Young passion meets experience as a trio of teens pitch a new train to Metrolinx brass

Three Mississauga teens with ambition, and what they believe will be the next generation of public transit, face a Dragon’s Den-style session with Metrolinx executives, including CEO Phil Verster. Here’s the pitch. Three young transit dreamers in a room with some of the world’s most experienced rail executives and experts. The clock ticked. And they … Continue reading Young passion meets experience as a trio of teens pitch a new train to Metrolinx brass

Talk about roaming – GO Transit prepares for free Wi-Fi

Icomera will connect customers on 1,475 GO Transit vehicles. The signal-strength bar indicating future free Wi-Fi on GO Transit vehicles just got stronger. Metrolinx has signed an agreement with Icomera, a part of the ENGIE group and a global leader in providing wireless Internet connectivity for public transit, to connect all 1,475 GO buses and … Continue reading Talk about roaming – GO Transit prepares for free Wi-Fi

Update – See photos of a glass pedestrian bridge being installed between Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena and Union Station Bus Terminal

The long weekend saw major work take place on a new glass bridge over Bay Street. The span drew lots of attention - and had everyone looking up. It’s clearly impressive work. Last weekend, crews began major work on a glass pedestrian bridge between Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena and the Union Station Bus Terminal that is … Continue reading Update – See photos of a glass pedestrian bridge being installed between Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena and Union Station Bus Terminal

A reason to bring your old sheets and pillowcases – even that high school varsity T-shirt with the holes in it – on your next Markham GO Transit trip

New textile recycling bins at GO stations support those living with diabetes and are part of a broader strategy to reduce the amount of fabric and other clothing materials that end up in rapidly overflowing landfills across the province. Those single socks in your drawer mock you. And you know the stained towels you set … Continue reading A reason to bring your old sheets and pillowcases – even that high school varsity T-shirt with the holes in it – on your next Markham GO Transit trip

Hurontario Light Rail Vehicle doppelganger makes Peel Region debut

This sophisticated model will offer customers a rare glimpse into the future of transit for Peel Region.   Think of it as meeting a professional body double. Peel Region residents will be able to see inside a full-scale replica of the Alstom light rail transit vehicle that will be rolling down Hurontario in the future. … Continue reading Hurontario Light Rail Vehicle doppelganger makes Peel Region debut

New businesses support video for Eglinton Crosstown LRT released

Construction can be tough on businesses, which is why Metrolinx works alongside local Eglinton businesses to support them through transit construction. To showcase the important place local businesses play during construction of Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) route - as well as how customers will use the line to get to those popular … Continue reading New businesses support video for Eglinton Crosstown LRT released

Leslie Street reopens two weeks early after successful Crosstown LRT construction work wraps up

Intersection was partially closed to accelerate surface-level construction on a critical portion of the future Sunnybrook Park stop. Leslie Street will re-open at Eglinton Avenue East on August 21. That’s two weeks ahead of schedule. A portion of the street had been closed for work on the guideway for the future Eglinton Crosstown light rail … Continue reading Leslie Street reopens two weeks early after successful Crosstown LRT construction work wraps up

Crosstown photo of the day – Major progress on Science Centre Station

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. Here’s how the Science Centre Station is really shaping up. Science is building fast. At least when it comes to construction of the Science Centre Station, … Continue reading Crosstown photo of the day – Major progress on Science Centre Station

Metrolinx announces increased service, including on Kitchener and Lakeshore Lines – Extends popular Niagara weekend service to year-round

Scores of new options added to GO train routes for September. Here are some of the biggest service improvements across the system. Metrolinx has announced a major advance in the GO Transit expansion program, with nearly 150 new and extended train trips each week, starting on August 31. With this round of changes there will … Continue reading Metrolinx announces increased service, including on Kitchener and Lakeshore Lines – Extends popular Niagara weekend service to year-round