How COVID has impacted transit – Metrolinx releases ridership map covering all GO Transit rail routes

The transit agency has published the first ridership map since the start of the pandemic. While the breakdown of stations and routes clearly show the impact of the health crisis on ridership, it also demonstrates the work that has never stopped to keep essential travellers moving throughout the threat. See how your route has fared. … Continue reading How COVID has impacted transit – Metrolinx releases ridership map covering all GO Transit rail routes

Great lengths for riders – GO Transit trains on Milton and Lakeshore lines set to change size

Because safety is top of mind, GO Transit is adjusting the length of certain train trips to meet ridership demands and continue to prevent crowding. Here’s what you need to know. Here’s the long and the short of it – things are changing on three GO Transit rail lines. After closely monitoring customer volumes in … Continue reading Great lengths for riders – GO Transit trains on Milton and Lakeshore lines set to change size

GO Transit customers crown the top seat on the train – Find out where the public sits on this important debate

The question started with customers on the New York City subway system and has since travelled around the globe, including north to Toronto. The original query was for transit riders to rank the best seat on the subway, and we've put it to GO customers. Now the results are in. Read on to find out … Continue reading GO Transit customers crown the top seat on the train – Find out where the public sits on this important debate

Remembering January, 1978 – The day smoking stopped on GO vehicles

As we’ve been digging into old boxes and archives for forgotten pictures of Metrolinx’s transit past – all part of a continuing series we’ve dubbed HistoricGO – some 43-year-old pamphlets and a couple grainy photos caught our eye. Take a deep breath, as we journey back to a time when smoking rules were a lot … Continue reading Remembering January, 1978 – The day smoking stopped on GO vehicles

What’s the best seat in house? The great transit chair debate now rests with GO Transit

The discussion started with the New York City subway system and has travelled north to Toronto. The original query was for transit riders to rank the best seat on the subway. Now we’re asking you - what the best seat on your GO train? It started deep below New York City. At first, it rested … Continue reading What’s the best seat in house? The great transit chair debate now rests with GO Transit

How Milton line was born to become a big deal for GO Transit customers – Do you still own one of these buttons?

As we’ve been digging into old boxes and archives for forgotten pictures of Metrolinx’s transit past – all part of a continuing series we’ve dubbed HistoricGO – one small button, souvenir ticket, grainy photo and a few advertising clippings caught our eye. It all revolved around the first official GO train on the Milton line. … Continue reading How Milton line was born to become a big deal for GO Transit customers – Do you still own one of these buttons?

Making rail friends – and breaking bread – on the GO

If you’re a regular GO train rider, it won’t take long to recognize two polar opposite commuters: the solitary and the social. We give a friendly nod of appreciation to both during this special time of year, but can’t help leaning in closer to hear what’s being said by one gregarious circle of constant travellers. … Continue reading Making rail friends – and breaking bread – on the GO