Meet Tyler and Dougie – Metrolinx’s newest Transit Safety dynamic K9 duo

Customers will soon begin seeing Special Constable Tyler Long and his K9 partner Dougie, around the GO Transit and UP Express networks. But let’s go out on patrol with them right now. Sergeant Cam Cooper went to see a man about a dog. It wasn’t, Dougie – but when he laid eyes on this friendly, … Continue reading Meet Tyler and Dougie – Metrolinx’s newest Transit Safety dynamic K9 duo

Toronto’s Union Station prepares for new work on major section

When an 80-plus year old train station gets a makeover, it doesn’t mess around. Among the changes to come is a significant upgrade to the the southernmost part of the transit hub. Here’s your early tour. Union Station has lived many lives. Not only the generations who have counted on the Toronto hub to help … Continue reading Toronto’s Union Station prepares for new work on major section

Spread out for a more comfortable ride – GO Transit launches safety blitz for Lakeshore line customers

GO Transit is closely monitoring ridership and is encouraging customers to spread out on trains to prevent crowding. On a huge 50-foot wall of TV screens inside the Metrolinx Network Operations Centre, Doug Tuira can see just about every platform, train, and bus on the network. As a senior manager inside the control room, it’s … Continue reading Spread out for a more comfortable ride – GO Transit launches safety blitz for Lakeshore line customers

Life after lockdown – adapting to a new reality as people return to school, work and GO Transit

As many GO Transit and UP Express riders slowly return to workplaces this fall, Metrolinx senior manager of media, Anne Marie Aikins, joins in a collective adjustment to carve out a new normal in familiar places. In this column, she points out that venturing back out isn’t as easy as a return after an annual … Continue reading Life after lockdown – adapting to a new reality as people return to school, work and GO Transit

Rolling back the clock – The remarkable 50 year evolution of the GO bus

What a ride. GO Transit celebrates 50 years of GO bus service in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Here’s a look back at the buses and coaches that have hit the roads and highways of Ontario over the decades. Let’s look into that ‘fishbowl bus’ your grandparents may remember. Theses buses, along with a … Continue reading Rolling back the clock – The remarkable 50 year evolution of the GO bus

Out with the old, in with the new – new UP Express PRESTO devices are here

PRESTO is installing new payment devices at all UP Express stations. Technology is rapidly evolving, and PRESTO customers can continue to tap into it. While many things slowed down over the last few months, the rollout of new PRESTO devices keeps going. New payment devices have been continuing to roll out across GO Transit and … Continue reading Out with the old, in with the new – new UP Express PRESTO devices are here

Public input lets GO Expansion proceed full steam ahead

Metrolinx’s GO Expansion program is the largest transit project in the history of Ontario and Canada. But it can’t happen without the input of the communities and industry partners that will build and use the system. As the population of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area continues to boom, the case for expanding GO Transit … Continue reading Public input lets GO Expansion proceed full steam ahead

New train platform opens as construction progress continues at Kennedy GO Station

As part of GO Transit’s improvements at Kennedy GO Station, the existing train platform is temporarily closed for construction and a new one is open to make sure transit riders can still catch their train. Kennedy Station is one of the most important transit hubs in Toronto’s east end. Not only is it home to … Continue reading New train platform opens as construction progress continues at Kennedy GO Station

Have your say as Metrolinx moves to transform GO rail network into comprehensive, all‐day rapid transit network for Ontario

New public consultations set for project that will enable two-way all-day GO service. Here’s how you can chime in, as well as the important chapters as the plan rolls out into the future. Don’t sell them off for just two cents. Your opinions are worth much more, as Metrolinx is calling for public input as … Continue reading Have your say as Metrolinx moves to transform GO rail network into comprehensive, all‐day rapid transit network for Ontario