Be flexible and give yourself plenty of extra time if you’re heading into downtown Toronto on June 4 – 5

With closures on the Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway, construction on the Barrie GO Line, hourly service on the Lakeshore West GO Line and partial closures of the TTC’s Line 1 and Line 2 subways on Saturday and Sunday, getting around downtown Toronto is going to require some extra patience. With a long list of road closures and transit disruptions scheduled for this weekend, … Continue reading Be flexible and give yourself plenty of extra time if you’re heading into downtown Toronto on June 4 – 5

Upgrades complete at Unionville GO Station

The new west platform, pedestrian tunnels and elevators recently opened for customers. With these amenities now available, major construction activities are done at Unionville GO Station. Take a look at a new video of the improved station. GO customers can now enjoy the newly upgraded Unionville GO Station. Transit riders have access to new elevators, pedestrian tunnels and the new west platform. While the major … Continue reading Upgrades complete at Unionville GO Station

Finch West LRT light rail vehicle testing now underway

After successful preliminary tests, will now be moving down the middle of Finch Avenue West on a daily basis, marking a major step forward for the project. Let’s dive deeper into the testing phase. Testing is ramping up as trains start to cruise along Finch Avenue West.   This marks the beginning of dynamic testing, a phase in which each light rail vehicles (LRVs) will be … Continue reading Finch West LRT light rail vehicle testing now underway

Verona System construction for the Hazel McCallion LRT is a first in Canadian soil

Port Credit GO Station will be an important hub for passengers connecting between the new Hazel McCallion LRT (previously known as Hurontario LRT) and the existing Lakeshore West Line. By installing what’s known as a ‘push box’, it will create a space for the LRT line under the GO Train tracks – while keeping the GO Trains running above – is an exciting engineering challenge. … Continue reading Verona System construction for the Hazel McCallion LRT is a first in Canadian soil

GO Expansion explained – What it means for you

GO Expansion is exactly what it sounds like … and more. It is a massive expansion of rail service across the region. With two-way, all-day service across core GO lines, faster trains, and service every 15 minutes (or better) GO Expansion will give people more reasons to use transit. GO Expansion will transform the GO rail network from a commuter service into an all-day, rapid … Continue reading GO Expansion explained – What it means for you

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Home for the holidays – The tunnel boring machines for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension arrive at launch site

Metrolinx is as excited as a kid on Christmas morning to see two iconic pieces of the tunnel boring machines arrive at the tunnel launch site after their journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Metrolinx News has images from the big moment, check them out. Schwanau. Antwerp. Hamilton. And now they’ve made it to their final destination in Mississauga, at the tunnel launch site for the … Continue reading Home for the holidays – The tunnel boring machines for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension arrive at launch site

Metrolinx, Infrastructure Ontario and Crosslinx Transit Solutions settle COVID and technical claims as Eglinton Crosstown Line moves forward

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario are issuing the following release on the settlement on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project. Metrolinx president and CEO, Phil Verster, along with Infrastructure Ontario CEO Michael Lindsay, have just released (Dec. 22, 2021) the following statement on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project: Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario are pleased to have reached a claims settlement agreement with Crosslinx Transit Solutions (CTS) worth $325 million that resolves claims … Continue reading Metrolinx, Infrastructure Ontario and Crosslinx Transit Solutions settle COVID and technical claims as Eglinton Crosstown Line moves forward

Romina stands next to a GO Transit Safety officer and his K9 partner at the UP Express terminal at Union Station.

Heart-warming & mic-dropping: top Metrolinx tweets of 2021

As we say goodbye to 2021, let’s take a look at some of the most memorable moments on Twitter this year from Metrolinx, GO Transit, UP Express and more. To kick us off, what better than with a musical, holiday-themed gift from one of UP Express’ train operators, Jason Simmons: In May, Metrolinx shared one of the most heart-warming stories of 2021 as the transit … Continue reading Heart-warming & mic-dropping: top Metrolinx tweets of 2021

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GO Expansion set to electrify the region – With rapid all-day service and new electric trains

There is no precedent for the GO Expansion program – it is a highly complex undertaking unlike anything before in Canada. The largest and most complicated element of the program is the GO Expansion On-Corridor Works package, a single innovative, fully integrated contract to run more and better service. The winning team will design, build, operate, and maintain the new infrastructure and trains for 25 … Continue reading GO Expansion set to electrify the region – With rapid all-day service and new electric trains

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GO Transit announces holiday schedules, special weekend passes and more

Travelling with GO Transit over the holidays? Here’s what you need to know about schedules. And some good news about weekend passes. Plus, an update on New Year’s Eve service. Holiday travels can be stressful, but planning ahead can help bring some calm to the chaos. That’s why GO Transit is giving customers the heads up on what they can expect later this month and … Continue reading GO Transit announces holiday schedules, special weekend passes and more