Safety remains a priority on Hurontario LRT project

Safety on a construction site is always the number one priority. It takes a collective commitment to ensure everyone goes home safe every day. Find out how the crews on the Hurontario LRT have gone above and beyond on improving the safety culture. Safety in and around construction sites takes a team effort. Everyone from workers, to drivers, and pedestrians play a part when crews … Continue reading Safety remains a priority on Hurontario LRT project

Between the Lines podcast – transforming transit safety & security

Metrolinx’s Director of Customer Protective Services and Chief Constable Rod Jones explains the many changes underway to modernize the transit agency’s special constable program and the development of a new mental health initiative on the front-lines. Transit Safety Division. Transit Security Division. Customer Protective Services. Its name has changed over the years, but whatever it’s called, Customer Protective Services is responsible for keeping the millions … Continue reading Between the Lines podcast – transforming transit safety & security

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Local rail fan captures Guelph GO train speed increases in new video

GO train speed limits through the City of Guelph have gradually increased over the last few months following major signaling upgrades and safety testing. You can see the difference for yourself in a recent comparison video made by a Kitchener Line customer. Sometimes you have to see something to believe it. In this case, we’re talking about GO train speed limit increases in the city … Continue reading Local rail fan captures Guelph GO train speed increases in new video

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Next phase of Hurontario LRT construction set to begin in Brampton

The Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project will reach an important milestone, with new construction activity in Brampton. Metrolinx News has the latest information, including new graphics showing updated traffic alignments. It is the next step in making the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) a reality for Brampton residents. Over the past year, crews completed early works on a two kilometre stretch of the route. … Continue reading Next phase of Hurontario LRT construction set to begin in Brampton

An excavator works along Hurontario street to remove the concrete medians that run along the middle of the road.

Metrolinx issues safety reminder after road rage incidents involving Hurontario LRT workers

Metrolinx is asking for people to take their time and be courteous after a recent string of incidents involving frustrated drivers harassing workers. Find out more about these recent incidents and what’s being done about it, including a new safety video. Metrolinx is reminding the public to take their time when travelling through construction zones following recent road rage incidents on Hurontario Street in Peel … Continue reading Metrolinx issues safety reminder after road rage incidents involving Hurontario LRT workers

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Light rail transit projects ask drivers to be careful around sites – Winter safety measures put in place

Construction for some of Metrolinx’s larger transit projects continue over the chilly months.That means experts are highlighting ways to keep workers and the public safe around ongoing work. On Metrolinx’s light rail transit projects, experts continue to take measures to make sure safety is a priority – especially as winter months approach. That focus is on worker safety, while asking pedestrians and drivers to take … Continue reading Light rail transit projects ask drivers to be careful around sites – Winter safety measures put in place

Latest customer updates on Lakeshore East GO train disruptions after weekend incident

Repair work is now completed at the scene where a railway worker died on the Lakeshore East Line last Saturday (Nov 27), The Lakeshore East GO Line will be back up and running, with regular service resuming this morning (Dec. 6). Here’s the latest information for customers. (Dec 6. 8:15 a.m.) Regular Lakeshore East Line GO service has resumed in time for the morning rush … Continue reading Latest customer updates on Lakeshore East GO train disruptions after weekend incident

Metrolinx provides update on fall reforestation work in advance of GO Expansion construction

Metrolinx is sowing the seeds of future transit expansion. The transit agency is planting thousands of trees and shrubs in advance of major construction for GO Expansion. Get an update on the tree planting and check out photos of saplings going into the dirt. The idea that Metrolinx is making the region greener while removing trees may seem like a paradox. But between much needed … Continue reading Metrolinx provides update on fall reforestation work in advance of GO Expansion construction

Work crews are replacing track and signal infrastructure on the Lakeshore West line

Lakeshore West weekend train service replaced by buses for construction project

Important construction work is happening this weekend (Nov. 12-14) on the Lakeshore West Line. The work means there will be no Lakeshore West train service for the majority of the weekend. Metrolinx News is giving GO customers a heads up about the temporary schedule changes and explaining why this work is needed. Important construction work is happening this weekend that will significantly impact travel on … Continue reading Lakeshore West weekend train service replaced by buses for construction project

How the Hurontario LRT team keeps night work noise to a minimum

When it comes to one of Peel Region’s busiest streets, construction for the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project is a balancing act. Night construction can be disruptive to neighbours, and daytime construction can impact traffic flow. Find out how the Hurontario LRT team makes it work. Building transit quickly and safely sometimes means building it overnight. Although overnight construction can minimize traffic restrictions during … Continue reading How the Hurontario LRT team keeps night work noise to a minimum