Fighting COVID on the home front – How habits away from trains and buses can impact fellow GO Transit riders

We’ve all worked and sacrificed a lot to get us to this new normal. Businesses are opening up across the region and life is resuming some sense of normality, including riders coming back to public transit. In this column, Metrolinx senior manager of media, Anne Marie Aikins - who has been acting as the Emergency … Continue reading Fighting COVID on the home front – How habits away from trains and buses can impact fellow GO Transit riders

Toronto’s Finch West LRT route given a lofty look thanks to new top-down images of two important sites

New photos of work on the Toronto West light rail route offer up a rare view of the Maintenance and Storage Facility and Finch West Station. You’re not afraid of heights, right? Think of these new images from the Finch West light rail transit (LRT) project as altitude with attitude. The pictures, shot from high … Continue reading Toronto’s Finch West LRT route given a lofty look thanks to new top-down images of two important sites

Safer journeys – GO Transit introduces more trains and more service on Lakeshore routes

There are changes coming for one of the nation’s busiest commuter transit lines. They’re intended to get customers moving, while keeping them safe. Changes begin on May 25. Lakeshore customers are going to notice some changes to service next week, including more frequent train trips on Lakeshore East during the morning and afternoon peak periods. Starting Monday, May 25, GO Transit is reinstating 30-minute service on Lakeshore East, heading into Union Station in … Continue reading Safer journeys – GO Transit introduces more trains and more service on Lakeshore routes

To help fight COVID-19 – Face coverings recommended for GO Transit and UP Express

They are becoming part of life - face coverings as a way to respond to the pandemic. Now, face coverings are going to become part of your journey on transit. When you’re on GO Transit or UP Express, Metrolinx is recommending you protect yourself – and others – by wearing face coverings if physical distancing … Continue reading To help fight COVID-19 – Face coverings recommended for GO Transit and UP Express

Getting past dirt and dust during critical transit development – How Metrolinx will tackle future GO Expansion projects in your neighbourhood

While preparing to deliver the largest transit expansion project in Canadian history, Metrolinx is offering up ways to manage the impact of construction on Ontario communities. Here, we dig into details that will – while sometimes still messy – lead to improved transit.  Remember when you got a new stove, and what you found behind … Continue reading Getting past dirt and dust during critical transit development – How Metrolinx will tackle future GO Expansion projects in your neighbourhood

A glass act for Crosstown LRT stop – Glass roof now being installed over Science Centre station main entrance

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 looking up, and down, at recent work on the line. Up and down, Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) route is undergoing some … Continue reading A glass act for Crosstown LRT stop – Glass roof now being installed over Science Centre station main entrance

Crosstown at a glance – How track installation on Toronto light rail transit project is progressing (Infographic)

The pace of building the Crosstown transit route continues to lead to markers of significant progress. While many sites are too deep to see as you may walk or drive by, completion of the rail tracks is a good indication of how things are moving ahead. We’ve created a reference infographic as your quick snapshot. … Continue reading Crosstown at a glance – How track installation on Toronto light rail transit project is progressing (Infographic)

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