A first in Canada as transit customers can tap on with debit as part of PRESTO contactless payment pilot on UP Express

Customers can now use a physical debit card or a debit card added to a mobile wallet to travel on the UP Express. Combined with credit card payment, customers have more contactless options than ever when it comes to paying for their ride. Here’s why it’s a first. Hear that sound? It’s the sweet beep … Continue reading A first in Canada as transit customers can tap on with debit as part of PRESTO contactless payment pilot on UP Express

What you need to know about PRESTO before jumping on transit again

Whether it’s heading to school or the office, customers returning to transit this fall can take advantage of enhancements PRESTO has made over the last few months to make their transit experience easier.  With app enhancements, PRESTO customers will be able to load funds and passes instantly, check their balances in real-time, and more. Here’s … Continue reading What you need to know about PRESTO before jumping on transit again

New Metrolinx quiz tests your knowledge on the many changes that have taken place during pandemic

Society may have slowed down dramatically as Ontario, Canada and the world fought COVID-19 – a battle that continues – but GO, PRESTO, and UP Express have kept on advancing and changing. As many customers start to use trains and buses regularly again, here’s a short quiz to see if you can spot the many … Continue reading New Metrolinx quiz tests your knowledge on the many changes that have taken place during pandemic

From branded face coverings to Mini GO Bear plush toys Metrolinx opens new online shop for transit fans and customers

The transit agency has created a virtual store offering merchandise and apparel showcasing the brands of Metrolinx, GO Transit, UP Express, and PRESTO. Here’s what you need to know to grab a virtual basket at The Metrolinx Shop. Metrolinx is launching a new online shop today (July 19). Branded merchandise is more popular than ever … Continue reading From branded face coverings to Mini GO Bear plush toys Metrolinx opens new online shop for transit fans and customers

While COVID kept most transit riders at home much changed on GO Transit

As the pandemic restrictions slowly and cautiously get lifted and new routines created, transit riders are gradually – sometimes timidly - returning to GO Transit and UP Express. Even long-time customers are discovering they might need a refresher as much changed in so many ways while they were away. Here, Anne Marie Aikins, head of … Continue reading While COVID kept most transit riders at home much changed on GO Transit

PRESTO partners with Aecon to help provide access to transit for Urban Indigenous Peoples

Usually when we write about PRESTO, it’s about using the system to take customers further. But this story is about a unique collaboration that’s helping reduce barriers to access to transit. Metrolinx has partnered with well-known Canadian construction company, Aecon Group Inc., to provide PRESTO cards to two Toronto Urban Indigenous organizations. As an organization … Continue reading PRESTO partners with Aecon to help provide access to transit for Urban Indigenous Peoples

UP Express adjusts schedule of weekday train service – More than just PRESTO changes on line

Improvements at Weston Station will have an impact on when UP trains will leave Toronto’s Union Station as well as Pearson International Airport during weekday hours. Get up to speed on how the important route to downtown Toronto is adjusting their timetable – as well as some platform shifts – as well as when the … Continue reading UP Express adjusts schedule of weekday train service – More than just PRESTO changes on line

PRESTO’s new fare payment solution for specialized transit and on-demand microtransit – Hamilton Street Railway adopts system

A new fare payment improvement will be rolling out on several transit agencies in the 905-area, giving many customers the option to pay for these services with their PRESTO card. PRESTO is rolling out a new fare payment solution at several 905 transit agencies designed for their local specialized transit and other on-demand microtransit services. … Continue reading PRESTO’s new fare payment solution for specialized transit and on-demand microtransit – Hamilton Street Railway adopts system

New PRESTO devices are now available across GO Transit, UP Express and transit agencies in the 905 region

New PRESTO payment devices make card load times eight times faster and set the stage for more payment options to come You know that old saying, “change is good”. Well, it’s true… at least for PRESTO customers. Over the course of the last year, Metrolinx embarked on an effort to replace the existing PRESTO payment … Continue reading New PRESTO devices are now available across GO Transit, UP Express and transit agencies in the 905 region