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GO Transit announces holiday schedules, special weekend passes and more

Travelling with GO Transit over the holidays? Here’s what you need to know about schedules. And some good news about weekend passes. Plus, an update on New Year’s Eve service. Holiday travels can be stressful, but planning ahead can help bring some calm to the chaos. That’s why GO Transit is giving customers the heads up on what they can expect later this month and … Continue reading GO Transit announces holiday schedules, special weekend passes and more

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Metrolinx announces increased weekday service across the GO Transit network

Most GO train and bus schedules are changing in September as Metrolinx restores or adjusts service to meet passenger demand, including a number of new trips on the Kitchener line. Here are the highlights. Metrolinx is increasing and adjusting service starting Sept. 4 to meet the expected demand from customers returning to school and the workplace this fall. With this round of changes, GO train … Continue reading Metrolinx announces increased weekday service across the GO Transit network

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History is made as Bloomington GO Station opens doors for the first time

Over the past year, Metrolinx News has been covering the progress made on Bloomington GO Station, providing updates on the newest addition to the Richmond Hill GO Line. Today (June 28) the station opened its doors for the very first time, giving customers a chance to experience this new, state-of-the-art facility that will now provide even more transit options for customers in Richmond Hill, Aurora, … Continue reading History is made as Bloomington GO Station opens doors for the first time

Richmond Hill line sees GO Transit’s first ever four-car trains

Metrolinx continues to try out innovative solutions to make better use of resources while ridership is low during the pandemic. Here, we count down the switch. History is being made on the Richmond Hill line, more than 40-years after it opened to customers. Starting May 3, Metrolinx will begin gradually phasing in four car trains along the Richmond Hill line. All trains on the Richmond … Continue reading Richmond Hill line sees GO Transit’s first ever four-car trains

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Bloomington GO Station sees first test vehicles roll in

Signature green trains and a bus have pulled into the emerging Bloomington GO Station for the first time – signalling one of the last phases of construction. Before the first passengers embark on their journeys, the operations and construction teams work together, testing and commissioning all aspects of the station from the track to the communications systems. This is how those tests took place, as … Continue reading Bloomington GO Station sees first test vehicles roll in

Love on the GO: How one Toronto-area couple connected on the bus

Who knew the GO bus would create love connections? Daniel Hsieh and his fiancée Amanda Chew met almost three years ago while taking a bus departing the Richmond Hill Centre Terminal. Today they are back to the place where it all started to take their engagement photos. Is the GO bus creating better matches than Tinder and Hinge? It certainly seems that way these days. … Continue reading Love on the GO: How one Toronto-area couple connected on the bus

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GO Transit ridership map updated – Find out how your station or lines are doing

The latest stats are in and show record-breaking ridership numbers for GO Transit. A steady growth in off-peak ridership means more customers are opting to take trains outside of their daily commutes. As Valentine’s approaches, GO Transit is feeling the love. The latest ridership map and report, which will be presented at the Feb. 20 public Metrolinx board meeting, shows a record number of customers … Continue reading GO Transit ridership map updated – Find out how your station or lines are doing

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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 different than they are today – and how the air … Continue reading Remembering January, 1978 – The day smoking stopped on GO vehicles

What’s the best seat in house? The great transit chair debate now rests with GO Transit

The discussion started with the New York City subway system and has travelled north to Toronto. The original query was for transit riders to rank the best seat on the subway. Now we’re asking you – what the best seat on your GO train? It started deep below New York City. At first, it rested on their iconic orange plastic bucket seats. Then it moved … Continue reading What’s the best seat in house? The great transit chair debate now rests with GO Transit

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The day Richmond Hill line was born – Rare photos of the first customers gathered for inaugural run

As Metrolinx News continues HistoricGO – a regular series devoted to digging into our files in search of interesting images and nicknacks from the pasts of Metrolinx, GO Transit, PRESTO, and UP Express – we’ve pulled out images of when one of our major routes was so very new. Every day, the Richmond Hill line sees about 6,000 boardings – GO trains a routine part … Continue reading The day Richmond Hill line was born – Rare photos of the first customers gathered for inaugural run