Richmond Hill line sees GO Transit’s first ever four-car trains

Metrolinx continues to try out innovative solutions to make better use of resources while ridership is low during the pandemic. Here, we count down the switch. History is being made on the Richmond Hill line, more than 40-years after it opened to customers. Starting May 3, Metrolinx will begin gradually phasing in four car trains … Continue reading Richmond Hill line sees GO Transit’s first ever four-car trains

How Metrolinx strives to make sure the Yonge North Subway Extension is seen but not heard

Metrolinx considers the latest technology and proven solutions to keep neighbourhoods quiet and peaceful during construction and after the extension goes into service. Here’s a quiet story about noise. Building a major transit route, including Toronto’s Yonge North Subway Extension, means lots of moving pieces. And that can lead to questions from those working and … Continue reading How Metrolinx strives to make sure the Yonge North Subway Extension is seen but not heard

Soar above and below Eglinton Station in the latest Crosstown video

Eglinton Station continues to see progress for the new Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) line. Strap in and take a ride to see it unfold. While it may look like just a noisy hole in the ground, there’s a lot happening in a hidden world filled with concrete, metal and machines.   The latest … Continue reading Soar above and below Eglinton Station in the latest Crosstown video

GO theme is frosting on the cake for one of transit’s youngest fans

What can be better to a three-year-old child than a thundering train made from enough sugar to fuel momentum for hours? This is the story about young Bodhi’s birthday, and a nod to his two great loves. Did we mention GO and dessert? Thomas the Tank Engine is kid’s stuff. For Bodhi’s third birthday, it … Continue reading GO theme is frosting on the cake for one of transit’s youngest fans

Going above and beyond safety at the Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility to keep transit moving

Trains aren't the only thing that need maintenance, our rail yards themselves need a lot of upkeep too. At the Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility, this upkeep happened two stories high above the locomotives and coaches that roll in daily for tune-ups, fueling and cleaning. On any given day, crews at GO Transit’s Willowbrook Rail Maintenance … Continue reading Going above and beyond safety at the Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility to keep transit moving

New connections and heavy lifting at Port Credit GO Station

A new temporary bridge will be available soon for customers heading to Port Credit GO. Find out all about the work going on at one of south Mississauga’s most important transit stations. Construction crews recently installed a 21-metre-long temporary pedestrian bridge at Mary Fix Creek, just north of Port Credit GO Station. This bridge will … Continue reading New connections and heavy lifting at Port Credit GO Station

Steeles Avenue East road closure ahead as crews prepare south side of new underpass to welcome traffic

Short-term traffic detours for vehicle and pedestrians are coming to Steeles Avenue East. But when the project is complete, it will eliminate the need to wait for trains to pass - improving traffic flow, safety and access to GO train service via new pedestrian bridges. Steeles Avenue East is getting an upgrade by moving below … Continue reading Steeles Avenue East road closure ahead as crews prepare south side of new underpass to welcome traffic

Metrolinx broadens focus to support staff vaccination in pandemic response

Since January 2020, Metrolinx has updated the public on actions to limit the spread of COVID-19, including any new efforts implemented to keep everyone safe and been transparent about the number of staff who have tested positive for COVID-19. Here’s the latest. This week, Metrolinx had 17 additional staff across a variety of work locations … Continue reading Metrolinx broadens focus to support staff vaccination in pandemic response