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How Metrolinx continues to make improvements and expand GO Train service on Kitchener Line

There’s lots of movement on the Kitchener GO Line. As Metrolinx News has regularly updated readers on the work taking place on the rail route, we thought it was again time to see what all that toiling is adding up to. Let’s go down the line. It’s one of the most important transit lines in the country, and an iconic route for GO train riders. … Continue reading How Metrolinx continues to make improvements and expand GO Train service on Kitchener Line

Enhanced accessibility work starts today at Eglinton GO Station

It’s all about the journey. Construction on accessibility upgrades at Eglinton GO Station is starting. This is a key step in ensuring GO Expansion can bring more frequent two-way, all-day service to the Lakeshore East line and enable better connections and travel opportunities. Metrolinx is moving forward with more frequent, two-way, all-day service on the Lakeshore East line, and a key part of this is … Continue reading Enhanced accessibility work starts today at Eglinton GO Station

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See new video of progress on Davenport Diamond Guideway project

Check out what’s been happening on the Davenport Diamond Guideway project in the latest video that takes you high above the tracks. Metrolinx has made a video that takes viewers on a journey of the Davenport Diamond Guideway project and illustrates progress made over the past 18 months. It includes renderings that illustrate how two-way, all-day train service on the Barrie GO line will be … Continue reading See new video of progress on Davenport Diamond Guideway project

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GO Transit train Customer Service Ambassador crew get designated room to do their work

There have been a great many changes made to GO Transit vehicles over the past year and a half, to make them safe and comfortable. As more and more customers look to return to train and bus travel, they’ll notice GO staff need a bit more elbow room to do their jobs safely. Even the area around Customer Service Ambassadors – those crew stationed in … Continue reading GO Transit train Customer Service Ambassador crew get designated room to do their work

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Suicide prevention vital part of Metrolinx rail safety leadership

As Metrolinx, in partnership with Operation Lifesaver Canada, mark Rail Safety Week – a North American initiative to bring awareness to risks around train lines – Anne Marie Aikins wades in with a column on why suicide prevention is always top of mind for those who work in the transit industry. As Metrolinx’s spokesperson, Aikins sees the toll left behind by those who die on … Continue reading Suicide prevention vital part of Metrolinx rail safety leadership

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 reduce this risk, new safety measures are being introduced to … Continue reading Metrolinx looks to stop track tragedies around rail crossings with reminder of dangers

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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 new routines, including trying to avoid eating and drinking while … Continue reading Metrolinx looks to customer habits to keep everyone safe as riders return to GO Transit and UP Express

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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 to this significant milestone.   It’s an engineering bit of … Continue reading Kitchener line moves step closer to service increases with substantial completion on the Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnel project

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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 station. These new changes, as well as ongoing construction related … Continue reading Port Credit GO sees major advancements for train station accessibility

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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 to develop the Stouffville line into a rapid transit network … Continue reading Stouffville GO line sees significant changes