Metrolinx strikes deal to buy dozens of new train cars for GO Transit

Agreement will see 36 more bi-level cars bought from Bombardier Transportation’s Ontario plant. Metrolinx has reached an agreement with Bombardier Transportation to purchase 36 additional bi-level rail cars for use by GO Transit. A Sept. 10 announcement noted the contract extension will see the cars built at Bombardier’s Thunder Bay plant, and include 31 standard … Continue reading Metrolinx strikes deal to buy dozens of new train cars for GO Transit

Ontario Line will be driven by proven tech rather than futuristic prototypes

When Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario recently released the Initial Business Case for the Ontario Line subway – Toronto’s planned transit route through the heart of the city – it inspired public conversations of how it would eventually run and look. In an ongoing series, we’re digging a bit deeper into some knowns about the approximately … Continue reading Ontario Line will be driven by proven tech rather than futuristic prototypes

World Suicide Prevention Day – Shining a light on suicide prevention across GO network amid disquieting trend in 2019

The hardest topics are often the ones that need to be discussed the most. Metrolinx was one of the first major public transit agencies to speak in frank and honest terms to customers and communities about the immediate loss and lasting effects of suicides on train and bus routes. Today, marking World Suicide Prevention Day, … Continue reading World Suicide Prevention Day – Shining a light on suicide prevention across GO network amid disquieting trend in 2019

Metrolinx releases updated GO Transit ridership map – System sees almost five per cent bump in GO train boardings

New data culled from across GO rail network and UP Express finds increase in numbers attributed to lower fares for shorter trips as well as increase on all lines. If you’re a regular GO train customer, look to the seats around you - apparently your neighbours are following your lead. Ridership across GO Transit’s rail … Continue reading Metrolinx releases updated GO Transit ridership map – System sees almost five per cent bump in GO train boardings

Packed house greets Metrolinx town hall in Mississauga

Peel residents lined up at the microphone to ask questions of transit brass. The place was packed with people and questions. Almost every seat was filled inside the agora of Sheridan College’s Square One campus, in Mississauga. A space where students usually come to study was transformed into a community centre on Sept. 5 for … Continue reading Packed house greets Metrolinx town hall in Mississauga

Young passion meets experience as a trio of teens pitch a new train to Metrolinx brass

Three Mississauga teens with ambition, and what they believe will be the next generation of public transit, face a Dragon’s Den-style session with Metrolinx executives, including CEO Phil Verster. Here’s the pitch. Three young transit dreamers in a room with some of the world’s most experienced rail executives and experts. The clock ticked. And they … Continue reading Young passion meets experience as a trio of teens pitch a new train to Metrolinx brass

Keeping it rail (Pt. 3): Riding the rails and realizing dreams as a GO train conductor

This is the third part of a multi-media series by Matt Llewellyn, following the path of a GO train conductor. In this feature, former GO Transit customer service ambassador Tyler Austin moves to the front of the train. Success can be measured in many ways. But for Tyler Austin, there’s only one: the mile-markers up … Continue reading Keeping it rail (Pt. 3): Riding the rails and realizing dreams as a GO train conductor

Talk about roaming – GO Transit prepares for free Wi-Fi

Icomera will connect customers on 1,475 GO Transit vehicles. The signal-strength bar indicating future free Wi-Fi on GO Transit vehicles just got stronger. Metrolinx has signed an agreement with Icomera, a part of the ENGIE group and a global leader in providing wireless Internet connectivity for public transit, to connect all 1,475 GO buses and … Continue reading Talk about roaming – GO Transit prepares for free Wi-Fi

Update – See photos of a glass pedestrian bridge being installed between Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena and Union Station Bus Terminal

The long weekend saw major work take place on a new glass bridge over Bay Street. The span drew lots of attention - and had everyone looking up. It’s clearly impressive work. Last weekend, crews began major work on a glass pedestrian bridge between Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena and the Union Station Bus Terminal that is … Continue reading Update – See photos of a glass pedestrian bridge being installed between Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena and Union Station Bus Terminal