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Oh no, it’s transit math – Solving the mystery of how Toronto’s Union Station platform numbers work

Wondering where Union Station’s Platform 1 and 2 are? And…wait a minute…why there’s no Platform 22 or 23? Passengers have long wondered why the numbers on the train platforms are, well, so unusual. There’s reasoning, history and even math behind the numerals, and we’ll show you how it all adds up. Now boarding at Toronto’s most travelled rail hub, a bit of confusion on how … Continue reading Oh no, it’s transit math – Solving the mystery of how Toronto’s Union Station platform numbers work

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Metrolinx teams up with Shoppers Drug Mart to bring everyday essentials to GO stations

GO Transit customers are seeing a new amenity at some stations – Shoppers Drug Mart vending machines. Scroll down to find out more.  A new partnership between Metrolinx and Shoppers Drug Mart is seeing essentials available for purchase at select GO stations.  GO customers are able to purchase everything from allergy relief products to lip balm in Shoppers Drug Mart vending machines located inside a … Continue reading Metrolinx teams up with Shoppers Drug Mart to bring everyday essentials to GO stations

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Heritage platform at Toronto’s Union Station reopens following restoration work

Work continues at Union Station to transform the iconic transit hub for the future of GO transit service. On top of the new GO bus terminal and Bay Concourse, important platform work is on its way. Get the info on platform 3 construction and more plans for platform work at Union Station. One of the most unique train platforms at Toronto’s Union station is reopening … Continue reading Heritage platform at Toronto’s Union Station reopens following restoration work

A customer buys a GO Transit ticket from an agent in this shot from 1971.

Photos from 1971 remind what GO Transit was like decades ago

It’s been awhile since we brought you images of the past – a reoccurring feature we call ‘HistoricGO’. But coming across these pictures, we thought it was a good chance to peek back 50 years ago for Ontario. Was that your father’s VW bug in the parking lot? Just in the nick of time. Before the calendar clicks over to 2022, Metrolinx News recently came … Continue reading Photos from 1971 remind what GO Transit was like decades ago

Romina stands next to a GO Transit Safety officer and his K9 partner at the UP Express terminal at Union Station.

Heart-warming & mic-dropping: top Metrolinx tweets of 2021

As we say goodbye to 2021, let’s take a look at some of the most memorable moments on Twitter this year from Metrolinx, GO Transit, UP Express and more. To kick us off, what better than with a musical, holiday-themed gift from one of UP Express’ train operators, Jason Simmons: In May, Metrolinx shared one of the most heart-warming stories of 2021 as the transit … Continue reading Heart-warming & mic-dropping: top Metrolinx tweets of 2021

GO Expansion set to electrify the region – With rapid all-day service and new electric trains

There is no precedent for the GO Expansion program – it is a highly complex undertaking unlike anything before in Canada. The largest and most complicated element of the program is the GO Expansion On-Corridor Works package, a single innovative, fully integrated contract to run more and better service. The winning team will design, build, operate, and maintain the new infrastructure and trains for 25 … Continue reading GO Expansion set to electrify the region – With rapid all-day service and new electric trains

GO Transit announces holiday schedules, special weekend passes and more

Travelling with GO Transit over the holidays? Here’s what you need to know about schedules. And some good news about weekend passes. Plus, an update on New Year’s Eve service. Holiday travels can be stressful, but planning ahead can help bring some calm to the chaos. That’s why GO Transit is giving customers the heads up on what they can expect later this month and … Continue reading GO Transit announces holiday schedules, special weekend passes and more

West Harbour GO will be the transit hub for football fans travelling to the 108th Grey Cup

Football fans will connect from Lakeshore West GO trains to the HSR’s free shuttle buses bound for the Grey Cup game at Tim Hortons Field. Metrolinx News has the information you need to get to and from the game, including full PDF schedules. GO Transit and the Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) are teaming-up to get fans to and from the 108th Grey Cup this Sunday … Continue reading West Harbour GO will be the transit hub for football fans travelling to the 108th Grey Cup

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Lakeshore East weekend GO train service affected by upcoming construction

Important construction work is happening this weekend (Dec. 10-12) on the Lakeshore East Line. There are also some minor schedule changes on the Stouffville GO Line. Metrolinx News is giving GO customers a heads up about the temporary schedule changes and explaining why this work is needed. Important construction work is happening this weekend that will impact travel on the Lakeshore East GO Line. Beginning late Friday … Continue reading Lakeshore East weekend GO train service affected by upcoming construction

Weekend GO train update: No construction on Lakeshore West Line as cleanup from incident is completed on Lakeshore East

Repair work is now complete on the Lakeshore East GO Line following a fatal incident involving a worker last weekend – with train service resuming tomorrow (Dec. 5). Over on the Lakeshore West Line, there is no construction work planned this weekend (Dec. 3-5), and will run on the regular schedule. Taking transit to an event this weekend? Here’s what you need to know. *Editors … Continue reading Weekend GO train update: No construction on Lakeshore West Line as cleanup from incident is completed on Lakeshore East