Metrolinx is advancing plans to bring GO Train service to Bowmanville

The start of procurement for a construction partner is a positive sign for extending GO rail service east of Oshawa into Bowmanville – a long-standing goal of the Province and Metrolinx. Here’s what you should know.  Expanded rail service to Bowmanville – including on weekends – is taking its next step forward.  Metrolinx has now advanced the future service plan for Bowmanville through the Preliminary … Continue reading Metrolinx is advancing plans to bring GO Train service to Bowmanville

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Lakeshore East weekend GO train service affected by upcoming construction

Important construction work is happening this weekend (Dec. 10-12) on the Lakeshore East Line. There are also some minor schedule changes on the Stouffville GO Line. Metrolinx News is giving GO customers a heads up about the temporary schedule changes and explaining why this work is needed. Important construction work is happening this weekend that will impact travel on the Lakeshore East GO Line. Beginning late Friday … Continue reading Lakeshore East weekend GO train service affected by upcoming construction

Weekend GO train update: No construction on Lakeshore West Line as cleanup from incident is completed on Lakeshore East

Repair work is now complete on the Lakeshore East GO Line following a fatal incident involving a worker last weekend – with train service resuming tomorrow (Dec. 5). Over on the Lakeshore West Line, there is no construction work planned this weekend (Dec. 3-5), and will run on the regular schedule. Taking transit to an event this weekend? Here’s what you need to know. *Editors … Continue reading Weekend GO train update: No construction on Lakeshore West Line as cleanup from incident is completed on Lakeshore East

No weekend Lakeshore East GO trains and schedule changes for Lakeshore West and Stouffville Lines

Important construction work is happening this weekend (Nov. 26-28) on the Lakeshore East GO Line. Minor work is also happening that will affect Burlington, Aldershot, West Harbour, and Niagara customers. Metrolinx News is giving GO customers a heads up about the temporary service changes and explaining why this work is needed. Lakeshore East customers will need to plan ahead this weekend as GO train service will be … Continue reading No weekend Lakeshore East GO trains and schedule changes for Lakeshore West and Stouffville Lines

Metrolinx recognizes Remembrance Day with ceremony and honours Canadian Armed Forces members and veterans with free travel

Metrolinx marked Remembrance Day with a small ceremony at the Oshawa GO bus garage, once known as ‘Camp X’ – a former Second World War training facility. Put on hold by the pandemic, the long-standing tradition gives Metrolinx staff a chance to pay tribute to the sacrifices made by Canadian veterans. Plus, here’s information on free transit for veterans and companions on Nov. 11. In … Continue reading Metrolinx recognizes Remembrance Day with ceremony and honours Canadian Armed Forces members and veterans with free travel

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Lakeshore East weekend train service affected by upcoming construction

Important construction work is happening this weekend (Nov. 5-7) on the Lakeshore East Line. Metrolinx News is giving GO customers a heads up about the temporary schedule changes and explaining why this work is needed. Important construction work is happening this weekend that will impact travel on the Lakeshore East GO Line. Beginning Friday, Nov.  5 at 9:30 p.m. until the end of service on … Continue reading Lakeshore East weekend train service affected by upcoming construction

GO stations to serve as temporary road test centres

To help reduce the backlog of road testing due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Ontario government is using several GO station parking lots as temporary road test centres to help fill demand as pandemic limitations ease. Watch your mirrors, check your hand position on the wheel and let’s go for a spin to get the details. They’re typically used for customers to park their vehicles before … Continue reading GO stations to serve as temporary road test centres

How the Durham Scarborough BRT will bring new bus rapid transit to Oshawa

The Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit is a 36-kilometre bus rapid transit corridor that would serve Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering and Scarborough, and provide better access for residents and businesses for key destinations along Highway 2 including Trent University, the Oshawa urban growth centre and its commercial strip, all the way to Scarborough Town Centre and the TTC Line 2 subway extension. Oshawa residents are getting an update regarding the newest transit project planned for their city.  The Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit (DSBRT) is currently in the design phase and residents are invited to … Continue reading How the Durham Scarborough BRT will bring new bus rapid transit to Oshawa

Find out how Metrolinx is bringing more rapid transit to Durham Region

Metrolinx is working to bring new rapid transit options to the region of Durham. Learn how you can get involved in the newest rapid transit project in the works – the Durham-Scarborough BRT. Bus rapid transit (BRT) is one of lesser-known heroes of the public transit world. It’s not all about the trains. Buses are one of the most cost-effective ways of moving people around … Continue reading Find out how Metrolinx is bringing more rapid transit to Durham Region

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Have your say – New round of public consultations for Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit project underway

Preliminary design results on the important bus rapid transit (BRT) project are now available online for review and comment. It’s an opportunity to be heard on the future of the transit system. Have you ever seen images of strongmen who would pull a bus by tapping into sweat and brawn? You may be able to do even more, simply by giving your opinion. Transit officials … Continue reading Have your say – New round of public consultations for Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit project underway