New GO train express options for Lakeshore East line

Weekday options add flexibility for customers. A new express GO Train service on the Lakeshore East line offers more choice for transit users and commuters travelling from Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax and Pickering. The new express train service, which began April 17, is in addition to improvements previously introduced, including: 15-minute midday service between Oshawa GO … Continue reading New GO train express options for Lakeshore East line

Province announces historic subway expansion plans

Metrolinx will play key role in delivering new projects. The provincial government announced a groundbreaking plan to expand Ontario’s transit infrastructure on April 10. At a press conference at Metrolinx’s Willowbrook facility, Premier Doug Ford, Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek and Infrastructure Minister Monte McNaughton announced more than $28 billion in new transit projects. Leading the … Continue reading Province announces historic subway expansion plans

Metrolinx lowering fares for short-distance GO trips by more than $1

Metrolinx is reducing PRESTO fares on short-distance GO Transit trips in the Greater Golden Horseshoe by more than $1 starting April 20. The fare for GO trips that are about 10 kilometres or less is being reduced to $3.70 — a 21 per cent reduction from the lowest PRESTO fares of $4.71. This new, lower … Continue reading Metrolinx lowering fares for short-distance GO trips by more than $1

More GO train service for Markham, Brampton, Etobicoke

Metrolinx is increasing GO train service on the Kitchener and Stouffville lines on April 8 to give customers more opportunities to get where they need to be. New weekday morning trip options between Bramalea GO and Union Station will give customers new choices at popular morning commuting times while midday weekday GO train service along … Continue reading More GO train service for Markham, Brampton, Etobicoke

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

‘Ask Metrolinx’ Regional Town Hall Series Makes First Stop in Kitchener

Town hall gives customers opportunity to ask questions about transit in Kitchener-Waterloo and beyond. ‘Ask Metrolinx’ is gearing up for its first roadshow. Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster and his senior management team will be in Kitchener on Monday, March 4, to answer all of your burning transit questions. Monday’s town hall is open to the … Continue reading ‘Ask Metrolinx’ Regional Town Hall Series Makes First Stop in Kitchener

Metrolinx welcomes 6 new directors to its board

Recent departures are replaced and other items raised during first board of 2019. Metrolinx welcomed six new members to its board of directors Thursday, kicking off the first meeting of the new year with an infusion of new talent to the board. Metrolinx board chair Donald Wright welcomed each new director, noting their diverse backgrounds in … Continue reading Metrolinx welcomes 6 new directors to its board

Metrolinx makes dogs on GO a permanent feature

Five months after launching a pilot project allowing leashed dogs on GO trains and buses with their human commuters, Metrolinx’s board of directors voted Thursday to make it a permanent part of its pet policy. Metrolinx is doing something doggone good. During their Dec. 6 meeting, the Metrolinx board unanimously approved changing its pet policy … Continue reading Metrolinx makes dogs on GO a permanent feature

Ask Metrolinx public forum attracts compliments, concerns and cool tech

Event saw CEO Phil Verster, management team field questions from customers and community members Nima Yasrebi stood in line at a recent Metrolinx town-hall public meeting and fiddled quietly with his smartphone. One by one, as Yasrebi waited for a turn at the microphone to speak to Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster and members of his senior … Continue reading Ask Metrolinx public forum attracts compliments, concerns and cool tech