In the third part in our continuing Crosstown Progress tour from west to east – taking you inside the current state and future promise of Toronto’s historic Eglinton LRT project - we look at the mighty station that kicked off this heroic transit build. Far below the intersection of Eglinton Avenue West and Trethewey Drive … Continue reading A transit hero rises – Keelesdale station is already a super-cool build
Metrolinx is reducing PRESTO fares on short-distance GO Transit trips in the Greater Golden Horseshoe by more than $1 starting April 20. The fare for GO trips that are about 10 kilometres or less is being reduced to $3.70 — a 21 per cent reduction from the lowest PRESTO fares of $4.71. This new, lower … Continue reading Metrolinx lowering fares for short-distance GO trips by more than $1
Residents invited to community meeting to discuss upcoming work. Construction on the upcoming Eglinton Crosstown LRT line is set to accelerate this summer as crews prepare to tackle a critical portion of the future Sunnybrook Park stop. Metrolinx’s constructor, Crosslinx Transit Solutions, says in order to make construction as quick as possible on the surface-level … Continue reading Crosslinx proposing partial Leslie Street closure for Crosstown LRT construction
Metrolinx is increasing GO train service on the Kitchener and Stouffville lines on April 8 to give customers more opportunities to get where they need to be. New weekday morning trip options between Bramalea GO and Union Station will give customers new choices at popular morning commuting times while midday weekday GO train service along … Continue reading More GO train service for Markham, Brampton, Etobicoke
We know what drives you. While using our GO and UP Express vehicles, you’re studying on the way to class, checking theatre tickets to make sure you won’t be late, destressing before work unfolds for another day and double-checking the zipper on your carry-on before arriving at Toronto Pearson International for the trip you’ve been … Continue reading The unsung heroes of your daily ride
Metrolinx-built Pickering GO station crossing continues to attract attention, including a nomination for design award. It’s no small feat to span 14 lanes over Canada’s busiest highway. But when you get to the other side, the reasons and rewards quickly become apparent. Officially opened last September, the pedestrian bridge that spans Hwy. 401 from Pickering … Continue reading Durham region’s pedestrian bridge spans more than Hwy. 401
One family's March Break trip downtown nearly ended in disaster when a much loved doll went missing along the way. Adam Shea and his family were heading from Hamilton to Toronto on the GO Train when suddenly his 3-year-old daughter Evelyn's "Baby Pearl" doll was nowhere to be seen. For Evelyn, it added unwanted drama … Continue reading Pearl’s Predicament – Lost on the GO, one best friend’s journey back into loving arms
Getting students engaged in transit today, opens the door to them using – and shaping – public systems as they get older. If you want to glimpse the future of public transit in Ontario, first see it through the eyes – and coloured pencils - of children. Metrolinx runs countless public meetings and educational sessions … Continue reading What if children designed our Ontario neighbourhoods?
Not a fair comparison to how well commuter train operators know their stuff, we’ve created a small test to give you a hint at how well trained they are. If you thought learning the rules of the road was tough - remember how much the 'merge' sign terrified you - try becoming a GO Train conductor. According … Continue reading Can you make the grade as a GO train conductor? Take our exclusive quiz.
The 84th Pickering Pathfinders toured GO's Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility and met with transit experts including Laura Kutisker-Jacobson, professional engineer and senior manager at Metrolinx. The visit was an opportunity for the young women to meet mentors and learn about possible future careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.