Keeping the Scarborough Subway Extension moving forward

The Scarborough Subway Extension is edging even closer to construction as drilling and utility relocation crews continue to carry out work along the proposed route. As this project continues to make important advances, here’s a look at what’s already been done and what to expect in the near future. It’s all about momentum. Which is … Continue reading Keeping the Scarborough Subway Extension moving forward

The most common question from Leslieville and Riverside – Why can’t Metrolinx run the Ontario Line underground?

Metrolinx explains why running the Ontario Line in the existing rail corridor is not only the right approach for the community but also for an effective transit network. Underground doesn’t mean less impact. And it doesn’t mean being invisible. Residents of Toronto’s Riverside and Leslieville communities have been asking Metrolinx if it’s possible to build … Continue reading The most common question from Leslieville and Riverside – Why can’t Metrolinx run the Ontario Line underground?

Taking you inside and out – Eglinton Crosstown LRT progress double feature

Metrolinx News continues to bring you the latest construction milestones on the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, thanks to new images that take you behind and over construction barriers. Normally we only bring you a couple of images, but because there’s so much going on - this time we’ve got double the action … Continue reading Taking you inside and out – Eglinton Crosstown LRT progress double feature

See the videos – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnel project completes excavation in tunnel two

Crews have reached another milestone in the new rail passage in the heart of some of the busiest highway traffic in Canada – 100 per cent excavation in tunnel two. Since March, heavy machinery has been digging through rock and debris in the second tunnel. We get the dirt on how this was done on … Continue reading See the videos – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnel project completes excavation in tunnel two

Powering up – Why an updating of electric transit may create the tracks forward for Metrolinx

We wanted to plug into a question Metrolinx is often asked – will electricity power the future of GO Transit? As explorations and investigations continue, here’s the current thinking. When patrons first stepped aboard the first electric tram systems introduced in Canadian cities more than a century ago, the people-moving technology must have seemed like … Continue reading Powering up – Why an updating of electric transit may create the tracks forward for Metrolinx

As the old Agincourt Station comes down: A new chapter about to be written for important Scarborough transit stop

One of Toronto’s oldest neighborhoods is about to become home to one of the newest stations on the GO network. Agincourt’s railway history dates back to the 19th century. Station buildings have come and gone, like the residents themselves. Now after nearly 40 years of GO service, it’s getting an upgraded station. Through the eyes … Continue reading As the old Agincourt Station comes down: A new chapter about to be written for important Scarborough transit stop

Agincourt GO Station demolition begins – See the first images

To make way for something better, the old Agincourt GO Station is coming down. We have a couple of initial images of that impressive work starting at the Scarborough transit stop. It’s the beginning of the end for the old Agincourt GO Station, as wrecking crews have moved in to demolish the building to make … Continue reading Agincourt GO Station demolition begins – See the first images

Nemesis to a mighty GO train? How squirrels and the rest of nature challenge experts who keep transit running on time

GO Transit service boasts bragging rights when it comes to on-time performance. But you may be surprised how nature looks to test and vex the women and men who keep trains, even beyond GO Transit, rolling along. Mother nature is not always such an easy rider. It’s often the meddlesome, invasive, trying, out-of-the-blue, what-the-heck, who-saw-that-coming … Continue reading Nemesis to a mighty GO train? How squirrels and the rest of nature challenge experts who keep transit running on time