Crosstown LRT progress – How to move an escalator underground

When the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit route opens, things will look like they’ve naturally suddenly found the proper home – from station bathrooms to the seats on every vehicle. But it takes some muscle to inch some things into their spots. Take the escalators, for example. Construction crews toiling at the Eglinton Crosstown Light … Continue reading Crosstown LRT progress – How to move an escalator underground

Help for transit riders on the move – PRESTO releases two new app enhancements today

Two new features to the PRESTO App – setting a GO Train default trip and checking your transfer window – are now available. Here are the details. Your phone may have gotten a bit smarter today. PRESTO keeps innovating their app. First came instant loads – a way for customers to load funds with their … Continue reading Help for transit riders on the move – PRESTO releases two new app enhancements today

As important assessment phases draw to a close – Exploring GO Expansion and your opinions on it

Get a glimpse at the latest design of a transit system that will deliver 15-minute two-way, all day service on core segments of the GO rail system. And also learn how to have your voice head, in the latest round of public input, from now until Dec. 11. It’s time to zoom out a bit. … Continue reading As important assessment phases draw to a close – Exploring GO Expansion and your opinions on it

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