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How advanced signalling technology will bring more frequent GO Train service to Ontario

GO Expansion will deliver more frequent, two-way, all-day service to riders. With so many more trains on the tracks, a technology upgrade is needed to keep them running safely. An advanced new train signalling system, such as the European Train Control System (ETCS), is essential to this plan. Metrolinx News explains what ETCS is and … Continue reading How advanced signalling technology will bring more frequent GO Train service to Ontario

He walks the line: Toronto man treks the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route  

Jason Paris has two great loves: broadcasting and urban planning. It was his affection for the latter that saw him lace up footwear, dress in warm clothing, and head out of his downtown Toronto home to walk the length of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route. Jason Paris’ connection to the Eglinton Crosstown LRT began before … Continue reading He walks the line: Toronto man treks the Eglinton Crosstown LRT route  

New fencing installed in the name of safety at Mississauga rail bridge

As the temperature rises, Metrolinx is reminding everyone to stay off the tracks above and near the Credit River. Find out how Metrolinx is working to help prevent life-threatening incidents at a top GTA trespassing spot. Ahead of the May long weekend, south Mississauga residents are being asked to stay away from the Credit River … Continue reading New fencing installed in the name of safety at Mississauga rail bridge

Podcast – After five decades in rail industry, Rob Fuller talks shop one last time

This week on Between the Lines: A Metrolinx Podcast, director of rail operations Rob Fuller takes listeners into GO Transit’s Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility and talks about the changes he’s seen in the rail industry in the last 50 years and where GO service is heading in the future. ‘Can’t don’t live here.’ Those words … Continue reading Podcast – After five decades in rail industry, Rob Fuller talks shop one last time

GO Bus driver recruitment continues – Q&A with Metrolinx’s Eve Wiggins

Metrolinx News caught up with Eve Wiggins, Metrolinx’s vice president of bus services and interim vice president of rail operations, to talk about the future of GO Bus services. As she explains, it’s the start of an era of growth and innovation for the workhorses of GTA transit. Metrolinx is growing the GO Bus division, … Continue reading GO Bus driver recruitment continues – Q&A with Metrolinx’s Eve Wiggins

Metrolinx bringing back more GO and UP Express service – plus Niagara Falls seasonal trips

The service changes – which begin May 21 – also include some GO Train and GO Bus schedule adjustments. Keep reading for the need-to-know info. With summer weather on the way, Metrolinx continues to bring back more service on GO Transit and UP Express. Starting May 21, the transit agency is bringing back seasonal weekend … Continue reading Metrolinx bringing back more GO and UP Express service – plus Niagara Falls seasonal trips

Big Read – Take a deep dive into the GTA’s transit history and a glimpse at the future

Metrolinx News has teamed up with Johnny Renton, a local transit advocate and blogger, to share his insights on how two decades of quiet incrementalism set the stage for the impending transformation of the GO Train network into the most modern passenger rail system in North America. The original version of this story first appeared … Continue reading Big Read – Take a deep dive into the GTA’s transit history and a glimpse at the future

Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicles hit top speeds as testing continues

Light rail vehicles are zooming up, down and under Eglinton Avenue as Toronto’s next transit line gets closer to completion. Trains are being testing both at street level and underground. Let’s get up to speed on the test runs. It’s full speed ahead for vehicle testing along the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) route. … Continue reading Eglinton Crosstown LRT vehicles hit top speeds as testing continues

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