Digging deep on the new Scarborough Subway Extension

Construction for the Scarborough Subway Extension continues as crews dig even deeper to build the massive excavation needed for the project’s very large tunnel boring machine. It’s all hands on deck at the corner of Sheppard Avenue and McCowan Road as crews pick up the pace to build Scarborough’s new subway line. Building a new … Continue reading Digging deep on the new Scarborough Subway Extension

Upcoming public info session a chance for residents to weigh in on Durham Scarborough BRT project

The Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit line will bring accessible transit to thousands of residents. The project is expected to serve 38,400 riders per day from Scarborough Centre to Oshawa. Get the latest information and have your say starting Oct. 14. Metrolinx is holding a series of public information sessions (starting Oct. 14) for residents to … Continue reading Upcoming public info session a chance for residents to weigh in on Durham Scarborough BRT project

Metrolinx takes measures to make transit more equitable

At a time when organizations are looking to root out systemic biases, Metrolinx is no exception. The transit agency’s Planning team is looking for new ways to include equity, diversity and inclusion in its decision making to benefit a wider range of people and communities. Here’s how that work is going. New transit lines improve … Continue reading Metrolinx takes measures to make transit more equitable

Metrolinx heads into the valley with the Mount Dennis Community Association

The Humber Valley is a place of refuge in the heart of Etobicoke, where people can experience nature right in the midst of a bustling city. It’s a place with a long history – and a bright future. Read on to learn more about how the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension will fit into the community … Continue reading Metrolinx heads into the valley with the Mount Dennis Community Association

Environmental surveys take place along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension route

Turtles, bats, and birds are being studied along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension route, as experts make sure work doesn’t disrupt important habitats of even the smallest creatures. Over the spring and summer, teams from Metrolinx have been examining local wildlife along the route as part of the planning process for the project. Read on … Continue reading Environmental surveys take place along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension route

Lakeshore East express trains paused as important construction work takes place

Work is happening on the Lakeshore East GO line to offer more frequent train service, more stations, cleaner technology, and more connections. Express service along the line will be paused to support construction work on expanding GO service, the East Harbour transit hub and the Ontario Line subway. Growth can be painful, but the benefits … Continue reading Lakeshore East express trains paused as important construction work takes place

New Metrolinx video explains why removing trees is necessary to unlock a greener GO transit network

Across the region, work has already begun to make room for more GO Transit. Check out a new video explaining the ‘what, why and how’ of tree and vegetation removal and management in preparation for the GO Expansion program. Plus, information on how the transit agency is replacing trees and shrubs across the region. The … Continue reading New Metrolinx video explains why removing trees is necessary to unlock a greener GO transit network

Self-driving electric shuttle heading to Whitby GO as part of AV pilot project

Durham Region residents will soon see a self-driving, electric vehicle rolling into Whitby GO as Metrolinx partners with several agencies to help create the smart infrastructure. Find out more about the new autonomous shuttle and how it fits into a fully integrated local transit network of the future. What was once reserved for the world … Continue reading Self-driving electric shuttle heading to Whitby GO as part of AV pilot project

Thorncliffe Park residents tour maintenance and storage facilities in Toronto neighbourhoods

Maintenance and storage facilities are essential to keeping transit vehicles clean and working properly. There are many of these facilities across Toronto where vehicles are either housed, maintained or both. Metrolinx recently organized bus tours for community members from Thorncliffe Park to visit a number of these facilities, showing them how each fits within its … Continue reading Thorncliffe Park residents tour maintenance and storage facilities in Toronto neighbourhoods