Find your station – Metrolinx releases updated GO Transit customer map

Snow, Santa and the road to Stanley Cup are just a few things that influenced GO riders, new report shows Mother Nature. Santa Claus. And the Toronto Maple Leafs. According to the latest ridership numbers and insights released from Metrolinx, when any one of the above pays a visit to Toronto, GO Transit’s ridership numbers … Continue reading Find your station – Metrolinx releases updated GO Transit customer map

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

Metrolinx celebrates our own strong voices for International Women’s Day

If you’re a Metrolinx customer, these are the transit experts, and our partners, working to make your journeys better than ever. We actually do like to brag. At least when it comes to those who work for, or with, Metrolinx. Because we believe the talent pool we draw from is deep and worth celebrating – … Continue reading Metrolinx celebrates our own strong voices for International Women’s Day

Kitchener packs town hall to Ask Metrolinx about future of their GO Transit

No topic off-limits as community members from across Waterloo get the chance to question transit brass on the continual improvements to their region. It was the one question put to Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster that made the packed room bustle. Standing at the microphone, the man asking was firm. Why, he wondered, couldn’t those GO … Continue reading Kitchener packs town hall to Ask Metrolinx about future of their GO Transit

Better than Netflix – Build Ontario transit over March Break

Getting to your nearby library is a chance for youngsters to learn about the evolution of transit in their communities. Not sure what you'll be doing with the kids this March Break? We've got the perfect plan for you if you live in Toronto or Hamilton, Ont. This March break, visit your favourite public library with your … Continue reading Better than Netflix – Build Ontario transit over March Break

More than an ‘incident’ – Humanizing suicides on GO rail corridors

Communicating openly sparks more compassion and conversations on how to try to prevent future attempts. The emergency alarm goes off on phones throughout the ranks of Metrolinx, signalling a significant event somewhere on our transit system. What will follow is a sophisticated and quick-acting reporting and reaction response. But even before that takes place, there … Continue reading More than an ‘incident’ – Humanizing suicides on GO rail corridors

Stop and GO – Courtice park and ride gets high marks from local transit blogger

We asked for your feedback on the new GO Transit park and ride lot in Courtice, Ont., and you answered. Including hearing from CJ Smith, who has more time on her hands thanks to the new spots. The transit advocate, and This Crazy Train blog author, says the new lot is shaving 10 minutes off her … Continue reading Stop and GO – Courtice park and ride gets high marks from local transit blogger

Metrolinx releases new heart-stopping near-miss GO train video

Video of a pedestrian who ignores warnings of an approaching GO train, and comes within inches of being hit, used to teach others to be on alert. You know that feeling in your belly when you have to brake suddenly to avoid an accident? The nervous, wow-that-was-too-close sensation that lasts for several minutes? Somewhere, there's … Continue reading Metrolinx releases new heart-stopping near-miss GO train video

New bus terminal for Toronto – and GO customers – rises to new heights

The new, state of the art Union Station Bus Terminal is set to bring an improved customer experience, safety and connections to Union Station and the surrounding area. For a city used to seeing iconic Canadian buildings as its skyline, this one is starting to stand out. Where was once a busy parking lot across … Continue reading New bus terminal for Toronto – and GO customers – rises to new heights