Now that’s different – What GO Transit and UP Express customers can expect as they return to using buses and trains

COVID-19 has changed the face of almost every habit and daily pattern, including seeing more people wearing face coverings as they jump on public transit. Here are some of the health and safety measures riders will notice as they begin to return to their seats. Think of it as a check-list for safe and healthy … Continue reading Now that’s different – What GO Transit and UP Express customers can expect as they return to using buses and trains

The upside of Ontario Line’s upside – How Metrolinx experts are looking to design a Toronto subway that isn’t just confined to dark tunnels

The Ontario Line subway project involves engineering and planning options that are much more complex than the simple lines we see on an urban map. In this feature, we want to explore how some of the most interesting sections of this subway line may be built above ground rather than below. When you say the … Continue reading The upside of Ontario Line’s upside – How Metrolinx experts are looking to design a Toronto subway that isn’t just confined to dark tunnels

Toronto proud – Remarkable images capture Crosstown transit workers marking historic moments for light rail transit route

Iconic new pictures show continued life and progress below – and above – the light rail transit system. Perhaps it’s the times. Including the isolation most of us have been living and working in. But while we regularly bring you the latest pictures from construction of the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line, these … Continue reading Toronto proud – Remarkable images capture Crosstown transit workers marking historic moments for light rail transit route

Upcoming change to Barrie GO train service expected to speed up needed projects

Starting Wednesday, May 13, GO buses will replace midday trains on the Barrie line during weekdays, and all trains during the weekend. With ridership down by as much as 90 per cent as a result of COVID-19, Metrolinx is finding ways to use this situation to the advantage of its customers and communities, by speeding … Continue reading Upcoming change to Barrie GO train service expected to speed up needed projects

Banner appreciation for COVID-19 heroes – Pickering family create Union Station sign to thank frontline workers toiling during pandemic

While others have been heading out to keep essential services moving, Laurette Sharpe and her family wanted to use their time to find ways to show society’s appreciation for that needed work. Their ‘hearts4helpers’campaign will soon be proudly flying at Toronto’s main transit hub. Pickering mother, Laurette Sharpe, wanted to wear her heart on her … Continue reading Banner appreciation for COVID-19 heroes – Pickering family create Union Station sign to thank frontline workers toiling during pandemic

The Ontario Line sees a steady flow of ongoing public feedback – but what happens to it once it’s received?

Earlier this year, Metrolinx reached out to people living along Toronto’s proposed Ontario Line route to share information and gather feedback. This was the first of continuing opportunities for dialogue – and there was lots of conversation. Metrolinx asked. And you’ve responded. Every major transit project is built on a bedrock of feedback from the … Continue reading The Ontario Line sees a steady flow of ongoing public feedback – but what happens to it once it’s received?

Lincolnville prepares for major changes – GO station and layover facility are seeing developments that will help local transit customers

There’s a good list of improvements headed for Lincolnville GO Station, as well as a nearby train facility. We’ve broken them down for you here, as the tender on the project has now been released. For most of us, it wasn’t so long ago that we were quickly trying to make our regular train. Though … Continue reading Lincolnville prepares for major changes – GO station and layover facility are seeing developments that will help local transit customers

Metrolinx takes major step to advance Hamilton’s new Confederation station with release of construction tender

We have a rundown of the work that has already gone into this large site – including images of the expansion of the rail bridge over Centennial Parkway – as well as what’s to come. The future of Confederation GO Station is beginning to take shape, including now reaching a significant project development phase. The … Continue reading Metrolinx takes major step to advance Hamilton’s new Confederation station with release of construction tender

From Avenue Station to Leaside – Another new video update on an important section of Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit route

While most of us are stuck inside, take a look outside, with this Crosstown progress feature, as well as see an excavation milestone. We may not have video postcards of waves lapping at Mexican beaches. And we can’t offer virtual escapes to Venice. But you seem to be enjoying recent video updates showing progress made … Continue reading From Avenue Station to Leaside – Another new video update on an important section of Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit route

From Fairbank to Chaplin Station – A video update on Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit route

We have another video update on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project. Now let’s roll the footage. Time to show Fairbank and Chaplin some love. Last week, we published an update video showing progress made on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project – specifically, the section from Mount Dennis Station to Caledonia Station. Now … Continue reading From Fairbank to Chaplin Station – A video update on Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit route