Why a baffled beaver is better for rail safety than a busy beaver

Beavers are cute, industrious, and central to Canadian history, but their dams can cause flooding. And that can be dangerous when the dams are close to railway tracks. Wildlife departments and railways across North America use beaver baffles and other devices to prevent flooding while leaving the animals free to continuing roaming across their habitat. … Continue reading Why a baffled beaver is better for rail safety than a busy beaver

Metrolinx video shows customers why it is safer than ever to take transit

A lot has changed since the pandemic began, but one thing that hasn’t is Metrolinx’s commitment to your safety. Over the last 18 months, Metrolinx has implemented dozens of safety measures to keep staff and customers safe. As vaccinations ramp up, more people are coming back to transit. Here’s a breakdown of the changes Metrolinx … Continue reading Metrolinx video shows customers why it is safer than ever to take transit

Metrolinx begins air and surface sampling pilot project to detect virus

The transit agency is looking to science to further enhance its more than 40 safety measures introduced to fight back against COVID-19. The latest innovation is a test of surface and air samples at various downtown Toronto transit locations. Let’s focus in on the details. As Metrolinx marks Rail Safety Week, an international campaign to … Continue reading Metrolinx begins air and surface sampling pilot project to detect virus

Metrolinx looks to stop track tragedies around rail crossings with reminder of dangers

As part of Rail Safety Week, a North American effort to raise awareness of the need to stay safe around rail tracks, Metrolinx is paying special attention to ‘grade crossings’ - the points along a railway where pedestrians or drivers cross the tracks. These are points in the infrastructure where safety risk is heightened. To … Continue reading Metrolinx looks to stop track tragedies around rail crossings with reminder of dangers

Metrolinx revises policy for e-bikes and e-scooters

Metrolinx is introducing a new policy for e-bikes and e-scooters to clarify which types of electric vehicles are allowed on GO Transit and UP Express. As vaccination rates increase and transit ridership rebounds, more customers are looking to more mobility vehicles onboard GO and UP Express vehicles. That’s why Metrolinx is introducing a new policy that clarifies which e-bikes and e-scooters are allowed … Continue reading Metrolinx revises policy for e-bikes and e-scooters

New buses added to the GO Transit fleet this September to include seatbelts

It’s second nature to put on a seatbelt when you get in a car. GO Transit is asking customers to do the same when boarding new GO buses equipped with seatbelts. This September, 46 new GO buses will hit the road, with one special new feature. In almost every way, these buses will be the … Continue reading New buses added to the GO Transit fleet this September to include seatbelts

Metrolinx looks to customer habits to keep everyone safe as riders return to GO Transit and UP Express

As more people start to return to life similar to pre-pandemic, Metrolinx is reminding customers not to let their guard down while riding public transit and to take steps to help keep themselves and others safe. That includes continuing some obvious habits, such as wearing masks on transit even if vaccinated, as well as adopting … Continue reading Metrolinx looks to customer habits to keep everyone safe as riders return to GO Transit and UP Express

Self-driving electric shuttle heading to Whitby GO as part of AV pilot project

Durham Region residents will soon see a self-driving, electric vehicle rolling into Whitby GO as Metrolinx partners with several agencies to help create the smart infrastructure. Find out more about the new autonomous shuttle and how it fits into a fully integrated local transit network of the future. What was once reserved for the world … Continue reading Self-driving electric shuttle heading to Whitby GO as part of AV pilot project

New Metrolinx quiz tests your knowledge on the many changes that have taken place during pandemic

Society may have slowed down dramatically as Ontario, Canada and the world fought COVID-19 – a battle that continues – but GO, PRESTO, and UP Express have kept on advancing and changing. As many customers start to use trains and buses regularly again, here’s a short quiz to see if you can spot the many … Continue reading New Metrolinx quiz tests your knowledge on the many changes that have taken place during pandemic

Metrolinx is going mobile to help make vaccines more accessible across the region

Two GO buses have been retrofitted into mobile vaccination clinics to visit various community hubs and gatherings throughout this summer and fall. No appointment necessary. Read more to find out where the special GO buses will be traveling in the coming weeks. Metrolinx is supporting the province’s efforts to get as many people vaccinated as … Continue reading Metrolinx is going mobile to help make vaccines more accessible across the region