Can’t get no satisfaction? Take our Rolling Stones quiz as you count on GO to help get you to their upcoming concert

As Burl's Creek prepares to welcome the concert of the summer, GO has the best way to get you in front of the Rolling Stones. But how well do you know Mick, Keith and company? Let's test your Stones knowledge. Jumping Jack Flash, we'll get you to this legendary bash. GO Transit has planned your … Continue reading Can’t get no satisfaction? Take our Rolling Stones quiz as you count on GO to help get you to their upcoming concert

Raptors win hearts and minds of a city – and country

Few things tend to dominate the heartbeat of Toronto. As a major metropolitan centre, the city is used to major events. But the Raptors have pulled people together in a rare unified cause. One that’s apparently bigger than a single city. We asked UP Express and GO Transit riders – all dressed in their Raptor’s team colours … Continue reading Raptors win hearts and minds of a city – and country

How your mild-mannered backpack can become a menace to society – and other tips GO riders need to know

Metrolinx launches safety campaign to raise awareness of avoidable issues across our GO Transit system. We don’t want to get on your back – but for everyone’s sake, and safety, we are going to put a bit of weight on your shoulders. Even as we ask you to take off that backpack, that’s waving in … Continue reading How your mild-mannered backpack can become a menace to society – and other tips GO riders need to know

Java, the hunt – We take GO and UP Express customers on an early morning Union Station coffee run

Most public transit users don’t run unless first fueled by that magic bean elixir. Cups runneth over with choices inside Toronto’s premier transit hub. We exit our trains and step down from our buses and we are unified in one desire. Find that cup of coffee. We are the ornery army of under-caffeinated commuters who … Continue reading Java, the hunt – We take GO and UP Express customers on an early morning Union Station coffee run

Behind the barriers of Union Station’s new Bay Concourse

Away from public view, the new section of Union Station is fast taking shape. Come this way to see for yourself. A quarter inch of plywood. That’s what separates today from tomorrow for an important section of Canada’s most vital transit hub. For customers and travellers who regularly use Union Station, it’s been impossible not … Continue reading Behind the barriers of Union Station’s new Bay Concourse

From apple cores to living room furniture – Keeping GO rail corridors free of debris is a constant chore

With active trains constantly rumbling by, and built through heavily populated communities, the areas lining tracks are more difficult than your average kitchen to keep clean. It's not just an Earth Day tidy up. You’re on a GO train, staring out a window and thinking about finally getting back to your favourite spot to watch … Continue reading From apple cores to living room furniture – Keeping GO rail corridors free of debris is a constant chore

Your job’s a circus? This Toronto construction worker uses a unicycle as part of his GO Transit commute

Ryan McArthur balances the reliability of a public transit journey with the need to travel his way. Toronto construction worker Ryan McArthur starts his workday commute on at least 88 wheels. But by the time he gets close to his job site, he’s usually down to just one. For most of his daily journey, McArthur … Continue reading Your job’s a circus? This Toronto construction worker uses a unicycle as part of his GO Transit commute

Joining a global movement, commuters build lives while on the GO

Scientists to daily travelers: ‘Find habits that build life satisfaction.’ Researchers around the world are very interested in what Maja Cupples is doing right now. Sitting quietly alone and ready to go home, Cupples is slowing down as the city around her gathers up speed for another day. After a long nightshift at Toronto’s Hospital … Continue reading Joining a global movement, commuters build lives while on the GO

Travelling back in time: The remarkable evolution of your GO train

They weren’t always green and white and they didn’t always connect the region the way they do now. The GO train first hit the rails over 50 years ago and the train has never been the same since. As GO train locomotives constantly roll in and out of Union Station, they’re not only carrying coaches … Continue reading Travelling back in time: The remarkable evolution of your GO train