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

Significant platform changes coming for GO Transit users

Customers urged to check departure boards and plan their route. The platforms where thousands of GO Transit riders catch their trains at Union Station will soon change as Metrolinx gets ready for another major revamp of its train shed. The transit agency is closing two platforms starting Feb.13 as part of ongoing work at Union … Continue reading Significant platform changes coming for GO Transit users

Metrolinx world in black and white photography chronicling public transit

Images capture the story of Greater Golden Horseshoe in motion. Before the break of dawn, on a Kitchener line GO train headed eastbound toward Union Station, Ayush Bharbwaj quietly sat and stared down at his phone. A student, he was headed to an appointment at a downtown hospital – his image, in prayer-like deep thought, … Continue reading Metrolinx world in black and white photography chronicling public transit

Detailed ridership map released for GO and UP Express stations

Ridership increased to 52.5 million in November – Find where you and your neighbours fit. More customers than ever before are bee-lining it to Barrie via GO Transit, or stops along its line, according to the latest ridership numbers released this week by Metrolinx. The transit agency saw ridership on GO Transit and the UP … Continue reading Detailed ridership map released for GO and UP Express stations

Looking back to look ahead: Making progress on Union Station’s transformation

The iconic Toronto transit hub prepares for more changes - from food to catching a train. During his long career with Canadian Press, journalist Eric Shackleton chronicled important changes in his country’s culture and character. These days, as he travels in and out of iconic Union Station, in the heart of Toronto, the 75-year-old retired … Continue reading Looking back to look ahead: Making progress on Union Station’s transformation