How to stop a GO train in its tracks – the momentum of science and skill behind aligning with a platform perfectly

As passengers, we can’t wait to get to our train stop. But, amid occasional platform overshoots and safety reminders to stay off the tracks, few of us know how complicated stopping a train can be. And that each stop starts long before the brakes are ever applied. For passengers, the effort of arriving at a … Continue reading How to stop a GO train in its tracks – the momentum of science and skill behind aligning with a platform perfectly

Keeping trains on the GO: A behind-the-scenes look at how the transit fleet remains at the ready

The Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility is one of the locations where locomotives and coaches are kept running safely To keep GO trains running safely, Metrolinx has two maintenance facilities servicing the entire fleet, including the current operations at Willowbrook in Etobicoke and a brand new facility opening soon in Whitby. These yards are used to … Continue reading Keeping trains on the GO: A behind-the-scenes look at how the transit fleet remains at the ready