This wrap’s just the start – ‘Ride with Pride’ GO bus makes big entrance

We unveil our freshly wrapped Pride GO bus in Bowmanville. There are times when you just need to stand out for good reason. On June 13, Metrolinx unveiled this year’s ‘Ride with Pride’ GO bus at the Bowmanville Rainbow Crosswalk dedication ceremony in the city’s east end. It is the first rainbow crosswalk in Durham … Continue reading This wrap’s just the start – ‘Ride with Pride’ GO bus makes big entrance

Raptors win hearts and minds of a city – and country

Few things tend to dominate the heartbeat of Toronto. As a major metropolitan centre, the city is used to major events. But the Raptors have pulled people together in a rare unified cause. One that’s apparently bigger than a single city. We asked UP Express and GO Transit riders – all dressed in their Raptor’s team colours … Continue reading Raptors win hearts and minds of a city – and country

How to stop a GO train in its tracks – the momentum of science and skill behind aligning with a platform perfectly

As passengers, we can’t wait to get to our train stop. But, amid occasional platform overshoots and safety reminders to stay off the tracks, few of us know how complicated stopping a train can be. And that each stop starts long before the brakes are ever applied. For passengers, the effort of arriving at a … Continue reading How to stop a GO train in its tracks – the momentum of science and skill behind aligning with a platform perfectly

On Track – Your first view of Toronto’s Crosstown’s light rail vehicles in motion

During our ongoing Crosstown Progress series, looking at every major element of Toronto's Crosstown light rail transit project, we've seen work on the line, but haven't seen the machines that will run on those rails. That changes today. Our Metrolinx light rail vehicles are being tested, and we can finally show you how they look … Continue reading On Track – Your first view of Toronto’s Crosstown’s light rail vehicles in motion

No illusion – Magician Greg Frewin reveals Niagara Falls spectacles GO customers need to unlock

As Niagara Falls weekend GO service returns to take customers to and from the famous tourist destination, the area’s best known performer-in-residence – and one of the world’s most accomplished magicians – explains why the Falls have him locked up tight. Greg Frewin has pulled off one of the most elaborate feats in the history … Continue reading No illusion – Magician Greg Frewin reveals Niagara Falls spectacles GO customers need to unlock

Java, the hunt – We take GO and UP Express customers on an early morning Union Station coffee run

Most public transit users don’t run unless first fueled by that magic bean elixir. Cups runneth over with choices inside Toronto’s premier transit hub. We exit our trains and step down from our buses and we are unified in one desire. Find that cup of coffee. We are the ornery army of under-caffeinated commuters who … Continue reading Java, the hunt – We take GO and UP Express customers on an early morning Union Station coffee run

Whitby Metrolinx Town Hall crowd hears of options to extend GO services to beyond Oshawa

Local residents and community members gathered to ask questions and find out more about transit plans in Durham – including Bowmanville. Every seat was full. That's how packed it was inside the room at the Abilities Centre in Whitby on May 2 as Metrolinx hosted another one of its popular community town halls. From Lakeshore … Continue reading Whitby Metrolinx Town Hall crowd hears of options to extend GO services to beyond Oshawa

Get behind usually locked doors at Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility

In a rare opportunity for customers and the curious, Metrolinx – as part of the one-day Doors Open Whitby 2019 event – is allowing access to a sophisticated and important corner of our GO world that’s usually unseen by the public. Every business has a locked door - one that’s off limits to most people. … Continue reading Get behind usually locked doors at Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility