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

All Aboard! Weekday GO Trains now service Niagara Region

Metrolinx launches regular morning and evening train service to St. Catharines and Niagara Falls. As Joanne McKee taps her PRESTO card in St. Catharines, $18.07 is deducted from her account. But in her mind, McKee isn`t paying to get to her job in downtown Toronto – she`s actually investing in something much more valuable: time … Continue reading All Aboard! Weekday GO Trains now service Niagara Region

Metrolinx’s Gingerbread Man – Turning festive treats into Toronto transit art

Attention - Please do not eat the walls of Union Station There’s the art on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. That’s pretty sweet. And Russian Byzantine styled architecture – with those colourfully swirled domes – is a bit like ice cream sundaes or macaroons in a shop window. But few buildings will make your … Continue reading Metrolinx’s Gingerbread Man – Turning festive treats into Toronto transit art

Bringing holiday cheer to GO commuters at Toronto’s Union Station

Metrolinx employees sing to raise spirits and money for United Way As Maria Hurtado recently got off a Lakeshore West GO train, instead of just the usual soft thunder of commuter footsteps and safety announcement over the Union Station public address system, something else called to her. Descending the stairs onto busy York Concourse, she … Continue reading Bringing holiday cheer to GO commuters at Toronto’s Union Station

Ask Metrolinx public forum attracts compliments, concerns and cool tech

Event saw CEO Phil Verster, management team field questions from customers and community members Nima Yasrebi stood in line at a recent Metrolinx town-hall public meeting and fiddled quietly with his smartphone. One by one, as Yasrebi waited for a turn at the microphone to speak to Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster and members of his senior … Continue reading Ask Metrolinx public forum attracts compliments, concerns and cool tech