Alstom Thunder Bay plant to refurbish 94 GO Transit bi-level train coaches

Thanks to an agreement announced today in Thunder Bay, almost eight dozen GO Transit bi-level train coaches are being freshened up to ensure the expansion of GO rail service and improve the customer experience. Read on to find out what that entails. Wear and tear are normal and expected parts of a train coach lifecycle, … Continue reading Alstom Thunder Bay plant to refurbish 94 GO Transit bi-level train coaches

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario release statement on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario are issuing the following release on the proposed settlement on the Crosstown Light Rail Transit project. Metrolinx president and CEO, Phil Verster, along with Infrastructure Ontario CEO Michael Lindsay, have just released (Nov. 24, 2021) the following statement on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project: “Over the past several … Continue reading Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario release statement on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project

GO VAXX mobile vaccine clinics administer more than 10K COVID jabs

You’ve seen them at Canada’s Wonderland, at GO Stations, and at fairs. Since mid-August, three GO-VAXX mobile vaccine clinics have been making their way throughout southern Ontario to help put vaccines in arms in the fight against COVID-19. And now the initiative has reached a major milestone – 10,000 shots have been administered. Green and … Continue reading GO VAXX mobile vaccine clinics administer more than 10K COVID jabs

New video shows media getting firsthand look at progress on Eglinton Crosstown LRT

From the Ontario Science Centre to Birchmount, new photos and video take you to the eastern portion of the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project. Scroll down to join the recent media tour. There is light at the end of the tunnel. This week (Oct. 12), media were invited to a tour of the … Continue reading New video shows media getting firsthand look at progress on Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Phil Verster explains the network effect and how it will create new transit possibilities for generations of customers

Metrolinx News readers have seen a lot about the ‘network effect’ and what it means for riders. It refers to the opportunities that come with a stronger, more flexible transit system, with seamless connections across the communities, more frequent service and new projects that will, once opened, reduce crowding on existing lines. These projects are … Continue reading Phil Verster explains the network effect and how it will create new transit possibilities for generations of customers

Metrolinx announces mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for employees

As the more contagious Delta variant continues to circulate, Metrolinx is implementing even stronger measures to ensure as many people as possible get fully vaccinated and are protected. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, Metrolinx invested in a multi-layered approach to safety to lower the risk and control the spread. This strategy included … Continue reading Metrolinx announces mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for employees

Metrolinx plans to bring 15-minute, two-way, all-day GO service further north on the Barrie Line to Bradford

Metrolinx is extending GO Expansion plans for 15-minute service on the Barrie GO Line beyond Aurora and further north into Simcoe Region. Read on to find out more about the GO Expansion program and plans to expand service on the Barrie Line. Metrolinx is extending future all-day GO train service further north on the Barrie … Continue reading Metrolinx plans to bring 15-minute, two-way, all-day GO service further north on the Barrie Line to Bradford

Brand new Bay Concourse opens to customers inside Union Station today

As the busiest transit hub in Canada, Union Station is used to playing host to more than – prior to COVID-19 – 300,000 daily visitors. Serving those travelers is about to get easier, as Bay Concourse is now open, thanks to a project led by the City of Toronto, in partnership with Metrolinx. We break … Continue reading Brand new Bay Concourse opens to customers inside Union Station today

History is made as Bloomington GO Station opens doors for the first time

Over the past year, Metrolinx News has been covering the progress made on Bloomington GO Station, providing updates on the newest addition to the Richmond Hill GO Line. Today (June 28) the station opened its doors for the very first time, giving customers a chance to experience this new, state-of-the-art facility that will now provide … Continue reading History is made as Bloomington GO Station opens doors for the first time

Inside a Metrolinx hosted COVID-19 vaccination clinic for transit staff and customers

Earlier this week, Metrolinx created a vaccine clinic, and opened the doors to employees and the public. Metrolinx’s well-known head of Media Relations, Anne Marie Aikins, was in the middle of it all. As someone who has given many hours to volunteer at similar clinics, she wades in with a column to talk about what … Continue reading Inside a Metrolinx hosted COVID-19 vaccination clinic for transit staff and customers