City of lights – Toronto’s Union Station tests new atrium illumination (See the night photos)

Just when you thought downtown couldn’t sparkle any more during the holidays, officials are testing banks of new bulbs at Canada’s busiest transit hub. Toronto is getting a bit brighter at night. As work continues on Toronto’s Union Station – modernizing the important transit hub - officials are testing newly installed atrium lights. Once testing … Continue reading City of lights – Toronto’s Union Station tests new atrium illumination (See the night photos)

Getting you ho-ho-home early for Christmas Eve and riding GO for free on New Year’s Eve

It’s a busy time of year for travellers and Metrolinx wants to ensure customers get to where they’re going safely during the holiday season. For the holidays, Metrolinx is offering customers the gift of time. Both GO Transit and UP Express are setting their schedules to give travellers holiday options to get to family and … Continue reading Getting you ho-ho-home early for Christmas Eve and riding GO for free on New Year’s Eve

Northern express – At this time of year, Toronto’s Union Station becomes a transit hub for the holidays

Few buildings have as much history as a gathering, and travel point, for Canadians heading in all directions over the festive season. With a sky-high ceiling, polished stone pillars and giant hall melding into a modern train and bus hub, the downtown transit Grande Dame takes on a vibrant new atmosphere this time of year. … Continue reading Northern express – At this time of year, Toronto’s Union Station becomes a transit hub for the holidays

Goodbye taupe tile – A sneak peek into Union Station’s new Bay Concourse

Toronto’s main transit hub is about to see the reopening of a whole new section. We take you behind the construction barriers to show you how work is coming – along with some of the new features created – for Bay Concourse. It was kind of orange, gray, brownish - or maybe taupe. It was … Continue reading Goodbye taupe tile – A sneak peek into Union Station’s new Bay Concourse

In constant motion – Take a video tour of the latest work on Crosstown’s Kennedy station

As we’ve been constantly updating you on the latest developments – and images - along the Crosstown light rail transit route, we thought it was time to give you a video update on progress to Toronto’s Kennedy station. Find out how they deal with the constant flow of buses and how soon before the roof … Continue reading In constant motion – Take a video tour of the latest work on Crosstown’s Kennedy station

Going on the GO – Diving deep into the working of toilets on our trains

You may never have wondered, but now, after reading the headline on this story, you just have to know – what happens to all that human waste after it’s flushed away aboard GO trains? And who’s responsible for making sure those small public transit bathrooms are more moving sanctuaries than scary sties? It can be … Continue reading Going on the GO – Diving deep into the working of toilets on our trains

How will the Eglinton Crosstown LRT’s automatic train control work? We break down every major element in an infographic

The science that will help move vehicles along the Toronto light rail transit route is the stuff of a Popular Mechanics cover. Here, we showcase the workings of the engineering wizardry. If you assumed the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) system would be sophisticated, you’re on the right track. To help explain the clockwork-like … Continue reading How will the Eglinton Crosstown LRT’s automatic train control work? We break down every major element in an infographic

From Ontario Line to digital signs – Scarborough takes center stage with transit conversation during latest Metrolinx town hall

Talk about engagement - the open-mic line to talk with Metrolinx leaders was impressive and the event went half an hour longer than expected, due to feedback. The questions were – like the transit services themselves – in-depth and crossed the map. Metrolinx held another in their continuing series of town hall community meetings in … Continue reading From Ontario Line to digital signs – Scarborough takes center stage with transit conversation during latest Metrolinx town hall

The Sounds of the Season – Union Station carollers raise voices, and money, for a good cause

For the seventh year in a row, the GO York Concourse will be full of the sounds of the season. The Metrolinx holiday carollers are performing for travellers, including GO customers, during rush hours throughout the month of December. There’s a special cause for their chorus. Amid the constant hustle and movement of Toronto’s Union … Continue reading The Sounds of the Season – Union Station carollers raise voices, and money, for a good cause