City of lights – Toronto’s Union Station tests new atrium illumination (See the night photos)

Just when you thought downtown couldn’t sparkle any more during the holidays, officials are testing banks of new bulbs at Canada’s busiest transit hub. Toronto is getting a bit brighter at night. As work continues on Toronto’s Union Station – modernizing the important transit hub - officials are testing newly installed atrium lights. Once testing … Continue reading City of lights – Toronto’s Union Station tests new atrium illumination (See the night photos)

Getting you ho-ho-home early for Christmas Eve and riding GO for free on New Year’s Eve

It’s a busy time of year for travellers and Metrolinx wants to ensure customers get to where they’re going safely during the holiday season. For the holidays, Metrolinx is offering customers the gift of time. Both GO Transit and UP Express are setting their schedules to give travellers holiday options to get to family and … Continue reading Getting you ho-ho-home early for Christmas Eve and riding GO for free on New Year’s Eve

Goodbye taupe tile – A sneak peek into Union Station’s new Bay Concourse

Toronto’s main transit hub is about to see the reopening of a whole new section. We take you behind the construction barriers to show you how work is coming – along with some of the new features created – for Bay Concourse. It was kind of orange, gray, brownish - or maybe taupe. It was … Continue reading Goodbye taupe tile – A sneak peek into Union Station’s new Bay Concourse

In constant motion – Take a video tour of the latest work on Crosstown’s Kennedy station

As we’ve been constantly updating you on the latest developments – and images - along the Crosstown light rail transit route, we thought it was time to give you a video update on progress to Toronto’s Kennedy station. Find out how they deal with the constant flow of buses and how soon before the roof … Continue reading In constant motion – Take a video tour of the latest work on Crosstown’s Kennedy station

Going on the GO – Diving deep into the working of toilets on our trains

You may never have wondered, but now, after reading the headline on this story, you just have to know – what happens to all that human waste after it’s flushed away aboard GO trains? And who’s responsible for making sure those small public transit bathrooms are more moving sanctuaries than scary sties? It can be … Continue reading Going on the GO – Diving deep into the working of toilets on our trains

How will the Eglinton Crosstown LRT’s automatic train control work? We break down every major element in an infographic

The science that will help move vehicles along the Toronto light rail transit route is the stuff of a Popular Mechanics cover. Here, we showcase the workings of the engineering wizardry. If you assumed the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) system would be sophisticated, you’re on the right track. To help explain the clockwork-like … Continue reading How will the Eglinton Crosstown LRT’s automatic train control work? We break down every major element in an infographic

Toronto power play – Crosstown light rail transit line sees important substations installed

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Today, we’re energizing things with pictures of traction power substations finding their homes along the line. We’ve shown you a growing gallery of pictures from … Continue reading Toronto power play – Crosstown light rail transit line sees important substations installed

You’ll dig these photos – Latest Crosstown LRT construction images show haunting cavern work

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Today, because we know how popular the images are, we’re showcasing three spectacular photos capturing recent work in the tunnels below the city. The seasons … Continue reading You’ll dig these photos – Latest Crosstown LRT construction images show haunting cavern work

Putting winter in its place – How Metrolinx prepares to keep the GO Transit fleet rolling, even on the coldest of Canadian days

Our nation may be more than 150 years old, but thriving in the coldest months is still a chore. Learn how Canada’s largest public transit agency keeps things rolling, even when Mother Nature wants to place everything – and everyone - into a deep freeze. Even keeping salt on your front steps can be taxing. … Continue reading Putting winter in its place – How Metrolinx prepares to keep the GO Transit fleet rolling, even on the coldest of Canadian days