Sold for one dollar, a former GO Transit bus gets new life of service for Peel Regional Police

Transit buses have a limited life cycle. But a bus that is ready to be retired from the daily grind of carrying GO passengers may still be used for some other purposes. That’s why Metrolinx has sold a twelve-and-a-half-year-old bus to Peel Regional Police. Today (Nov. 25) Peel Regional Police (PRP) received a decommissioned Metrolinx … Continue reading Sold for one dollar, a former GO Transit bus gets new life of service for Peel Regional Police

Special track delivery for Hurontario Operations, Maintenance and Storage Facility

The first set of rails have been delivered for the new Hurontario light rail transit project. Here’s how it looks, including by the numbers. It’s, well, the rail thing. This week, the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project received a shipment of tracks at its Operations, Maintenance and Storage Facility (OMSF), located in Brampton. For … Continue reading Special track delivery for Hurontario Operations, Maintenance and Storage Facility

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario release statement on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario are issuing the following release on the proposed settlement on the Crosstown Light Rail Transit project. Metrolinx president and CEO, Phil Verster, along with Infrastructure Ontario CEO Michael Lindsay, have just released (Nov. 24, 2021) the following statement on the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project: “Over the past several … Continue reading Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario release statement on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project

No weekend Lakeshore East GO trains and schedule changes for Lakeshore West and Stouffville Lines

Important construction work is happening this weekend (Nov. 26-28) on the Lakeshore East GO Line. Minor work is also happening that will affect Burlington, Aldershot, West Harbour, and Niagara customers. Metrolinx News is giving GO customers a heads up about the temporary service changes and explaining why this work is needed. Lakeshore East customers will need to … Continue reading No weekend Lakeshore East GO trains and schedule changes for Lakeshore West and Stouffville Lines

What is the Hurontario LRT project? Find out in this new video

There’s construction happening up and down Hurontario Street from Mississauga’s Port Credit area, all the way up to Steeles Avenue in Brampton. Much of this work is in the name of improved transit for Peel Region’s busiest road. We’ve written many stories on the new route, but find out more about the details, and future … Continue reading What is the Hurontario LRT project? Find out in this new video

“This man is going to live” – GO Train Customer Service Ambassador rushes to help revive passenger

A man is riding a GO train on what seemed like a normal day. Until he clutched his chest and stumbled past fellow riders before dropping to the floor. What happened next was a matter of life and death, that points to the need - as fellow riders reached out to help - for everyone … Continue reading “This man is going to live” – GO Train Customer Service Ambassador rushes to help revive passenger

Progress continues on the Lakeshore East Line to help bring faster and more frequent service from Union Station to Bowmanville

Metrolinx continues to build and expand along the Lakeshore East Line to improve journey times. See what has been happening and a look ahead at the work planned. The Lakeshore East Line is seeing a lot of construction activity lately, and work will continue to ramp up in support of building electrification infrastructure to bring … Continue reading Progress continues on the Lakeshore East Line to help bring faster and more frequent service from Union Station to Bowmanville

Improved transit in Toronto with GO Expansion means new lines and new stations

Once implemented, the GO Expansion program will deliver all-day, two-way service with faster trains running every 15-minutes on more of the GO Network. Last week, Metrolinx News reported on how this project will improve service to and from destinations outside Toronto. Today let’s look at how GO Expansion – combined with other new Metrolinx projects … Continue reading Improved transit in Toronto with GO Expansion means new lines and new stations

Ontario Line team wraps up 2021 with virtual open houses this week

In 2021, Metrolinx hosted more than 125 virtual open houses and community meetings across the Ontario Line’s 15.6-kilometre route, sharing updates on project plans and benefits including convenient transfers between existing transit and new Ontario Line stations, travel time savings and more. On Nov. 23 and 25, Metrolinx is holding two more online events to … Continue reading Ontario Line team wraps up 2021 with virtual open houses this week

Metrolinx helps fight cold and flu season with Clorox

Metrolinx is partnering with Clorox to provide free packages of Clorox® On-The-GO Disinfecting Wipes on GO trains during weekdays from Nov. 23 to Dec. 17. Of course, it also means while supplies last. Metrolinx is partnering with Clorox to provide free packages of Clorox® On-The-GO Disinfecting Wipes on GO trains on weekdays from Nov. 23 … Continue reading Metrolinx helps fight cold and flu season with Clorox