And you think your workload is heavy – See the moment a giant truss is suspended over Union Station’s busy rail corridor

In a feat of strength and logistics, an important but formidable piece of a new elevated park is put in its proper place. Think about Toronto’s downtown. Now consider two humpback whales suspended in midair above the rail corridor that help thousands of people cross the city’s busiest tracks each day. And suspend them there … Continue reading And you think your workload is heavy – See the moment a giant truss is suspended over Union Station’s busy rail corridor

Union Station Update – ‘A better way’ to get to the TTC and a sign of progress in station’s transformation

Things get a little more straight forward for customers travelling between GO’s York Concourse, the Union Pearson Express terminal and the TTC subway station. Starting July 7, a new glass-covered, underground path running below Front Street will open and change the way thousands of customers access the TTC. Here’s a handy guide on how to … Continue reading Union Station Update – ‘A better way’ to get to the TTC and a sign of progress in station’s transformation

Trains they are a changin’ – for Barrie, Stouffville and Lakeshore West GO customers

Starting June 29, we’re bringing more GO train options to get you where you want to go, when you want to go there. Here’s everything you need to know. Summer is in full swing and GO Transit is giving their customers even more ways to take transit to their favourite destinations. This includes extended weekend … Continue reading Trains they are a changin’ – for Barrie, Stouffville and Lakeshore West GO customers

Can’t get no satisfaction? Take our Rolling Stones quiz as you count on GO to help get you to their upcoming concert

As Burl's Creek prepares to welcome the concert of the summer, GO has the best way to get you in front of the Rolling Stones. But how well do you know Mick, Keith and company? Let's test your Stones knowledge. Jumping Jack Flash, we'll get you to this legendary bash. GO Transit has planned your … Continue reading Can’t get no satisfaction? Take our Rolling Stones quiz as you count on GO to help get you to their upcoming concert

Raptors win hearts and minds of a city – and country

Few things tend to dominate the heartbeat of Toronto. As a major metropolitan centre, the city is used to major events. But the Raptors have pulled people together in a rare unified cause. One that’s apparently bigger than a single city. We asked UP Express and GO Transit riders – all dressed in their Raptor’s team colours … Continue reading Raptors win hearts and minds of a city – and country

How your mild-mannered backpack can become a menace to society – and other tips GO riders need to know

Metrolinx launches safety campaign to raise awareness of avoidable issues across our GO Transit system. We don’t want to get on your back – but for everyone’s sake, and safety, we are going to put a bit of weight on your shoulders. Even as we ask you to take off that backpack, that’s waving in … Continue reading How your mild-mannered backpack can become a menace to society – and other tips GO riders need to know

Java, the hunt – We take GO and UP Express customers on an early morning Union Station coffee run

Most public transit users don’t run unless first fueled by that magic bean elixir. Cups runneth over with choices inside Toronto’s premier transit hub. We exit our trains and step down from our buses and we are unified in one desire. Find that cup of coffee. We are the ornery army of under-caffeinated commuters who … Continue reading Java, the hunt – We take GO and UP Express customers on an early morning Union Station coffee run

Behind the barriers of Union Station’s new Bay Concourse

Away from public view, the new section of Union Station is fast taking shape. Come this way to see for yourself. A quarter inch of plywood. That’s what separates today from tomorrow for an important section of Canada’s most vital transit hub. For customers and travellers who regularly use Union Station, it’s been impossible not … Continue reading Behind the barriers of Union Station’s new Bay Concourse

From apple cores to living room furniture – Keeping GO rail corridors free of debris is a constant chore

With active trains constantly rumbling by, and built through heavily populated communities, the areas lining tracks are more difficult than your average kitchen to keep clean. It's not just an Earth Day tidy up. You’re on a GO train, staring out a window and thinking about finally getting back to your favourite spot to watch … Continue reading From apple cores to living room furniture – Keeping GO rail corridors free of debris is a constant chore