GO Transit crew stop their train twice in one shift for despondent women near rail lines

The incidents highlight both the remarkable and potentially life-saving actions of transit staff, as well as why continued training, and conversations around suicide prevention, remain a priority for Metrolinx. Officials are crediting crew aboard a GO train and station staff for responding quickly to two different women in distress along a major rail corridor. Both … Continue reading GO Transit crew stop their train twice in one shift for despondent women near rail lines

UP Express sees record customer satisfaction feedback – GO Transit e-ticket numbers also soar in new Metrolinx board report

As the cold sets in across Ontario, the warmth keeps coming in for UP Express, the Pearson Airport to Union Station shuttle. Newly released stats show UP customers giving high marks to the transit route. The news comes as the Metrolinx board also briefed on the growing number of GO customers attracted to the option … Continue reading UP Express sees record customer satisfaction feedback – GO Transit e-ticket numbers also soar in new Metrolinx board report

Upcoming Transit Special Constables Women’s Symposium inspires next blue line of security experts

An annual gathering of top transit officials, including Metrolinx’s Transit Safety Officers, is an opportunity to learn from champions who patrol systems across Ontario. The one day event is enough to change lives – at least for Meaghan Benini, who attended last year’s event and is now a Special Constable. Meaghan Benini had questions about … Continue reading Upcoming Transit Special Constables Women’s Symposium inspires next blue line of security experts

Diamond in the rough – An important Toronto section of the Barrie GO rail line is about to see major change, and officials are holding a meeting to let you in on details

Metrolinx is planning a public information session tonight (Nov. 20) to dig into plans for the Davenport Diamond intersection – an important but imperfect route for train traffic through a well-populated area of the city. This diamond has a flaw that’s about to be fixed. The Davenport Diamond is an important intersection where the Barrie GO … Continue reading Diamond in the rough – An important Toronto section of the Barrie GO rail line is about to see major change, and officials are holding a meeting to let you in on details

Because you’ve asked – The interesting answer to “Can GO Transit just add more trains when they want to?”

More and more, we’re taking you inside the workings of the wider Metrolinx world, explaining how your transit system functions. Knowing more allows customers to better understand announcements of our advances, as well as hurdles we’re working to jump over to improve things. This time, we wanted to break down the complicated process of adding … Continue reading Because you’ve asked – The interesting answer to “Can GO Transit just add more trains when they want to?”

Up close with the overhead catenary system that will power Toronto’s Crosstown LRT route – See the video here

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, after recently sharing an image of extensive work done on the power system for the project, we wanted to take you in for a … Continue reading Up close with the overhead catenary system that will power Toronto’s Crosstown LRT route – See the video here

Picture perfect progress – Urban photogs train lenses on Crosstown’s Mount Dennis and Keelesdale Stations

We continue to show you images of work taking place on the Crosstown light rail transit line. But to offer out a different perspective on the project, Metrolinx invited select photographers to exclusively focus on the last two stops west on the Eglinton line. Here’s the rare steps they took. Looking past the dust and … Continue reading Picture perfect progress – Urban photogs train lenses on Crosstown’s Mount Dennis and Keelesdale Stations

Shortlist of bidders announced for historic GO Expansion

The country’s most important regional mass transit system is now on course for major changes for the better. Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have officially announced the shortlist of international bidders who will move into the next stage of procurement that will bring critical improvements to GO rail. The release of the names on May 30 … Continue reading Shortlist of bidders announced for historic GO Expansion

No illusion – Magician Greg Frewin reveals Niagara Falls spectacles GO customers need to unlock

As Niagara Falls weekend GO service returns to take customers to and from the famous tourist destination, the area’s best known performer-in-residence – and one of the world’s most accomplished magicians – explains why the Falls have him locked up tight. Greg Frewin has pulled off one of the most elaborate feats in the history … Continue reading No illusion – Magician Greg Frewin reveals Niagara Falls spectacles GO customers need to unlock

Virtual Reality lesson trains brains to drive safely around railways

Veteran Metrolinx transit safety officer hopes computer simulation drives home life and death lessons he’s taught for decades. For long-time Transit Safety officer Peter Mohyla, after standing in front of countless kids since the 1980s, the advice previously given to one young child was chilling. Mohyla had just offered up a rail safety lesson at … Continue reading Virtual Reality lesson trains brains to drive safely around railways