Shattering safety standards on the Finch West LRT – with glass

Transit designers have a key challenge: building public spaces that are bright, safe and inviting. In the early days of passenger rail, station designs user experience beyond their ability to get on and off a train.   By modern standards, early rail stations were often poorly lit and while older stations often undergo rehabilitation, newer stations are built from the ground up with a modern design … Continue reading Shattering safety standards on the Finch West LRT – with glass

Metrolinx continues to prioritize safety during construction

Notice those new signs at Yonge and Eglinton? Learn more about how to navigate the area safely. While construction continues for the new Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) Line, it is important for pedestrians, motorists and cyclists to exercise caution around construction sites. With closures to crosswalks in the Yonge and Eglinton area, Metrolinx and its constructor, Crosslinx Transit Solutions (CTS), have installed new … Continue reading Metrolinx continues to prioritize safety during construction

Staying safe while building the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension – How tunnel boring machines can protect workers in an emergency

Tunnel boring machines are massive pieces of equipment, built for digging large tunnels through soil and rock. But did you know they can also protect workers during an emergency? Metrolinx News has the full story. Tunnelling on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension started this past spring, with the first of two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) beginning the over six kilometre journey from Renforth Drive to … Continue reading Staying safe while building the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension – How tunnel boring machines can protect workers in an emergency

Traction power – Taming 27,000 volts for the Finch West LRT

Eight out of nine traction power substations are now installed for the Finch West LRT. These facilities house electrical equipment for the line – but how do you safely work inside of one? Metrolinx News finds out. At various locations along the side of Finch Avenue West, you can find a traction power substation (TPSS) – a small, prefabricated building that serves a vital role … Continue reading Traction power – Taming 27,000 volts for the Finch West LRT

A new smoother way to get through Exhibition GO Station, and on to your train, after seeing TFC or a major event

BMO Field and Ontario Place are just steps away from the Exhibition GO Station, making them easy to access by transit. But prior to the pandemic, some fans were concerned about post-game crowding at the station. Now, Metrolinx is making it easier for people to get through the station and catch their trains home.   After a game at BMO Field or a concert at Ontario … Continue reading A new smoother way to get through Exhibition GO Station, and on to your train, after seeing TFC or a major event

Shocking new video shows why any time is train time at level crossings

To raise awareness about safety at level crossings, Metrolinx is releasing new footage showing a car illegally driving into a level crossing and being hit by a GO Train. While the driver walked away from the scene, it could have been much worse. Scroll down to watch the video and learn more about what Metrolinx is doing to raise awareness about safety at level crossings. … Continue reading Shocking new video shows why any time is train time at level crossings

Metrolinx reminds everyone that train time is anytime at level crossings

To recognize International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD), Metrolinx is asking everyone to be extra cautious at level crossings – intersections where roads meet train tracks. Scroll down to learn more about what Metrolinx is doing to raise awareness about safety at level crossings. According to Operation Lifesaver, 100 Canadians are seriously injured or killed every year at level crossings – a section of road … Continue reading Metrolinx reminds everyone that train time is anytime at level crossings

Masks will be optional on GO Transit, UP Express as of June 11

Customers are welcome to choose to wear a mask on board, all other safety measures remain in place. In response to declining case numbers and high vaccination rates, the Chief Medical Officer of Health confirmed that as of June 11, 2022, it will be optional to wear masks or face coverings while using public transit – including on GO Transit and UP Express. Masks are … Continue reading Masks will be optional on GO Transit, UP Express as of June 11

Podcast – Terrifying near-miss video. And, what are sun kinks?

This week, Between the Lines host Matt Llewellyn and guest host James Wattie delve into that heart-stopping near miss video, explain ‘sun kinks’ and talk about how Metrolinx is celebrating Pride month. It is the video that has been viewed around the world. Earlier this week, Metrolinx released a video showing how close three young people came to injury or death while trespassing on a … Continue reading Podcast – Terrifying near-miss video. And, what are sun kinks?

Close up of a Eglinton Crosstown LRV parked at Keelesdale Station

Metrolinx enhances platform safety on Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Passenger safety is always a top priority when designing and constructing new transit lines. Several safety innovations have been built into the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line to provide extra safety for future passengers. Continue reading to learn more about the Crosstown’s unique safety features. Crews on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT are working hard to install and test complex safety equipment that will … Continue reading Metrolinx enhances platform safety on Eglinton Crosstown LRT