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How advanced signalling technology will bring more frequent GO Train service to Ontario

GO Expansion will deliver more frequent, two-way, all-day service to riders. With so many more trains on the tracks, a technology upgrade is needed to keep them running safely. An advanced new train signalling system, such as the European Train Control System (ETCS), is essential to this plan. Metrolinx News explains what ETCS is and why it could be part of GO’s plan to add … Continue reading How advanced signalling technology will bring more frequent GO Train service to Ontario

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GO Expansion program takes next step in procurement journey

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario provide an update on the procurement for the GO Expansion On-Corridor Works package. The GO Expansion program is unprecedented in its scale and complexity – the first of its kind in Canada.  The largest and most complex element of the program is the GO Expansion On-Corridor Works package, a single, innovative, fully integrated contract to provide a higher level of service … Continue reading GO Expansion program takes next step in procurement journey

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Local manufacturer to help hold back the weight of the earth along the Scarborough Subway Extension

As construction for the new Scarborough Subway Extension continues at the tunnel launch site, teams are already partnering up with a local manufacturer to build the giant concrete rings that will line the tunnel and help keep the earth below Canada’s biggest city at bay. Sophisticated engineering is everywhere you look in a subway project, and for the Scarborough Subway Extension, you don’t have to … Continue reading Local manufacturer to help hold back the weight of the earth along the Scarborough Subway Extension

Metrolinx launches naming contests for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and Scarborough Subway Extension tunnel boring machines

People are getting the chance to name a trio of digging machines, as they make their way to Canada from overseas. Find out below how you can throw your name into the hat. Starting today (Oct. 19), communities along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and the Scarborough Subway Extension will have chance to put their mark on transit history. Metrolinx has started naming contests for … Continue reading Metrolinx launches naming contests for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension and Scarborough Subway Extension tunnel boring machines

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New agreement with City of Toronto helps bring new SmartTrack stations closer to reality

The province and City of Toronto have signed a revised agreement in principle for the SmartTrack Stations program, launching the procurement process for four new GO stations around Toronto. A fifth station, East Harbour will be delivered through a transit-oriented community process. Today (Aug. 17), the province of Ontario and City of Toronto announced the signing of a revised agreement in principle (AIP), finalizing the … Continue reading New agreement with City of Toronto helps bring new SmartTrack stations closer to reality

Metrolinx holding virtual open house for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension as teams prepare for construction

Right on the heels of awarding the contract for advance tunnel work on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, Metrolinx is returning to the community to share the latest information about the project and to seek feedback on another important element – the elevated guideway. Check out brand new concept renderings and find out how to get involved. There has been a lot of talk lately … Continue reading Metrolinx holding virtual open house for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension as teams prepare for construction

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Bidding opens on Ontario Line contract for Exhibition Station early works

Early works at Exhibition Station will set the foundation for major construction that will start in 2023. Read on to learn how Metrolinx is getting ready to break ground on the Ontario Line. Building a major new transit line without making some preparations beforehand would be like renovating your living room without moving your furniture out. Sure, you could get the job done, but it … Continue reading Bidding opens on Ontario Line contract for Exhibition Station early works

Keeping the Scarborough Subway Extension moving forward

The Scarborough Subway Extension is edging even closer to construction as drilling and utility relocation crews continue to carry out work along the proposed route. As this project continues to make important advances, here’s a look at what’s already been done and what to expect in the near future. It’s all about momentum. Which is needed when the project is adding almost eight kilometres of … Continue reading Keeping the Scarborough Subway Extension moving forward

GO Expansion – Metrolinx answers your top rail transit questions as public consultation continues

You’ve got questions and Metrolinx has answers. Transit building projects always get people talking, and the GO Expansion program is no different. As one of the biggest transit expansion projects in Canadian history, it’s bound to catch people’s attention. Metrolinx News tackles some of the most popular themes, check it out below.   The GO Expansion project is Metrolinx’s largest and most ambitious project to … Continue reading GO Expansion – Metrolinx answers your top rail transit questions as public consultation continues

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Latest round of GO Expansion public consultation wraps up – Here’s what Metrolinx heard from you

This summer, Metrolinx held the second round of public consultations online from August 18 to September 1, 2020, to get community feedback on the GO Expansion program. During the second round, more than 10,000 users visited the GO Expansion Program webpage and Metrolinx received 65 submissions from the public. This participation and feedback is a crucial part of the process and directly informs Metrolinx’s work. … Continue reading Latest round of GO Expansion public consultation wraps up – Here’s what Metrolinx heard from you