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See video of new Rutherford GO Station building

Customers can now access the new station building at Rutherford GO while crews continue to make major upgrades to the station. The new building offers modern amenities and Metrolinx shares a virtual welcome tour in the latest video and photos. Rutherford GO Station has gotten a substantial upgrade and is now available to customers. The Barrie Line GO Transit stop is undergoing a lot of … Continue reading See video of new Rutherford GO Station building

GO Expansion progress along the Barrie Line well on its way

The Barrie GO Line is being prepared to support future two-way, all-day GO service. Here’s some more information on what’s going on along the Barrie Line, and how it’s paving the way for GO Expansion. The Barrie GO Line is well on its way to becoming a key part of the rapid transit network that Metrolinx is developing to connect communities across the region. Over … Continue reading GO Expansion progress along the Barrie Line well on its way

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Metrolinx plans to bring 15-minute, two-way, all-day GO service further north on the Barrie Line to Bradford

Metrolinx is extending GO Expansion plans for 15-minute service on the Barrie GO Line beyond Aurora and further north into Simcoe Region. Read on to find out more about the GO Expansion program and plans to expand service on the Barrie Line. Metrolinx is extending future all-day GO train service further north on the Barrie Line. The transit agency announced today (Aug. 12) that through … Continue reading Metrolinx plans to bring 15-minute, two-way, all-day GO service further north on the Barrie Line to Bradford

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Tornado and severe weather impacts Barrie GO train service

High winds and hail that damaged structures and vehicles today (July 15) in Barrie has also impacted GO Transit. Here’s the latest. (July 15 – 5:45 p.m.) Update: Barrie Police have opened access to Barrie South GO Station and GO service can now access the station. Crews have also cleared the tracks from downed trees and debris. GO Transit officials say normal GO train service … Continue reading Tornado and severe weather impacts Barrie GO train service

Metrolinx holding public info session on Barrie GO Line expansion plans

Metrolinx is working to transform the way the region moves by building an integrated transit network across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton region. Over the next 10 years, Metrolinx’s GO Expansion program will transform the existing GO rail system to deliver a whole new rapid transit experience. Here’s how those interested can get all the details. Transit customers and residents along the Barrie GO Line … Continue reading Metrolinx holding public info session on Barrie GO Line expansion plans

New Davenport Diamond Guideway flyover video provides birds’ eye view of the entire project

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 GO line and improve safety and connections in the community.  … Continue reading New Davenport Diamond Guideway flyover video provides birds’ eye view of the entire project

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Davenport Diamond Guideway project takes next step in getting customers where they need to go

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 between Bloor Street and Davenport Road, Barrie line customers might … Continue reading Davenport Diamond Guideway project takes next step in getting customers where they need to go

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Extreme makeover bridge edition – Metrolinx upgrades Toronto bridge as part of GO Transit expansion work

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.  That’s the case of one northwest Toronto bridge that needed … Continue reading Extreme makeover bridge edition – Metrolinx upgrades Toronto bridge as part of GO Transit expansion work

A rendering of the future Davenport Diamond guideway

Staying on track – Why creating a diversion is all part of the plan at Toronto’s Davenport Diamond

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 built.  With the world slowing down around us, Metrolinx is … Continue reading Staying on track – Why creating a diversion is all part of the plan at Toronto’s Davenport Diamond

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Upcoming change to Barrie GO train service expected to speed up needed projects

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 up critical construction projects along the Barrie line. A few … Continue reading Upcoming change to Barrie GO train service expected to speed up needed projects