Night Market Toronto hosting Canada’s first-ever Halal food tour at GO stations – meet the people behind the idea

Headed to eight cities in southern Ontario, Night Market Toronto is hosting Canada’s first-ever Halal food tour. Metrolinx News spoke to the organizers to learn more about the inspiration behind the events as well as the impacts of working with GO Transit. It’s not easy for people with dietary restrictions to find accessible options. That’s what sparked the inspiration for Canada’s first-ever Halal food tour, … Continue reading Night Market Toronto hosting Canada’s first-ever Halal food tour at GO stations – meet the people behind the idea

Romina stands next to a GO Transit Safety officer and his K9 partner at the UP Express terminal at Union Station.

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: In May, Metrolinx shared one of the most heart-warming stories of 2021 as the transit … Continue reading Heart-warming & mic-dropping: top Metrolinx tweets of 2021

New Ontario Line video details park plans for east end of Toronto

The Ontario Line project is a 15.6-kilometre, 15-stop subway line that will run from Exhibition Place, through the heart of downtown, all the way to the Ontario Science Centre. Part of building the project involves talking to communities and helping preserve what makes them great, while also adding important transit services. In a new video, Metrolinx experts tour the east end of Toronto to talk … Continue reading New Ontario Line video details park plans for east end of Toronto

Metrolinx explains why pulling the emergency brake after missing your stop is a no GO

During construction at GO stations, sometimes work on platforms means not all the doors on your train will open – in the name of safety. Metrolinx is keeping you in the know on how to prepare for these situations and how to get on and off GO trains seamlessly during construction – without sounding the alarm. GO Transit is reminding customers on the proper use … Continue reading Metrolinx explains why pulling the emergency brake after missing your stop is a no GO

The passing of former premier Bill Davis and his legacy on GO Transit

On Sunday, August 7, 2021, the sad news came out that former Ontario premier Bill Davis died at the age of 92. Metrolinx is sending sincere condolences to the family and friends of former Ontario premier Bill Davis. Flags at all Metrolinx buildings are lowered to half-staff to honour his legacies – including the expansion of GO Transit under his leadership. A lifelong and highly … Continue reading The passing of former premier Bill Davis and his legacy on GO Transit

The 30 year journey of a vintage GO Transit painting and how it found a permanent home

Fred Bentley worked for GO Transit for more than 30 years and he retired in style. Not only did he leave a mark on his colleagues, he also left with a piece of GO memorabilia. Metrolinx News paints you a picture of one man’s career and how a retirement gift made its way back to the halls of transit history. You don’t spend 30 years … Continue reading The 30 year journey of a vintage GO Transit painting and how it found a permanent home

Special edition Pride GO Bus hits the streets this week

Pride month is in full swing, and Metrolinx is involved in several ways. From a newly wrapped Pride GO Bus, to DriveN’Drag teaparties, and virtual Pride parades – it’s action packed. Take a look at the new bus and find out how you get can involved below. As Metrolinx continues to celebrate Pride Month, a specially-wrapped double-decker GO Bus hits the road – and everyone … Continue reading Special edition Pride GO Bus hits the streets this week

Metrolinx partners with Black Engineers of Canada on first ever recruitment event

Ontario’s transit agency is planning and building an unprecedented number of projects right now. And they can’t do it alone. Metrolinx is holding a unique virtual recruitment event with help from Black Engineers of Canada. Find out how you can be part of it. Metrolinx is teaming up with Black Engineers of Canada (BEC) to help bring more diverse perspectives to transit building. The provincial … Continue reading Metrolinx partners with Black Engineers of Canada on first ever recruitment event

Local auto mechanic comes to the rescue to help Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicle keep moving on time

Even when a sophisticated piece of modern transit is on the move, it can take a good Samaritan to get it where it needs to be. Last week, light rail transit vehicles were transported for testing. The transport was well covered by media, social media and here on Metrolinx News. But a story you wouldn’t have heard about, was how one local man with a … Continue reading Local auto mechanic comes to the rescue to help Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicle keep moving on time

A man walks past a train.

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 the GTHA test positive for COVID-19; six were staff working … Continue reading Metrolinx ramps up efforts to keep staff and customers safe during third wave