The reason Laird Station is one of the longest on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line

Metrolinx News brings you regular updates on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project as it moves closer to completion – using the latest images from construction crews. This week, the photos are from underground, at street level, and even from above. They may also answer a question transit fans have about Laird Station. It’s always good … Continue reading The reason Laird Station is one of the longest on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line

Weekend track closure planned for Stouffville GO Line as station upgrades progress at Unionville GO Station

This weekend, crews will be putting the final pieces of new track into place at Unionville GO. This work can only be done when trains aren’t running and will require a major track closure on the Stouffville GO Line Oct. 22-24, 2021. Get the latest on the work and how it will impact train service. … Continue reading Weekend track closure planned for Stouffville GO Line as station upgrades progress at Unionville GO Station

Metrolinx teams up with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to plant trees around Eglinton Crosstown West Extension route

Metrolinx is getting a head start on tree planting along the route of the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, helping to keep the community green as this critical new transit project is built. Take a look at some of the tree planters in action. Metrolinx is growing the tree canopy around Eglinton Avenue West as transit … Continue reading Metrolinx teams up with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to plant trees around Eglinton Crosstown West Extension route

A first in Canada as transit customers can tap on with debit as part of PRESTO contactless payment pilot on UP Express

Customers can now use a physical debit card or a debit card added to a mobile wallet to travel on the UP Express. Combined with credit card payment, customers have more contactless options than ever when it comes to paying for their ride. Here’s why it’s a first. Hear that sound? It’s the sweet beep … Continue reading A first in Canada as transit customers can tap on with debit as part of PRESTO contactless payment pilot on UP Express

Weekend road closure planned at Rutherford Road in Vaughan as Rutherford GO construction progresses

Road closures are a pain, but the construction they allow lead to significant gains. Here’s why a weekend closure is planned for Rutherford Road and what it means for GO customers and drivers. People planning to use Rutherford Road this coming weekend (Oct. 22-25), might need to change their plans a bit. At least if … Continue reading Weekend road closure planned at Rutherford Road in Vaughan as Rutherford GO construction progresses

Humber College stop leads pack of new progress photos for Finch West LRT project

There’s been a number of construction elements recently added into Toronto’s Finch West light rail transit project. Here’s a roundup, including work at the Humber College stop as well as powering up the Maintenance and Storage Facility. In between all those construction pylons, lies some important pieces of new transit coming to Finch Avenue West. … Continue reading Humber College stop leads pack of new progress photos for Finch West LRT project

Metrolinx launches naming contests for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and Scarborough Subway Extension tunnel boring machines

People are getting the chance to name a trio of digging machines, as they make their way to Canada from overseas. Find out below how you can throw your name into the hat. Starting today (Oct. 19), communities along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and the Scarborough Subway Extension will have chance to put their … Continue reading Metrolinx launches naming contests for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and Scarborough Subway Extension tunnel boring machines

See images of pedestrian bridge night lift at Rutherford GO

Recently, Metrolinx’s contractor successfully lifted a new pedestrian bridge into place over Rutherford Road. Let’s take a look at pictures that show how it was done. Lifting and installing bridges is among the most interesting engineering feats Metrolinx pulls off. Though the precise and delicate work recently done to haul up and put in place … Continue reading See images of pedestrian bridge night lift at Rutherford GO

GO VAXX mobile vaccine clinics administer more than 10K COVID jabs

You’ve seen them at Canada’s Wonderland, at GO Stations, and at fairs. Since mid-August, three GO-VAXX mobile vaccine clinics have been making their way throughout southern Ontario to help put vaccines in arms in the fight against COVID-19. And now the initiative has reached a major milestone – 10,000 shots have been administered. Green and … Continue reading GO VAXX mobile vaccine clinics administer more than 10K COVID jabs