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
We know what drives you. While using our GO and UP Express vehicles, you’re studying on the way to class, checking theatre tickets to make sure you won’t be late, destressing before work unfolds for another day and double-checking the zipper on your carry-on before arriving at Toronto Pearson International for the trip you’ve been … Continue reading The unsung heroes of your daily ride
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
Getting students engaged in transit today, opens the door to them using – and shaping – public systems as they get older. If you want to glimpse the future of public transit in Ontario, first see it through the eyes – and coloured pencils - of children. Metrolinx runs countless public meetings and educational sessions … Continue reading What if children designed our Ontario neighbourhoods?
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
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.
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
Therapeutic Paws of Canada events sees dogs converge on downtown Toronto using GO Transit. Think of them as a day at a spa – but covered by lots of fur. One look into his beautiful eyes and you can’t help but immediately feel a sense of calm and safety. And petting his soft coat makes … Continue reading Commuters Take Pause to Enjoy Therapeutic Paws
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
Following the Feb. 28 announcement that kids would soon ride free on GO transit, customers – especially parents – lit up social media. Starting March 9, 2019, kids 12 and under can ride free on all GO trains and buses, making it easier and more affordable for families to take transit throughout the region -- just in … Continue reading Kids GO free hits the mark online