Big Read – In-depth look into the bright future of transit in the GTA

Metrolinx News has teamed up with Johnny Renton, a local transit advocate and blogger, to share his insights on how two decades of quiet incrementalism set the stage for the impending transformation of the GO Train network into the most modern passenger rail system in North America. In part two of this series, let’s do the Canadian thing and compare our public transport to examples … Continue reading Big Read – In-depth look into the bright future of transit in the GTA

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Podcast – The most frequently asked transit question, answered

Listeners of Between the Lines have asked for weeks about when more service is coming to GO Transit and UP Express. This week on the podcast, Metrolinx chief spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins digs into the major service increases and more. As the weather warms up, customers are returning to the GO Transit network and UP Express. Metrolinx recently announced its latest round of service changes … Continue reading Podcast – The most frequently asked transit question, answered

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Getting to the Jays game using GO Transit and UP – What you need to know when heading to Toronto’s Rogers Centre

The Blue Jays season will start on Friday night, April 8, at the Rogers Centre. It’s good timing as both GO Transit and UP Express recently added more service. Though fans planning to take the Lakeshore West line to Sunday’s game (April 10) should be aware of construction that will limit train service. Metrolinx News has the latest guidance for getting to the game. Baseball … Continue reading Getting to the Jays game using GO Transit and UP – What you need to know when heading to Toronto’s Rogers Centre

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Some weekend Lakeshore West GO train trips affected by Hurontario LRT construction

Service has increased overall on the Lakeshore West Line, as 30-minute service was recently brought back. However, Hurontario LRT construction continues to move forward at Port Credit GO Station – which means some weekend service disruptions in early April. The work will affect Lakeshore West GO train service on April 3 and 10. Get all the details below. Lakeshore West GO Train service will be … Continue reading Some weekend Lakeshore West GO train trips affected by Hurontario LRT construction

Going to great lengths – How GO Transit is making some trains longer to give passengers more room

As ridership increases, GO Transit is working on bringing back more service to customers. The first step is adding cars onto existing trips to increase their capacity. Metrolinx News is doing its best Popular Mechanics impression – taking a deep dive into how GO adds cars. Here’s a hint, it’s not as easy as it looks. Adding cars to a GO Train is big job. … Continue reading Going to great lengths – How GO Transit is making some trains longer to give passengers more room

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Still put them on – Masks remain in place for customers on GO Transit and UP Express

As of today (March 21) some of the provincial guidance on COVID-19 safety measures have changed, including rules related to face coverings.  People are now able to enter many indoor settings such as retail stores, bars, restaurants, gyms, community centres or museums without a mask. But masks continue to be mandatory on public transit, including indoor stations.  Let’s, well, cover the basics. Continue to mask up.  … Continue reading Still put them on – Masks remain in place for customers on GO Transit and UP Express

Extra GO Transit service to get fans home from major events this month

Live sports and concerts are back in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area and GO Transit is here to get you home safely. Keep reading to find out more on the extra trains for special events. To help get fans home from select events this month, Metrolinx is adding a few special trains to the Lakeshore East and West Lines. These extra trains will be … Continue reading Extra GO Transit service to get fans home from major events this month

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Toronto’s Union Station Enhancement Project kicks off

Shovels are scheduled to break ground on the next phase of renovation at Toronto’s historic station. The completion of platform work signals the start of the Union Station Enhancement Project. Keep reading to find out more about the work that’s planned. Starting today (Feb. 16), work to totally reinvent the south end of Union Station trainshed officially begins. The first step is closing platforms 24 … Continue reading Toronto’s Union Station Enhancement Project kicks off

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See video of new GO Transit bus wrap commemorating Black History Month

A vibrant-looking GO bus is on the road, driving through the region and honoring Salome Bey, Canada’s First Lady of the Blues who paved the way for many black artists. See the video of how this bus wrap came together and why this initiative is important for Metrolinx and the history of the country. Some might say GO Transit bus #8531 has soul – and … Continue reading See video of new GO Transit bus wrap commemorating Black History Month