As the old Agincourt Station comes down: A new chapter about to be written for important Scarborough transit stop

One of Toronto’s oldest neighborhoods is about to become home to one of the newest stations on the GO network. Agincourt’s railway history dates back to the 19th century. Station buildings have come and gone, like the residents themselves. Now after nearly 40 years of GO service, it’s getting an upgraded station. Through the eyes … Continue reading As the old Agincourt Station comes down: A new chapter about to be written for important Scarborough transit stop

Digging down and building up a tunnel at Toronto’s Agincourt GO Station

A new pedestrian tunnel is set for installation at Agincourt GO Station and Metrolinx News is going to show you how it’s done. Can you, um, dig it? As major improvements are underway across the Stouffville GO Corridor, EllisDon, the project contractor, is preparing to install a new north pedestrian tunnel at the Agincourt GO … Continue reading Digging down and building up a tunnel at Toronto’s Agincourt GO Station

New rail bridge opening at Milliken GO makes way for next phase of construction

Hard work pays off as construction crews finish a new rail bridge at Milliken GO. With permanent rail tracks installed and all the right pieces in place, trains are now running over the new bridge. Here’s latest information on the big things happening on the Stouffville Steeles Avenue East Underpass and Milliken GO project. With … Continue reading New rail bridge opening at Milliken GO makes way for next phase of construction

Weekend track closure planned for Stouffville Line: Here’s what you need to know

Changes are coming to Milliken GO, which includes a track shift and a new temporary platform as the station undergoes a major transformation. To get job done, Metrolinx is closing the tracks for the weekend, impacting train service but the transit agency has a plan to keep customers moving. If you travel along the Stouffville … Continue reading Weekend track closure planned for Stouffville Line: Here’s what you need to know

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