Metrolinx announces increased service, including on Kitchener and Lakeshore Lines – Extends popular Niagara weekend service to year-round

Scores of new options added to GO train routes for September. Here are some of the biggest service improvements across the system. Metrolinx has announced a major advance in the GO Transit expansion program, with nearly 150 new and extended train trips each week, starting on August 31. With this round of changes there will … Continue reading Metrolinx announces increased service, including on Kitchener and Lakeshore Lines – Extends popular Niagara weekend service to year-round

New green energy facility is powering up the Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Construction is underway on a state-of-the-art back-up power facility that will not only keep a vital rapid transit line moving if the lights go out, it will also help a west-end Toronto community get one step closer to its ambitious sustainability targets. The recipe for any good rapid transit project includes more than just tracks, … Continue reading New green energy facility is powering up the Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Digging under to move ahead – Highway 401/409 tunnel project begins

Dirt and rock will be removed – a metre at a time - just below one of the country’s busiest highway interchanges. The tunnelling project will tap into new technology, with the intent of helping to provide two-way, all day GO service on the Kitchener line. To bring more service to GO Transit customers, crews … Continue reading Digging under to move ahead – Highway 401/409 tunnel project begins

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario release Initial Business Case for Ontario Line subway

Toronto’s innovative new transit route will connect to GO as well as TTC subways and streetcars, as it creates a new transit route through the heart of the city. Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have released the Initial Business Case for Ontario Line. The report has found the new subway line will better connect people to … Continue reading Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario release Initial Business Case for Ontario Line subway

On the Road Again: Metrolinx Town Hall comes to York Region

Customers and community members engage with transit leaders during a meeting in Vaughan. They arrived with questions. And scores of local residents and community members from all across York region were eager to learn about transit plans for their area, during a June 24 Metrolinx town hall at Vaughan City Hall. From operational costs to … Continue reading On the Road Again: Metrolinx Town Hall comes to York Region

Tackling No. 3 Switch – How a notoriously troublesome piece of Lakeshore East GO equipment is being improved

Sometimes the smallest things - such as the space between electrical circuits - can threaten the timely commute of thousands of GO train customers. With each riddle, comes an inventive and complicated solution. This is how one signal box is being brought up to date. A transit problem that starts out as big as a … Continue reading Tackling No. 3 Switch – How a notoriously troublesome piece of Lakeshore East GO equipment is being improved

On Track – Your first view of Toronto’s Crosstown’s light rail vehicles in motion

During our ongoing Crosstown Progress series, looking at every major element of Toronto's Crosstown light rail transit project, we've seen work on the line, but haven't seen the machines that will run on those rails. That changes today. Our Metrolinx light rail vehicles are being tested, and we can finally show you how they look … Continue reading On Track – Your first view of Toronto’s Crosstown’s light rail vehicles in motion