How the Hurontario LRT team keeps night work noise to a minimum

When it comes to one of Peel Region’s busiest streets, construction for the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project is a balancing act. Night construction can be disruptive to neighbours, and daytime construction can impact traffic flow. Find out how the Hurontario LRT team makes it work. Building transit quickly and safely sometimes means building … Continue reading How the Hurontario LRT team keeps night work noise to a minimum

Most asked questions about Metrolinx staff vaccination and how they impact customers

Customers and communities and even the media often ask Metrolinx all kinds of interesting questions. That includes about the impact of a policy, brought in on Nov. 1, that requires all staff members working for the transit agency to be vaccinated against COVID-19. To get answers, Metrolinx News has turned to Anne Marie Aikins, head … Continue reading Most asked questions about Metrolinx staff vaccination and how they impact customers

How it feels to take control of a GO Transit train for the first time

Recently, Metrolinx held a media event to support Alstom – the experts who crew GO trains – and their shout-out for more men and women to choose rail as a career path. During that event, Matt Llewellyn, a Metrolinx senior advisor for Media Relations, was given the chance to – under a strict watch of … Continue reading How it feels to take control of a GO Transit train for the first time

First for Canada as transit riders can use self-driving electric shuttle to get to Whitby GO

In the summer, Metrolinx partnered with several agencies to start testing an autonomous vehicle that would roll into Whitby GO as part of an AV pilot project. Now, after weeks of mapping and testing, the vehicle is ready to open its doors for customers. Find out more about how the self-driving, emission-free vehicle can help … Continue reading First for Canada as transit riders can use self-driving electric shuttle to get to Whitby GO

Metrolinx mandatory staff vaccinations and how they impact GO service

The world over, individuals and companies and governments are dealing with COVID vaccinations. Metrolinx, which recently brought in a policy that all staff would be fully vaccinated, is no different. But the loss of some staff, as the rules are fully enforced, means changes to some GO Transit service. Here’s an update on the numbers, … Continue reading Metrolinx mandatory staff vaccinations and how they impact GO service

Windows designed to protect birds among new flock of Finch West LRT images

From guideways to green roofs, the Finch West LRT team continues to make headway on the new transit line. Here are some of the most interesting recent photographs taken of the major Toronto transit project. The Finch West Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF) is starting to look almost complete in a new aerial shot. The … Continue reading Windows designed to protect birds among new flock of Finch West LRT images

How a new track at Aldershot GO helps unlock train service into Hamilton

Opening up opportunities to bring more GO service to Hamilton is one of Metrolinx’s top priorities. That’s why a new section of track is a welcome addition to Aldershot GO Station. Read on to find out more about how this short piece of track will go a long way in increasing GO service to Hamilton. … Continue reading How a new track at Aldershot GO helps unlock train service into Hamilton

Local manufacturer to help hold back the weight of the earth along the Scarborough Subway Extension

As construction for the new Scarborough Subway Extension continues at the tunnel launch site, teams are already partnering up with a local manufacturer to build the giant concrete rings that will line the tunnel and help keep the earth below Canada’s biggest city at bay. Sophisticated engineering is everywhere you look in a subway project, … Continue reading Local manufacturer to help hold back the weight of the earth along the Scarborough Subway Extension

Metrolinx to meet with Toronto residents at Merrill Bridge Dog Park to talk keeping pets safe during local construction

People aren’t the only ones impacted by construction work. The transit agency is planning a pop-up community event next week (Nov. 8) to answer questions from pet owners. Call it a bit of a pet project for Metrolinx – keeping animals safe during expansion work on the Lakeshore East GO Line. With construction beginning soon … Continue reading Metrolinx to meet with Toronto residents at Merrill Bridge Dog Park to talk keeping pets safe during local construction

Lakeshore East weekend train service affected by upcoming construction

Important construction work is happening this weekend (Nov. 5-7) on the Lakeshore East Line. Metrolinx News is giving GO customers a heads up about the temporary schedule changes and explaining why this work is needed. Important construction work is happening this weekend that will impact travel on the Lakeshore East GO Line. Beginning Friday, Nov. … Continue reading Lakeshore East weekend train service affected by upcoming construction