Rarely used “top-down” construction technique used to build new rail bridge at Milliken GO

A new rail bridge is taking shape at Steeles Avenue East near Milliken GO Station. Since June, the construction team has been focused on advancing this work and recently completed a concrete pour of the bridge deck. This pour was a significant milestone as it connects the substructure elements (abutments and pier) with the superstructure … Continue reading Rarely used “top-down” construction technique used to build new rail bridge at Milliken GO

Stouffville line changes – GO trains to be replaced by buses to speed up construction

Starting June 20, GO buses will replace all weekend and weekday midday trains on the Stouffville GO line in order to accelerate infrastructure upgrades and make better use of resources while ridership is low. Other minor changes to GO train and bus schedules are also set to begin later this month. We break it all … Continue reading Stouffville line changes – GO trains to be replaced by buses to speed up construction

Stouffville GO – Dropping the road while keeping the flow

Local traffic and pedestrians will keep moving while a new underpass is built on Steeles Avenue East. As a reliable junction, it was getting a failing grade. For the Stouffville rail line, the existing crossing on Steeles Avenue East, near the Milliken GO Station was slowing down vehicles, transit, pedestrians and cyclists. With daily issues … Continue reading Stouffville GO – Dropping the road while keeping the flow

Important Upgrades – Weekend Stouffville GO Train service replaced by buses to support infrastructure upgrades

GO train service on the Stouffville line is being replaced by GO bus service between Lincolnville GO and Unionville GO this weekend (May 8-10) to accommodate track work along the Stouffville corridor. Even as regular life has paused for many of us, transit expansion work carries on full steam ahead. That’s why this weekend (May … Continue reading Important Upgrades – Weekend Stouffville GO Train service replaced by buses to support infrastructure upgrades

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

Remembering January, 1978 – The day smoking stopped on GO vehicles

As we’ve been digging into old boxes and archives for forgotten pictures of Metrolinx’s transit past – all part of a continuing series we’ve dubbed HistoricGO – some 43-year-old pamphlets and a couple grainy photos caught our eye. Take a deep breath, as we journey back to a time when smoking rules were a lot … Continue reading Remembering January, 1978 – The day smoking stopped on GO vehicles

What’s the best seat in house? The great transit chair debate now rests with GO Transit

The discussion started with the New York City subway system and has travelled north to Toronto. The original query was for transit riders to rank the best seat on the subway. Now we’re asking you - what the best seat on your GO train? It started deep below New York City. At first, it rested … Continue reading What’s the best seat in house? The great transit chair debate now rests with GO Transit

Metrolinx unveils host of new service change options for the new year – Find out if you’re impacted by upcoming improvements

Both train and bus changes are taking place across the GO Transit network. Even those who fly out of Pearson Airport will have more possibilities in 2020. Most changes start on Jan. 11. There will be 527,040 minutes to use up in 2020. Metrolinx has announced pending schedule updates and additions that will give customers … Continue reading Metrolinx unveils host of new service change options for the new year – Find out if you’re impacted by upcoming improvements

Stouffville GO sees new service changes – Markham rail customers get all-day, seven-days-a-week train runs

Train and bus schedules will be changing in November. Back in 1982, GO train service on the Stouffville Line started with humble runs. In fact, to begin, it was a single weekday service. Fast forward to 2019, and you can see this decidedly less modest service hitting its stride. Starting Nov. 2, hourly trains will … Continue reading Stouffville GO sees new service changes – Markham rail customers get all-day, seven-days-a-week train runs

An important rail line gets its due – Stouffville sees advances in installation of second track

A transit route that predates British Columbia’s entrance into Confederation is seeing fresh new rail stretching almost 15 kilometres. That sets the groundwork for important changes for thousands of passengers who daily count on the line. A line that stretches back further than our current map of Canada has now been shifted. As part of … Continue reading An important rail line gets its due – Stouffville sees advances in installation of second track