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

How in earth? (Video) Going below to explain how Toronto’s Crosstown transit system is digging under a TTC subway line

As we’ve taken a look at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown LRT route during our ongoing Progress series, we wanted to go back a few steps, to show you an in-depth – and down deep – explanation on how construction of the hub at Eglinton Avenue and Yonge Street is possible, while so … Continue reading How in earth? (Video) Going below to explain how Toronto’s Crosstown transit system is digging under a TTC subway line

A history of barley, war effort and business – Toronto’s Golden Mile enters new era with Crosstown development

In our ongoing Progress series, exploring every stop and station along the Crosstown light rail transit system, we’re visiting an area that boasts an important and colourful Canadian history. The Golden Mile, which helped to arm Canadian soldiers during a time of war, is preparing to welcome next-generation transit to Toronto. Places, like people, come … Continue reading A history of barley, war effort and business – Toronto’s Golden Mile enters new era with Crosstown development

Metrolinx pic pick of the week – The other-world of Crosstown’s Avenue dig

As we prepare to publish features on construction of the final stops and stations along the Crosstown light rail transit line – all part of our ongoing Progress series – we wanted to travel back a few platforms, to show you a new and remarkable image from Avenue Station. Avenue Station – located 32 metres … Continue reading Metrolinx pic pick of the week – The other-world of Crosstown’s Avenue dig

On Track – Your first view of Toronto’s Crosstown’s light rail vehicles in motion

During our ongoing Crosstown Progress series, looking at every major element of Toronto's Crosstown light rail transit project, we've seen work on the line, but haven't seen the machines that will run on those rails. That changes today. Our Metrolinx light rail vehicles are being tested, and we can finally show you how they look … Continue reading On Track – Your first view of Toronto’s Crosstown’s light rail vehicles in motion

Behind the name – The journey to get to ‘Hakimi Lebovic Stop’

Finding a strong name for a transit platform is no easy feat. Those important titles become part of the fabric of the community. In this latest stop on our Crosstown Progress series, we explore the distinguished origins – and status – of the Hakimi Lebovic Stop. Sometimes, it’s not ‘what’s in a name’, but rather … Continue reading Behind the name – The journey to get to ‘Hakimi Lebovic Stop’

How your mild-mannered backpack can become a menace to society – and other tips GO riders need to know

Metrolinx launches safety campaign to raise awareness of avoidable issues across our GO Transit system. We don’t want to get on your back – but for everyone’s sake, and safety, we are going to put a bit of weight on your shoulders. Even as we ask you to take off that backpack, that’s waving in … Continue reading How your mild-mannered backpack can become a menace to society – and other tips GO riders need to know