Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility holds design secrets – See why it’s healthier than your average workplace

The 500,000 square foot facility is the first LEED Gold facility of its kind and size in Canada. The Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility (WRMF), holds many secrets. Opened in 2018 to provide maintenance, repair and day-to-day cleaning and upkeep of GO trains, the facility, located at 625 Victoria Street East, in Whitby, not only doesn’t … Continue reading Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility holds design secrets – See why it’s healthier than your average workplace

Metrolinx hero talks about the impact of a moment’s reaction to help save drowning man’s life

We’ve brought you stories of acts of heroism on our vehicles and at our stations – saving a life and having lightning reflexes to keep everyone safe. But we don’t often talk about the cost of holding someone’s future in your hands. Here, Metrolinx senior manager of media, Anne Marie Aikins, talks to one of … Continue reading Metrolinx hero talks about the impact of a moment’s reaction to help save drowning man’s life

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

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

A very rapid project – Hwy. 400 Bridge work sees huge effort over two weekends for Finch West LRT project

A project involving the Highway 400 crossing over Toronto’s Finch Avenue, saw weekend detours – and the patience of drivers and the local community. It also saw remarkable progress of replacing an entire major span for Toronto. That was fast. After two past weekends of work (June 12-15 and June 19-22) crews have replaced a … Continue reading A very rapid project – Hwy. 400 Bridge work sees huge effort over two weekends for Finch West LRT project

Flyover video takes you above construction at Cooksville GO Station – See your platform from a whole new angle

New drone footage gives customers, and the community, a rare bird’s eye view of important advances at the Milton Line GO train and bus stop. Things are looking up at Cooksville GO Station. At least when you look down. We have a new flyover video that offers a unique vantage point to see progress at … Continue reading Flyover video takes you above construction at Cooksville GO Station – See your platform from a whole new angle

Metrolinx marks National Indigenous Peoples Day – A column on what that means

This weekend, millions of people across the country will recognize and celebrate Indigenous Peoples. We thought you needed to hear the voice of a member of Metrolinx’s Indigenous Relations Office, to understand the powerful motivation behind their important work. As Canada celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day this Sunday (June 21) it would be a failure … Continue reading Metrolinx marks National Indigenous Peoples Day – A column on what that means

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

Another new Crosstown video released – See before and after views of Avenue Station, following mining work

We’re continuing our video progress updates. This time, we’re looking at the changes for an important “turnback” station, that will allow light rail vehicles to shift direction. Avenue Station will be all about changes. For the ‘turnback’ station along the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line, that will mean light rail vehicles will be … Continue reading Another new Crosstown video released – See before and after views of Avenue Station, following mining work