Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility holds design secrets – See why it’s healthier than your average workplace

The 500,000 square foot facility is the first LEED Gold facility of its kind and size in Canada. The Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility (WRMF), holds many secrets. Opened in 2018 to provide maintenance, repair and day-to-day cleaning and upkeep of GO trains, the facility, located at 625 Victoria Street East, in Whitby, not only doesn’t … Continue reading Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility holds design secrets – See why it’s healthier than your average workplace

Metrolinx hero talks about the impact of a moment’s reaction to help save drowning man’s life

We’ve brought you stories of acts of heroism on our vehicles and at our stations – saving a life and having lightning reflexes to keep everyone safe. But we don’t often talk about the cost of holding someone’s future in your hands. Here, Metrolinx senior manager of media, Anne Marie Aikins, talks to one of … Continue reading Metrolinx hero talks about the impact of a moment’s reaction to help save drowning man’s life

Masks on transit – How GO Transit customers are doing their part to keep themselves and others safe

Metrolinx wants customers to step up and help slow the spread of germs by wearing a face covering on transit, in stations and on platforms.  During COVID-19, face coverings and transit have become a dynamic duo. It’s kind of like a Batman and Robin situation, where train and bus riders are the caped crusaders. Like … Continue reading Masks on transit – How GO Transit customers are doing their part to keep themselves and others safe

How powerful generator will help protect Union Station rail corridor from blackout – Guess how many homes it could run

It’s not just about the energy you have now, but what’s needed during an emergency. Powerful new device will sit as quiet sentries – until called on to give needed megawatts. It’s easy to see the power behind a rail line. The thunder of a GO or UP Express train passing a platform, and rumble … Continue reading How powerful generator will help protect Union Station rail corridor from blackout – Guess how many homes it could run

Big, deep dig – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnels Project reaches halfway excavation mark in Tunnel One

Remember sweating over digging into your back garden? Moving earth is never easy. But crews working on a tunneling project at the junction of Ontario Highway 401 and 409 have made great strides on the first of two passages, and are moving into the second as well. It takes approximately three minutes to walk 180 … Continue reading Big, deep dig – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnels Project reaches halfway excavation mark in Tunnel One

Pride rolls on and moves online – Here’s how you can join Metrolinx in the virtual parade

Metrolinx is showing the love for Pride and not letting COVID-19 get in the way of a good thing. Staff across the transit agency will be online this weekend to mark the annual Pride parade held every year in Toronto. Supporting LGBTQ+ employees and allies is part of Metrolinx’s inclusion efforts, and this year’s unique … Continue reading Pride rolls on and moves online – Here’s how you can join Metrolinx in the virtual parade

Crosstown’s Keelesdale Station taking shape – New images of railings that will greet customers

In the latest photos from the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project, we have an inside look at Keelesdale, as well as structural advances at Caledonia and Kennedy stations. Come this way to check it out. We have new images that show large concrete and structural steel work on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit … Continue reading Crosstown’s Keelesdale Station taking shape – New images of railings that will greet customers

As fast as a speeding locomotive? Not so quick – the rules, and physics, that allow GO trains to speed up or slow down across major Ontario lines

For those of us who still regularly commute by GO train, some things are a given: the sound of onboard announcements, the familiar landscape passing by and even people napping. But have you also noticed trains tend to gain – or lose – speed in certain areas? We break down why you’re chugging along at … Continue reading As fast as a speeding locomotive? Not so quick – the rules, and physics, that allow GO trains to speed up or slow down across major Ontario lines

Oakville GO station customers get a lift as new elevators set to open

After months of intense work, the new elevators have been successfully installed at Oakville GO station and that means customers with mobility challenges can once again access train platforms with ease. Starting today (June 24), GO train customers can climb aboard brand new elevators at Oakville station. The new lifts give customers more efficient and … Continue reading Oakville GO station customers get a lift as new elevators set to open

Metrolinx brings in new cleaning measures as customers return to transit this summer

Starting this week, customers will notice more cleaning crews on GO buses, trains and in stations as the transit agency steps up cleaning and disinfecting throughout the day. Certain GO stations are also moving towards a self-serve model. Here’s what you need to know. Because safety never stops, Metrolinx is stepping up in-service cleaning efforts … Continue reading Metrolinx brings in new cleaning measures as customers return to transit this summer