Metrolinx ramps up efforts to keep staff and customers safe during third wave

Since January 2020, Metrolinx has kept everyone updated on the actions to limit the spread of the virus including any new efforts implemented to keep everyone safe, and been transparent about the number of staff who have tested positive for COVID-19. This week, Metrolinx had 14 additional staff across a variety of work locations in … Continue reading Metrolinx ramps up efforts to keep staff and customers safe during third wave

Have your voice heard: Metrolinx hosting another series of virtual open houses for Ontario Line

After confirming the location of an important piece of the Ontario Line – the project’s maintenance and storage facility – Metrolinx is kicking off a series of virtual open house sessions for communities along the entire route of the project, starting in the north. Read on to find out how you can get involved. COVID-19 … Continue reading Have your voice heard: Metrolinx hosting another series of virtual open houses for Ontario Line

Directional drilling along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension: A first step for new stations at Kipling and Martin Grove

Even before the first phase of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT is finished, workers are on the ground for its extension through Etobicoke and into Mississauga. Crews are busy moving telecommunications cables out of the way of two future stations using a horizontal direction drilling technique that minimizes traffic disruptions. Crews can already be seen along Eglinton Ave West performing early works of site surveys, geotechnical site investigations and utilities relocations for the Eglinton … Continue reading Directional drilling along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension: A first step for new stations at Kipling and Martin Grove

See video as Crosstown light rail vehicle runs using automatic operating system for first time

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project continues to check off important milestones, including testing of the system that can guide the vehicles from a distance. Think of autonomous cars, but with a whole lot more passenger space. Usually, we show you images and video of all hands-on-deck when it comes to construction of … Continue reading See video as Crosstown light rail vehicle runs using automatic operating system for first time

Advancing plans for the Ontario Line station in Corktown: Commemorating history while building for the future

Corktown Station will be an important landmark on the Ontario Line, with connections to surface routes, bringing growing neighbourhoods east of the downtown core into the subway system. A section of Corktown that is mostly paved over will become a place for the people, with a mix of housing, commercial, retail and community space around … Continue reading Advancing plans for the Ontario Line station in Corktown: Commemorating history while building for the future

Windows into Toronto neighbourhoods – New local social enterprise helps Eglinton businesses shine

Metrolinx will be working with Building Up, a local not-for-profit social enterprise, to help spruce up Eglinton businesses during Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project construction. From dust to debris, there is no doubt construction is messy, in and out of the construction site. The Eglinton Crosstown LRT project will bring about many benefits … Continue reading Windows into Toronto neighbourhoods – New local social enterprise helps Eglinton businesses shine

What’s in a noise wall? When and where noise walls get built with GO Transit expansion

The most effective way to mitigate noise is at the source. The largest reduction of noise from train operations will come with the electrification of the rail network, but noise walls are a helpful tool to mitigate noise in communities where further measures are needed. The biggest objective of Metrolinx’s GO Expansion project is to … Continue reading What’s in a noise wall? When and where noise walls get built with GO Transit expansion

Breath of fresh air – Hurontario LRT construction crews keep an eye air quality

It’s not all about the tracks, trains and stations. While construction ramps up on the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project, crews must keep watch over a lot of different things. Air quality around the site is a big one. Find out how technology plays a part. Building new rapid transit lines can kick up … Continue reading Breath of fresh air – Hurontario LRT construction crews keep an eye air quality

As GO Transit and UP Express customers plan future return after being away during pandemic – How one woman’s trip into Toronto may give assurance to others who haven’t been on a bus or train in many months

It started with a letter in the post, rather than in an in-box. Retired nurse, Barbara Cochrane, wanted to recount her recent first journey using GO Transit. We thought it could encourage not only the transit staff who helped her along that winter day, but also give assurance to customers who are making plans to … Continue reading As GO Transit and UP Express customers plan future return after being away during pandemic – How one woman’s trip into Toronto may give assurance to others who haven’t been on a bus or train in many months

Weekend shutdown – Metrolinx continues major upgrades on one of Canada’s busiest stretches of rail

After several weekends of construction, considerable progress has been made on overhauling a well-worn section of GO Transit’s Lakeshore West line – specifically vital components and pieces of equipment that keep vehicles rolling. But getting this work done takes more than big pieces of machinery, it takes dedicated people too. GO Transit’s Lakeshore West Line … Continue reading Weekend shutdown – Metrolinx continues major upgrades on one of Canada’s busiest stretches of rail