Weekend GO train update: No construction on Lakeshore West Line as cleanup from incident is completed on Lakeshore East

Repair work is now complete on the Lakeshore East GO Line following a fatal incident involving a worker last weekend – with train service resuming tomorrow (Dec. 5). Over on the Lakeshore West Line, there is no construction work planned this weekend (Dec. 3-5), and will run on the regular schedule. Taking transit to an event this weekend? Here’s what you need to know. *Editors … Continue reading Weekend GO train update: No construction on Lakeshore West Line as cleanup from incident is completed on Lakeshore East

A train moves across a bridge.

Lakeshore East weekend train service affected by upcoming construction

Important construction work is happening this weekend (Nov. 5-7) on the Lakeshore East Line. Metrolinx News is giving GO customers a heads up about the temporary schedule changes and explaining why this work is needed. Important construction work is happening this weekend that will impact travel on the Lakeshore East GO Line. Beginning Friday, Nov.  5 at 9:30 p.m. until the end of service on … Continue reading Lakeshore East weekend train service affected by upcoming construction

The pedestrian bridge is seen looming over Hwy. 401 traffic during a daylight shot.

Pickering Pedestrian Bridge declared longest enclosed people crossing in world by Guinness

It’s no small feat to jump over 14 lanes of traffic and another six rail tracks. And that boast has earned the Pickering Pedestrian Bridge – the remarkable piece of engineering over Highway 401- an equally iconic award and place in the record books. What do Mount Everest, Pelé, the Burj Khalifa Tower, and Ontario’s Pickering Pedestrian Bridge all have in common? They are all … Continue reading Pickering Pedestrian Bridge declared longest enclosed people crossing in world by Guinness

How the Durham Scarborough BRT will bring new bus rapid transit to Oshawa

The Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit is a 36-kilometre bus rapid transit corridor that would serve Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering and Scarborough, and provide better access for residents and businesses for key destinations along Highway 2 including Trent University, the Oshawa urban growth centre and its commercial strip, all the way to Scarborough Town Centre and the TTC Line 2 subway extension. Oshawa residents are getting an update regarding the newest transit project planned for their city.  The Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit (DSBRT) is currently in the design phase and residents are invited to … Continue reading How the Durham Scarborough BRT will bring new bus rapid transit to Oshawa

That’s the ticket – Old GO Transit images from ’80s show the steady flow of customers arriving at Oakville and Pickering stations

As we’ve been digging into old boxes, and the back of desk drawers, for forgotten pictures of Metrolinx’s transit past – all part of a continuing series we’ve dubbed HistoricGO – one stack of black and white prints caught our eye. It was the interaction between GO Transit staff working at two stations, and customers arriving to buy a new batch of tickets. The moments … Continue reading That’s the ticket – Old GO Transit images from ’80s show the steady flow of customers arriving at Oakville and Pickering stations

The latest ridership map shows an increase in total ridership, as well as GO train boardings.

Track your station – Updated GO Transit ridership map shows continued growth across the network

Short distance trips, increased service options and event partnerships all contributed to reasons why customers are choosing GO transit more frequently. Find out how your own line is doing. You’ve probably noticed many new faces on the GO service in the past few months. An updated ridership map from April to September 2019 shows a continuing trend of growth at 4.1 per cent. Barrie grew … Continue reading Track your station – Updated GO Transit ridership map shows continued growth across the network

The bridge, lit up at night in purple.

Pickering pedestrian bridge wins international award. Take our quiz to find reasons why it gets so much love

As one of Ontario’s most recognizable pedestrian bridges wins an international award, we span your knowledge with a quiz – including if you’re among the thousands to cross it every day. It’s crossed over into wider acclaim. The Pickering pedestrian bridge, a pathway that has become iconic in Ontario, has won another nod of approval. Earlier this month (October 2019), the New York City Engineering News … Continue reading Pickering pedestrian bridge wins international award. Take our quiz to find reasons why it gets so much love

The Pickering pedestrian bridge is shown lit up in blue at night, as it stands over busy Hwy. 401.

Durham region’s pedestrian bridge spans more than Hwy. 401

Metrolinx-built Pickering GO station crossing continues to attract attention, including a nomination for design award. It’s no small feat to span 14 lanes over Canada’s busiest highway. But when you get to the other side, the reasons and rewards quickly become apparent. Officially opened last September, the pedestrian bridge that spans Hwy. 401 from Pickering GO station, has – for the thousands of people who … Continue reading Durham region’s pedestrian bridge spans more than Hwy. 401

A sign at Pickering sation points to the right, as a reflection points to the left.

Signs of our time – Metrolinx pilot looks to guide transit customers better

Learn the science behind wayfinding tools that will get you moving quicker. To help you find your way, Toban Allison first needs your guidance. The lives of our customers are getting more complicated and busier almost every day. There are an endless number of places to be and countless appointments to keep track of. So the last thing Toban believes you should be confused about … Continue reading Signs of our time – Metrolinx pilot looks to guide transit customers better