The Davenport Diamond, where the Barrie GO line meets the Canadian Pacific (CP) Rail freight tracks, is one of the busiest train intersections in North America. Completing a new grade separation ensures the smooth flow of both commuter and freight train traffic. This new infrastructure will help support two-way all-day train service on the Barrie … Continue reading New Davenport Diamond Guideway flyover video provides birds’ eye view of the entire project
With the temporary diversion track up and running, construction can begin on the elevated guideway. All Davenport Diamond construction activity until this point has been leading up to the opening of the diversion track – enabling GO trains to continue running while the elevated guideway is being built. As GO trains pass through the section … Continue reading Davenport Diamond Guideway project takes next step in getting customers where they need to go
The Rogers Road bridge rehabilitation project benefits the community in the short term and is also part of unlocking long term transit plans. When it comes to transit expansion work, it’s not all tracks and trains. Sometimes you have to look up and realize it’s the little things that help bring a transit project together. … Continue reading Extreme makeover bridge edition – Metrolinx upgrades Toronto bridge as part of GO Transit expansion work
As construction on the Davenport Diamond Grade Separation project pushes forward, crews work on getting all the necessary elements in place to create a temporary diversion track near Dupont Street and Lansdowne Avenue. The diversion track is the first key stage of construction that will allow trains to keep running while the elevated guideway is … Continue reading Staying on track – Why creating a diversion is all part of the plan at Toronto’s Davenport Diamond
Starting Wednesday, May 13, GO buses will replace midday trains on the Barrie line during weekdays, and all trains during the weekend. With ridership down by as much as 90 per cent as a result of COVID-19, Metrolinx is finding ways to use this situation to the advantage of its customers and communities, by speeding … Continue reading Upcoming change to Barrie GO train service expected to speed up needed projects
Last weekend saw some temporary service adjustments for the Barrie Line and UP Express. But the pause – and patience by customers - produced some mighty work on the lines. It also led to a lesson in how past work was done, more than half a century ago. It was one giant weekend to-do list … Continue reading Working on multiple fronts: How Metrolinx makes the most out of weekend closures
We don't know about you, but we sure had a busy 2017. How did you do on last year's quiz? You've had a whole year to train and build your knowledge. Connect with your inner transit nerd, track your results and have fun. 17 questions on 2017 Hint: find the answer online Hint: find … Continue reading Quiz – How much were you paying attention in 2017?