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Mandatory vaccination policy takes effect for GO train crews

As Alstom crews aboard GO trains all start adhering to Metrolinx’s rules on the need to be fully vaccinated, here is what customers should know about any impact to scheduling of trips. The mandatory vaccination policy for GO train crews, who are employees of Alstom and subject to the company’s mandatory vaccination policy in line with Metrolinx’s policy, is now in effect. Although 96 per … Continue reading Mandatory vaccination policy takes effect for GO train crews

Alstom Thunder Bay plant to refurbish 94 GO Transit bi-level train coaches

Thanks to an agreement announced today in Thunder Bay, almost eight dozen GO Transit bi-level train coaches are being freshened up to ensure the expansion of GO rail service and improve the customer experience. Read on to find out what that entails. Wear and tear are normal and expected parts of a train coach lifecycle, and they do need sprucing up every so often. Instead … Continue reading Alstom Thunder Bay plant to refurbish 94 GO Transit bi-level train coaches

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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 an expert – drive an iconic GO train. Other than … Continue reading How it feels to take control of a GO Transit train for the first time

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New video shows first Finch West light rail vehicle arrive in Toronto

Back in July, the Finch West light rail transit (LRT) project welcomed a new visitor – the first light rail vehicle. Check out a new video showing it arrive at the Alstom facility in Toronto. Photos are great, but video really brings things to life. That’s why Metrolinx is sharing a brand-new video showing the arrival of the first Alstom Citadis Spirit light rail vehicle. … Continue reading New video shows first Finch West light rail vehicle arrive in Toronto

Last of new GO train cars arrives in Toronto from Thunder Bay plant

As Ontario’s economy reopens and people return to work, many GO train riders will jump on-board brand-new coaches. Over the last couple of years, Metrolinx has received 36 new train cars built by Alstom (formerly Bombardier) in Thunder Bay. Metrolinx News was there as the last of the new cars was delivered. Metrolinx has received a new train coach that represents an important milestone in … Continue reading Last of new GO train cars arrives in Toronto from Thunder Bay plant

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See the first light rail vehicle arrive at Finch West Maintenance and Storage Facility

And so it begins. The first light rail vehicle has arrived at the Maintenance and Storage Facility, and we have the first images of that Toronto debut. Now that’s a big delivery. The Finch West Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF) has welcomed the arrival of the first Alstom light rail vehicle (LRV) from the Alstom plant in Brampton. It’s an important arrival, as the vehicles … Continue reading See the first light rail vehicle arrive at Finch West Maintenance and Storage Facility

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Inside the workshop – A rare glimpse at how Finch West LRT vehicles are put together

Before they glide smoothly through Toronto neighbourhoods, transit vehicles have to get built somewhere. How they come together and where might surprise you. Metrolinx takes you inside the local Alstom factory for a sneak peek at how light rail vehicles are assembled. The Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) project continues to make great strides, on and off the Finch Avenue West roadway. Earlier this … Continue reading Inside the workshop – A rare glimpse at how Finch West LRT vehicles are put together

News Roundup

So much is going on here to build transit that will benefit people in the region. Read on for a snapshot of how we’re making it easier to connect in the GTHA. We are making great progress on the Eglinton Crosstown and are well on our way to launching this outstanding new service as scheduled in 2021. Now, we are pleased to be able to … Continue reading News Roundup