Future construction details announced for Toronto’s Finch West light rail transit project – Find features of the LRT elements here

Major construction for the future transit route has now kicked off, including work on a new maintenance and storage facility. But read on for more details on what’s been done as well as what’s to come along the new route. Things are moving along on the Finch West light rail transit (LRT) project, as major … Continue reading Future construction details announced for Toronto’s Finch West light rail transit project – Find features of the LRT elements here

Time in a box – Union Station prepares to retire a vast interlocking system that’s guided every train in and out of Toronto for almost 90 years

Behind a city that has grown with the times, sits a remarkable system of handle-pulls, audible clicks and banks of early 20th century electrical technology – all housed in three castle-like downtown towers. Combined, it has constantly shepherded trains in and out of Canada’s largest city. Designed in the late 1920s, the complicated contraption is … Continue reading Time in a box – Union Station prepares to retire a vast interlocking system that’s guided every train in and out of Toronto for almost 90 years

What’s up with that? The moment an entire escalator is moved through a Crosstown LRT tunnel (Photos)

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Today, a look at how the underground passages are not just for future light rail vehicles - they’re also routes to move building material right … Continue reading What’s up with that? The moment an entire escalator is moved through a Crosstown LRT tunnel (Photos)

Ontario Treaties Recognition Week – Find the lines of history on your GO Transit route

As the province marks important acknowledgement of traditional Indigenous lands, Metrolinx is highlighting a map of our routes to show customers the hidden tapestry of historic territory and treaties right outside the windows of GO buses and trains. The view from the passenger seat may have seemed largely unchanged over the years. As passengers look … Continue reading Ontario Treaties Recognition Week – Find the lines of history on your GO Transit route

Nip and tuck work to improve safety at stations continues across the network – Is your GO Transit stop on the refurbish list?

You can’t just build and walk away. Stations and stops on GO Transit routes are now getting needed refurbishment to improve safety. There’s a lot happening across Metrolinx. Many of the larger projects, changes and announcements tend to dominate headlines and attract the most attention. But there’s a significant amount of work, specifically to enhance … Continue reading Nip and tuck work to improve safety at stations continues across the network – Is your GO Transit stop on the refurbish list?

Metrolinx to mark Remembrance Day with solemn ceremony and a welcome aboard for military and family

As Canada prepares to mark Remembrance Day and the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the occasion has a heartfelt resonance for Metrolinx staff. A special ceremony is held each year at an Oshawa GO bus facility – which was once home to a top secret military complex - just as a wider welcome is extended to military … Continue reading Metrolinx to mark Remembrance Day with solemn ceremony and a welcome aboard for military and family

The day Richmond Hill line was born – Rare photos of the first customers gathered for inaugural run

As Metrolinx News continues HistoricGO - a regular series devoted to digging into our files in search of interesting images and nicknacks from the pasts of Metrolinx, GO Transit, PRESTO, and UP Express – we’ve pulled out images of when one of our major routes was so very new. Every day, the Richmond Hill line … Continue reading The day Richmond Hill line was born – Rare photos of the first customers gathered for inaugural run

On track – Rail installation continues to line up on Toronto’s Crosstown LRT project (Photos of the day)

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Today, we’re showing how the important work of putting down track continues to shape the look, and future, of the new transit route. It’s easy … Continue reading On track – Rail installation continues to line up on Toronto’s Crosstown LRT project (Photos of the day)

Mission Accomplished: Metrolinx beats the clock on major upgrades during rare Lakeshore East Weekend closure

They were up against Father Time and Mother Nature, but more than 150 workers completed 31 projects in the span of two days over the recent weekend (Oct. 26-27) closure of the important Ontario rail line. Here’s a recap of the enormous tasks tackled, and how, amid crappy weather, they got it all done. The … Continue reading Mission Accomplished: Metrolinx beats the clock on major upgrades during rare Lakeshore East Weekend closure

Ontario Line to benefit low-income Toronto neighbourhoods: U of T report

Study concludes new subway will be within a 10-minute walk for 242,000 people. People from all walks of life – and especially lower income earners – will benefit from the new Ontario Line subway, according to an independent study by University of Toronto experts. A study conducted by Dr. Steven Farber, an Assistant Professor in … Continue reading Ontario Line to benefit low-income Toronto neighbourhoods: U of T report