Zooming in on Ontario Line plans from Osgoode to the Don River – Delivering a line below Toronto’s Queen Street that’s been anticipated for more than a century

Today, Metrolinx released new details for it’s Ontario Line plan between University Avenue and the Don River. Refinement to the initial plan will mean faster delivery, reduced building costs and, most importantly, improved connections for riders. The new plan takes advantage of space that was dug for an east-west line when TTC’s Queen Station was … Continue reading Zooming in on Ontario Line plans from Osgoode to the Don River – Delivering a line below Toronto’s Queen Street that’s been anticipated for more than a century

Time warp – See 50 years of GO bus evolution in under a minute

A half century and still rolling. It’s been an historic and ever-changing journey for the GO bus, which recently celebrated 50 years of service. A great deal has changed during that time and we want to take you back in time and look at all the different vehicles that took customers this far. But since … Continue reading Time warp – See 50 years of GO bus evolution in under a minute

Metrolinx launches new limited edition face coverings

Riders can now purchase specially designed face coverings. Here’s what they look like and what you need to know – including the fact each purchase also covers a worthy cause. Nobody has just one pair of socks. And the same is now largely true of face coverings. Metrolinx has released new limited edition face coverings … Continue reading Metrolinx launches new limited edition face coverings

Rail Safety Week 2020 kicks off in COVID-19 era – See the close call videos that show train lines are no place for complacency

Metrolinx joins Operation Lifesaver and other freight partners to launch Rail Safety Week 2020. Metrolinx has a mantra that guides everything the transit agency does. Safety Never Stops. That means Rail Safety Week is circled on the calendar every year, but the transit operator’s commitment to safety goes beyond a single week or month. Metrolinx … Continue reading Rail Safety Week 2020 kicks off in COVID-19 era – See the close call videos that show train lines are no place for complacency

‘How I met your mother – on GO Transit’: Couple takes wedding day photos in front of GO bus that first brought them together

When it comes to wedding photos, most opt for a stunning backdrop of fields of flowers or Niagara Falls sending showers of mist into the air. But one couple decided the ideal location to capture their special day was Toronto’s Union Station Bus Terminal. If life is a highway, then Nancy Moy and Drex Sison’s … Continue reading ‘How I met your mother – on GO Transit’: Couple takes wedding day photos in front of GO bus that first brought them together

Zooming in on Ontario Line plans from Exhibition to Spadina: Travel time savings and heritage protections

Metrolinx is sharing refined plans for the Ontario Line as teams learn more about the geography and infrastructure – both above ground and below the surface – and the communities the new route will serve. Today, in the first post of a four-part series, we look at what’s new for the line’s West segment. Refinements … Continue reading Zooming in on Ontario Line plans from Exhibition to Spadina: Travel time savings and heritage protections

Twin tunnels, single bores and megabores – Local subway planners face choices on what will work best for new lines

Each new subway tunnel is as unique as its surrounding neighbourhood and geology. While six-metre, twin tunnels were once considered standard, more recent technology has made larger, single tunnels possible. This article reviews the different sizes of tunnels and the factors that go into choosing one. Let’s get out the tape measures - the really … Continue reading Twin tunnels, single bores and megabores – Local subway planners face choices on what will work best for new lines

Tile by lamp-light – New Eglinton Crosstown images show moody shots of construction, as well as escalators going through the tunnels before being installed

The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit line continues to make significant progress. In the latest batch of photos, we noticed two that play a bit with light and mood. And another that shows how builders are using the tunnels to help install things like escalators. Call us grounded transit romantics. But going over the latest … Continue reading Tile by lamp-light – New Eglinton Crosstown images show moody shots of construction, as well as escalators going through the tunnels before being installed

Metrolinx launches new vending machines dispensing face coverings and other safety products

Customers will be able to purchase items from vending machines at select GO and UP stations. Running low on hand sanitizer as you head to GO or UP Express? There’s a vending machine for that - and more. Metrolinx has introduced new safety vending machines that dispense personal protective equipment, like face coverings and disposable … Continue reading Metrolinx launches new vending machines dispensing face coverings and other safety products

The grass is greener up above – New drone video shows bird’s eye view of green roof on Kipling Transit Hub’s bus terminal

By the time summer rolls around, flowers, gardens and city landscapes are in full bloom. For the Kipling Transit Hub Project, summer ushered in a major milestone - and for those that have green thumbs, they will give it two thumbs up. When it comes to building transit projects, it’s not always about concrete and … Continue reading The grass is greener up above – New drone video shows bird’s eye view of green roof on Kipling Transit Hub’s bus terminal