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

Metrolinx stands out with one of the Canadian International AutoShow’s biggest hits

Parked alongside some of the world’s most attractive vehicles, the GO bus has proven to be an unusual showstopper, with lineups eager to sit behind the wheel. Surrounded by more than 1,000 other vehicles now displayed at the Canadian International AutoShow – from a rare 1937 Cadillac to a futuristic Devel Sixteen hyper-car prototype – … Continue reading Metrolinx stands out with one of the Canadian International AutoShow’s biggest hits

How heavy is Metrolinx’s newest accomplishment? As big as 216 elephants

New concrete pour sets the base for cool things to come for Bloomington. You’d think we wouldn’t get so excited about concrete drying. But in the development of the Bloomington GO station, and those who use the Richmond Hill line, the recent completion of the pouring of the massive concrete slab that the project will … Continue reading How heavy is Metrolinx’s newest accomplishment? As big as 216 elephants

Empty closet and full hearts – Dress for Success resonates with Metrolinx staffer

Amanda Henriques is changing lives, one blazer at a time. Apart from what time you wake up, it’s likely the first choice of your day. You stand in front of a closet, or dig into a crowded drawer, and with a sigh of having to make the decision, pick out what you’ll wear to work. … Continue reading Empty closet and full hearts – Dress for Success resonates with Metrolinx staffer

Foodies rejoice – Same-day PC Express grocery service comes to GO stations

Burlington station also added to program that sees shopping delivered directly to select GO stops. You wake in the morning with the emptiness in the pit of your stomach. And then the reality haunts the rest of your day. With milk running low, bread in the bag down to a stale heel and your cat, … Continue reading Foodies rejoice – Same-day PC Express grocery service comes to GO stations

Changes to 4:35 Kitchener line GO Train to Begin February 13

Metrolinx creates special interim rail platform for Bramalea customers. GO Transit customers getting off of the 4:32 (formerly 4:35) train from Union Station at Bramalea GO will soon set foot on a new platform created especially for them. The trip, which formerly ended at Georgetown GO, now ends its journey at Bramalea GO. Starting this … Continue reading Changes to 4:35 Kitchener line GO Train to Begin February 13