Keeping the streak going with a strong safety culture at Metrolinx

Safety is the top priority at Metrolinx. It must be top of mind, with no letting up. That’s why the transit agency’s rail facilities team is proud of its streak of three full years without an injury. Metrolinx News has the inside story on behind-the-scenes work to improve the safety culture. Kevin Hill is not superstitious. If he was, Metrolinx’s director of rail fleet and … Continue reading Keeping the streak going with a strong safety culture at Metrolinx

Podcast – After five decades in rail industry, Rob Fuller talks shop one last time

This week on Between the Lines: A Metrolinx Podcast, director of rail operations Rob Fuller takes listeners into GO Transit’s Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility and talks about the changes he’s seen in the rail industry in the last 50 years and where GO service is heading in the future. ‘Can’t don’t live here.’ Those words hang above the desk of Metrolinx director of rail operations, … Continue reading Podcast – After five decades in rail industry, Rob Fuller talks shop one last time

GO Bus driver recruitment continues – Q&A with Metrolinx’s Eve Wiggins

Metrolinx News caught up with Eve Wiggins, Metrolinx’s vice president of bus services and interim vice president of rail operations, to talk about the future of GO Bus services. As she explains, it’s the start of an era of growth and innovation for the workhorses of GTA transit. Metrolinx is growing the GO Bus division, and that means hiring more drivers and mechanics. Service is … Continue reading GO Bus driver recruitment continues – Q&A with Metrolinx’s Eve Wiggins

Track installation marks major advancement for Finch West LRT project

Laying tracks is a major step in building the Finch West LRT, a system that will connect with the TTC, York Region and Peel Region transit service. Read on to learn more about how it’s coming along. How much track needs to be laid for a new light rail transit (LRT) line? The answer is not as straightforward as it might seem. The Finch West … Continue reading Track installation marks major advancement for Finch West LRT project

Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicles hit top speeds as testing continues

Light rail vehicles are zooming up, down and under Eglinton Avenue as Toronto’s next transit line gets closer to completion. Trains are being testing both at street level and underground. Let’s get up to speed on the test runs. It’s full speed ahead for vehicle testing along the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) route. You might have noticed light rail vehicles (LRVs) going up … Continue reading Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicles hit top speeds as testing continues

Podcast – Who is Train Guy, can TBMs be reused and more

This week on the Metrolinx podcast, Metrolinx chief spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins answers your transit-related questions including when further service increases are coming to GO Transit. Take a listen. There’s a TikTok celebrity in Toronto this week. Francois Bourgeois (also known as Train Guy) has brought his love of everything on the rails to his 2.5 million followers. On this week’s Ask Me Anything podcast, … Continue reading Podcast – Who is Train Guy, can TBMs be reused and more

The power behind laying tracks for the Hazel McCallion LRT

Peel Region’s newest transit line, the Hazel McCallion LRT (also known as the Hurontario LRT), continues to come together. Crews recently put down the first section of tracks and Metrolinx News has the story on how that part of the project is coming together. A lot of energy goes into laying train tracks. It’s not as simple as taking them off a truck and snapping … Continue reading The power behind laying tracks for the Hazel McCallion LRT

First phase of work to expand Kitchener GO Line service kicks off

Shovels are set to break ground on the first phase of work that will transform the Kitchener GO Line into a frequent rapid transit experience – with GO Train service that runs outside of rush hour.  Metrolinx is delivering on its promise for more rail service along the Kitchener GO Line. The next step forward is the awarding of the first in a series of … Continue reading First phase of work to expand Kitchener GO Line service kicks off

Scarborough Subway Extension tunnel boring machine getting into position to prepare for tunnelling

Metrolinx is marking another important milestone for the three-stop Scarborough Subway Extension as the project’s tunnel boring machine, Diggy Scardust, gets lowered into its launch shaft. Watch the new timelapses of the machine being assembled and lowered and read more about what’s next. After a journey across the Atlantic Ocean, Diggy Scardust, Scarborough’s aptly named tunnel boring machine (TBM), is assembled and getting ready to … Continue reading Scarborough Subway Extension tunnel boring machine getting into position to prepare for tunnelling

In less than 60 seconds – New timelapse video shows large concrete girders installed above Dupont Street

Six pre-cast concrete girders were installed over Dupont Street in April. This is the first use of concrete girders put up on the Davenport Diamond Guideway project. Check out the new timelapse video – capturing two weeks of work in less than a minute. Crews have been busy installing girders on the Davenport Diamond Guideway project. The girders form the bridge deck of the guideway, … Continue reading In less than 60 seconds – New timelapse video shows large concrete girders installed above Dupont Street