Metrolinx looks to stop track tragedies around rail crossings with reminder of dangers

As part of Rail Safety Week, a North American effort to raise awareness of the need to stay safe around rail tracks, Metrolinx is paying special attention to ‘grade crossings’ - the points along a railway where pedestrians or drivers cross the tracks. These are points in the infrastructure where safety risk is heightened. To … Continue reading Metrolinx looks to stop track tragedies around rail crossings with reminder of dangers

Metrolinx revises policy for e-bikes and e-scooters

Metrolinx is introducing a new policy for e-bikes and e-scooters to clarify which types of electric vehicles are allowed on GO Transit and UP Express. As vaccination rates increase and transit ridership rebounds, more customers are looking to more mobility vehicles onboard GO and UP Express vehicles. That’s why Metrolinx is introducing a new policy that clarifies which e-bikes and e-scooters are allowed … Continue reading Metrolinx revises policy for e-bikes and e-scooters

New buses added to the GO Transit fleet this September to include seatbelts

It’s second nature to put on a seatbelt when you get in a car. GO Transit is asking customers to do the same when boarding new GO buses equipped with seatbelts. This September, 46 new GO buses will hit the road, with one special new feature. In almost every way, these buses will be the … Continue reading New buses added to the GO Transit fleet this September to include seatbelts

Metrolinx looks to customer habits to keep everyone safe as riders return to GO Transit and UP Express

As more people start to return to life similar to pre-pandemic, Metrolinx is reminding customers not to let their guard down while riding public transit and to take steps to help keep themselves and others safe. That includes continuing some obvious habits, such as wearing masks on transit even if vaccinated, as well as adopting … Continue reading Metrolinx looks to customer habits to keep everyone safe as riders return to GO Transit and UP Express

Self-driving electric shuttle heading to Whitby GO as part of AV pilot project

Durham Region residents will soon see a self-driving, electric vehicle rolling into Whitby GO as Metrolinx partners with several agencies to help create the smart infrastructure. Find out more about the new autonomous shuttle and how it fits into a fully integrated local transit network of the future. What was once reserved for the world … Continue reading Self-driving electric shuttle heading to Whitby GO as part of AV pilot project

New Metrolinx quiz tests your knowledge on the many changes that have taken place during pandemic

Society may have slowed down dramatically as Ontario, Canada and the world fought COVID-19 – a battle that continues – but GO, PRESTO, and UP Express have kept on advancing and changing. As many customers start to use trains and buses regularly again, here’s a short quiz to see if you can spot the many … Continue reading New Metrolinx quiz tests your knowledge on the many changes that have taken place during pandemic

Metrolinx is going mobile to help make vaccines more accessible across the region

Two GO buses have been retrofitted into mobile vaccination clinics to visit various community hubs and gatherings throughout this summer and fall. No appointment necessary. Read more to find out where the special GO buses will be traveling in the coming weeks. Metrolinx is supporting the province’s efforts to get as many people vaccinated as … Continue reading Metrolinx is going mobile to help make vaccines more accessible across the region

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