Full-length vehicle testing starts for Eglinton Crosstown – plus station updates

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) is marking another milestone as three-car light rail vehicles (LRVs) begin testing. Kennedy and Laird Stations have also undergone recent improvements – scroll down for a closer look. Look out – full-length vehicles for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT are hitting the streets.   That means three cars, and a capacity of almost 500 people.  This marks a major step … Continue reading Full-length vehicle testing starts for Eglinton Crosstown – plus station updates

Some GO Buses to be rerouted due to Honda Indy Toronto July 15 – 17

Start your engines: after a two-year hiatus, Honda Indy Toronto is racing into town this weekend (July 15 – 17), and with it comes some GO Bus rerouting due to road closures. Read on to find out what that means for your commute. Events are starting to take centre stage once again after two years of pandemic restrictions, and that means Honda Indy Toronto is … Continue reading Some GO Buses to be rerouted due to Honda Indy Toronto July 15 – 17

Metrolinx hosting free firewood giveaway for York Region communities

This summer, Metrolinx and its contractor will be holding firewood giveaway events in East Gwillimbury and Whitchurch-Stouffville for members of the York Region community. Find how out to get your hands on some free wood. As part of Metrolinx’s vegetation management program, the transit agency is giving away firewood to communities. The aim of these events is to divert wood waste from landfills. Metrolinx is … Continue reading Metrolinx hosting free firewood giveaway for York Region communities

4 ways Metrolinx is making transit easier for people with vision loss

Metrolinx’s wayfinding team, in charge of signage and other information systems, has put a major focus on ensuring that transit is accessible for everyone. Learn more about the systems they’ve implemented, as told by Metrolinx wayfinding manager Toban Allison. It’s not always easy to navigate transit – especially for people with disabilities. That’s why the wayfinding team at Metrolinx is taking major steps to make … Continue reading 4 ways Metrolinx is making transit easier for people with vision loss

See the new art installations going up at Eglinton Crosstown LRT stations

Art is an important part of modern public transit projects. This art gives stations a unique look and feel, while bringing the usual concrete and steel to life. Here’s your first look at some of the art going up on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project. As the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line continues to make progress, there are a few colourful additions that … Continue reading See the new art installations going up at Eglinton Crosstown LRT stations

A new smoother way to get through Exhibition GO Station, and on to your train, after seeing TFC or a major event

BMO Field and Ontario Place are just steps away from the Exhibition GO Station, making them easy to access by transit. But prior to the pandemic, some fans were concerned about post-game crowding at the station. Now, Metrolinx is making it easier for people to get through the station and catch their trains home.   After a game at BMO Field or a concert at Ontario … Continue reading A new smoother way to get through Exhibition GO Station, and on to your train, after seeing TFC or a major event

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Heading to the Oakville Canada Day party? Plan your trip here

The Town of Oakville is hosting a free Canada Day celebration at Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park. With road closures in effect, there will be no parking near the event – but there is a transit connection. Read on to learn more about travelling to this Canada Day celebration. Communities across the region are coming back together this year to celebrate Canada Day, and Metrolinx is … Continue reading Heading to the Oakville Canada Day party? Plan your trip here

Pocket track at Aldershot Station holds a key that will unlock more GO Train service to Hamilton

Now complete, Aldershot GO’s new pocket track connection may only be 200 metres long, but it will go a long way in achieving one of Metrolinx’s top priorities: opening up more GO service to Hamilton. Read on to learn more about how the track was tested, and why it will eventually mean more service.  Work to add a new piece of track at Aldershot GO … Continue reading Pocket track at Aldershot Station holds a key that will unlock more GO Train service to Hamilton

Got questions about the Hazel McCallion LRT? Look out for Metrolinx pop-ups and canvassers in Peel Region

Metrolinx’s community engagement team is constantly out in neighbourhoods and talking to local residents. In Peel Region, plans include pop-up events and canvassing along the Hazel McCallion LRT route (formerly the Hurontario LRT). People have questions and Metrolinx has answers. This summer, Peel residents can find the Metrolinx community engagement team out at various events and libraries to talk about the Hazel McCallion light rail … Continue reading Got questions about the Hazel McCallion LRT? Look out for Metrolinx pop-ups and canvassers in Peel Region

Metrolinx shows its support at the 2022 Pride Parade

On June 26, Metrolinx employees, friends and families marched in Toronto’s annual Pride Parade. Read on to take a closer look at Metrolinx’s participation in the event.  After two years of virtual Pride festivities, the Metrolinx team was finally able to celebrate in person again at this year’s parade.  The 2022 Pride Parade took place yesterday (June 26) in downtown Toronto. Over 50 Metrolinx employees … Continue reading Metrolinx shows its support at the 2022 Pride Parade