Metrolinx looks to stop track tragedies around rail crossings with reminder of dangers

As part of Rail Safety Week, a North American effort to raise awareness of the need to stay safe around rail tracks, Metrolinx is paying special attention to ‘grade crossings’ - the points along a railway where pedestrians or drivers cross the tracks. These are points in the infrastructure where safety risk is heightened. To … Continue reading Metrolinx looks to stop track tragedies around rail crossings with reminder of dangers

Metrolinx looks to customer habits to keep everyone safe as riders return to GO Transit and UP Express

As more people start to return to life similar to pre-pandemic, Metrolinx is reminding customers not to let their guard down while riding public transit and to take steps to help keep themselves and others safe. That includes continuing some obvious habits, such as wearing masks on transit even if vaccinated, as well as adopting … Continue reading Metrolinx looks to customer habits to keep everyone safe as riders return to GO Transit and UP Express

Kitchener line moves step closer to service increases with substantial completion on the Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnel project

Major construction of the Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnel project is complete. Without disrupting the constant highway traffic above, the project has reached substantial completion and crews are wrapping up the final touches. The twin tunnel will support future service increases on the Kitchener line. Take a look at all the work leading up … Continue reading Kitchener line moves step closer to service increases with substantial completion on the Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnel project

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