Learn about five W’s of tree planting as Metrolinx works to lay groundwork for GO Expansion

Take a behind the scenes look at how Toronto and Region Conservation Authority manages tree planting and how their expertise has helped Metrolinx start rolling out the GO Expansion tree compensation program. Let’s branch out on this one. Your high school science teacher was right - trees are the lungs of our cities.   They … Continue reading Learn about five W’s of tree planting as Metrolinx works to lay groundwork for GO Expansion

Delivering new rapid transit to support a growing Durham Region community

Metrolinx continues to work with the community to deliver new rapid transit – the Durham Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit project (DSBRT). The  Durham Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit project will bring 36-kilometers of bus rapid transit that would serve Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering and Scarborough, and connect with Scarborough Centre, the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus … Continue reading Delivering new rapid transit to support a growing Durham Region community

Enhancing transit connections from Etobicoke to Hamilton: learn more about the Dundas BRT

Have your say on the Dundas Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project as Metrolinx hosts the first public engagement session for the proposed new route this month. Learn more about the project and find out how to get involved. Metrolinx is working to improve transit along Dundas Street, an arterial road and key transit corridor for … Continue reading Enhancing transit connections from Etobicoke to Hamilton: learn more about the Dundas BRT

Directional drilling along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension: A first step for new stations at Kipling and Martin Grove

Even before the first phase of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT is finished, workers are on the ground for its extension through Etobicoke and into Mississauga. Crews are busy moving telecommunications cables out of the way of two future stations using a horizontal direction drilling technique that minimizes traffic disruptions. Crews can already be seen along Eglinton Ave West performing early works of site surveys, geotechnical site investigations and utilities relocations for the Eglinton … Continue reading Directional drilling along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension: A first step for new stations at Kipling and Martin Grove

Advancing plans for the Ontario Line station in Corktown: Commemorating history while building for the future

Corktown Station will be an important landmark on the Ontario Line, with connections to surface routes, bringing growing neighbourhoods east of the downtown core into the subway system. A section of Corktown that is mostly paved over will become a place for the people, with a mix of housing, commercial, retail and community space around … Continue reading Advancing plans for the Ontario Line station in Corktown: Commemorating history while building for the future

What’s in a noise wall? When and where noise walls get built with GO Transit expansion

The most effective way to mitigate noise is at the source. The largest reduction of noise from train operations will come with the electrification of the rail network, but noise walls are a helpful tool to mitigate noise in communities where further measures are needed. The biggest objective of Metrolinx’s GO Expansion project is to … Continue reading What’s in a noise wall? When and where noise walls get built with GO Transit expansion

Metrolinx renews agreement with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority – See how that will keep things growing

Transit is more than steel rails and rolling wheels. It’s also working with and within environments, including natural ecosystems. That’s what a renewed agreement between Metrolinx and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is all about, as it will help manage the upcoming portfolio of construction work that includes subways, rapid transit, new stations and … Continue reading Metrolinx renews agreement with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority – See how that will keep things growing

Great response, including using digital simulations – How interaction between Hurontario LRT and first responders has been priority for line Hurontario LRT route

From design to construction, safety is always on top of mind for teams working on the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (HuLRT) Project. But that doesn’t happen without special planning and tactics in cooperationwith police and fire. That includes some sophisticated virtual modeling on how traffic, including emergency vehicles, get around. Safety along a major urban … Continue reading Great response, including using digital simulations – How interaction between Hurontario LRT and first responders has been priority for line Hurontario LRT route

Find out how Metrolinx is bringing more rapid transit to Durham Region

Metrolinx is working to bring new rapid transit options to the region of Durham. Learn how you can get involved in the newest rapid transit project in the works - the Durham-Scarborough BRT. Bus rapid transit (BRT) is one of lesser-known heroes of the public transit world. It’s not all about the trains. Buses are … Continue reading Find out how Metrolinx is bringing more rapid transit to Durham Region

Lakeshore East rail corridor construction gets underway – with some green additions

During a recent town hall with residents of Toronto’s Woodbine-Danforth neighbourhood, Metrolinx asked the community about their priorities for the restoration of the local ravine after construction. The community responded – their top priorities are to retain as many trees as possible and to plant more trees in compensation. Metrolinx has heard the community loud … Continue reading Lakeshore East rail corridor construction gets underway – with some green additions