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

Help for transit riders on the move – PRESTO releases two new app enhancements today

Two new features to the PRESTO App – setting a GO Train default trip and checking your transfer window – are now available. Here are the details. Your phone may have gotten a bit smarter today. PRESTO keeps innovating their app. First came instant loads – a way for customers to load funds with their … Continue reading Help for transit riders on the move – PRESTO releases two new app enhancements today

Options, choices and positive change in the wallet for PRESTO, as overdraft fees are scrapped

PRESTO continues to make using the payment system easier to use for customers. The latest development is getting rid of an overdraft fee. There’s more positive change coming to PRESTO customers. A service fee for overdraft use – it amounted to 25 cents – is being scrapped.  Previously, if a customer’s registered PRESTO card reached … Continue reading Options, choices and positive change in the wallet for PRESTO, as overdraft fees are scrapped

Eligible for a TTC monthly pass credit? Time is running out to add it to your PRESTO card

TTC customers who haven’t yet loaded their pro-rated monthly pass credit onto their PRESTO card should do it soon. Here’s how, and who is eligible. It’s time to get some credit. The TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) and PRESTO are encouraging eligible TTC customers who haven’t yet added their pro-rated monthly pass credits for March and … Continue reading Eligible for a TTC monthly pass credit? Time is running out to add it to your PRESTO card