Extreme makeover bridge edition – Metrolinx upgrades Toronto bridge as part of GO Transit expansion work

The Rogers Road bridge rehabilitation project benefits the community in the short term and is also part of unlocking long term transit plans. When it comes to transit expansion work, it’s not all tracks and trains. Sometimes you have to look up and realize it’s the little things that help bring a transit project together.  … Continue reading Extreme makeover bridge edition – Metrolinx upgrades Toronto bridge as part of GO Transit expansion work

How powerful generator will help protect Union Station rail corridor from blackout – Guess how many homes it could run

It’s not just about the energy you have now, but what’s needed during an emergency. Powerful new device will sit as quiet sentries – until called on to give needed megawatts. It’s easy to see the power behind a rail line. The thunder of a GO or UP Express train passing a platform, and rumble … Continue reading How powerful generator will help protect Union Station rail corridor from blackout – Guess how many homes it could run

Caribbean Carnival Going Virtual: We look at what’s happening this year as we look back on Canada’s biggest celebration of freedom and diversity

How this legendary and iconic event is being handled during a year when all major events are being redrawn - and how you can still take part in the epic party. Talk about vibrancy – and a rich legacy. Now in its 53rd year, the Toronto Caribbean Carnival has evolved into North America’s largest event … Continue reading Caribbean Carnival Going Virtual: We look at what’s happening this year as we look back on Canada’s biggest celebration of freedom and diversity

Big, deep dig – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnels Project reaches halfway excavation mark in Tunnel One

Remember sweating over digging into your back garden? Moving earth is never easy. But crews working on a tunneling project at the junction of Ontario Highway 401 and 409 have made great strides on the first of two passages, and are moving into the second as well. It takes approximately three minutes to walk 180 … Continue reading Big, deep dig – Highway 401 and 409 Rail Tunnels Project reaches halfway excavation mark in Tunnel One

Crosstown’s Keelesdale Station taking shape – New images of railings that will greet customers

In the latest photos from the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit project, we have an inside look at Keelesdale, as well as structural advances at Caledonia and Kennedy stations. Come this way to check it out. We have new images that show large concrete and structural steel work on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit … Continue reading Crosstown’s Keelesdale Station taking shape – New images of railings that will greet customers

‘Please wear face coverings’ – Metrolinx CEO, Phil Verster, on how safety is a partnership between GO Transit and riders

In this column, Phil Verster, head of one of Canada’s largest public transit agencies, explains the differences riders will find when they return to GO Transit. And as safety never stops, he’s asking all customers to do their part to share the health by using some simple but effective measures to combat COVID-19. When our … Continue reading ‘Please wear face coverings’ – Metrolinx CEO, Phil Verster, on how safety is a partnership between GO Transit and riders

Crosstown LRT – Young transit enthusiast designs his own routes for the future of Toronto

If you want to be reminded how you likely once felt about riding on a train, come meet young Jamie Kauri. As one of Toronto’s most devoted transit fans, his passion may rekindle a memory of being led aboard a big vehicle by an adult, when you were just a child. Only, Jamie has taken … Continue reading Crosstown LRT – Young transit enthusiast designs his own routes for the future of Toronto

First GO buses enter Union Station Bus Terminal as part of testing – See the images here

The first in a series of in-terminal testing is complete as Metrolinx prepares for a new chapter for GO buses with a state of the art bus hub nearly complete for downtown Toronto. There is always a first. This time, it was GO bus No. 2576. Many more will follow. Recently, the first line of … Continue reading First GO buses enter Union Station Bus Terminal as part of testing – See the images here

How to avoid rocking the neighbours – The tools Metrolinx experts use to reduce noise and vibration on the Ontario Line

As a completely new transit route, the Ontario Line will take advantage of the latest technology designed to reduce noise and vibration. In this feature, Metrolinx experts discuss options available to deliver an Ontario Line that respects the surrounding neighbourhoods. While all forms of transit create some noise and vibration, Metrolinx experts are working to … Continue reading How to avoid rocking the neighbours – The tools Metrolinx experts use to reduce noise and vibration on the Ontario Line

Blending into the neighbourhood – How Metrolinx experts are designing the Ontario Line to be part of communities it will serve

With sections of the Ontario Line to be above ground, the Metrolinx team is reviewing transit across Canada and around the world for inspiration. They have found above-ground projects that suit the surrounding neighbourhoods. In this feature, we explore how those learnings can be applied in Toronto. Communities have been evolving around transit for decades. … Continue reading Blending into the neighbourhood – How Metrolinx experts are designing the Ontario Line to be part of communities it will serve