PRESTO partners with Aecon to help provide access to transit for Urban Indigenous Peoples

Usually when we write about PRESTO, it’s about using the system to take customers further. But this story is about a unique collaboration that’s helping reduce barriers to access to transit. Metrolinx has partnered with well-known Canadian construction company, Aecon Group Inc., to provide PRESTO cards to two Toronto Urban Indigenous organizations. As an organization … Continue reading PRESTO partners with Aecon to help provide access to transit for Urban Indigenous Peoples

Metrolinx staff make a young woman’s final wish to operate a train come true

Transit vehicles, especially big commuter trains, can inspire imagination and even a bit of awe. But for some, they become the thing of dreams and wishes. In her latest column, Anne Marie Aikins, Metrolinx’s well known head of media relations, writes about a young woman who had one wish, set against the most difficult of … Continue reading Metrolinx staff make a young woman’s final wish to operate a train come true

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