Scarborough Subway Extension tunnel boring machine getting into position to prepare for tunnelling

Metrolinx is marking another important milestone for the three-stop Scarborough Subway Extension as the project’s tunnel boring machine, Diggy Scardust, gets lowered into its launch shaft. Watch the new timelapses of the machine being assembled and lowered and read more about what’s next. After a journey across the Atlantic Ocean, Diggy Scardust, Scarborough’s aptly named tunnel boring machine (TBM), is assembled and getting ready to … Continue reading Scarborough Subway Extension tunnel boring machine getting into position to prepare for tunnelling

New video GOes behind the scenes with early morning train crew

If you thought you woke up early to catch the first GO Train to work, think again. Behind every early morning train is a dedicated crew that begins their day, in some cases, before the sun rises. Metrolinx News takes you behind the scenes in a new video to showcase the work that goes into making sure customers get where they need to go. The … Continue reading New video GOes behind the scenes with early morning train crew

Watch the first ever Finch West LRT vehicle test run in new video

The Finch West LRT is moving in the right direction, literally. Crews conducted the first ever vehicle test run at the northwest Toronto maintenance facility. Watch the test run in the new video below. They’re on the move. Late last month, the first ever Finch West light rail transit (LRT) vehicle test run happened at the Finch West maintenance and storage facility in northwest Toronto. … Continue reading Watch the first ever Finch West LRT vehicle test run in new video

See video of ‘pre-push’ work on Hurontario LRT

Experts working on the ‘push box’ section for the new light rail transit line recently have done some needed – and very technical – advance work. Here’s a bird’s eye view, thanks to drone footage. Here’s the push before the actual push. Recently, crews building the Hurontario light rail transit (HuLRT) route began advance work on the ‘push box’. Last year, Metrolinx News gave readers … Continue reading See video of ‘pre-push’ work on Hurontario LRT

Another aerial view – new batch of drone footage of Union Station and downtown Toronto

Flying a drone is fun enough, but how about taking one over Toronto’s Union Station? In this second installment, Metrolinx News has even more new drone video to show you. All while following strict Transport Canada rules. What’s better than one drone video? How about two drone videos. Last week, Metrolinx News showed off some wintery drone footage from high above Union Station (70 metres … Continue reading Another aerial view – new batch of drone footage of Union Station and downtown Toronto

Image shows crews working in a pit.

Take a tour over and into Toronto’s Finch West LRT route in new drone footage

There’s a lot of sides to take in, as the Finch West light rail transit project digs in and moves along one of Toronto’s most iconic roadways. And to see the state of the work, we have new drone footage that includes getting below the frost line. Better duck. New video from the Finch West light rail transit (LRT) route starts out inside the cavern … Continue reading Take a tour over and into Toronto’s Finch West LRT route in new drone footage

Image shows the old station being taken down.

See video of Rutherford GO’s old station building demolished

With Rutherford GO’s modern new station building currently in service, it was time to say goodbye to the old station building that served Vaughan customers for many years. Take a look at the video of it being razed. And down it goes. In December, customers started using the new station building at Rutherford GO, which includes customer washrooms, digital displays and is fully accessible with … Continue reading See video of Rutherford GO’s old station building demolished

See bird’s eye view of Union Station and downtown Toronto in new drone footage

How cool would it be to fly a drone over Union Station? We think so as well. But not just anyone can do it. There are strict Transport Canada rules. But thanks to teams involved in the Union Station Enhancement project, Metrolinx News has new drone video that reaches the highest level of wintery coolness. High above the GO train tracks in downtown Toronto a … Continue reading See bird’s eye view of Union Station and downtown Toronto in new drone footage

See Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster talk Eglinton Crosstown LRT progress in new video

Earlier this month, Metrolinx News profiled the 2021 successes of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT and looked ahead to 2022 – so think of this as the sequel. Watch the latest video on the Crosstown, featuring Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster. Much like The Terminator and Home Alone, the second part of this story will be even better than the first. Part one was published earlier this … Continue reading See Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster talk Eglinton Crosstown LRT progress in new video

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