Autonomous shuttles pilot projects ending for Whitby and Rouge Hill GO Stations

Two shuttle pilot initiatives are at an end, though lessons learned from the projects will help Metrolinx and its partners  to plan for future transportation needs. These lessons will support autonomous vehicles on public roads and into public transit systems. Autonomous shuttle trials in Whitby and Toronto have ended following the news that the shuttle’s manufacturer, Local Motors, ceased operations in January. While the trials … Continue reading Autonomous shuttles pilot projects ending for Whitby and Rouge Hill GO Stations

A customer buys a GO Transit ticket from an agent in this shot from 1971.

Photos from 1971 remind what GO Transit was like decades ago

It’s been awhile since we brought you images of the past – a reoccurring feature we call ‘HistoricGO’. But coming across these pictures, we thought it was a good chance to peek back 50 years ago for Ontario. Was that your father’s VW bug in the parking lot? Just in the nick of time. Before the calendar clicks over to 2022, Metrolinx News recently came … Continue reading Photos from 1971 remind what GO Transit was like decades ago

A train moves across a bridge.

Lakeshore East weekend GO train service affected by upcoming construction

Important construction work is happening this weekend (Dec. 10-12) on the Lakeshore East Line. There are also some minor schedule changes on the Stouffville GO Line. Metrolinx News is giving GO customers a heads up about the temporary schedule changes and explaining why this work is needed. Important construction work is happening this weekend that will impact travel on the Lakeshore East GO Line. Beginning late Friday … Continue reading Lakeshore East weekend GO train service affected by upcoming construction

Weekend GO train update: No construction on Lakeshore West Line as cleanup from incident is completed on Lakeshore East

Repair work is now complete on the Lakeshore East GO Line following a fatal incident involving a worker last weekend – with train service resuming tomorrow (Dec. 5). Over on the Lakeshore West Line, there is no construction work planned this weekend (Dec. 3-5), and will run on the regular schedule. Taking transit to an event this weekend? Here’s what you need to know. *Editors … Continue reading Weekend GO train update: No construction on Lakeshore West Line as cleanup from incident is completed on Lakeshore East

First for Canada as transit riders can use self-driving electric shuttle to get to Whitby GO

In the summer, Metrolinx partnered with several agencies to start testing an autonomous vehicle that would roll into Whitby GO as part of an AV pilot project. Now, after weeks of mapping and testing, the vehicle is ready to open its doors for customers. Find out more about how the self-driving, emission-free vehicle can help Durham residents get around. Hop in and ride the WAVE. … Continue reading First for Canada as transit riders can use self-driving electric shuttle to get to Whitby GO

A train moves across a bridge.

Lakeshore East weekend train service affected by upcoming construction

Important construction work is happening this weekend (Nov. 5-7) on the Lakeshore East Line. Metrolinx News is giving GO customers a heads up about the temporary schedule changes and explaining why this work is needed. Important construction work is happening this weekend that will impact travel on the Lakeshore East GO Line. Beginning Friday, Nov.  5 at 9:30 p.m. until the end of service on … Continue reading Lakeshore East weekend train service affected by upcoming construction

Self-driving electric shuttle heading to Whitby GO as part of AV pilot project

Durham Region residents will soon see a self-driving, electric vehicle rolling into Whitby GO as Metrolinx partners with several agencies to help create the smart infrastructure. Find out more about the new autonomous shuttle and how it fits into a fully integrated local transit network of the future. What was once reserved for the world of science fiction is now becoming a reality.  Starting this … Continue reading Self-driving electric shuttle heading to Whitby GO as part of AV pilot project

How the Durham Scarborough BRT will bring new bus rapid transit to Oshawa

The Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit is a 36-kilometre bus rapid transit corridor that would serve Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering and Scarborough, and provide better access for residents and businesses for key destinations along Highway 2 including Trent University, the Oshawa urban growth centre and its commercial strip, all the way to Scarborough Town Centre and the TTC Line 2 subway extension. Oshawa residents are getting an update regarding the newest transit project planned for their city.  The Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit (DSBRT) is currently in the design phase and residents are invited to … Continue reading How the Durham Scarborough BRT will bring new bus rapid transit to Oshawa

Image shows a street at markings for a BRT.

Delivering new rapid transit to support a growing Durham Region community

Metrolinx continues to work with the community to deliver new rapid transit – the Durham Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit project (DSBRT). The  Durham Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit project will bring 36-kilometers of bus rapid transit that would serve Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering and Scarborough, and connect with Scarborough Centre, the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus and the TTC’s Line 2, Line 3 and the future … Continue reading Delivering new rapid transit to support a growing Durham Region community

Find out how Metrolinx is bringing more rapid transit to Durham Region

Metrolinx is working to bring new rapid transit options to the region of Durham. Learn how you can get involved in the newest rapid transit project in the works – the Durham-Scarborough BRT. Bus rapid transit (BRT) is one of lesser-known heroes of the public transit world. It’s not all about the trains. Buses are one of the most cost-effective ways of moving people around … Continue reading Find out how Metrolinx is bringing more rapid transit to Durham Region