Construction work moves forward in Guelph as part of expanding GO Train service on the Kitchener Line

To provide the much anticipated two-way, all-day service to the communities on the Kitchener Line, upgrades and improvements are well underway. Expanded GO rail service will provide residents of Guelph-Wellington and beyond with more travel options and better connectivity. Metrolinx is replacing, repairing, and upgrading infrastructure on the Kitchener GO Line in the City of Guelph in support of GO Expansion. Part of this work … Continue reading Construction work moves forward in Guelph as part of expanding GO Train service on the Kitchener Line

How GO Expansion will create a network effect and give transit riders more options

Expansion plans for GO rail will deliver more two-way, all-day service and 15-minute intervals between trains. This improved service for riders will contribute to the network effect. That’s a term used in the tech sector to describe how a service becomes more valuable as more options become available and more people use it. Look at how your favourite social media channels have grown in the … Continue reading How GO Expansion will create a network effect and give transit riders more options

GO get vaccinated on a mobile vaccine clinic

The public got a look at one of the two GO-VAXX buses that have been retrofitted into mobile vaccination clinics when it rolled up outside the rides at Canada’s Wonderland last weekend. Seeing a vaccine clinic so conveniently located with healthcare professionals on board to answer their questions, encouraged 150 people to roll up their sleeve to get the protective jab. After a successful first … Continue reading GO get vaccinated on a mobile vaccine clinic

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Metrolinx answers often asked transit corridor land questions

A big build means big interest from those living and working near a project. That’s especially true when iconic Toronto neighbourhoods are involved, and the project is a world-class transit route like the Ontario Line. Metrolinx experts are answering the most asked questions they’re getting from those neighbouring the planned subway line. We thought we’d feature those answers here. Metrolinx is answering the top questions … Continue reading Metrolinx answers often asked transit corridor land questions

Spring compensation tree planting is in full swing as Metrolinx continues setting the foundations for GO Expansion

See photos from three Toronto and Region Conservation Authority tree planting sites as Metrolinx continues to work with conservation authorities to make the region a greener place while preparing the GO train network for faster and cleaner service. Spring has sprung and Metrolinx’s partnerships with conservation authorities across the region are blooming again too. Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) has been instrumental in helping … Continue reading Spring compensation tree planting is in full swing as Metrolinx continues setting the foundations for GO Expansion

Here’s lookin’ at you Eglinton – The latest updates on Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown LRT construction

Metrolinx News continues to bring you the latest advances in construction of the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, thanks to new images that take you behind and over construction barriers. This time, it’s all about station progress at one of Toronto’s busiest intersections. The future LRT stop at Yonge and Eglinton might be underground, but there’s a lot going on at the surface … Continue reading Here’s lookin’ at you Eglinton – The latest updates on Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown LRT construction

Metrolinx final COVID-19 update for 2020

Since the pandemic began in March 2020, Metrolinx has kept customers and communities updated throughout the pandemic when it comes to staff who have tested positive for COVID. These updates will continue into the New Year. In the past two weeks, four additional Metrolinx employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The affected staff members were either working from home or consistently wore their face coverings … Continue reading Metrolinx final COVID-19 update for 2020

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The never-ending winter – How Metrolinx keeps its fleet of trains and buses moving through northern cold

We all know Mother Nature has her frigid side – especially in Canada. But luckily for GO Transit and UP Express customers, Metrolinx is well prepared to get people where they need to go, even through slush and snow. This is why, for those who keep those vehicles rolling, there is never an end to winter. There are more than a few Canadians, now working … Continue reading The never-ending winter – How Metrolinx keeps its fleet of trains and buses moving through northern cold

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Detour ahead Toronto, as Bloor Street West rail bridge prepares to be demolished

Bloor Street West will be closed for two nights this weekend for the partial demolition of the Bloor bridge between Lansdowne and Symington. All train trips on the Barrie Line will be cancelled on November 28 and 29 to accommodate construction for improvements along the Barrie corridor, including the work on the Davenport Diamond Guideway.  The Bloor Street West bridge will be getting a facelift … Continue reading Detour ahead Toronto, as Bloor Street West rail bridge prepares to be demolished

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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 Information Officer for Metrolinx during the COVID-19 pandemic – connects … Continue reading Fighting COVID on the home front – How habits away from trains and buses can impact fellow GO Transit riders