Moving ahead to honour the fallen – Metrolinx Transit Safety officers hit the road today for Canadian Police Memorial Ride to Remember

The nation marks a solemn weekend of tribute and remembrance, as bike riders across Canada set out to honour fallen police and peace officers. Here’s how Metrolinx’s Transit Safety officers are – amid changes due to COVID-19 – doing their part today. Every day, Metrolinx Transit Safety officers lace up boots and step out to … Continue reading Moving ahead to honour the fallen – Metrolinx Transit Safety officers hit the road today for Canadian Police Memorial Ride to Remember

Getting back on the GO – What customers have to say about returning to transit

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of people’s lives. Getting around the region is no exception to that. While life has changed, people still need to get to where they’re going, safely. Metrolinx has been working tirelessly since the beginning of 2020 to make that happen, including adding dozens of new safety measures. … Continue reading Getting back on the GO – What customers have to say about returning to transit

Rarely used “top-down” construction technique used to build new rail bridge at Milliken GO

A new rail bridge is taking shape at Steeles Avenue East near Milliken GO Station. Since June, the construction team has been focused on advancing this work and recently completed a concrete pour of the bridge deck. This pour was a significant milestone as it connects the substructure elements (abutments and pier) with the superstructure … Continue reading Rarely used “top-down” construction technique used to build new rail bridge at Milliken GO

Rail Safety Week 2020 kicks off in COVID-19 era – See the close call videos that show train lines are no place for complacency

Metrolinx joins Operation Lifesaver and other freight partners to launch Rail Safety Week 2020. Metrolinx has a mantra that guides everything the transit agency does. Safety Never Stops. That means Rail Safety Week is circled on the calendar every year, but the transit operator’s commitment to safety goes beyond a single week or month. Metrolinx … Continue reading Rail Safety Week 2020 kicks off in COVID-19 era – See the close call videos that show train lines are no place for complacency

Spread out for a more comfortable ride – GO Transit launches safety blitz for Lakeshore line customers

GO Transit is closely monitoring ridership and is encouraging customers to spread out on trains to prevent crowding. On a huge 50-foot wall of TV screens inside the Metrolinx Network Operations Centre, Doug Tuira can see just about every platform, train, and bus on the network. As a senior manager inside the control room, it’s … Continue reading Spread out for a more comfortable ride – GO Transit launches safety blitz for Lakeshore line customers

Life after lockdown – adapting to a new reality as people return to school, work and GO Transit

As many GO Transit and UP Express riders slowly return to workplaces this fall, Metrolinx senior manager of media, Anne Marie Aikins, joins in a collective adjustment to carve out a new normal in familiar places. In this column, she points out that venturing back out isn’t as easy as a return after an annual … Continue reading Life after lockdown – adapting to a new reality as people return to school, work and GO Transit

For safety’s sake – Demolition of vacant properties purchased in Hamilton begin this fall

Properties on former light rail transit corridor to be demolished. Here’s what you need to know about the plans. This fall, Metrolinx contractors will be demolishing a number of properties acquired to build the former Hamilton light rail transit (LRT) project, in order to make communities safer. This includes demolition of 21 vacant properties, to … Continue reading For safety’s sake – Demolition of vacant properties purchased in Hamilton begin this fall

Metrolinx launches new vending machines dispensing face coverings and other safety products

Customers will be able to purchase items from vending machines at select GO and UP stations. Running low on hand sanitizer as you head to GO or UP Express? There’s a vending machine for that - and more. Metrolinx has introduced new safety vending machines that dispense personal protective equipment, like face coverings and disposable … Continue reading Metrolinx launches new vending machines dispensing face coverings and other safety products

Killer selfie? Taking photos on GO Transit tracks isn’t worth risking your life

Several recent incidents involving dangerous behaviour near GO train tracks is prompting a public reminder about the potentially deadly consequences. Standing underneath a rail bridge on a recent blazing hot day, Transit Safety St. Sgt. Sue Milos points to a truss that spans across a Mississauga river. “That’s where they jump from,” she indicates while … Continue reading Killer selfie? Taking photos on GO Transit tracks isn’t worth risking your life