Metrolinx to hold another town hall session – Alright Scarborough, come ask us anything

Grassroots sessions with transit agency brass allow customers and community members to take part in conversations about what the future will look like. You have good questions. A lot of good questions. Transit is so top of mind in communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe region of Ontario, so far this year, Metrolinx senior management … Continue reading Metrolinx to hold another town hall session – Alright Scarborough, come ask us anything

Older than the first footsteps on the Moon – Guildwood station’s notorious Switch No. 3 lands new home along rail line

Earlier this year, we told you the story of No. 3 switch. An aged piece of track infrastructure located near Guildwood GO station – one that was installed before humans went to the moon. Now that switch has been pulled out, replaced, and put somewhere high and dry. That means more reliable train service for … Continue reading Older than the first footsteps on the Moon – Guildwood station’s notorious Switch No. 3 lands new home along rail line

New route – Proposed walking and cycling path outlined for Maple GO station

Plans for a new path to the Barrie Line rail and bus stop are now under discussion, with construction tentatively to take place in the fall of 2020. We have all the details, including on a public meeting scheduled for tonight (Dec. 3). Access to Vaughan’s Maple GO station – especially for customers on foot … Continue reading New route – Proposed walking and cycling path outlined for Maple GO station

Metrolinx introduces new online fare option for unlimited GO Transit travel on Sundays

The transit agency has kicked off a limited-time online pass, pilot program, called ‘Sunday Funday’, that allows customers repeated travel on GO Transit over one day. A Sunday drive aboard GO has just gotten cheaper. Metrolinx has now introduced a $10 online pass providing passengers an unlimited option, whether they are looking to travel one-way, … Continue reading Metrolinx introduces new online fare option for unlimited GO Transit travel on Sundays

What’s the only thing you need after an exhausting flight into Toronto Pearson Airport? A hug from grandma – even if she’s only acting

A recent commercial shoot for UP Express at Canada’s largest airport showed that amid the hectic rush of landings and departures, a pause to go to the airport, meet a traveller, and make a real human connection can see spirits soar. Even for someone hired to simply act the part. Flying can sometimes be a … Continue reading What’s the only thing you need after an exhausting flight into Toronto Pearson Airport? A hug from grandma – even if she’s only acting

Toronto power play – Crosstown light rail transit line sees important substations installed

As we’ve taken readers from end to end at every stop and station along Toronto’s Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) system, we’re constantly adding updates on the progress being made. Today, we’re energizing things with pictures of traction power substations finding their homes along the line. We’ve shown you a growing gallery of pictures from … Continue reading Toronto power play – Crosstown light rail transit line sees important substations installed

GO Transit crew stop their train twice in one shift for despondent women near rail lines

The incidents highlight both the remarkable and potentially life-saving actions of transit staff, as well as why continued training, and conversations around suicide prevention, remain a priority for Metrolinx. Officials are crediting crew aboard a GO train and station staff for responding quickly to two different women in distress along a major rail corridor. Both … Continue reading GO Transit crew stop their train twice in one shift for despondent women near rail lines

Milestone moment – Majority of TTC customers now use PRESTO as TTC prepares to stop selling tokens, tickets and passes

On November 30, the TTC will stop selling tickets, tokens and its remaining pass products at subway stations. If you’re a PRESTO customer making your way around Toronto, here’s what you need to know about the switch. It’s a routine that Chris Jenkins has adopted for nearly four years during his commute – tapping his … Continue reading Milestone moment – Majority of TTC customers now use PRESTO as TTC prepares to stop selling tokens, tickets and passes

Weekend lane reductions mark the start of construction as Rutherford GO Station prepares for a major facelift

Weekend lane reductions are the first steps as improvement works starts at Rutherford GO Station this week. When completed, the station will have a new parking structure with 1,200 spaces, a new railway bridge, plus better pedestrian and cycling connections. The lane restrictions might cause some delays over the next two weekends (Nov 30 - … Continue reading Weekend lane reductions mark the start of construction as Rutherford GO Station prepares for a major facelift

Twice as good – Barrie GO prepares for future riding on double rail lines

Increased service along the transit route running north of Toronto will take a lot of planning, and ongoing discussions with communities. It will also need preparation work to eventually put in a second rail along the corridor. As a public info session is planned for tomorrow night (Nov. 28), let’s break down some of the … Continue reading Twice as good – Barrie GO prepares for future riding on double rail lines