What’s the only thing you need after an exhausting flight into Toronto Pearson Airport? A hug from grandma – even if she’s only acting

A recent commercial shoot for UP Express at Canada’s largest airport showed that amid the hectic rush of landings and departures, a pause to go to the airport, meet a traveller, and make a real human connection can see spirits soar. Even for someone hired to simply act the part. Flying can sometimes be a … Continue reading What’s the only thing you need after an exhausting flight into Toronto Pearson Airport? A hug from grandma – even if she’s only acting

What the heck is a ‘rail frog’ and ‘deadheading’? Take our transit jargon quiz

Every industry and occupation uses utterances that are unusual or unique. The Metrolinx world is no difference. But we’d like to explain some of the slang better. We know. Sometimes we can be a bit confusing. The words we use. The expressions we come up with. We can leave you scratching your heads. But we … Continue reading What the heck is a ‘rail frog’ and ‘deadheading’? Take our transit jargon quiz

GO fare pilot begins for travel between Kennedy stop and Toronto’s Union Station – TTC riders among those to benefit from new option and lower price

Starting tomorrow (Nov 23), the cost of taking a GO journey from Kennedy Station to downtown Toronto will be reduced. On the heels of the success of lower fares for short distance trips, we’re testing the impact of extending that offer to more people. So, hello Kennedy station. An 18-month pilot project will see the … Continue reading GO fare pilot begins for travel between Kennedy stop and Toronto’s Union Station – TTC riders among those to benefit from new option and lower price

Track your station – Updated GO Transit ridership map shows continued growth across the network

Short distance trips, increased service options and event partnerships all contributed to reasons why customers are choosing GO transit more frequently. Find out how your own line is doing. You’ve probably noticed many new faces on the GO service in the past few months. An updated ridership map from April to September 2019 shows a … Continue reading Track your station – Updated GO Transit ridership map shows continued growth across the network

Time in a box – Union Station prepares to retire a vast interlocking system that’s guided every train in and out of Toronto for almost 90 years

Behind a city that has grown with the times, sits a remarkable system of handle-pulls, audible clicks and banks of early 20th century electrical technology – all housed in three castle-like downtown towers. Combined, it has constantly shepherded trains in and out of Canada’s largest city. Designed in the late 1920s, the complicated contraption is … Continue reading Time in a box – Union Station prepares to retire a vast interlocking system that’s guided every train in and out of Toronto for almost 90 years

Nip and tuck work to improve safety at stations continues across the network – Is your GO Transit stop on the refurbish list?

You can’t just build and walk away. Stations and stops on GO Transit routes are now getting needed refurbishment to improve safety. There’s a lot happening across Metrolinx. Many of the larger projects, changes and announcements tend to dominate headlines and attract the most attention. But there’s a significant amount of work, specifically to enhance … Continue reading Nip and tuck work to improve safety at stations continues across the network – Is your GO Transit stop on the refurbish list?

Metrolinx-led mock disaster takes over Union Station for active shooter exercise

First responders, and more than 150 volunteers, participate in simulation at transit hub (Nov 2-3) to test and improve emergency preparedness. While only a scenario, it was as real as possible. The night played out not only inside Union Station but also over social media with dozens of people documenting the action. We've captured a … Continue reading Metrolinx-led mock disaster takes over Union Station for active shooter exercise

Largest ever multi-agency emergency exercise taking place at Union Station

First responders and more than 150 volunteers to participate in Metrolinx-led mock disaster simulation taking place overnight at Union Station (Nov 2-3) - as a way to test and improve emergency preparedness. This is only a drill - but it’s as serious as training can get. At Metrolinx, safety is at the core of every … Continue reading Largest ever multi-agency emergency exercise taking place at Union Station

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)