Metrolinx grabs the sun to help power stations and save energy costs

The power behind Metrolinx is more than just the strength of GO Transit and UP Express vehicles, or even the great machines making progress on important new transit routes across the Greater Golden Horseshoe region of Ontario. The transit agency is soaking up the benefits of tapping into solar power at a number of stations. Let’s shine some … Continue reading Metrolinx grabs the sun to help power stations and save energy costs

Metrolinx looks for input on transit security and Transit Safety interactions with the community

The transit agency is launching a community survey to explore what ‘guardianship’ means as safety continues to be a priority for every passenger, community member and transit staff member. Here’s how to take part and be heard. Metrolinx has launched a community survey to define what safety on transit lines means for community members. Used … Continue reading Metrolinx looks for input on transit security and Transit Safety interactions with the community

2000th vehicle rolls out for Transit Procurement Initiative helping communities across Ontario

Shoppers know they can get more value with a bulk purchase. Transit agencies take the same approach when buying buses and other equipment through Metrolinx’s joint procurement program. Metrolinx helps transit agencies band together to find savings. As this Transit Procurement Initiative marks delivery of its 2,000th bus, we look at how Metrolinx sources buses … Continue reading 2000th vehicle rolls out for Transit Procurement Initiative helping communities across Ontario

Hurontario project uses host of measures to protect drivers and pedestrians

Safety around a major transit site isn’t limited to just those crews working on the route. For the Hurontario light rail transit project, the switch into warmer weather also signals the need for area residents, and those moving about, to be aware of shifts in routes and paths. Here’s what to watch out for, to … Continue reading Hurontario project uses host of measures to protect drivers and pedestrians

Veteran GO Transit mechanic hangs up his wrench after 40 years keeping wheels on the buses going round and round

If you’ve travelled on a GO bus in the last four decades, Chris Johnson has likely had a hand in helping you get around. The long serving mechanic has gone under 12,000 buses, making repairs that would help move countless people during his time at GO Transit. We recently caught up with him, one last … Continue reading Veteran GO Transit mechanic hangs up his wrench after 40 years keeping wheels on the buses going round and round

See new videos of Crosstown light rail vehicles arrive in preparation for testing to come

The Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project has seen great movement, including recent delivery of light rail vehicles to a testing site. We told you the story and showed you the images in previous posts – including one where a local mechanic pitched in to keep a delivery truck on schedule. Now see what … Continue reading See new videos of Crosstown light rail vehicles arrive in preparation for testing to come

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario appeal recent Crosstown LRT court decision

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario are launching an appeal to a court decision involving project builder Crosslinx Transit Solutions. Statement by Metrolinx President and CEO Phil Verster, and Infrastructure Ontario President and CEO Michael Lindsay: Today, Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx appealed the recent court decision which addressed Crosslinx’s COVID-19 claim. The appeal materials submitted in court … Continue reading Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario appeal recent Crosstown LRT court decision

Get the facts about Ontario Line plans in Riverside and Leslieville

There’s a lot of anticipation about how the Ontario Line will make it faster and easier to move around the city, but there’s also a lot of speculation and inaccurate information floating around – particularly when it comes to the vibrant communities of Riverside and Leslieville. All of this conflicting information can be confusing, so … Continue reading Get the facts about Ontario Line plans in Riverside and Leslieville

Metrolinx hosting another series of virtual open houses for the Ontario Line

Following a round of well-attended open house discussions in April, Ontario Line teams are preparing to host another round to share more updates and answer more questions. Teams will also talk about transit corridor lands and what they mean for people who live or work near the route. Read on to find out how you … Continue reading Metrolinx hosting another series of virtual open houses for the Ontario Line

The Hurontario LRT is digging deep at Port Credit GO Station

A number of key elements of the Hurontario light rail transit line have been shaping up over the past few months. And one of the areas seeing a lot of activity and progress has been Port Credit. Let’s dig into the work, including what will become the outline of the future Hurontario LRT Station stop at Port Credit GO. … Continue reading The Hurontario LRT is digging deep at Port Credit GO Station