Large customer turnout for Niagara GO train kick-off weekend – But for safety’s sake, keep the face coverings in place

Metrolinx says there was an influx of customers on the first weekend of Niagara GO train service. So many people showed up the transit agency had to call in reinforcements. Amidst customers heading off to explore the outdoors, Metrolinx is also reinforcing the need to wear non-medical face masks when on transit, after some customers … Continue reading Large customer turnout for Niagara GO train kick-off weekend – But for safety’s sake, keep the face coverings in place

The birds and the trees – How environmental sustainability is embedded in the Hurontario Light Rail Transit project

There are plenty of technical obstacles and opportunities faced when building a modern urban transit system. But among the first thing planners and builders have had to keep on the radar for the HuLRT route, is how it impacts nature. Here are some of the ways experts are keeping the system green. She was the … Continue reading The birds and the trees – How environmental sustainability is embedded in the Hurontario Light Rail Transit project

Safety and accessibility improvements coming to Port Credit GO station

From upgraded elevator connections to a new accessibility ramp, Metrolinx is enhancing the safety features at Port Credit GO. Here’s what you need know about the improvements coming to this popular Lakeshore West station. One of GO’s most popular Lakeshore West stations is getting a major facelift. Starting today (August 4), Metrolinx will begin work at … Continue reading Safety and accessibility improvements coming to Port Credit GO station

Fighting COVID on the home front – How habits away from trains and buses can impact fellow GO Transit riders

We’ve all worked and sacrificed a lot to get us to this new normal. Businesses are opening up across the region and life is resuming some sense of normality, including riders coming back to public transit. In this column, Metrolinx senior manager of media, Anne Marie Aikins - who has been acting as the Emergency … Continue reading Fighting COVID on the home front – How habits away from trains and buses can impact fellow GO Transit riders

The Toronto Caribbean Carnival hits the virtual road – How you can join and what to expect next year

The iconic Grand Parade, planned for tomorrow (August 1), will look and feel very different this year but Metrolinx is already planning for the celebration in 2021. This year will be known for many things, but legendary parties will not be one of them. That doesn’t mean the most important gatherings can’t take place. Every … Continue reading The Toronto Caribbean Carnival hits the virtual road – How you can join and what to expect next year

Hurontario light rail transit project video released – Gives flyover glimpse of the line

Metrolinx has created a video primer on what the Hurontario LRT route will offer Brampton and Mississauga, as well as the timelines crews are working under. And did we mention renderings? To understand the way people will move in the future, it’s always good to see things in motion. Metrolinx has created a video overview … Continue reading Hurontario light rail transit project video released – Gives flyover glimpse of the line

GO train service between Toronto and Niagara Falls is being reintroduced starting this weekend

It’s back. One of the nicest and most affordable ways to get to and from Niagara Falls is returning and will help people safely explore the attractions in their own backyard. Starting this weekend (August 1), Metrolinx is reintroducing weekend GO train service between Toronto & Niagara Falls. Trains will run every Saturday, Sunday and … Continue reading GO train service between Toronto and Niagara Falls is being reintroduced starting this weekend

The eyes have it – A look at GO Transit and UP Express travellers after a week of mandatory face coverings

At the start of this year, few could have seen the day that wearing non-medical face masks in public would be a very normal accessory. Now, after a week of having to wear them on UP and GO vehicles, we turn the focus on you, the customer, in a photo feature that pays tribute to … Continue reading The eyes have it – A look at GO Transit and UP Express travellers after a week of mandatory face coverings

To carry a heavy load – Mighty support work continues on Hurontario LRT route over Hwy. 407

We have new images of some interesting piling work being done where the Hurontario light rail transit project crosses at Hwy. 407. Talk about piling it on. In the middle of a hot and humid Ontario summer, crews are working to add needed supports to carry the heavy load of the Hurontario light rail transit … Continue reading To carry a heavy load – Mighty support work continues on Hurontario LRT route over Hwy. 407

Toronto’s Finch West LRT route given a lofty look thanks to new top-down images of two important sites

New photos of work on the Toronto West light rail route offer up a rare view of the Maintenance and Storage Facility and Finch West Station. You’re not afraid of heights, right? Think of these new images from the Finch West light rail transit (LRT) project as altitude with attitude. The pictures, shot from high … Continue reading Toronto’s Finch West LRT route given a lofty look thanks to new top-down images of two important sites