What’s been happening as Union Station GO platforms have changed? And are they being extended? Here’s what’s new for the Toronto transit hub

Despite size, history and almost constant use, Union Station sees modernization features added. One determined bite at a time. That, philosophers and an Internet search agree, is how you eat an entire elephant. But what if that particular pachyderm is the size of many city blocks, is universally valued, historically protected and is constantly busy … Continue reading What’s been happening as Union Station GO platforms have changed? And are they being extended? Here’s what’s new for the Toronto transit hub

Dressed for duty – Metrolinx Transit Safety K9, Dash, gets his official vest (Photos)

As the transit agency’s K9 unit goes through its early paces, at least one of the dogs is ready – and looking smart - for his testing. Dash, a key member of Metrolinx’s new K9 unit, is now kitted out to begin the next phase of his continued training. Customers may see Dash, or other … Continue reading Dressed for duty – Metrolinx Transit Safety K9, Dash, gets his official vest (Photos)

Metrolinx is exploring innovative ways to reduce deaths on our tracks

In support of Rail Safety Week 2019, Metrolinx is spreading the word about preventing injuries and deaths on the tracks. This includes the implementation of technology that could deter people from going on the tracks in the first place. The start was grim, and the toll alarming. On the very day that Rail Safety Week … Continue reading Metrolinx is exploring innovative ways to reduce deaths on our tracks

Unlocking More GO Train Service to Hamilton and on to Niagara region

As we continue to look behind the scenes at work taking place at Metrolinx, we want to focus on rail service to and from Hamilton. It’s an important corridor requiring extensive investment and special tactics to add new service. We’re getting there, and here’s how. The fact that there isn’t more frequent train service throughout … Continue reading Unlocking More GO Train Service to Hamilton and on to Niagara region

Metrolinx looks to build momentum as Rail Safety Week 2019 takes off

Metrolinx joins Operation Lifesaver to launch Rail Safety Week 2019.  No one wants to ever deliver tragic, life-altering news to families. So this week, Sept. 23 to 30, Metrolinx will once again join rail safety partners across North America to launch Operation Lifesaver’s Rail Safety Week to raise awareness on how to reduce preventable incidents … Continue reading Metrolinx looks to build momentum as Rail Safety Week 2019 takes off

Just another Jeep in the wall – Is this one of the weirdest things you’ve ever seen on the Lakeshore West GO train?

We, um, grill the homeowner who has decorated the back of his Port Credit home with the front of a Jeep. The unusual patio addition is seen daily by thousands of Lakeshore West passengers. We find out, what’s up with that? Speeding past Richard Streeter’s Port Credit house on the Lakeshore West line – it’s … Continue reading Just another Jeep in the wall – Is this one of the weirdest things you’ve ever seen on the Lakeshore West GO train?

Young passion meets experience as a trio of teens pitch a new train to Metrolinx brass

Three Mississauga teens with ambition, and what they believe will be the next generation of public transit, face a Dragon’s Den-style session with Metrolinx executives, including CEO Phil Verster. Here’s the pitch. Three young transit dreamers in a room with some of the world’s most experienced rail executives and experts. The clock ticked. And they … Continue reading Young passion meets experience as a trio of teens pitch a new train to Metrolinx brass

Update – See photos of a glass pedestrian bridge being installed between Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena and Union Station Bus Terminal

The long weekend saw major work take place on a new glass bridge over Bay Street. The span drew lots of attention - and had everyone looking up. It’s clearly impressive work. Last weekend, crews began major work on a glass pedestrian bridge between Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena and the Union Station Bus Terminal that is … Continue reading Update – See photos of a glass pedestrian bridge being installed between Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena and Union Station Bus Terminal

Looking up – A glass pedestrian bridge to connect Toronto and GO customers to the new bus terminal is being installed

A new bridge is set to go over Bay Street this busy long weekend. Expect some detours as you make your way downtown. Also expect a cool way to make your way to the GO Transit bus terminal, that’s now under construction. GO Transit customers are about to get another important route – high above. … Continue reading Looking up – A glass pedestrian bridge to connect Toronto and GO customers to the new bus terminal is being installed

Get behind some great kids with this backpack challenge at Union Station

While one backpack may seem the same as the next – especially as a new school year begins – for a local family struggling to afford the essentials needed for class, that single bag can help educate a child. We’re going to take some weight off your shoulders, by giving you the opportunity to take … Continue reading Get behind some great kids with this backpack challenge at Union Station