Metrolinx News explains: Why are there no express GO Trains right now?

It is one of GO Transit’s most frequently asked customer questions: what happened to express trains and when are they coming back? The answer to that depends on what GO Train line you use. Let’s find out why. Express lanes, express buses, express trains – people like services that get them there faster. GO Transit customers are no exception. Throughout the pandemic, Metrolinx adjusted GO … Continue reading Metrolinx News explains: Why are there no express GO Trains right now?

GO Trains sitting at the Whitby Rail Maintenance facility on the Lakeshore East Line

CEOs come together as GO Expansion project enters vital development phase

The CEOs from five of the world’s largest transportation and construction companies are putting their heads together to accomplish an unprecedented transit expansion in Toronto and the surrounding region. The heads of major firms Aecon, Alstom, DB International Operations, Part of DB E.C.O. Group, and FCC joined Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster for a project launch meeting recently in Toronto. Metrolinx News was on hand as … Continue reading CEOs come together as GO Expansion project enters vital development phase

Changes coming to south Mississauga intersection as part of Hurontario LRT utility work

A new traffic configuration, also known as a traffic flip, is happening in south Mississauga between Lakeshore Road East and the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW). Here’s how it will impact drivers and pedestrians in the area. Work is progressing for the future Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) line. As part of that work, construction crews will be changing the way traffic flows along Hurontario Street … Continue reading Changes coming to south Mississauga intersection as part of Hurontario LRT utility work

Guideway construction is well underway along sections of the Hazel McCallion LRT 

Laying tracks is a pivotal part of construction for the Hazel McCallion LRT (also known as Hurontario LRT), connecting Brampton and Mississauga. Crews are now busy constructing the guideway – the bed for the tracks. Read on to learn more about how this work is coming along.  Guideway construction along Hurontario Street is in the works.  This marks an important step for the light rail … Continue reading Guideway construction is well underway along sections of the Hazel McCallion LRT 

Road-level paving is underway at the east end of the Eglinton Crosstown – plus more progress at three underground stations

Construction on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT is making progress, including paving on the surface-level section of the line. Take a look at some photos of Mount Pleasant, Forest Hill and Leaside stations. The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project has recently made several advances – both on the underground and above ground sections of the line. Out of the total 19 km that the … Continue reading Road-level paving is underway at the east end of the Eglinton Crosstown – plus more progress at three underground stations

Finch West LRT update – Multi-use tunnel construction now underway at Highway 400

While crews continue to build a new transit line along Finch West Avenue in Toronto, the team is also making improvements for pedestrians and cyclists. A new tunnel near the Highway 400 on-ramp will make it safer and easier for people to get around. Building community connections is a key objective of the Finch West light rail transit (LRT) project. The new light rail line … Continue reading Finch West LRT update – Multi-use tunnel construction now underway at Highway 400

Wondering why there’s dozens of traffic signals near Victoria Park and Eglinton? Metrolinx News explains

If you’ve travelled past the corner of Victoria Park and Eglinton in Toronto recently, you might have noticed a rather strange sight. Pedestrian crossing signals are mounted on wooden posts in a storage area, across from the future O’Connor Station on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT line. As the location suggests, they were used during LRT construction. Metrolinx News has the full story, along with some … Continue reading Wondering why there’s dozens of traffic signals near Victoria Park and Eglinton? Metrolinx News explains

GO Transit adding more cars as ridership continues to increase

More people are returning to transit and Metrolinx crews are working to match that demand. In response, the transit agency is adding cars onto certain existing GO Train trips to make room for more riders. Keep reading to find out which lines are getting longer trains. With more people returning to the office and summer events in full swing, GO Transit is adding more room … Continue reading GO Transit adding more cars as ridership continues to increase

Improvements continue at Toronto’s iconic transit hub as part of the Union Station Enhancement Project

Work on the Union Station Enhancement Project (USEP) is in full swing. Metrolinx News dives into what’s on the horizon for this transformative project, which will help prepare Union Station for increased GO service levels planned as part of the GO Expansion program. Keep reading to find out more about the progress that’s been made. If you frequent Union Station, you’ve likely noticed that GO … Continue reading Improvements continue at Toronto’s iconic transit hub as part of the Union Station Enhancement Project

New weekday group pass lets customers save on GO Transit trips

Metrolinx’s new weekday group pass is being introduced today (July 5), giving customers a new way to save when travelling with others. Keep scrolling to learn more about the different options and how much you can save. With the increase of in-person work, summer events and rising gas prices, more customers are returning to transit. To help make transit more affordable, Metrolinx is introducing a … Continue reading New weekday group pass lets customers save on GO Transit trips