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

The Model Railroad Collector: A family passion going full steam ahead

Deep below ground of an Etobicoke home, trains run constantly on the shortest of journeys. Down in the basement of Christopher Balestri’s home is a scene from "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" - except the miniature tracks and the small scale model of old Toronto are no accident. It’s a project that’s been 25 years in … Continue reading The Model Railroad Collector: A family passion going full steam ahead

Talk about a long wedding train – Groom uses unique ride to stand beside his bride

When most opt for a fancy limousine or an exotic sports car to travel to their venue, one husband-to-be and his groomsmen decided GO was the best way to arrive in style. Before the wedding bells, came the whistles. And instead of a single wedding carriage getting him to his bride, on Chris Drew’s big … Continue reading Talk about a long wedding train – Groom uses unique ride to stand beside his bride

Tackling No. 3 Switch – How a notoriously troublesome piece of Lakeshore East GO equipment is being improved

Sometimes the smallest things - such as the space between electrical circuits - can threaten the timely commute of thousands of GO train customers. With each riddle, comes an inventive and complicated solution. This is how one signal box is being brought up to date. A transit problem that starts out as big as a … Continue reading Tackling No. 3 Switch – How a notoriously troublesome piece of Lakeshore East GO equipment is being improved

(Infographic) Beyond Elvis and $1.25 movie tickets – tracking the evolution of GO trains

Happy birthday to us, as GO Transit celebrates 52 years operating in Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe Region. Today we want to look back at the scrapbook of engines that took us this far. They’re symbols of our constant updating as well as reminders we continue to improve with age. Imagine, every few years, being able to … Continue reading (Infographic) Beyond Elvis and $1.25 movie tickets – tracking the evolution of GO trains