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

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario appeal recent Crosstown LRT court decision

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario are launching an appeal to a court decision involving project builder Crosslinx Transit Solutions. Statement by Metrolinx President and CEO Phil Verster, and Infrastructure Ontario President and CEO Michael Lindsay: Today, Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx appealed the recent court decision which addressed Crosslinx’s COVID-19 claim. The appeal materials submitted in court … Continue reading Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario appeal recent Crosstown LRT court decision

Metrolinx marks anniversary of first COVID-19 lockdown – Changes? Anne Marie Aikins touches on just a few

Word of a novel pneumonia virus began circulating around the globe in late 2019. The Metrolinx Incident Command Team began its work early in 2020 to ensure we were ready. When the first lockdown began in mid-March 2020, no one could ignore the reality that a global pandemic was upon us. But that was just … Continue reading Metrolinx marks anniversary of first COVID-19 lockdown – Changes? Anne Marie Aikins touches on just a few

Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster: ‘Transforming transit – a balance of preservation and progress’

As progress on building new transit shifts into a higher gear, CEO Phil Verster explains how Metrolinx puts people at the centre of planning and design decisions so our projects build up our communities for a better future, while respecting what makes them special today. When we think of what makes the Greater Toronto Area … Continue reading Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster: ‘Transforming transit – a balance of preservation and progress’