Travelling back in time: The remarkable evolution of your GO train

They weren’t always green and white and they didn’t always connect the region the way they do now. The GO train first hit the rails over 50 years ago and the train has never been the same since. As GO train locomotives constantly roll in and out of Union Station, they’re not only carrying coaches … Continue reading Travelling back in time: The remarkable evolution of your GO train

Pearl’s Predicament – Lost on the GO, one best friend’s journey back into loving arms

One family's March Break trip downtown nearly ended in disaster when a much loved doll went missing along the way.  Adam Shea and his family were heading from Hamilton to Toronto on the GO Train when suddenly his 3-year-old daughter Evelyn's "Baby Pearl" doll was nowhere to be seen. For Evelyn, it added unwanted drama … Continue reading Pearl’s Predicament – Lost on the GO, one best friend’s journey back into loving arms

Stepping into the shoes of a homeless youth for just one night

Volunteers were given a scenario, sleeping bag, bus pass and a couple of dollars. They spent the night living on the street as part of an event organized by the 360o Kids organization. It’s cold outside. You’re waiting for the bus and you can’t feel your legs and your hands. You’re hungry and can’t wait … Continue reading Stepping into the shoes of a homeless youth for just one night

Encouraging the next generation of women in transit

The 84th Pickering Pathfinders toured GO's Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility and met with transit experts including Laura Kutisker-Jacobson, professional engineer and senior manager at Metrolinx. The visit was an opportunity for the young women to meet mentors and learn about possible future careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Metrolinx celebrates our own strong voices for International Women’s Day

If you’re a Metrolinx customer, these are the transit experts, and our partners, working to make your journeys better than ever. We actually do like to brag. At least when it comes to those who work for, or with, Metrolinx. Because we believe the talent pool we draw from is deep and worth celebrating – … Continue reading Metrolinx celebrates our own strong voices for International Women’s Day

Kitchener packs town hall to Ask Metrolinx about future of their GO Transit

No topic off-limits as community members from across Waterloo get the chance to question transit brass on the continual improvements to their region. It was the one question put to Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster that made the packed room bustle. Standing at the microphone, the man asking was firm. Why, he wondered, couldn’t those GO … Continue reading Kitchener packs town hall to Ask Metrolinx about future of their GO Transit