Goodbye taupe tile – A sneak peek into Union Station’s new Bay Concourse

Toronto’s main transit hub is about to see the reopening of a whole new section. We take you behind the construction barriers to show you how work is coming – along with some of the new features created – for Bay Concourse. It was kind of orange, gray, brownish - or maybe taupe. It was … Continue reading Goodbye taupe tile – A sneak peek into Union Station’s new Bay Concourse

In constant motion – Take a video tour of the latest work on Crosstown’s Kennedy station

As we’ve been constantly updating you on the latest developments – and images - along the Crosstown light rail transit route, we thought it was time to give you a video update on progress to Toronto’s Kennedy station. Find out how they deal with the constant flow of buses and how soon before the roof … Continue reading In constant motion – Take a video tour of the latest work on Crosstown’s Kennedy station

New route – Proposed walking and cycling path outlined for Maple GO station

Plans for a new path to the Barrie Line rail and bus stop are now under discussion, with construction tentatively to take place in the fall of 2020. We have all the details, including on a public meeting scheduled for tonight (Dec. 3). Access to Vaughan’s Maple GO station – especially for customers on foot … Continue reading New route – Proposed walking and cycling path outlined for Maple GO station

Toronto power play – Crosstown light rail transit line sees important substations installed

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Today, we’re energizing things with pictures of traction power substations finding their homes along the line. We’ve shown you a growing gallery of pictures from … Continue reading Toronto power play – Crosstown light rail transit line sees important substations installed

Twice as good – Barrie GO prepares for future riding on double rail lines

Increased service along the transit route running north of Toronto will take a lot of planning, and ongoing discussions with communities. It will also need preparation work to eventually put in a second rail along the corridor. As a public info session is planned for tomorrow night (Nov. 28), let’s break down some of the … Continue reading Twice as good – Barrie GO prepares for future riding on double rail lines

What the heck is a ‘rail frog’ and ‘deadheading’? Take our transit jargon quiz

Every industry and occupation uses utterances that are unusual or unique. The Metrolinx world is no difference. But we’d like to explain some of the slang better. We know. Sometimes we can be a bit confusing. The words we use. The expressions we come up with. We can leave you scratching your heads. But we … Continue reading What the heck is a ‘rail frog’ and ‘deadheading’? Take our transit jargon quiz

Metrolinx-led mock disaster takes over Union Station for active shooter exercise

First responders, and more than 150 volunteers, participate in simulation at transit hub (Nov 2-3) to test and improve emergency preparedness. While only a scenario, it was as real as possible. The night played out not only inside Union Station but also over social media with dozens of people documenting the action. We've captured a … Continue reading Metrolinx-led mock disaster takes over Union Station for active shooter exercise

Largest ever multi-agency emergency exercise taking place at Union Station

First responders and more than 150 volunteers to participate in Metrolinx-led mock disaster simulation taking place overnight at Union Station (Nov 2-3) - as a way to test and improve emergency preparedness. This is only a drill - but it’s as serious as training can get. At Metrolinx, safety is at the core of every … Continue reading Largest ever multi-agency emergency exercise taking place at Union Station

Ontario Line to benefit low-income Toronto neighbourhoods: U of T report

Study concludes new subway will be within a 10-minute walk for 242,000 people. People from all walks of life – and especially lower income earners – will benefit from the new Ontario Line subway, according to an independent study by University of Toronto experts. A study conducted by Dr. Steven Farber, an Assistant Professor in … Continue reading Ontario Line to benefit low-income Toronto neighbourhoods: U of T report

Ontario Line – Stepping from one train to the next will be made easier by clever design

This story is part of a continuing series discussing Ontario Line – Toronto’s newest subway line. This quickly developing project will provide fast and efficient transit through downtown and also bring the subway to new neighbourhoods. In this story, we explore how the mix of stations above and below ground will offer riders easier connections, … Continue reading Ontario Line – Stepping from one train to the next will be made easier by clever design