What’s been happening as Union Station GO platforms have changed? And are they being extended? Here’s what’s new for the Toronto transit hub

Despite size, history and almost constant use, Union Station sees modernization features added. One determined bite at a time. That, philosophers and an Internet search agree, is how you eat an entire elephant. But what if that particular pachyderm is the size of many city blocks, is universally valued, historically protected and is constantly busy … Continue reading What’s been happening as Union Station GO platforms have changed? And are they being extended? Here’s what’s new for the Toronto transit hub

We – huff…wheeze – barely catch up with Metrolinx’s bike patrol unit as they continue to cover serious GO Transit ground into the fall

How far will this specialized bicycle unit go to safeguard our customers? About the distance of pedalling from Toronto to San Jose, Calif.. This is not a job for the weak-kneed. With every shift – they are constantly flipping through 11 gears – Transit Safety Sgt. Travis Gillespie, and fellow members of Metrolinx’ bicycle patrol … Continue reading We – huff…wheeze – barely catch up with Metrolinx’s bike patrol unit as they continue to cover serious GO Transit ground into the fall

Dressed for duty – Metrolinx Transit Safety K9, Dash, gets his official vest (Photos)

As the transit agency’s K9 unit goes through its early paces, at least one of the dogs is ready – and looking smart - for his testing. Dash, a key member of Metrolinx’s new K9 unit, is now kitted out to begin the next phase of his continued training. Customers may see Dash, or other … Continue reading Dressed for duty – Metrolinx Transit Safety K9, Dash, gets his official vest (Photos)

Veteran GO bus driver continues recovery as attacker sentenced over Hamilton assault

Derrick Sealy, who has spent decades transporting thousands of GO customers, responds to conviction. The attack sent ripples of shock across the GO Transit network as well as among passengers used to seeing Derrick Sealy’s familiar face behind the wheel. In July, GO bus driver Sealy, who will be celebrating 40 years with GO Transit … Continue reading Veteran GO bus driver continues recovery as attacker sentenced over Hamilton assault

Metrolinx looks to build momentum as Rail Safety Week 2019 takes off

Metrolinx joins Operation Lifesaver to launch Rail Safety Week 2019.  No one wants to ever deliver tragic, life-altering news to families. So this week, Sept. 23 to 30, Metrolinx will once again join rail safety partners across North America to launch Operation Lifesaver’s Rail Safety Week to raise awareness on how to reduce preventable incidents … Continue reading Metrolinx looks to build momentum as Rail Safety Week 2019 takes off

Teen YouTubers find a rail reality star during Toronto’s Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility tour

For two young rail fans, touring a servicing hub that helps keep GO Transit trains on track was an experience worth getting excited about. Especially as they spotted what they consider, a very rare find. As some of their friends while away hours playing Fortnite, adding to the half-billion views for Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’ … Continue reading Teen YouTubers find a rail reality star during Toronto’s Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility tour

Attention intergalactic fighters – Metrolinx issues warning to keep your phasers holstered while on GO vehicles

As FAN EXPO Canada begins in Toronto, those in costumes are being asked to be careful pulling out replica weapons. Alright Han Solo, let’s just put down the blaster pistol and talk this through. And you over there, dressed in that black suit and dark sunglasses, you can stop showing off your Noisy Cricket weapon … Continue reading Attention intergalactic fighters – Metrolinx issues warning to keep your phasers holstered while on GO vehicles

Metrolinx Transit Safety teams expand to include K9 unit

The three newest team members are undergoing 12 weeks of intensive training and will be on duty sometime in September. Their upcoming official patrols will be historic. It’s a busy afternoon in York Concourse. Hundreds of thousands of people are flowing through Toronto’s Union Station, heading up to the GO Transit platforms. But something seems out … Continue reading Metrolinx Transit Safety teams expand to include K9 unit

(Photos of the day) Crosstown rail safety device installed and a tunnel as potential wall art

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Today, we wanted to show you two images that help capture the many safety measures being installed, as well as the mesmerizing art of engineering … Continue reading (Photos of the day) Crosstown rail safety device installed and a tunnel as potential wall art

GO adds service to get you there and back for Toronto Caribbean Carnival Festival’s Parade and other August long weekend events

We move with the groove - begin your long weekend partying safely by choosing GO Transit. A wall of heat that hits you even at the break of dawn. Straining your fingers to squeeze the tube for more sunscreen. And tan lines on the top of your feet that outline your favourite sandals.  Let’s just … Continue reading GO adds service to get you there and back for Toronto Caribbean Carnival Festival’s Parade and other August long weekend events