Hurontario light rail transit project’s Cooksville section sees huge delivery of rail

You can’t create a light rail transit project without a whole lot of rail. Here’s what the delivery of 9,000 metres of rail line is adding up to for the Hurontario LRT project. The team behind the Hurontario (HuLRT) light rail transit project is going to great lengths lately to get the system on track. … Continue reading Hurontario light rail transit project’s Cooksville section sees huge delivery of rail

New Rutherford Road underpass now open to westbound Vaughan traffic

Progress has been made at the Rutherford Road grade separation with the north side of the underpass now open to westbound traffic. As construction moves into the home stretch, customers will soon see the completion of the new road, pedestrian paths and more. Here’s the latest, and what’s to come for this Metrolinx project. The … Continue reading New Rutherford Road underpass now open to westbound Vaughan traffic

Heritage platform at Toronto’s Union Station reopens following restoration work

Work continues at Union Station to transform the iconic transit hub for the future of GO transit service. On top of the new GO bus terminal and Bay Concourse, important platform work is on its way. Get the info on platform 3 construction and more plans for platform work at Union Station. One of the … Continue reading Heritage platform at Toronto’s Union Station reopens following restoration work

Steeles Avenue East underpass – A look back and what’s to come next in 2022

The end of the year is a time for celebrations and reflection. It’s also a time to appreciate progress, recognize milestones and thank local residents and businesses for their support as work continues to improve transit infrastructure for communities. Take a look back – and a bit ahead - at the construction progress on the … Continue reading Steeles Avenue East underpass – A look back and what’s to come next in 2022

Home for the holidays – The tunnel boring machines for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension arrive at launch site

Metrolinx is as excited as a kid on Christmas morning to see two iconic pieces of the tunnel boring machines arrive at the tunnel launch site after their journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Metrolinx News has images from the big moment, check them out. Schwanau. Antwerp. Hamilton. And now they’ve made it to their final … Continue reading Home for the holidays – The tunnel boring machines for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension arrive at launch site

GO Expansion set to electrify the region – With rapid all-day service and new electric trains

There is no precedent for the GO Expansion program – it is a highly complex undertaking unlike anything before in Canada. The largest and most complicated element of the program is the GO Expansion On-Corridor Works package, a single innovative, fully integrated contract to run more and better service. The winning team will design, build, … Continue reading GO Expansion set to electrify the region – With rapid all-day service and new electric trains

Metrolinx to meet virtually with Birch Cliff and Birchmount residents ahead of GO Expansion construction

Metrolinx will be hosting a live virtual meeting in a couple of weeks (Jan. 10) to talk to residents about upcoming construction between Wolcott Avenue and Kennedy Road, in Scarborough. Here’s a look at the upcoming project, including important timelines, as well as more information about the public event. Metrolinx is holding a virtual public … Continue reading Metrolinx to meet virtually with Birch Cliff and Birchmount residents ahead of GO Expansion construction

Wrapping up a big year for Scarborough’s new subway extension – See the new video

Construction officially began on Scarborough’s subway extension in June 2021, and crews continue to make great progress on delivering this project. Here’s a look back at a big year of milestones on the Scarborough Subway Extension. When it comes to progress on Scarborough’s new subway extension, a lot can happen in six months. Just over … Continue reading Wrapping up a big year for Scarborough’s new subway extension – See the new video

How Metrolinx’s past bus rapid transit experience shapes what’s to come for Dundas and Scarborough-Durham projects

vivaNext was the first bus rapid transit (BRT) project for Metrolinx, and the transit agency continues working on more BRT initiatives. In fact, today (Dec. 20), marks the one-year anniversary of the vivaNext project. Now Metrolinx is embarking on a couple of new BRT projects with hopes of repeating the success of the vivaNext project. … Continue reading How Metrolinx’s past bus rapid transit experience shapes what’s to come for Dundas and Scarborough-Durham projects

Local rail fan captures Guelph GO train speed increases in new video

GO train speed limits through the City of Guelph have gradually increased over the last few months following major signaling upgrades and safety testing. You can see the difference for yourself in a recent comparison video made by a Kitchener Line customer. Sometimes you have to see something to believe it. In this case, we’re … Continue reading Local rail fan captures Guelph GO train speed increases in new video