New photo shows Crosstown LRT Kodak lands past and present

Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) construction team recreates a decades old photograph that shows just how much has changed at the west Toronto property. The Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) route might be the transit line of the future, but even 90-years later some of the past remains the same. The Kodak lands have been … Continue reading New photo shows Crosstown LRT Kodak lands past and present

From branded face coverings to Mini GO Bear plush toys Metrolinx opens new online shop for transit fans and customers

The transit agency has created a virtual store offering merchandise and apparel showcasing the brands of Metrolinx, GO Transit, UP Express, and PRESTO. Here’s what you need to know to grab a virtual basket at The Metrolinx Shop. Metrolinx is launching a new online shop today (July 19). Branded merchandise is more popular than ever … Continue reading From branded face coverings to Mini GO Bear plush toys Metrolinx opens new online shop for transit fans and customers

Metrolinx adding more GO Transit and UP Express service as pandemic continues to subside

As the province moves into the next stage of reopening, Metrolinx is giving customers more options to get around. Weekend service is increasing on a number of popular GO train lines, as well as UP Express trips to and from Toronto Pearson Airport. Plus, Metrolinx is trying out a new pilot program that will help … Continue reading Metrolinx adding more GO Transit and UP Express service as pandemic continues to subside

Metrolinx staff make a young woman’s final wish to operate a train come true

Transit vehicles, especially big commuter trains, can inspire imagination and even a bit of awe. But for some, they become the thing of dreams and wishes. In her latest column, Anne Marie Aikins, Metrolinx’s well known head of media relations, writes about a young woman who had one wish, set against the most difficult of … Continue reading Metrolinx staff make a young woman’s final wish to operate a train come true

UP Express adjusts schedule of weekday train service – More than just PRESTO changes on line

Improvements at Weston Station will have an impact on when UP trains will leave Toronto’s Union Station as well as Pearson International Airport during weekday hours. Get up to speed on how the important route to downtown Toronto is adjusting their timetable – as well as some platform shifts – as well as when the … Continue reading UP Express adjusts schedule of weekday train service – More than just PRESTO changes on line

PRESTO contactless payment pilot launches on UP Express, allowing customers to ‘tap-on’ with credit cards and mobile wallets

Metrolinx taking important first step to bring more payment options to transit customers across the region. More payment options are here for transit riders, starting with UP Express.   Starting today (Mar.11), customers can use their physical credit card or the credit card in their mobile wallet to pay for their fare on UP Express as part of a pilot – … Continue reading PRESTO contactless payment pilot launches on UP Express, allowing customers to ‘tap-on’ with credit cards and mobile wallets

Jason Simmons wants to UPlift – During state of emergency, one UP Express operator offers musical reminder of joy in the world

The UP Express platform is quiet these days unless Jason Simmons is around. He’s filling the empty space with his vocals from a safe and private corner as he serenades his favourite coffee shop - until they open again. Yes, we're here to sing his praises, because we can use his voice right about now. … Continue reading Jason Simmons wants to UPlift – During state of emergency, one UP Express operator offers musical reminder of joy in the world

Metrolinx announces temporary GO Transit and UP Express service adjustments while ridership levels remain low

Service adjustments, including an impact to UP Express service between Toronto Pearson Airport and Union Station, are meant to better align with how people are currently using the transit network. These changes are the latest moves by Metrolinx to adapt to provincial calls to stay put when possible while balancing the need to provide a … Continue reading Metrolinx announces temporary GO Transit and UP Express service adjustments while ridership levels remain low

Getting back on the GO – What customers have to say about returning to transit

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of people’s lives. Getting around the region is no exception to that. While life has changed, people still need to get to where they’re going, safely. Metrolinx has been working tirelessly since the beginning of 2020 to make that happen, including adding dozens of new safety measures. … Continue reading Getting back on the GO – What customers have to say about returning to transit