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Metrolinx Community Engagement teams ends year with lofty number and promises of new community offices

The pandemic has changed the way we relate to one another. But it hasn’t stopped needed conversations. Here’s how Metrolinx experts were able to reach out, and respond when questions have come on, during 2021 – as well as a commitment to open three more community offices in the new year for the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, Yonge North Subway Extension and Ontario Line projects. … Continue reading Metrolinx Community Engagement teams ends year with lofty number and promises of new community offices

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Oh how they’ve grown – See video of Metrolinx light rail transit projects

This video feature is, well, very moving. We’ve rounded up the best video from construction of light rail transit routes captured in 2021 and wrapped them into one piece. Here’s how to speed through an entire year of progress in just over two minutes. Let’s roll. Think of this as a bit of a holiday greeting card, capturing the family of Metrolinx light rail transit … Continue reading Oh how they’ve grown – See video of Metrolinx light rail transit projects

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Anne Marie Aikins takes a tour through Metrolinx’s lost and found department – and discovers hints of 2021

Metrolinx’s Lost and Found department is always a window into private lives and changing priorities – so Anne Marie Aikins, Head of Media and Public Relations, recently took a tour through the room full of curious, unique and tragic stories as told through customers’ lost belongings to see how life has changed – or stayed the same – during 2021. It was supposed to be … Continue reading Anne Marie Aikins takes a tour through Metrolinx’s lost and found department – and discovers hints of 2021

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Photos from 1971 remind what GO Transit was like decades ago

It’s been awhile since we brought you images of the past – a reoccurring feature we call ‘HistoricGO’. But coming across these pictures, we thought it was a good chance to peek back 50 years ago for Ontario. Was that your father’s VW bug in the parking lot? Just in the nick of time. Before the calendar clicks over to 2022, Metrolinx News recently came … Continue reading Photos from 1971 remind what GO Transit was like decades ago

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Steeles Avenue East underpass – A look back and what’s to come next in 2022

The end of the year is a time for celebrations and reflection. It’s also a time to appreciate progress, recognize milestones and thank local residents and businesses for their support as work continues to improve transit infrastructure for communities. Take a look back – and a bit ahead – at the construction progress on the Steeles Avenue East underpass in 2021. Metrolinx has kept residents … Continue reading Steeles Avenue East underpass – A look back and what’s to come next in 2022

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Stolen Christmas charity gifts taken at Burlington GO leads to an outpouring of holiday spirit – and plenty of warm clothes

Following the break-in of a vehicle at a GO station – where gloves, mittens and hats destined for a front-line Hamilton outreach group were among the items stolen – Metrolinx sent out a call to help replenish the swiped presents. And yes, the response was enough to grow your heart three sizes. There’s no good time to have your car broken into, and no stolen … Continue reading Stolen Christmas charity gifts taken at Burlington GO leads to an outpouring of holiday spirit – and plenty of warm clothes

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Metrolinx to meet virtually with Birch Cliff and Birchmount residents ahead of GO Expansion construction

Metrolinx will be hosting a live virtual meeting in a couple of weeks (Jan. 10) to talk to residents about upcoming construction between Wolcott Avenue and Kennedy Road, in Scarborough. Here’s a look at the upcoming project, including important timelines, as well as more information about the public event. Metrolinx is holding a virtual public forum to walk through work that’s taking place between Scarborough’s … Continue reading Metrolinx to meet virtually with Birch Cliff and Birchmount residents ahead of GO Expansion construction

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Bramalea GO Transit bus loop on the move again before finding the home it deserves

For a place where buses come to a stop, the boarding loop at Bramalea Station sure does a lot of moving around. Here is how shifting the place where passengers get on and off their GO and Brampton Transit buses is actually designed to save time in construction and help riders down the road. It’s also a bit of interesting project planning. There are many … Continue reading Bramalea GO Transit bus loop on the move again before finding the home it deserves

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Have you missed these transit advances? Bramalea GO Station sees huge leaps for Kitchener Line passengers

Bramalea GO Station is one of the busiest on the Kitchener Line. It’s also a good example of some of the improvements happening as part of the GO Expansion project. While many regular travellers may have been away from the Bramalea facility as the province continues to fight against COVID-19, we thought we’d offer up a photo cheat-sheet on the many changes at this station. … Continue reading Have you missed these transit advances? Bramalea GO Station sees huge leaps for Kitchener Line passengers

Revenue Protection Officer Shawn Miller checks the PRESTO card of a Lakeshore West customer on their way to Union Station. Fare inspectors look a little different as a result of COVID-19, equipped with face coverings, goggles, rubber nitrile gloves and hand sanitizer for everyone’s added safety. (Matt Llewellyn photo)

Metrolinx COVID update – From GO-VAXX Bus to where to find pop-up holiday free test kits

As we edge toward the holidays, some things may slow down. But the fight against the pandemic continues – and even doubles-down lately. Here are the latest updates on that front from Metrolinx. Metrolinx has introduced a number of strengthened measures to ensure  employees and customers continue to remain safe as COVID-19 cases climb again. Along with all of the dozens of safety actions in … Continue reading Metrolinx COVID update – From GO-VAXX Bus to where to find pop-up holiday free test kits