Getting on board – Metrolinx launches new signage pilot program to make catching your train even easier

Starting Thursday, March 4, customers at Mimico and Danforth GO stations will notice new colourful platform signs that will make it easier to know where to stand regardless of what length of train rolls in. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Metrolinx has made many adjustments to its GO train services - but one of the most noticeable for customers has been the length of trains.   While using fewer coaches … Continue reading Getting on board – Metrolinx launches new signage pilot program to make catching your train even easier

Improvements at Port Credit GO shine a light on the varied projects Metrolinx is working to complete

Three different projects currently underway in and around Port Credit GO will catch the eye of south Mississauga residents and transit customers alike. Construction for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, accessibility upgrades at the GO Station and major track work – highlight the various construction projects Metrolinx is embarking on to better serve … Continue reading Improvements at Port Credit GO shine a light on the varied projects Metrolinx is working to complete

COVID-19 update – Passenger aboard GO Transit Barrie train trips tests positive for COVID ‘variant of concern’

Since the pandemic began 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, including any outbreaks. This latest update includes information about a GO train customer who has tested … Continue reading COVID-19 update – Passenger aboard GO Transit Barrie train trips tests positive for COVID ‘variant of concern’

Metrolinx sees retirement of GO Transit Safety boss – Chief Bill Grodzinski leaves post after overseeing sizable changes in transit security

Many GO Transit and UP Express customers may not have known the name of the top officer keeping them safe over the past eight years. But as Metrolinx director of security Bill Grodzinski retires, after transforming the transit safety division into a modern 'guardians of the journey' team, we look back on how his work … Continue reading Metrolinx sees retirement of GO Transit Safety boss – Chief Bill Grodzinski leaves post after overseeing sizable changes in transit security

Was 2020 a year never to be forgotten? Let’s test your Metrolinx memory

There are things about this past year that many of us would like to just put in the past. But how much of what’s taken place – especially around transit stories you may have read here on Metrolinx News – do you remember? Let’s put your recall to the test in this quick quiz. For … Continue reading Was 2020 a year never to be forgotten? Let’s test your Metrolinx memory

Major track upgrades on Canada’s busiest rail corridor continue as the calendar flips to 2021

After several weekends of construction, significant 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. Hundreds of metres of track, demolition work, and innovative technology – all in the name of better service on GO’s most frequented … Continue reading Major track upgrades on Canada’s busiest rail corridor continue as the calendar flips to 2021

No place for drones: Metrolinx warns against flying UAVs over GO Transit and UP Express routes and infrastructure

Drone operators can face heavy fines as well as risk potential criminal charges, including mischief endangering life, for flying their high-tech toys over train tracks. Here’s why it’s not safe to use them around transit. Metrolinx and GO Transit say they’re keeping a keen eye out for drone operators this holiday season – and warn … Continue reading No place for drones: Metrolinx warns against flying UAVs over GO Transit and UP Express routes and infrastructure

Metrolinx reminds customers to travel only for essential purposes during provincial shutdown

As Ontario enters a newly announced stage of COVID-19 restriction on Boxing Day, GO Transit and UP Express service will still run for those who must make trips – and if you are riding, remember your face-covering Since the provincial state of emergency started in March, Metrolinx has been there for those who have needed … Continue reading Metrolinx reminds customers to travel only for essential purposes during provincial shutdown