Exploring the route – Take a rare ride aboard an Eglinton Crosstown vehicle during testing (video)

There’s been significant advances done along the light rail transit route that will one day move countless Toronto residents and visitors from east to west across Canada’s largest city. But for now, you get to ride (almost) solo, in this cool test video. You have a sophisticated light rail transit vehicle to yourself – almost. … Continue reading Exploring the route – Take a rare ride aboard an Eglinton Crosstown vehicle during testing (video)

GO bus operator assaulted – Man arrested after transit dispatchers track suspect along transit route

A GO bus driver was struck in the back of the head earlier this week during an unprovoked attack. What followed was a bit of detective work by specially trained Transit Safety dispatchers, that would see a suspect charged with assault. A veteran GO bus driver was ‘sucker punched’ from behind, as he stood on … Continue reading GO bus operator assaulted – Man arrested after transit dispatchers track suspect along transit route

Bragging rights – Cooksville GO officially opens today (Video)

The important transit station has undergone a historic transformation - we review the changes, from top to bottom. As well, check out the drone video. Things sure have changed. Including at Cooksville GO. After about three years in the making to transform the Cooksville Station, GO customers can now brag about a new and improved … Continue reading Bragging rights – Cooksville GO officially opens today (Video)

Options, choices and positive change in the wallet for PRESTO, as overdraft fees are scrapped

PRESTO continues to make using the payment system easier to use for customers. The latest development is getting rid of an overdraft fee. There’s more positive change coming to PRESTO customers. A service fee for overdraft use – it amounted to 25 cents – is being scrapped.  Previously, if a customer’s registered PRESTO card reached … Continue reading Options, choices and positive change in the wallet for PRESTO, as overdraft fees are scrapped

Metrolinx honours Canadian Armed Forces members and veterans with free travel on Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day will be recognized a little differently this year. While official events will be virtual, Metrolinx continues to pay tribute to those who have served to protect our country by offering veterans, current members of the Canadian Armed Forces, as well as a companion, free rides on GO Transit buses and trains and UP … Continue reading Metrolinx honours Canadian Armed Forces members and veterans with free travel on Remembrance Day

Pedal power – Niagara weekend GO trains to keep bike coaches for two more weeks

Popular service meant for cyclists heading to Niagara region has been extended in time to keep you moving in November. For many, keeping fit during a pandemic has meant a balance – often on two wheels. Cycling has become a go-to outdoor activity during the fight against COVID-19, as physical distancing and the need to … Continue reading Pedal power – Niagara weekend GO trains to keep bike coaches for two more weeks

Final tunnel pieces removed from Crosstown’s Mt. Pleasant station area – See the images

As we continue to regularly chart the progress of the Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) route across Toronto, there are a couple of fairly big recent advances to report – from tunnel pieces to an important traction power substation being energized. We’ve followed transit tunnels from the ground up. So it’s a big deal when … Continue reading Final tunnel pieces removed from Crosstown’s Mt. Pleasant station area – See the images

As new rail bungalows are built – Upcoming weekend service changes to take place on GO Transit’s Lakeshore East rail line

Schedule adjustments, needed to accommodate upgrades at Manse Road and Beechgrove Drive - including the installation of two new intermediate signal bungalows and two new crossing bungalows - will take place from Nov. 6 to 8. With the aim of creating more reliable service, the work can only be done when the trains aren’t in … Continue reading As new rail bungalows are built – Upcoming weekend service changes to take place on GO Transit’s Lakeshore East rail line

Eligible for a TTC monthly pass credit? Time is running out to add it to your PRESTO card

TTC customers who haven’t yet loaded their pro-rated monthly pass credit onto their PRESTO card should do it soon. Here’s how, and who is eligible. It’s time to get some credit. The TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) and PRESTO are encouraging eligible TTC customers who haven’t yet added their pro-rated monthly pass credits for March and … Continue reading Eligible for a TTC monthly pass credit? Time is running out to add it to your PRESTO card