From Ontario Line to digital signs – Scarborough takes center stage with transit conversation during latest Metrolinx town hall

Talk about engagement - the open-mic line to talk with Metrolinx leaders was impressive and the event went half an hour longer than expected, due to feedback. The questions were – like the transit services themselves – in-depth and crossed the map. Metrolinx held another in their continuing series of town hall community meetings in … Continue reading From Ontario Line to digital signs – Scarborough takes center stage with transit conversation during latest Metrolinx town hall

Milestone moment – Majority of TTC customers now use PRESTO as TTC prepares to stop selling tokens, tickets and passes

On November 30, the TTC will stop selling tickets, tokens and its remaining pass products at subway stations. If you’re a PRESTO customer making your way around Toronto, here’s what you need to know about the switch. It’s a routine that Chris Jenkins has adopted for nearly four years during his commute – tapping his … Continue reading Milestone moment – Majority of TTC customers now use PRESTO as TTC prepares to stop selling tokens, tickets and passes

What the heck is a ‘rail frog’ and ‘deadheading’? Take our transit jargon quiz

Every industry and occupation uses utterances that are unusual or unique. The Metrolinx world is no difference. But we’d like to explain some of the slang better. We know. Sometimes we can be a bit confusing. The words we use. The expressions we come up with. We can leave you scratching your heads. But we … Continue reading What the heck is a ‘rail frog’ and ‘deadheading’? Take our transit jargon quiz

Hay there… See the moment Lil’ Ben, the mini horse, ponies up for a short gallop on a morning GO train

Let’s face it, we’ve all shared a GO train quad-seat with some passenger talking themselves hoarse. But this boarding was rather, sorry, horsestoric. To commemorate Metrolinx’s seventh year of partnering with Toronto’s upcoming Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, a good natured miniature horse joined passengers for a trip today (Oct 28) from Port Credit to busy … Continue reading Hay there… See the moment Lil’ Ben, the mini horse, ponies up for a short gallop on a morning GO train

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