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

Fins are for more than just flying – how creative design elements at Rutherford GO Station redefine wayfinding

Finding your way is one of the toughest things about using public transit. This can be particularly true for large transit hubs. That’s why Metrolinx is incorporating new design elements to make Rutherford GO Station more pedestrian and cyclist friendly. It takes more than just maps and signs to navigate transit stations. Stations themselves need … Continue reading Fins are for more than just flying – how creative design elements at Rutherford GO Station redefine wayfinding