GO Train Service to Hamilton and on to Niagara region

Ontario Line: A world of role models available for subway planners

This story is part of a continuing series on a deeper exploration of the early stages of progress on Toronto’s next subway line. Still in its infancy, with Metrolinx having just released an Initial Business Case, the quickly-developing Ontario Line project will cut under and over the heart of the city. In this story, we … Continue reading Ontario Line: A world of role models available for subway planners

Metrolinx strikes deal to buy dozens of new train cars for GO Transit

Agreement will see 36 more bi-level cars bought from Bombardier Transportation’s Ontario plant. Metrolinx has reached an agreement with Bombardier Transportation to purchase 36 additional bi-level rail cars for use by GO Transit. A Sept. 10 announcement noted the contract extension will see the cars built at Bombardier’s Thunder Bay plant, and include 31 standard … Continue reading Metrolinx strikes deal to buy dozens of new train cars for GO Transit

Metrolinx releases updated GO Transit ridership map – System sees almost five per cent bump in GO train boardings

New data culled from across GO rail network and UP Express finds increase in numbers attributed to lower fares for shorter trips as well as increase on all lines. If you’re a regular GO train customer, look to the seats around you - apparently your neighbours are following your lead. Ridership across GO Transit’s rail … Continue reading Metrolinx releases updated GO Transit ridership map – System sees almost five per cent bump in GO train boardings

Packed house greets Metrolinx town hall in Mississauga

Peel residents lined up at the microphone to ask questions of transit brass. The place was packed with people and questions. Almost every seat was filled inside the agora of Sheridan College’s Square One campus, in Mississauga. A space where students usually come to study was transformed into a community centre on Sept. 5 for … Continue reading Packed house greets Metrolinx town hall in Mississauga

Young passion meets experience as a trio of teens pitch a new train to Metrolinx brass

Three Mississauga teens with ambition, and what they believe will be the next generation of public transit, face a Dragon’s Den-style session with Metrolinx executives, including CEO Phil Verster. Here’s the pitch. Three young transit dreamers in a room with some of the world’s most experienced rail executives and experts. The clock ticked. And they … Continue reading Young passion meets experience as a trio of teens pitch a new train to Metrolinx brass

Teen YouTubers find a rail reality star during Toronto’s Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility tour

For two young rail fans, touring a servicing hub that helps keep GO Transit trains on track was an experience worth getting excited about. Especially as they spotted what they consider, a very rare find. As some of their friends while away hours playing Fortnite, adding to the half-billion views for Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’ … Continue reading Teen YouTubers find a rail reality star during Toronto’s Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility tour

Metrolinx announces increased service, including on Kitchener and Lakeshore Lines – Extends popular Niagara weekend service to year-round

Scores of new options added to GO train routes for September. Here are some of the biggest service improvements across the system. Metrolinx has announced a major advance in the GO Transit expansion program, with nearly 150 new and extended train trips each week, starting on August 31. With this round of changes there will … Continue reading Metrolinx announces increased service, including on Kitchener and Lakeshore Lines – Extends popular Niagara weekend service to year-round