Attention intergalactic fighters – Metrolinx issues warning to keep your phasers holstered while on GO vehicles

As FAN EXPO Canada begins in Toronto, those in costumes are being asked to be careful pulling out replica weapons. Alright Han Solo, let’s just put down the blaster pistol and talk this through. And you over there, dressed in that black suit and dark sunglasses, you can stop showing off your Noisy Cricket weapon … Continue reading Attention intergalactic fighters – Metrolinx issues warning to keep your phasers holstered while on GO vehicles

Crosstown photo of the day – Major progress on Science Centre Station

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Here’s how the Science Centre Station is really shaping up. Science is building fast. At least when it comes to construction of the Science Centre Station, … Continue reading Crosstown photo of the day – Major progress on Science Centre Station

Metrolinx announces increased service, including on Kitchener and Lakeshore Lines – Extends popular Niagara weekend service to year-round

Scores of new options added to GO train routes for September. Here are some of the biggest service improvements across the system. Metrolinx has announced a major advance in the GO Transit expansion program, with nearly 150 new and extended train trips each week, starting on August 31. With this round of changes there will … Continue reading Metrolinx announces increased service, including on Kitchener and Lakeshore Lines – Extends popular Niagara weekend service to year-round

Up, up and away – New Eglinton Crosstown LRT flyover video released

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Today, we take you high above a section of the work. Prepare to lift off. We usually start your Monday with an image or two of … Continue reading Up, up and away – New Eglinton Crosstown LRT flyover video released

Bramalea GO station hits milestone with major move of bus platforms

Customers will access stops in a newly built area, west of the station building. Major changes will take place at the busiest station on the Kitchener GO Transit line this week. Bramalea GO, which has remained a bustling hub for Peel Region throughout major construction, will reach a significant milestone a year and a half … Continue reading Bramalea GO station hits milestone with major move of bus platforms

(Photos of the day) Crosstown rail safety device installed and a tunnel as potential wall art

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Today, we wanted to show you two images that help capture the many safety measures being installed, as well as the mesmerizing art of engineering … Continue reading (Photos of the day) Crosstown rail safety device installed and a tunnel as potential wall art

On the Road Again: Metrolinx Town Hall comes to York Region

Customers and community members engage with transit leaders during a meeting in Vaughan. They arrived with questions. And scores of local residents and community members from all across York region were eager to learn about transit plans for their area, during a June 24 Metrolinx town hall at Vaughan City Hall. From operational costs to … Continue reading On the Road Again: Metrolinx Town Hall comes to York Region

Infographic – How light rail transit is being built on the surface for Toronto’s Crosstown line

For those who live and work around construction of Toronto’s Crosstown LRT project, the most obvious – and visible – progress takes place at the surface. But amid the clamour and construction – as residents and businesses patiently wait for the line to be finished – it’s easy to not notice the different stages of … Continue reading Infographic – How light rail transit is being built on the surface for Toronto’s Crosstown line

Raptors win hearts and minds of a city – and country

Few things tend to dominate the heartbeat of Toronto. As a major metropolitan centre, the city is used to major events. But the Raptors have pulled people together in a rare unified cause. One that’s apparently bigger than a single city. We asked UP Express and GO Transit riders – all dressed in their Raptor’s team colours … Continue reading Raptors win hearts and minds of a city – and country

How to stop a GO train in its tracks – the momentum of science and skill behind aligning with a platform perfectly

As passengers, we can’t wait to get to our train stop. But, amid occasional platform overshoots and safety reminders to stay off the tracks, few of us know how complicated stopping a train can be. And that each stop starts long before the brakes are ever applied. For passengers, the effort of arriving at a … Continue reading How to stop a GO train in its tracks – the momentum of science and skill behind aligning with a platform perfectly