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

Metrolinx-led mock disaster takes over Union Station for active shooter exercise

First responders, and more than 150 volunteers, participate in simulation at transit hub (Nov 2-3) to test and improve emergency preparedness. While only a scenario, it was as real as possible. The night played out not only inside Union Station but also over social media with dozens of people documenting the action. We've captured a … Continue reading Metrolinx-led mock disaster takes over Union Station for active shooter exercise

The day Richmond Hill line was born – Rare photos of the first customers gathered for inaugural run

As Metrolinx News continues HistoricGO - a regular series devoted to digging into our files in search of interesting images and nicknacks from the pasts of Metrolinx, GO Transit, PRESTO, and UP Express – we’ve pulled out images of when one of our major routes was so very new. Every day, the Richmond Hill line … Continue reading The day Richmond Hill line was born – Rare photos of the first customers gathered for inaugural run

Metrolinx is exploring innovative ways to reduce deaths on our tracks

In support of Rail Safety Week 2019, Metrolinx is spreading the word about preventing injuries and deaths on the tracks. This includes the implementation of technology that could deter people from going on the tracks in the first place. The start was grim, and the toll alarming. On the very day that Rail Safety Week … Continue reading Metrolinx is exploring innovative ways to reduce deaths on our tracks

Metrolinx looks to build momentum as Rail Safety Week 2019 takes off

Metrolinx joins Operation Lifesaver to launch Rail Safety Week 2019.  No one wants to ever deliver tragic, life-altering news to families. So this week, Sept. 23 to 30, Metrolinx will once again join rail safety partners across North America to launch Operation Lifesaver’s Rail Safety Week to raise awareness on how to reduce preventable incidents … Continue reading Metrolinx looks to build momentum as Rail Safety Week 2019 takes off