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
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
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 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
The tale of how an old bus from Southern California with more 1-million kilometres on the odometer ended up in the hands of a Metrolinx bus maintenance worker. Started in Santa Monica and now it’s here. A nearly 30-year-old MCI TC40-102A "Classic" transit bus is living out not its second or third life but, its … Continue reading Who says you can’t teach an old bus new tricks?
We've gone to great lengths to highlight the significant progress and many accomplishments on the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. We've taken you 40 metres below ground and flown over the city in a helicopter just to grasp how much work goes into building a 19-km rapid transit line. But transit projects are more than just … Continue reading More than just building transit – Local community leaders are moving their neighbourhoods in the right direction
We, um, grill the homeowner who has decorated the back of his Port Credit home with the front of a Jeep. The unusual patio addition is seen daily by thousands of Lakeshore West passengers. We find out, what’s up with that? Speeding past Richard Streeter’s Port Credit house on the Lakeshore West line – it’s … Continue reading Just another Jeep in the wall – Is this one of the weirdest things you’ve ever seen on the Lakeshore West GO train?
Peel residents lined up at the microphone to ask questions of transit brass. The place was packed with people and questions. Almost every seat was filled inside the agora of Sheridan College’s Square One campus, in Mississauga. A space where students usually come to study was transformed into a community centre on Sept. 5 for … Continue reading Packed house greets Metrolinx town hall in Mississauga
Three Mississauga teens with ambition, and what they believe will be the next generation of public transit, face a Dragon’s Den-style session with Metrolinx executives, including CEO Phil Verster. Here’s the pitch. Three young transit dreamers in a room with some of the world’s most experienced rail executives and experts. The clock ticked. And they … Continue reading Young passion meets experience as a trio of teens pitch a new train to Metrolinx brass
New textile recycling bins at GO stations support those living with diabetes and are part of a broader strategy to reduce the amount of fabric and other clothing materials that end up in rapidly overflowing landfills across the province. Those single socks in your drawer mock you. And you know the stained towels you set … Continue reading A reason to bring your old sheets and pillowcases – even that high school varsity T-shirt with the holes in it – on your next Markham GO Transit trip