Life after lockdown – adapting to a new reality as people return to school, work and GO Transit

As many GO Transit and UP Express riders slowly return to workplaces this fall, Metrolinx senior manager of media, Anne Marie Aikins, joins in a collective adjustment to carve out a new normal in familiar places. In this column, she points out that venturing back out isn’t as easy as a return after an annual … Continue reading Life after lockdown – adapting to a new reality as people return to school, work and GO Transit

Rolling back the clock – The remarkable 50 year evolution of the GO bus

What a ride. GO Transit celebrates 50 years of GO bus service in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Here’s a look back at the buses and coaches that have hit the roads and highways of Ontario over the decades. Let’s look into that ‘fishbowl bus’ your grandparents may remember. Theses buses, along with a … Continue reading Rolling back the clock – The remarkable 50 year evolution of the GO bus

Out with the old, in with the new – new UP Express PRESTO devices are here

PRESTO is installing new payment devices at all UP Express stations. Technology is rapidly evolving, and PRESTO customers can continue to tap into it. While many things slowed down over the last few months, the rollout of new PRESTO devices keeps going. New payment devices have been continuing to roll out across GO Transit and … Continue reading Out with the old, in with the new – new UP Express PRESTO devices are here

Public input lets GO Expansion proceed full steam ahead

Metrolinx’s GO Expansion program is the largest transit project in the history of Ontario and Canada. But it can’t happen without the input of the communities and industry partners that will build and use the system. As the population of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area continues to boom, the case for expanding GO Transit … Continue reading Public input lets GO Expansion proceed full steam ahead

New train platform opens as construction progress continues at Kennedy GO Station

As part of GO Transit’s improvements at Kennedy GO Station, the existing train platform is temporarily closed for construction and a new one is open to make sure transit riders can still catch their train. Kennedy Station is one of the most important transit hubs in Toronto’s east end. Not only is it home to … Continue reading New train platform opens as construction progress continues at Kennedy GO Station

Have your say as Metrolinx moves to transform GO rail network into comprehensive, all‐day rapid transit network for Ontario

New public consultations set for project that will enable two-way all-day GO service. Here’s how you can chime in, as well as the important chapters as the plan rolls out into the future. Don’t sell them off for just two cents. Your opinions are worth much more, as Metrolinx is calling for public input as … Continue reading Have your say as Metrolinx moves to transform GO rail network into comprehensive, all‐day rapid transit network for Ontario

All lines impacted – GO Transit announces service increase as province continues in Stage 3 of COVID-19 recovery

As more and more customers return to transit, GO rail service will be adjusting services in September, including rail and bus routes. The volume of changes is significant, including for service in the off-peak hours. Metrolinx is increasing service starting Sept. 5 to meet the expected demand from the return to school and the workplace … Continue reading All lines impacted – GO Transit announces service increase as province continues in Stage 3 of COVID-19 recovery

Spelling out change at an iconic hub – New ways of finding your way around Toronto’s Union Station use interesting research on how people navigate transit systems

Canada’s most celebrated transit station is getting improved signs to help casual users, and even those who think they know Union Station well. Here are some of the hidden points of interest, and how researching the way strangers find their way played an important part in the signage pilot project. So you know Union Station. … Continue reading Spelling out change at an iconic hub – New ways of finding your way around Toronto’s Union Station use interesting research on how people navigate transit systems

Large customer turnout for Niagara GO train kick-off weekend – But for safety’s sake, keep the face coverings in place

Metrolinx says there was an influx of customers on the first weekend of Niagara GO train service. So many people showed up the transit agency had to call in reinforcements. Amidst customers heading off to explore the outdoors, Metrolinx is also reinforcing the need to wear non-medical face masks when on transit, after some customers … Continue reading Large customer turnout for Niagara GO train kick-off weekend – But for safety’s sake, keep the face coverings in place

GO train service between Toronto and Niagara Falls is being reintroduced starting this weekend

It’s back. One of the nicest and most affordable ways to get to and from Niagara Falls is returning and will help people safely explore the attractions in their own backyard. Starting this weekend (August 1), Metrolinx is reintroducing weekend GO train service between Toronto & Niagara Falls. Trains will run every Saturday, Sunday and … Continue reading GO train service between Toronto and Niagara Falls is being reintroduced starting this weekend