VIDEO: Why Metrolinx is preparing to shut down regular commuter GO train service on Lakeshore East this upcoming weekend (Oct. 26-27)

Here are more details on some of the projects being tackled during the rare stoppage of weekend GO service on the important line. If you’re already making plans to hop on the Lakeshore East line this weekend, we’re going to have to stop – or at least reroute – you, right there. Metrolinx will shut … Continue reading VIDEO: Why Metrolinx is preparing to shut down regular commuter GO train service on Lakeshore East this upcoming weekend (Oct. 26-27)

PRESTO minimum loads are going, going…almost gone

PRESTO loads will be reduced from $10 to five cents at retail and in-person customer service outlets starting October 28.   PRESTO is getting rid of the $10 minimum load requirement when you buy or reload a card at Shoppers Drug Mart and other in-person customer service outlets. Instead, starting Oct. 28, all PRESTO customers throughout … Continue reading PRESTO minimum loads are going, going…almost gone

PRESTO customers now able to pay fares on TTC express and routes crossing into York Region and Mississauga

Toronto Transit Commission customers can now make use of new improvements to PRESTO’s transit fare payment system. PRESTO change-o – more options are now available for Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) customers to get moving on express routes as well as routes that cross neighbouring municipal lines, without the hassle of juggling additional fares. Metrolinx has … Continue reading PRESTO customers now able to pay fares on TTC express and routes crossing into York Region and Mississauga

Metrolinx lowering fares for short-distance GO trips by more than $1

Metrolinx is reducing PRESTO fares on short-distance GO Transit trips in the Greater Golden Horseshoe by more than $1 starting April 20. The fare for GO trips that are about 10 kilometres or less is being reduced to $3.70 — a 21 per cent reduction from the lowest PRESTO fares of $4.71. This new, lower … Continue reading Metrolinx lowering fares for short-distance GO trips by more than $1

Kids travel free on GO Transit just in time for March Break

Starting March 9, kids 12 and under can ride free on all GO trains and buses. Among the largely Toronto-bound office workers on the early morning Kitchener line, Lucas Andrade and his siblings stand out. Dragging school bags, and rubbing sleepy eyes, they’re about half the size - and a great deal younger - than … Continue reading Kids travel free on GO Transit just in time for March Break

Metrolinx world in black and white photography chronicling public transit

Images capture the story of Greater Golden Horseshoe in motion. Before the break of dawn, on a Kitchener line GO train headed eastbound toward Union Station, Ayush Bharbwaj quietly sat and stared down at his phone. A student, he was headed to an appointment at a downtown hospital – his image, in prayer-like deep thought, … Continue reading Metrolinx world in black and white photography chronicling public transit

All Aboard! Weekday GO Trains now service Niagara Region

Metrolinx launches regular morning and evening train service to St. Catharines and Niagara Falls. As Joanne McKee taps her PRESTO card in St. Catharines, $18.07 is deducted from her account. But in her mind, McKee isn`t paying to get to her job in downtown Toronto – she`s actually investing in something much more valuable: time … Continue reading All Aboard! Weekday GO Trains now service Niagara Region