What the Dickens? Remembering the Charles Dickens’ turkey lost on holiday rail trip

Rail companies have a long history when it comes to service during the holidays, including passengers on GO and UP Express getting to family and friends. But on this day, let’s recall a moment 150 years ago, when train travel had an impact on the last Christmas dinner planned for the holidays’ most celebrated writer. … Continue reading What the Dickens? Remembering the Charles Dickens’ turkey lost on holiday rail trip

This way up – Haunting image of Laird station sees 360 degree progress

Throughout 2019, we’ve tried to show you images and video of all the work taking place across the Toronto light rail transit route. For one of our last pictures of the year, we have a bit of tunnel vision when it comes to Laird station. Things are really looking up at Laird. Once Toronto’s Crosstown … Continue reading This way up – Haunting image of Laird station sees 360 degree progress

Making rail friends – and breaking bread – on the GO

If you’re a regular GO train rider, it won’t take long to recognize two polar opposite commuters: the solitary and the social. We give a friendly nod of appreciation to both during this special time of year, but can’t help leaning in closer to hear what’s being said by one gregarious circle of constant travellers. … Continue reading Making rail friends – and breaking bread – on the GO

Bloomington GO Station starts to take shape as construction moves forward into 2020

Bloomington GO - an all-new station - is currently under construction in York Region. Once complete, it will become the new terminus at the northern tip of the Richmond Hill line. It’s time to take a look at how far the construction progress has come. For a moment, we want to park it and idle … Continue reading Bloomington GO Station starts to take shape as construction moves forward into 2020

Burrowing below the bustle – Tunneling begins under busy Hwys. 401 and 409 for new GO tunnel (See the video here)

We break down the granular details of how crews are drilling below a busy stretch of traffic, without interrupting Toronto’s flow. Most Toronto drivers commuting along the interchange of Hwy. 401 and Hwy. 409 have no idea what’s taking place just below the well-worn pavement they’re travelling along. And that’s just the way crews working … Continue reading Burrowing below the bustle – Tunneling begins under busy Hwys. 401 and 409 for new GO tunnel (See the video here)

City of lights – Toronto’s Union Station tests new atrium illumination (See the night photos)

Just when you thought downtown couldn’t sparkle any more during the holidays, officials are testing banks of new bulbs at Canada’s busiest transit hub. Toronto is getting a bit brighter at night. As work continues on Toronto’s Union Station – modernizing the important transit hub - officials are testing newly installed atrium lights. Once testing … Continue reading City of lights – Toronto’s Union Station tests new atrium illumination (See the night photos)

Getting you ho-ho-home early for Christmas Eve and riding GO for free on New Year’s Eve

It’s a busy time of year for travellers and Metrolinx wants to ensure customers get to where they’re going safely during the holiday season. For the holidays, Metrolinx is offering customers the gift of time. Both GO Transit and UP Express are setting their schedules to give travellers holiday options to get to family and … Continue reading Getting you ho-ho-home early for Christmas Eve and riding GO for free on New Year’s Eve

Goodbye taupe tile – A sneak peek into Union Station’s new Bay Concourse

Toronto’s main transit hub is about to see the reopening of a whole new section. We take you behind the construction barriers to show you how work is coming – along with some of the new features created – for Bay Concourse. It was kind of orange, gray, brownish - or maybe taupe. It was … Continue reading Goodbye taupe tile – A sneak peek into Union Station’s new Bay Concourse

In constant motion – Take a video tour of the latest work on Crosstown’s Kennedy station

As we’ve been constantly updating you on the latest developments – and images - along the Crosstown light rail transit route, we thought it was time to give you a video update on progress to Toronto’s Kennedy station. Find out how they deal with the constant flow of buses and how soon before the roof … Continue reading In constant motion – Take a video tour of the latest work on Crosstown’s Kennedy station

Going on the GO – Diving deep into the working of toilets on our trains

You may never have wondered, but now, after reading the headline on this story, you just have to know – what happens to all that human waste after it’s flushed away aboard GO trains? And who’s responsible for making sure those small public transit bathrooms are more moving sanctuaries than scary sties? It can be … Continue reading Going on the GO – Diving deep into the working of toilets on our trains