Metrolinx announces Weekend Pass to get riders moving and exploring again as Ontario begins to leave pandemic behind

It’s been awhile since many of us have gotten back to using GO Transit to travel across the region, especially during weekends. But now, as Ontario begins to leave the pandemic behind to venture out again, Metrolinx is offering Weekend Passes to help customers save money and rediscover the region. They’re only available online – … Continue reading Metrolinx announces Weekend Pass to get riders moving and exploring again as Ontario begins to leave pandemic behind

Survey finds work no longer primary reason riders will use GO Transit and UP Express as they return to transit

There have always been a great many reasons why customers use GO Transit and UP Express. But those destinations are now more important than ever, as Toronto and the rest of the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region begin to get ready to, in larger numbers, return to buses and trains after society begins to unite again … Continue reading Survey finds work no longer primary reason riders will use GO Transit and UP Express as they return to transit

Metrolinx adding pedal power to the Barrie Line as new bike coach pilot kicks off

A new pilot program is giving GO customers a chance to explore new roads on weekend bike trips.  From July 10 to August 2, GO Transit will include a special bicycle coach on select weekend trains along the Barrie GO Line between Union Station and Allandale Waterfront GO. Find out how you can enjoy the … Continue reading Metrolinx adding pedal power to the Barrie Line as new bike coach pilot kicks off

Why a partial road and sidewalk closure is key to keeping everyone moving during Bloor bridge reconstruction

Rebuilding a bridge that spans over one of Toronto’s busiest roads is challenging. To keep traffic flowing, Metrolinx will implement a partial road and sidewalk closure of Bloor Street West while crews demolish the south abutment of the Bloor bridge. This work is part of the Davenport Diamond Guideway project. Find out how it will … Continue reading Why a partial road and sidewalk closure is key to keeping everyone moving during Bloor bridge reconstruction

Warden Avenue lanes reduced to a single lane in both directions as part of continued work on Lakeshore East Rail Corridor

Travelling through Warden Avenue may be slower the next few weeks, but it will be worth it in the end. The work supports bringing quieter, faster, more frequent train service to the Lakeshore East line. Improving future GO train service on the Lakeshore East Rail Corridor means making improvements today. Starting this month, Warden Avenue … Continue reading Warden Avenue lanes reduced to a single lane in both directions as part of continued work on Lakeshore East Rail Corridor

Metrolinx adding more GO Transit and UP Express service as pandemic continues to subside

As the province moves into the next stage of reopening, Metrolinx is giving customers more options to get around. Weekend service is increasing on a number of popular GO train lines, as well as UP Express trips to and from Toronto Pearson Airport. Plus, Metrolinx is trying out a new pilot program that will help … Continue reading Metrolinx adding more GO Transit and UP Express service as pandemic continues to subside

Residents near northern segment of Ontario Line route invited to virtual open house event

Tonight (June 30), Metrolinx experts will share the latest on frequently-raised Ontario Line topics for the northern segment of the line, such as the planned train maintenance and storage facility and what transit corridor lands mean for those who live in them. People who live along the northern segment of the Ontario Line will have … Continue reading Residents near northern segment of Ontario Line route invited to virtual open house event

Listen to official radio salute as passenger train engineer steps back from controls after five decades

Back when Doug Briscoe began his railroading career, you could buy an average Canadian home for around $30,000, Sean Connery was the only Bond who mattered, and the Trans-Canada Highway was finally completed. Staying in one career for 50 years, Briscoe has finally decided to retire. But that doesn’t come without memories, including a snippet of a radio transmission captured on his very last trip at the controls … Continue reading Listen to official radio salute as passenger train engineer steps back from controls after five decades

GO Transit increases walking and cycling access to GO Stations

Improving transit is about more than just upgrading vehicles, timetables and routes. It’s also about making it easier to get to and from stations, beyond using a car. As the province moves closer to the other side of COVID-19 pandemic measures, and more riders return, GO Transit is working on making it easier to walk … Continue reading GO Transit increases walking and cycling access to GO Stations