Detour ahead Toronto, as Bloor Street West rail bridge prepares to be demolished

Bloor Street West will be closed for two nights this weekend for the partial demolition of the Bloor bridge between Lansdowne and Symington. All train trips on the Barrie Line will be cancelled on November 28 and 29 to accommodate construction for improvements along the Barrie corridor, including the work on the Davenport Diamond Guideway.  … Continue reading Detour ahead Toronto, as Bloor Street West rail bridge prepares to be demolished

Started at the top, now we’re here – See major breakthrough beneath Milliken GO rail bridge

The full extent of the ‘top down’ construction of the Milliken GO rail bridge has been revealed, with excavation recently breaking through below the bridge deck. Trains are running over this new bridge and crews continue to work away. Let’s take a closer look at the progress on the Stouffville Steeles Avenue East Underpass and … Continue reading Started at the top, now we’re here – See major breakthrough beneath Milliken GO rail bridge

How COVID has impacted transit – Metrolinx releases ridership map covering all GO Transit rail routes

The transit agency has published the first ridership map since the start of the pandemic. While the breakdown of stations and routes clearly show the impact of the health crisis on ridership, it also demonstrates the work that has never stopped to keep essential travellers moving throughout the threat. See how your route has fared. … Continue reading How COVID has impacted transit – Metrolinx releases ridership map covering all GO Transit rail routes

History was moved – Guelph’s renowned locomotive has been hauled to its new home

Locomotive 6167 is now sitting pretty at its new home in Guelph’s John Galt Park. It might have been the shortest run Locomotive 6167 has ever taken. This past weekend (Nov. 14) Guelph Museum’s historic steam locomotive was moved to its new permanent location in John Galt Park on Woolwich Street. The old CN iron … Continue reading History was moved – Guelph’s renowned locomotive has been hauled to its new home

Line up those trucks – You won’t believe how much concrete was recently used on Crosstown’s Mount Pleasant station

As we continue to regularly chart the progress of the Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) route across Toronto, this update is an interesting bit of engineering math – involving how much concrete you can pour in just 11 hours. Hint – it involves more trucks than can likely ever park on your street. Talk about … Continue reading Line up those trucks – You won’t believe how much concrete was recently used on Crosstown’s Mount Pleasant station

With new signs added, Bloomington GO Station just got brighter on the transit map

New GO Transit signs signal progress for the station, and the community it will serve. Here’s how they shine, and what to expect at the transit stop. Turn it on. Bloomington GO station, located at the northeast corner of Richmond Hill, recently had marquee GO signs raised and lit. The additions are always among the … Continue reading With new signs added, Bloomington GO Station just got brighter on the transit map

Smooth operator – How a ‘tunnel liner’ machine handles rough spots while digging through the earth on Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnel Project

Now that excavation on Tunnel One is complete on a task to burrow an important rail tunnel below and through Toronto’s busy Highway 401 and 409 area, the crews are moving a liner machine through to ensure a smooth mold inside the new subterranean passage. We take you into the depths to show you how … Continue reading Smooth operator – How a ‘tunnel liner’ machine handles rough spots while digging through the earth on Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnel Project

Bragging rights – Cooksville GO officially opens today (Video)

The important transit station has undergone a historic transformation - we review the changes, from top to bottom. As well, check out the drone video. Things sure have changed. Including at Cooksville GO. After about three years in the making to transform the Cooksville Station, GO customers can now brag about a new and improved … Continue reading Bragging rights – Cooksville GO officially opens today (Video)

Pedal power – Niagara weekend GO trains to keep bike coaches for two more weeks

Popular service meant for cyclists heading to Niagara region has been extended in time to keep you moving in November. For many, keeping fit during a pandemic has meant a balance – often on two wheels. Cycling has become a go-to outdoor activity during the fight against COVID-19, as physical distancing and the need to … Continue reading Pedal power – Niagara weekend GO trains to keep bike coaches for two more weeks

As new rail bungalows are built – Upcoming weekend service changes to take place on GO Transit’s Lakeshore East rail line

Schedule adjustments, needed to accommodate upgrades at Manse Road and Beechgrove Drive - including the installation of two new intermediate signal bungalows and two new crossing bungalows - will take place from Nov. 6 to 8. With the aim of creating more reliable service, the work can only be done when the trains aren’t in … Continue reading As new rail bungalows are built – Upcoming weekend service changes to take place on GO Transit’s Lakeshore East rail line