Metrolinx installing special fencing at a top GTA trespassing spot

Metrolinx officials are breaking out all the stops to increase safety around the Port Credit rail bridge. As dozens of people continue to jump into the shallow waters, staff are working tirelessly to make things safer. Read on to get the latest on what’s being done.     Tragic accidents, suicides, and close calls – Metrolinx … Continue reading Metrolinx installing special fencing at a top GTA trespassing spot

While COVID kept most transit riders at home much changed on GO Transit

As the pandemic restrictions slowly and cautiously get lifted and new routines created, transit riders are gradually – sometimes timidly - returning to GO Transit and UP Express. Even long-time customers are discovering they might need a refresher as much changed in so many ways while they were away. Here, Anne Marie Aikins, head of … Continue reading While COVID kept most transit riders at home much changed on GO Transit

Survey finds work no longer primary reason riders will use GO Transit and UP Express as they return to transit

There have always been a great many reasons why customers use GO Transit and UP Express. But those destinations are now more important than ever, as Toronto and the rest of the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region begin to get ready to, in larger numbers, return to buses and trains after society begins to unite again … Continue reading Survey finds work no longer primary reason riders will use GO Transit and UP Express as they return to transit

Metrolinx warns of risks of stepping over Crosstown tracks as testing ramps up on new Toronto light rail route

While tracks have been in place for some time, local residents may not be used to the Eglinton Crosstown line being an active, and potentially dangerous place to take a shortcut across. Here’s why you just don’t take chances when it comes to dashing over the rails up and across  Eglinton Avenue to try to … Continue reading Metrolinx warns of risks of stepping over Crosstown tracks as testing ramps up on new Toronto light rail route

GO Transit tests faster speeds through Guelph to put recent rail improvements through paces

A GO test train will be used along Guelph rails this coming Sunday (June 27). The train, under very strict and safe measures, will be used to gather important data on increased speeds along the section. Here are the fast facts you need to know about, including the speeds involved. Your eyes or senses aren’t … Continue reading GO Transit tests faster speeds through Guelph to put recent rail improvements through paces

Metrolinx looks for input on transit security and Transit Safety interactions with the community

The transit agency is launching a community survey to explore what ‘guardianship’ means as safety continues to be a priority for every passenger, community member and transit staff member. Here’s how to take part and be heard. (Editor's note on June 17, 2021- Feedback from this community survey will be addressed and discussed during a … Continue reading Metrolinx looks for input on transit security and Transit Safety interactions with the community

Hurontario project uses host of measures to protect drivers and pedestrians

Safety around a major transit site isn’t limited to just those crews working on the route. For the Hurontario light rail transit project, the switch into warmer weather also signals the need for area residents, and those moving about, to be aware of shifts in routes and paths. Here’s what to watch out for, to … Continue reading Hurontario project uses host of measures to protect drivers and pedestrians

Train time is anytime as Metrolinx reminds Credit River thrill seekers to stay off tracks for their own safety

The temperature outside is rising and so are the number of incidents involving trespassers, particularly with people using a railway overpass as a diving platform into the Credit River in Mississauga. “Emergency. Emergency. Emergency.” Holding their collective breath, the crew of a Lakeshore West GO train recently slammed on their brakes and made an urgent call … Continue reading Train time is anytime as Metrolinx reminds Credit River thrill seekers to stay off tracks for their own safety