Metrolinx statement on delay of Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project

Here is an update on the status of Toronto's Crosstown LRT project. Metrolinx president and CEO, Phil Verster has just released (Feb. 18, 2020) the following statement on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project: “The Eglinton Crosstown LRT is a transformative project for our region and we look forward to it being operational … Continue reading Metrolinx statement on delay of Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project

TOD and parking among hot topics during latest Metrolinx community meeting – Burlington hosted the event

As the series of Metrolinx town halls continue to attract customers, community members and questions about the course of transit across the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the most recent gathering inside the local GO station sees a wide variety of topics tackled. It was a fitting meeting place – especially if you had questions about transit. … Continue reading TOD and parking among hot topics during latest Metrolinx community meeting – Burlington hosted the event

Transit tour continues – Metrolinx town hall coming to Burlington today

Public forum allows customers and residents to ask transit questions in-person and online. So ask away, in a couple different ways. For customers and community members, a trip to Burlington GO station today (Feb. 5) won’t involve stepping onto a train or bus. But there will be a voyage of discovery. Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster … Continue reading Transit tour continues – Metrolinx town hall coming to Burlington today

Metrolinx bucks North American trend in transit – A by-the-numbers breakdown of 2019, and a new year to come for GO, PRESTO and UP Express

While for some customers, it seems like the world just partied like it was 1999, a whole new decade is fast approaching. Using stats, figures and facts, we take a look at how far the transit agency has come, and where it’s going as we all greet 2020. It’s not surprising that a transit agency … Continue reading Metrolinx bucks North American trend in transit – A by-the-numbers breakdown of 2019, and a new year to come for GO, PRESTO and UP Express

From Ontario Line to digital signs – Scarborough takes center stage with transit conversation during latest Metrolinx town hall

Talk about engagement - the open-mic line to talk with Metrolinx leaders was impressive and the event went half an hour longer than expected, due to feedback. The questions were – like the transit services themselves – in-depth and crossed the map. Metrolinx held another in their continuing series of town hall community meetings in … Continue reading From Ontario Line to digital signs – Scarborough takes center stage with transit conversation during latest Metrolinx town hall

Winning bidder officially announced for Hurontario light rail transit project

Build will have major impact for transit passengers, and communities, in Mississauga and Brampton. Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) today (Oct. 21) have officially announced the winning bidder for the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project. Mobilinx, the winning team, will design, build, finance, operate and maintain the new transit project for a 30-year term. … Continue reading Winning bidder officially announced for Hurontario light rail transit project

Stouffville GO sees new service changes – Markham rail customers get all-day, seven-days-a-week train runs

Train and bus schedules will be changing in November. Back in 1982, GO train service on the Stouffville Line started with humble runs. In fact, to begin, it was a single weekday service. Fast forward to 2019, and you can see this decidedly less modest service hitting its stride. Starting Nov. 2, hourly trains will … Continue reading Stouffville GO sees new service changes – Markham rail customers get all-day, seven-days-a-week train runs

Metrolinx strikes deal to buy dozens of new train cars for GO Transit

Agreement will see 36 more bi-level cars bought from Bombardier Transportation’s Ontario plant. Metrolinx has reached an agreement with Bombardier Transportation to purchase 36 additional bi-level rail cars for use by GO Transit. A Sept. 10 announcement noted the contract extension will see the cars built at Bombardier’s Thunder Bay plant, and include 31 standard … Continue reading Metrolinx strikes deal to buy dozens of new train cars for GO Transit

Packed house greets Metrolinx town hall in Mississauga

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

Young passion meets experience as a trio of teens pitch a new train to Metrolinx brass

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