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

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

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

Ensuring ‘Deep connections’ – Canada’s Black History Month champion speaks to the importance of transit

Jean Augustine, Canada’s first Black female Member of Parliament, recently took part in an internal Metrolinx event celebrating Black History Month, where she addressed a number of major issues – everything from systemic racism to microaggressions, as well as the role of transit in marginalized communities. The importance of transit cannot be overstated, trailblazer Jean … Continue reading Ensuring ‘Deep connections’ – Canada’s Black History Month champion speaks to the importance of transit

Mark’s token of devotion – The touching story of a Toronto man’s love of GO buses and their history of change

Carmen Kiefer reached out to GO Transit to help make her brother’s dream come true. Growing up with a developmental disability, her sibling, Mark, always had a love of buses, but it was one very specific item that meant the most to him. Mark Kiefer is a big fan of buses – including the big … Continue reading Mark’s token of devotion – The touching story of a Toronto man’s love of GO buses and their history of change