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How advanced signalling technology will bring more frequent GO Train service to Ontario

GO Expansion will deliver more frequent, two-way, all-day service to riders. With so many more trains on the tracks, a technology upgrade is needed to keep them running safely. An advanced new train signalling system, such as the European Train Control System (ETCS), is essential to this plan. Metrolinx News explains what ETCS is and why it could be part of GO’s plan to add … Continue reading How advanced signalling technology will bring more frequent GO Train service to Ontario

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Upcoming Bloor bridge reconstruction means full road and sidewalk closures

Metrolinx will be closing the road and sidewalks on Bloor Street West while crews install bridge girders on the west half of the Bloor bridge. Find out why the work is important – and even learn a thing or two about girders. Bloor St. West is about to see road and sidewalk closures that will lead to better transit. The replacement of the Bloor Street … Continue reading Upcoming Bloor bridge reconstruction means full road and sidewalk closures

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Still put them on – Masks remain in place for customers on GO Transit and UP Express

As of today (March 21) some of the provincial guidance on COVID-19 safety measures have changed, including rules related to face coverings.  People are now able to enter many indoor settings such as retail stores, bars, restaurants, gyms, community centres or museums without a mask. But masks continue to be mandatory on public transit, including indoor stations.  Let’s, well, cover the basics. Continue to mask up.  … Continue reading Still put them on – Masks remain in place for customers on GO Transit and UP Express

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GO Transit customers to Anne Marie Aikins – ‘We’re getting ready to ride again’

As many GO Transit and UP Express riders return, or prepare to come back to riding trains and buses, Anne Marie Aikins, Metrolinx’s head of Media and Public Relations, recently reached out on social media to ask how passengers are feeling. They responded – in substantial numbers. Here’s what they had to say to her. There’s a proverb that says, absence makes the heart grow … Continue reading GO Transit customers to Anne Marie Aikins – ‘We’re getting ready to ride again’

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Construction ahead for Lakeshore East Rail Corridor

Construction is progressing on the Lakeshore East Rail Corridor within Toronto, and in the coming weeks, work will begin between Wolcott Avenue and Kennedy Road. The work supports the GO Expansion program, bringing faster, two-way, all-day, service along the Lakeshore East line. Here’s what will happen. There’s work in the works for a section of the Lakeshore East GO Transit line. The rail route currently … Continue reading Construction ahead for Lakeshore East Rail Corridor

Getting back to GO Transit and UP Express? Here’s what you need to know about COVID safety measures

Many people who were regular GO riders before the pandemic may soon be making their first trip on public transit in two years. Over that time, GO continued to operate, moving residents across the region with more than 50 safety actions. In fact, no outbreaks occurred on GO Transit or UP Express. For those considering a first ride of 2022 – whether it`s to see … Continue reading Getting back to GO Transit and UP Express? Here’s what you need to know about COVID safety measures

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New Rutherford Road underpass now open to westbound Vaughan traffic

Progress has been made at the Rutherford Road grade separation with the north side of the underpass now open to westbound traffic. As construction moves into the home stretch, customers will soon see the completion of the new road, pedestrian paths and more. Here’s the latest, and what’s to come for this Metrolinx project. The new year has brought a gift for Vaughan drivers: the … Continue reading New Rutherford Road underpass now open to westbound Vaughan traffic

Metrolinx adjusts GO Transit schedules due to COVID staff impacts – Allocating resources to provide consistent service across the network

As Omicron spreads into communities, Metrolinx mitigates temporary labour shortages with a reduced schedule. Here’s the latest impact. Metrolinx, like many other businesses, is experiencing rising levels of staff absenteeism due to the Omicron variant. Absenteeism levels vary by department and by the day, but frontline teams for the transit agency are now averaging 20 to 30 per cent fewer staff each day. This means … Continue reading Metrolinx adjusts GO Transit schedules due to COVID staff impacts – Allocating resources to provide consistent service across the network

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Some Lakeshore West GO train trips affected by Hurontario LRT construction

Hurontario LRT construction continues to move forward in Mississauga at Port Credit GO Station. The work will affect some Lakeshore West GO train service this month. Metrolinx News has the latest information GO customers. Lakeshore West GO train customers will need to check their schedules this month as construction on the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project will affect some trains trips in January. Let’s … Continue reading Some Lakeshore West GO train trips affected by Hurontario LRT construction

What is LRT? Light rail transit explained

Metrolinx News is going back to the basics on light rail transit. Is it a streetcar? Is it a subway? This is LRT, explained. Metrolinx News constantly offers up transit project updates through photos, videos, and graphics. This content is our bread and butter. So we may take some background for granted. There have been countless stories on the light rail transit (LRT) projects happening … Continue reading What is LRT? Light rail transit explained