Technically a-maze-ing – New pedestrian barriers help focus brains, and eyeballs, of pedestrians near tracks

Three level crossing improvements in Stouffville rail corridor communities may look simple – or even odd – in design, but they cause those on foot to behave slightly differently. Here’s how. We all hate to wait. Though we do it constantly – from movie lines to getting morning coffee to boarding a flight down south. … Continue reading Technically a-maze-ing – New pedestrian barriers help focus brains, and eyeballs, of pedestrians near tracks

GO bus driver steps in to help young woman being stalked at night

GO Transit drivers are taught to be aware of things even beyond the route ahead and time of their next stop. Recently, training, intuition and humanity saw driver Bryan Jeresano notice an 18-year-old student standing with a worried look, as she waited for a ride at night. What Jeresano did next - and why the … Continue reading GO bus driver steps in to help young woman being stalked at night

GO Bus driver safely stops vehicle, after ice smashes windshield on Hwy. 401

Flying ice from vehicles not properly cleaned off can be dangerous - OPP. And here's a good example. A scary scene played out on one this country’s busiest highways – providing a clear example for drivers to clear their vehicles of ice and snow. A GO bus, including passengers, travelling at highway speeds down the … Continue reading GO Bus driver safely stops vehicle, after ice smashes windshield on Hwy. 401

We, the freaking cold – Canadian winter is taken head on as UP and GO trains find new tools and tactics to run during the cruelest months

Frigid conditions are just part of life in our great country, yet it can still be challenging to keep moving - including when you’re one of the country’s largest public transit agencies. This season, the gloves are off – then put quickly back on - as Metrolinx introduces some important cold-busting modifications to its train … Continue reading We, the freaking cold – Canadian winter is taken head on as UP and GO trains find new tools and tactics to run during the cruelest months

Older than the first footsteps on the Moon – Guildwood station’s notorious Switch No. 3 lands new home along rail line

Earlier this year, we told you the story of No. 3 switch. An aged piece of track infrastructure located near Guildwood GO station – one that was installed before humans went to the moon. Now that switch has been pulled out, replaced, and put somewhere high and dry. That means more reliable train service for … Continue reading Older than the first footsteps on the Moon – Guildwood station’s notorious Switch No. 3 lands new home along rail line

New route – Proposed walking and cycling path outlined for Maple GO station

Plans for a new path to the Barrie Line rail and bus stop are now under discussion, with construction tentatively to take place in the fall of 2020. We have all the details, including on a public meeting scheduled for tonight (Dec. 3). Access to Vaughan’s Maple GO station – especially for customers on foot … Continue reading New route – Proposed walking and cycling path outlined for Maple GO station

What the heck is a ‘rail frog’ and ‘deadheading’? Take our transit jargon quiz

Every industry and occupation uses utterances that are unusual or unique. The Metrolinx world is no difference. But we’d like to explain some of the slang better. We know. Sometimes we can be a bit confusing. The words we use. The expressions we come up with. We can leave you scratching your heads. But we … Continue reading What the heck is a ‘rail frog’ and ‘deadheading’? Take our transit jargon quiz

Upcoming Transit Special Constables Women’s Symposium inspires next blue line of security experts

An annual gathering of top transit officials, including Metrolinx’s Transit Safety Officers, is an opportunity to learn from champions who patrol systems across Ontario. The one day event is enough to change lives – at least for Meaghan Benini, who attended last year’s event and is now a Special Constable. Meaghan Benini had questions about … Continue reading Upcoming Transit Special Constables Women’s Symposium inspires next blue line of security experts

Metrolinx-led mock disaster takes over Union Station for active shooter exercise

First responders, and more than 150 volunteers, participate in simulation at transit hub (Nov 2-3) to test and improve emergency preparedness. While only a scenario, it was as real as possible. The night played out not only inside Union Station but also over social media with dozens of people documenting the action. We've captured a … Continue reading Metrolinx-led mock disaster takes over Union Station for active shooter exercise

Metrolinx to mark Remembrance Day with solemn ceremony and a welcome aboard for military and family

As Canada prepares to mark Remembrance Day and the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the occasion has a heartfelt resonance for Metrolinx staff. A special ceremony is held each year at an Oshawa GO bus facility – which was once home to a top secret military complex - just as a wider welcome is extended to military … Continue reading Metrolinx to mark Remembrance Day with solemn ceremony and a welcome aboard for military and family