We, the freaking cold – Canadian winter is taken head on as UP and GO trains find new tools and tactics to run during the cruelest months

Frigid conditions are just part of life in our great country, yet it can still be challenging to keep moving - including when you’re one of the country’s largest public transit agencies. This season, the gloves are off – then put quickly back on - as Metrolinx introduces some important cold-busting modifications to its train … Continue reading We, the freaking cold – Canadian winter is taken head on as UP and GO trains find new tools and tactics to run during the cruelest months

Metrolinx partners with Greater Toronto Airports Authority on linking transit customers to planned air travel hub – Agreement now signed

The provincial transit agency and the GTAA have reached an important step in a project that will make getting to and from area airports easier. Before a plane takes off, and after each one lands, someone has to make a terrestrial transit plan. And even those who work around Canada’s largest airport have to get … Continue reading Metrolinx partners with Greater Toronto Airports Authority on linking transit customers to planned air travel hub – Agreement now signed

Rock of ages – How drilling work on four Toronto subway projects are tapping into a subterranean GTA history, centuries in the making

While seemingly just a part of needed exploratory and preparatory work on subway routes, the bore holes speak to ancient movements of the Earth, as well as sleuthing faced by experts. To build a modern subway route, sometimes you have to dig back to the Ice Age. Field work for four major subway projects – … Continue reading Rock of ages – How drilling work on four Toronto subway projects are tapping into a subterranean GTA history, centuries in the making

Next generation of female engineers and potential transit designers get inside state-of-art facility – and up close with Metrolinx mentors

Group of engineering students toured the Whitby Maintenance Facility, and were given an intimate glimpse into what it takes to help shape the future of one of North America’s largest transit agencies. As a young girl, Rachel Lynds spent countless hours taking apart and fixing small electronics. No piece was too tiny. No system too … Continue reading Next generation of female engineers and potential transit designers get inside state-of-art facility – and up close with Metrolinx mentors

Weekend road closure planned as important track work takes place at Rutherford GO Station

A road closure is the latest step as improvement work continues at Rutherford GO Station this week. When completed, the station will have a new parking structure with 1,200 net new spaces, a new railway bridge, plus better pedestrian and cycling connections.  Your vehicle’s GPS may have a few choice, new words for the detours … Continue reading Weekend road closure planned as important track work takes place at Rutherford GO Station

New way to pay – Full PRESTO payment introduced on TTC Wheel-Trans sedan taxis

There’s an early change for payment options in 2020. Customers who travel via TTC Wheel-Trans contracted sedan taxis are now able to pay their fare using PRESTO. PRESTO is expanding again. It’s now a new fare option for those who use TTC Wheel-Trans contracted sedan taxis. As of Jan. 13, 2020, Wheel-Trans customers are no … Continue reading New way to pay – Full PRESTO payment introduced on TTC Wheel-Trans sedan taxis

23,000 reasons why – Toronto’s Crosstown rapid transit line nears halfway point

When completed, Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project will bring 25 new stations & stops and 19 kilometres of new transit to the city. It takes a whole lot of tracks to build a new transit line that goes from one end of Toronto to the other. Even in the winter weather, crews … Continue reading 23,000 reasons why – Toronto’s Crosstown rapid transit line nears halfway point

How bus rapid transit routes in York Region are opening up new avenues for transit passengers

Born in Canada, the dedicated bus systems are becoming a fast and efficient way to move people next to urban roadways around the world that are increasingly becoming clogged with traffic. The latest to open is benefitting transit customers in Vaughan and Newmarket. The wheels on the bus go round and round – just not … Continue reading How bus rapid transit routes in York Region are opening up new avenues for transit passengers

Remembering January, 1978 – The day smoking stopped on GO vehicles

As we’ve been digging into old boxes and archives for forgotten pictures of Metrolinx’s transit past – all part of a continuing series we’ve dubbed HistoricGO – some 43-year-old pamphlets and a couple grainy photos caught our eye. Take a deep breath, as we journey back to a time when smoking rules were a lot … Continue reading Remembering January, 1978 – The day smoking stopped on GO vehicles

New Union Station bus terminal edging closer to completion with dismantling of giant crane – see the high anxiety images here

Where once stood the looming winch is now a clear view all the way down, or up, depending on your vantage point – a sign of progress in the construction of a highly anticipated transit project. Crane your neck and look way up Toronto. One of the main cranes installed for the construction of the … Continue reading New Union Station bus terminal edging closer to completion with dismantling of giant crane – see the high anxiety images here