How powerful generator will help protect Union Station rail corridor from blackout – Guess how many homes it could run

It’s not just about the energy you have now, but what’s needed during an emergency. Powerful new device will sit as quiet sentries – until called on to give needed megawatts. It’s easy to see the power behind a rail line. The thunder of a GO or UP Express train passing a platform, and rumble … Continue reading How powerful generator will help protect Union Station rail corridor from blackout – Guess how many homes it could run

Great lengths for riders – GO Transit trains on Milton and Lakeshore lines set to change size

Because safety is top of mind, GO Transit is adjusting the length of certain train trips to meet ridership demands and continue to prevent crowding. Here’s what you need to know. Here’s the long and the short of it – things are changing on three GO Transit rail lines. After closely monitoring customer volumes in … Continue reading Great lengths for riders – GO Transit trains on Milton and Lakeshore lines set to change size

Stouffville line changes – GO trains to be replaced by buses to speed up construction

Starting June 20, GO buses will replace all weekend and weekday midday trains on the Stouffville GO line in order to accelerate infrastructure upgrades and make better use of resources while ridership is low. Other minor changes to GO train and bus schedules are also set to begin later this month. We break it all … Continue reading Stouffville line changes – GO trains to be replaced by buses to speed up construction

How to return to using GO Transit over the summer – A walkthrough from the moment you arrive at the station to stepping off your train or bus at your destination

Remember the first day of school, when you had to navigate the halls and remember where your classes were all over again? For many GO Transit customers, a return to using the transit service means getting used to familiar things, all over again. Here’s a helpful guide to returning to your routes, while still staying … Continue reading How to return to using GO Transit over the summer – A walkthrough from the moment you arrive at the station to stepping off your train or bus at your destination

First GO buses enter Union Station Bus Terminal as part of testing – See the images here

The first in a series of in-terminal testing is complete as Metrolinx prepares for a new chapter for GO buses with a state of the art bus hub nearly complete for downtown Toronto. There is always a first. This time, it was GO bus No. 2576. Many more will follow. Recently, the first line of … Continue reading First GO buses enter Union Station Bus Terminal as part of testing – See the images here

Five years in the making – Take our birthday UP Express quiz

As we all know, a lot can change in five years. It’s been that long since the Union Pearson Express began service as a quick rail link between Toronto Pearson International Airport and downtown Toronto. Most people simply call it ‘UP Express’. But what else do you know about it. Let’s test your memory and … Continue reading Five years in the making – Take our birthday UP Express quiz

Metrolinx employee tests positive for COVID-19 at Union Station

Staff member is getting support and safety measures have been taken. A Metrolinx employee working at Union Station has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee has not been at work since May 22, and they’re currently isolating at home. They are getting the full support of Metrolinx colleagues and leaders. Out of an abundance of … Continue reading Metrolinx employee tests positive for COVID-19 at Union Station

Banner appreciation for COVID-19 heroes – Pickering family create Union Station sign to thank frontline workers toiling during pandemic

While others have been heading out to keep essential services moving, Laurette Sharpe and her family wanted to use their time to find ways to show society’s appreciation for that needed work. Their ‘hearts4helpers’campaign will soon be proudly flying at Toronto’s main transit hub. Pickering mother, Laurette Sharpe, wanted to wear her heart on her … Continue reading Banner appreciation for COVID-19 heroes – Pickering family create Union Station sign to thank frontline workers toiling during pandemic

Bridging the gap to increased rail service at Union Station – How to preserve Toronto transit history while preparing for the future

Restoration of three downtown bridges is critical to the operations of the nation’s historical transit hub. With the current lull in city traffic due to COVID-19, let’s take a look at the needed work taking place. Talk about spanning the generations. The bridges over York, Bay, and Yonge Street were built over 90 years ago … Continue reading Bridging the gap to increased rail service at Union Station – How to preserve Toronto transit history while preparing for the future