Winning bidder officially announced for Hurontario light rail transit project

Build will have major impact for transit passengers, and communities, in Mississauga and Brampton. Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) today (Oct. 21) have officially announced the winning bidder for the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project. Mobilinx, the winning team, will design, build, finance, operate and maintain the new transit project for a 30-year term. … Continue reading Winning bidder officially announced for Hurontario light rail transit project

Pickering pedestrian bridge wins international award. Take our quiz to find reasons why it gets so much love

As one of Ontario’s most recognizable pedestrian bridges wins an international award, we span your knowledge with a quiz – including if you’re among the thousands to cross it every day. It's crossed over into wider acclaim. The Pickering pedestrian bridge, a pathway that has become iconic in Ontario, has won another nod of approval. Earlier … Continue reading Pickering pedestrian bridge wins international award. Take our quiz to find reasons why it gets so much love

How the sound of construction vehicles backing up – and even the iconic ‘clickety clack’ of trains on rails – is being toned down a notch

Noise is a constant in the world – from the phone alarm that wakes us up in the morning to the ambient noise around us all day to the sounds of kids playing outside when it’s time to go to sleep at night. But as a contributor to that urban racket, Metrolinx is taking steps … Continue reading How the sound of construction vehicles backing up – and even the iconic ‘clickety clack’ of trains on rails – is being toned down a notch

No Stranger Things – Eglinton Crosstown LRT station marks milestone after two year long epic dig (Photos of the day)

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Today, we’re celebrating a progress milestone in the Crosstown construction journey. After years of sweat, dirt and digging, Laird Station is now the first of the … Continue reading No Stranger Things – Eglinton Crosstown LRT station marks milestone after two year long epic dig (Photos of the day)

Metrolinx is exploring innovative ways to reduce deaths on our tracks

In support of Rail Safety Week 2019, Metrolinx is spreading the word about preventing injuries and deaths on the tracks. This includes the implementation of technology that could deter people from going on the tracks in the first place. The start was grim, and the toll alarming. On the very day that Rail Safety Week … Continue reading Metrolinx is exploring innovative ways to reduce deaths on our tracks

Giants appear again – Crosstown project’s hero tunnel boring machines unearthed

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Today, we’re getting a glimpse of buried warriors – the two massive digging machines previously left resting below tons of earth during the project. Mechanical giants … Continue reading Giants appear again – Crosstown project’s hero tunnel boring machines unearthed

Unlocking More GO Train Service to Hamilton and on to Niagara region

As we continue to look behind the scenes at work taking place at Metrolinx, we want to focus on rail service to and from Hamilton. It’s an important corridor requiring extensive investment and special tactics to add new service. We’re getting there, and here’s how. The fact that there isn’t more frequent train service throughout … Continue reading Unlocking More GO Train Service to Hamilton and on to Niagara region

Massive bridge lift helps Kipling GO station get into shape

Great progress is being made on the new Kipling mobility hub which will connect transit users to all modes of transportation when it opens next year. There’s nothing more satisfying than waking up early to fit in a big workout, right? Especially if that big workout includes lifting a 25 metre piece of metal more … Continue reading Massive bridge lift helps Kipling GO station get into shape

Working on multiple fronts: How Metrolinx makes the most out of weekend closures

Last weekend saw some temporary service adjustments for the Barrie Line and UP Express. But the pause – and patience by customers - produced some mighty work on the lines. It also led to a lesson in how past work was done, more than half a century ago. It was one giant weekend to-do list … Continue reading Working on multiple fronts: How Metrolinx makes the most out of weekend closures

Metrolinx looks to build momentum as Rail Safety Week 2019 takes off

Metrolinx joins Operation Lifesaver to launch Rail Safety Week 2019.  No one wants to ever deliver tragic, life-altering news to families. So this week, Sept. 23 to 30, Metrolinx will once again join rail safety partners across North America to launch Operation Lifesaver’s Rail Safety Week to raise awareness on how to reduce preventable incidents … Continue reading Metrolinx looks to build momentum as Rail Safety Week 2019 takes off