A GO Transit wildlife rescue that will give you goose bumps

We’re not alone. While the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region of Ontario is the most densely populated area of the country, it’s not just humans who call it home. Wildlife is all around. That means GO Transit interacts constantly with Mother Nature. Here, Anne Marie Aikins, head of media relations for Metrolinx, writes about one recent … Continue reading A GO Transit wildlife rescue that will give you goose bumps

Metrolinx continues to guard against the spread of COVID-19

Since January 2020, Metrolinx has kept everyone updated on the actions to limit the spread of the virus including any new efforts implemented to keep everyone safe and been transparent about the number of staff who have tested positive for COVID-19. This week, Metrolinx had 11 additional staff across a variety of work locations in … Continue reading Metrolinx continues to guard against the spread of COVID-19

Harnessing the power of UV light to help customers kill germs

Clean hands are one thing, but what about a clean cellphone? New sanitization machines are coming soon to a GO and UP Express station near you and they use the latest UV light technology.  How many times have you heard ‘a smartphone has more germs than a toilet seat’?   Whether you realize it or not, handheld items like your smartphone, … Continue reading Harnessing the power of UV light to help customers kill germs

Metrolinx ramps up efforts to keep staff and customers safe during third wave

Since January 2020, Metrolinx has kept everyone updated on the actions to limit the spread of the virus including any new efforts implemented to keep everyone safe, and been transparent about the number of staff who have tested positive for COVID-19. This week, Metrolinx had 14 additional staff across a variety of work locations in … Continue reading Metrolinx ramps up efforts to keep staff and customers safe during third wave

Ensuring a smooth ride on the rails – meet GO Transit’s massive track surfacing machine

Annual track surfacing program kicks off on parts of Barrie and Kitchener GO Transit corridors this month using the Metrolinx-owned DynaCAT high production rail maintenance machine. Read on to find out more and check out a video showing how it works. A smooth train ride can lull you right to sleep. GO and UP Express … Continue reading Ensuring a smooth ride on the rails – meet GO Transit’s massive track surfacing machine

As GO Transit and UP Express customers plan future return after being away during pandemic – How one woman’s trip into Toronto may give assurance to others who haven’t been on a bus or train in many months

It started with a letter in the post, rather than in an in-box. Retired nurse, Barbara Cochrane, wanted to recount her recent first journey using GO Transit. We thought it could encourage not only the transit staff who helped her along that winter day, but also give assurance to customers who are making plans to … Continue reading As GO Transit and UP Express customers plan future return after being away during pandemic – How one woman’s trip into Toronto may give assurance to others who haven’t been on a bus or train in many months

Weekend shutdown – Metrolinx continues major upgrades on one of Canada’s busiest stretches of rail

After several weekends of construction, considerable progress has been made on overhauling a well-worn section of GO Transit’s Lakeshore West line – specifically vital components and pieces of equipment that keep vehicles rolling. But getting this work done takes more than big pieces of machinery, it takes dedicated people too. GO Transit’s Lakeshore West Line … Continue reading Weekend shutdown – Metrolinx continues major upgrades on one of Canada’s busiest stretches of rail

Point and Call – Metrolinx introduces the practice of Shisa Kanko to GO Transit trains

Passengers travelling, or soon returning to more regular GO Transit trips might notice something a little out of the ordinary when their train comes to a stop. An ancient Japanese practice is now in place and it’s aimed at improving the door operations of the coaches and ultimately making the GO system even safer. Mother … Continue reading Point and Call – Metrolinx introduces the practice of Shisa Kanko to GO Transit trains

Kitchener Line safety improvements one more step towards all-day two-way GO Train service

Metrolinx is making key improvements to level crossings in the Kitchener area in the coming weeks. This will result in some local road closures. Find out more about this work below.   The pandemic has a lot of things on pause, but improving transit isn’t one of them. Metrolinx is working hard on several improvements … Continue reading Kitchener Line safety improvements one more step towards all-day two-way GO Train service

Metrolinx COVID-19 update for March 5, 2021 – Cases reported after three-week lull

Since the pandemic began almost a year ago in March 2020, Metrolinx has kept customers and communities updated when it comes to both the efforts to limit the spread of the virus and the number of staff who have tested positive for COVID-19, including any efforts to support public health officials in contact tracing. After … Continue reading Metrolinx COVID-19 update for March 5, 2021 – Cases reported after three-week lull