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

Spring bus schedule changes coming soon for GO Transit customers

Metrolinx is adjusting some bus schedules to make better use of resources in response to changing customer demand.Read on to find out what routes are being modified. Due to popular demand, some off-peak Route 16 GO bus service will be returning next month. The addition of this off-peak bus service means there is now all-day … Continue reading Spring bus schedule changes coming soon for GO Transit customers

The promise – How virtual tour of Union Station by youngest transit fans became a lesson in tough realities but also assurance things will get better

It’s been tough to be an adult, adjusting life and movements around a pandemic. But imagine, as a child, recent adjustments aren’t really changes at all – they’re just realities of life. Anne Marie Aikins, Metrolinx’s well-known head of media relations, was reminded as she recently led a group of kindergarten students through a virtual … Continue reading The promise – How virtual tour of Union Station by youngest transit fans became a lesson in tough realities but also assurance things will get better

How COVID has impacted transit – Metrolinx releases ridership map covering all GO Transit rail routes

The transit agency has published the first ridership map since the start of the pandemic. While the breakdown of stations and routes clearly show the impact of the health crisis on ridership, it also demonstrates the work that has never stopped to keep essential travellers moving throughout the threat. See how your route has fared. … Continue reading How COVID has impacted transit – Metrolinx releases ridership map covering all GO Transit rail routes

Metrolinx announces mandatory face coverings for GO Transit and UP Express

As more people return to GO Transit and UP Express services each day, and with the Greater Toronto Area preparing to enter Stage 3 of the recovery process, the transit agency is making face covering a must. For the safety of fellow riders and transit staff, it’s the right thing to do to help fight … Continue reading Metrolinx announces mandatory face coverings for GO Transit and UP Express

Metrolinx announces continuation of GO Transit’s Sunday Funday unlimited travel pass

Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster announces popular travel program will extend into the spring, starting March 1, 2020. Following a successful  pilot program, Metrolinx announced today (Feb. 20) the continuation of their popular Sunday Funday program. The next phase begins on March 1, 2020. For 11 weeks, Metrolinx piloted Sunday Funday which provided GO train and … Continue reading Metrolinx announces continuation of GO Transit’s Sunday Funday unlimited travel pass

A view from your passenger seat – A call-out to GO Transit and UP Express customers for their favourite images of things they pass every day

You may see it every morning and perhaps every evening – that one bit of rural landscape, suburban building block or flickering cityscape. It’s the view outside your daily – or even occasional – transit ride that always captures your attention. Today, we’re asking you to share a snapshot of that scene, so we can … Continue reading A view from your passenger seat – A call-out to GO Transit and UP Express customers for their favourite images of things they pass every day

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

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