That’s the ticket – Old GO Transit images from ’80s show the steady flow of customers arriving at Oakville and Pickering stations

As we’ve been digging into old boxes, and the back of desk drawers, for forgotten pictures of Metrolinx’s transit past – all part of a continuing series we’ve dubbed HistoricGO – one stack of black and white prints caught our eye. It was the interaction between GO Transit staff working at two stations, and customers … Continue reading That’s the ticket – Old GO Transit images from ’80s show the steady flow of customers arriving at Oakville and Pickering stations

What the heck is that? Spotting new PRESTO devices is a glimpse into fare technology to come for transit customers

Upgraded PRESTO payment devices are being installed on some buses and stations as part of a trial. The tools will mean changes for the better for GO and 905 customers. You know those photos of the latest car model, captured before the official mass rollout? If you’re captivated by advancements in transit technology – or … Continue reading What the heck is that? Spotting new PRESTO devices is a glimpse into fare technology to come for transit customers

New route – Proposed walking and cycling path outlined for Maple GO station

Plans for a new path to the Barrie Line rail and bus stop are now under discussion, with construction tentatively to take place in the fall of 2020. We have all the details, including on a public meeting scheduled for tonight (Dec. 3). Access to Vaughan’s Maple GO station – especially for customers on foot … Continue reading New route – Proposed walking and cycling path outlined for Maple GO station

What it takes to wrap an entire GO bus for the holidays – See the time-lapse video here

Thanks largely to social media – including celebrities who coddle their supercars – it’s not uncommon to see vehicles wrapped in appearance-altering cloaks of vinyl. As a GO Transit customer, you’ve likely seen our Kids GO Free and PRIDE buses transformed into movable billboards using the removable, sticky panels of pliable plastic. But what does … Continue reading What it takes to wrap an entire GO bus for the holidays – See the time-lapse video here

Track your station – Updated GO Transit ridership map shows continued growth across the network

Short distance trips, increased service options and event partnerships all contributed to reasons why customers are choosing GO transit more frequently. Find out how your own line is doing. You’ve probably noticed many new faces on the GO service in the past few months. An updated ridership map from April to September 2019 shows a … Continue reading Track your station – Updated GO Transit ridership map shows continued growth across the network

Ontario Line to benefit low-income Toronto neighbourhoods: U of T report

Study concludes new subway will be within a 10-minute walk for 242,000 people. People from all walks of life – and especially lower income earners – will benefit from the new Ontario Line subway, according to an independent study by University of Toronto experts. A study conducted by Dr. Steven Farber, an Assistant Professor in … Continue reading Ontario Line to benefit low-income Toronto neighbourhoods: U of T report

VIDEO: Why Metrolinx is preparing to shut down regular commuter GO train service on Lakeshore East this upcoming weekend (Oct. 26-27)

Here are more details on some of the projects being tackled during the rare stoppage of weekend GO service on the important line. If you’re already making plans to hop on the Lakeshore East line this weekend, we’re going to have to stop – or at least reroute – you, right there. Metrolinx will shut … Continue reading VIDEO: Why Metrolinx is preparing to shut down regular commuter GO train service on Lakeshore East this upcoming weekend (Oct. 26-27)

In a rare move, Metrolinx shuts down all regular commuter GO train service on Lakeshore East Line for the weekend of Oct. 26-27

Major projects planned for the corridor during two days with no regular GO trains running on this important corridor.  It’s a remarkable pause enabling a major push for work on the Lakeshore East Line. On the weekend of Oct. 26-27, Metrolinx will shut down the entire corridor for most rail traffic, in order to complete … Continue reading In a rare move, Metrolinx shuts down all regular commuter GO train service on Lakeshore East Line for the weekend of Oct. 26-27

Metrolinx strikes deal to buy dozens of new train cars for GO Transit

Agreement will see 36 more bi-level cars bought from Bombardier Transportation’s Ontario plant. Metrolinx has reached an agreement with Bombardier Transportation to purchase 36 additional bi-level rail cars for use by GO Transit. A Sept. 10 announcement noted the contract extension will see the cars built at Bombardier’s Thunder Bay plant, and include 31 standard … Continue reading Metrolinx strikes deal to buy dozens of new train cars for GO Transit

Metrolinx releases updated GO Transit ridership map – System sees almost five per cent bump in GO train boardings

New data culled from across GO rail network and UP Express finds increase in numbers attributed to lower fares for shorter trips as well as increase on all lines. If you’re a regular GO train customer, look to the seats around you - apparently your neighbours are following your lead. Ridership across GO Transit’s rail … Continue reading Metrolinx releases updated GO Transit ridership map – System sees almost five per cent bump in GO train boardings