Metrolinx teams up with Shoppers Drug Mart to bring everyday essentials to GO stations

GO Transit customers are seeing a new amenity at some stations - Shoppers Drug Mart vending machines. Scroll down to find out more.  A new partnership between Metrolinx and Shoppers Drug Mart is seeing essentials available for purchase at select GO stations.  GO customers are able to purchase everything from allergy relief products to lip … Continue reading Metrolinx teams up with Shoppers Drug Mart to bring everyday essentials to GO stations

What’s in store for the Hurontario LRT project in 2022

The Hurontario light rail transit project made great strides in 2021 in Mississauga and Brampton and is moving full steam ahead in 2022. Metrolinx News breaks down the progress made and what’s to come this year. It’s a big year for transit in Peel Region as progress continues on the Hurontario light rail transit (HuLRT) … Continue reading What’s in store for the Hurontario LRT project in 2022

Hurontario light rail transit project’s Cooksville section sees huge delivery of rail

You can’t create a light rail transit project without a whole lot of rail. Here’s what the delivery of 9,000 metres of rail line is adding up to for the Hurontario LRT project. The team behind the Hurontario (HuLRT) light rail transit project is going to great lengths lately to get the system on track. … Continue reading Hurontario light rail transit project’s Cooksville section sees huge delivery of rail

Heritage platform at Toronto’s Union Station reopens following restoration work

Work continues at Union Station to transform the iconic transit hub for the future of GO transit service. On top of the new GO bus terminal and Bay Concourse, important platform work is on its way. Get the info on platform 3 construction and more plans for platform work at Union Station. One of the … Continue reading Heritage platform at Toronto’s Union Station reopens following restoration work

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

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: https://twitter.com/UPexpress/status/1354085723025137666 In May, Metrolinx shared … Continue reading Heart-warming & mic-dropping: top Metrolinx tweets of 2021

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

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 … Continue reading GO Transit announces holiday schedules, special weekend passes and more

Local rail fan captures Guelph GO train speed increases in new video

GO train speed limits through the City of Guelph have gradually increased over the last few months following major signaling upgrades and safety testing. You can see the difference for yourself in a recent comparison video made by a Kitchener Line customer. Sometimes you have to see something to believe it. In this case, we’re … Continue reading Local rail fan captures Guelph GO train speed increases in new video