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

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