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

“Oh boy!” – Excited influx of kids expected to ride GO for day of Disney shows in downtown Toronto

As Disney on Ice shows take place at the Scotiabank Arena, regular urban travellers may want to take a bit more care due to an influx of tiny passengers. Here are some tips to keep everyone safe. No, Toronto’s workforce hasn’t gotten much younger overnight and you haven’t suddenly gotten much taller. The downtown core, … Continue reading “Oh boy!” – Excited influx of kids expected to ride GO for day of Disney shows in downtown Toronto

Next generation of female engineers and potential transit designers get inside state-of-art facility – and up close with Metrolinx mentors

Group of engineering students toured the Whitby Maintenance Facility, and were given an intimate glimpse into what it takes to help shape the future of one of North America’s largest transit agencies. As a young girl, Rachel Lynds spent countless hours taking apart and fixing small electronics. No piece was too tiny. No system too … Continue reading Next generation of female engineers and potential transit designers get inside state-of-art facility – and up close with Metrolinx mentors

New way to pay – Full PRESTO payment introduced on TTC Wheel-Trans sedan taxis

There’s an early change for payment options in 2020. Customers who travel via TTC Wheel-Trans contracted sedan taxis are now able to pay their fare using PRESTO. PRESTO is expanding again. It’s now a new fare option for those who use TTC Wheel-Trans contracted sedan taxis. As of Jan. 13, 2020, Wheel-Trans customers are no … Continue reading New way to pay – Full PRESTO payment introduced on TTC Wheel-Trans sedan taxis

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

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

What’s the only thing you need after an exhausting flight into Toronto Pearson Airport? A hug from grandma – even if she’s only acting

A recent commercial shoot for UP Express at Canada’s largest airport showed that amid the hectic rush of landings and departures, a pause to go to the airport, meet a traveller, and make a real human connection can see spirits soar. Even for someone hired to simply act the part. Flying can sometimes be a … Continue reading What’s the only thing you need after an exhausting flight into Toronto Pearson Airport? A hug from grandma – even if she’s only acting

Milestone moment – Majority of TTC customers now use PRESTO as TTC prepares to stop selling tokens, tickets and passes

On November 30, the TTC will stop selling tickets, tokens and its remaining pass products at subway stations. If you’re a PRESTO customer making your way around Toronto, here’s what you need to know about the switch. It’s a routine that Chris Jenkins has adopted for nearly four years during his commute – tapping his … Continue reading Milestone moment – Majority of TTC customers now use PRESTO as TTC prepares to stop selling tokens, tickets and passes

Upcoming Transit Special Constables Women’s Symposium inspires next blue line of security experts

An annual gathering of top transit officials, including Metrolinx’s Transit Safety Officers, is an opportunity to learn from champions who patrol systems across Ontario. The one day event is enough to change lives – at least for Meaghan Benini, who attended last year’s event and is now a Special Constable. Meaghan Benini had questions about … Continue reading Upcoming Transit Special Constables Women’s Symposium inspires next blue line of security experts

Ontario Treaties Recognition Week – Find the lines of history on your GO Transit route

As the province marks important acknowledgement of traditional Indigenous lands, Metrolinx is highlighting a map of our routes to show customers the hidden tapestry of historic territory and treaties right outside the windows of GO buses and trains. The view from the passenger seat may have seemed largely unchanged over the years. As passengers look … Continue reading Ontario Treaties Recognition Week – Find the lines of history on your GO Transit route