Detour ahead Toronto, as Bloor Street West rail bridge prepares to be demolished

Bloor Street West will be closed for two nights this weekend for the partial demolition of the Bloor bridge between Lansdowne and Symington. All train trips on the Barrie Line will be cancelled on November 28 and 29 to accommodate construction for improvements along the Barrie corridor, including the work on the Davenport Diamond Guideway.  … Continue reading Detour ahead Toronto, as Bloor Street West rail bridge prepares to be demolished

Goodbye old and reliable bus hub: Remembering Toronto’s current Union Station Bus Terminal as GO riders prepare to move into new digs

Lines of customers on the platforms can sometimes be a bit difficult to navigate around, but many great journeys began and ended at the existing Union Station Bus Terminal, located in the heart of Toronto. Now, the workhorse station is about to get a rest from constant activity, as a new GO Transit bus hub … Continue reading Goodbye old and reliable bus hub: Remembering Toronto’s current Union Station Bus Terminal as GO riders prepare to move into new digs

Growing the canopy – Metrolinx adds another 7,711 trees and shrubs as the transit agency increases tree cover in the region

As this year’s planting season draws to a close, Metrolinx continues to work with conservation partners on ecological compensation and greening of the region.  Building transit for the future isn’t always about trains, buses, and new stations. Those are important ingredients, but a true recipe for transit success includes a healthy environment too. That’s why … Continue reading Growing the canopy – Metrolinx adds another 7,711 trees and shrubs as the transit agency increases tree cover in the region

Have your say – New round of public consultations for Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit project underway

Preliminary design results on the important bus rapid transit (BRT) project are now available online for review and comment. It’s an opportunity to be heard on the future of the transit system. Have you ever seen images of strongmen who would pull a bus by tapping into sweat and brawn? You may be able to … Continue reading Have your say – New round of public consultations for Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit project underway

Toronto’s new Union Station Bus Terminal gets ready to open – Here’s what you need to know to get on the bus

Canada’s largest transit city will soon see a new state-of-the-art GO bus hub open right next to Union Station. The sophisticated terminal, set to begin operating early next month, will shelter customers from the elements, offer them easy access to and from the downtown core and work much like a modern airport. Get ready to … Continue reading Toronto’s new Union Station Bus Terminal gets ready to open – Here’s what you need to know to get on the bus

Line up those trucks – You won’t believe how much concrete was recently used on Crosstown’s Mount Pleasant station

As we continue to regularly chart the progress of the Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) route across Toronto, this update is an interesting bit of engineering math – involving how much concrete you can pour in just 11 hours. Hint – it involves more trucks than can likely ever park on your street. Talk about … Continue reading Line up those trucks – You won’t believe how much concrete was recently used on Crosstown’s Mount Pleasant station

With new signs added, Bloomington GO Station just got brighter on the transit map

New GO Transit signs signal progress for the station, and the community it will serve. Here’s how they shine, and what to expect at the transit stop. Turn it on. Bloomington GO station, located at the northeast corner of Richmond Hill, recently had marquee GO signs raised and lit. The additions are always among the … Continue reading With new signs added, Bloomington GO Station just got brighter on the transit map

Bragging rights – Cooksville GO officially opens today (Video)

The important transit station has undergone a historic transformation - we review the changes, from top to bottom. As well, check out the drone video. Things sure have changed. Including at Cooksville GO. After about three years in the making to transform the Cooksville Station, GO customers can now brag about a new and improved … Continue reading Bragging rights – Cooksville GO officially opens today (Video)

Final tunnel pieces removed from Crosstown’s Mt. Pleasant station area – See the images

As we continue to regularly chart the progress of the Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) route across Toronto, there are a couple of fairly big recent advances to report – from tunnel pieces to an important traction power substation being energized. We’ve followed transit tunnels from the ground up. So it’s a big deal when … Continue reading Final tunnel pieces removed from Crosstown’s Mt. Pleasant station area – See the images

As new rail bungalows are built – Upcoming weekend service changes to take place on GO Transit’s Lakeshore East rail line

Schedule adjustments, needed to accommodate upgrades at Manse Road and Beechgrove Drive - including the installation of two new intermediate signal bungalows and two new crossing bungalows - will take place from Nov. 6 to 8. With the aim of creating more reliable service, the work can only be done when the trains aren’t in … Continue reading As new rail bungalows are built – Upcoming weekend service changes to take place on GO Transit’s Lakeshore East rail line