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 differences. It may have been a while since you spent … 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 possible by transforming two GO buses into mobile vaccination clinics. … 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 staff dread keeping tabs on these numbers. But with about … Continue reading Metrolinx installing special fencing at a top GTA trespassing spot

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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 Metrolinx media and public relations, looks at what is the … Continue reading While COVID kept most transit riders at home much changed on GO Transit

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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 after more than a year isolating for COVID. Now, a … Continue reading Survey finds work no longer primary reason riders will use GO Transit and UP Express as they return to transit

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Metrolinx warns of risks of stepping over Crosstown tracks as testing ramps up on new Toronto light rail route

While tracks have been in place for some time, local residents may not be used to the Eglinton Crosstown line being an active, and potentially dangerous place to take a shortcut across. Here’s why you just don’t take chances when it comes to dashing over the rails up and across  Eglinton Avenue to try to save some time or get a better look at one … Continue reading Metrolinx warns of risks of stepping over Crosstown tracks as testing ramps up on new Toronto light rail route

Special edition Pride GO Bus hits the streets this week

Pride month is in full swing, and Metrolinx is involved in several ways. From a newly wrapped Pride GO Bus, to DriveN’Drag teaparties, and virtual Pride parades – it’s action packed. Take a look at the new bus and find out how you get can involved below. As Metrolinx continues to celebrate Pride Month, a specially-wrapped double-decker GO Bus hits the road – and everyone … Continue reading Special edition Pride GO Bus hits the streets this week

GO Transit tests faster speeds through Guelph to put recent rail improvements through paces

A GO test train will be used along Guelph rails this coming Sunday (June 27). The train, under very strict and safe measures, will be used to gather important data on increased speeds along the section. Here are the fast facts you need to know about, including the speeds involved. Your eyes or senses aren’t fooling you, if you’re near Guelph rails next weekend and … Continue reading GO Transit tests faster speeds through Guelph to put recent rail improvements through paces

Safety upgrades underway at dozens of GO bus stations

Metrolinx is in the middle of upgrading a number of GO stations to improve customer safety at GO bus loops. Find out more about the enhancements coming to a station near you. As the province continues to beat back the COVID-19 pandemic and transit ridership increases, Metrolinx is making safety upgrades at several GO stations.   The safety enhancements are specifically focused on GO bus … Continue reading Safety upgrades underway at dozens of GO bus stations

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Metrolinx looks for input on transit security and Transit Safety interactions with the community

The transit agency is launching a community survey to explore what ‘guardianship’ means as safety continues to be a priority for every passenger, community member and transit staff member. Here’s how to take part and be heard. (Editor’s note on June 17, 2021- Feedback from this community survey will be addressed and discussed during a June 30 virtual townhall, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.. … Continue reading Metrolinx looks for input on transit security and Transit Safety interactions with the community