Metrolinx reminds customers to mask UP before they GO on transit

Although vaccination rates continue to rise and more people begin travelling again, public health officials continue to stress the importance of a few simple safety measures. Wearing a face covering on GO Transit and UP Express is mandatory – whether you’re vaccinated or not – and remains an essential part of keeping everyone safe on … Continue reading Metrolinx reminds customers to mask UP before they GO on transit

Metrolinx reintroducing 30-minute all-day service on UP Express

With vaccinating rates increasing, more riders are returning to UP Express to travel between Toronto Pearson Airport and Union Station. To provide more flexible travel options, Metrolinx is bringing back more UP Express service. Starting Aug. 23, UP Express service is increasing to give riders consistent, 30-minute travel times throughout the day. The increased service … Continue reading Metrolinx reintroducing 30-minute all-day service on UP Express

Metrolinx is going mobile to help make vaccines more accessible across the region

Two GO buses have been retrofitted into mobile vaccination clinics to visit various community hubs and gatherings throughout this summer and fall. No appointment necessary. Read more to find out where the special GO buses will be traveling in the coming weeks. Metrolinx is supporting the province’s efforts to get as many people vaccinated as … Continue reading Metrolinx is going mobile to help make vaccines more accessible across the region

Brand new Bay Concourse opens to customers inside Union Station today

As the busiest transit hub in Canada, Union Station is used to playing host to more than – prior to COVID-19 – 300,000 daily visitors. Serving those travelers is about to get easier, as Bay Concourse is now open, thanks to a project led by the City of Toronto, in partnership with Metrolinx. We break … Continue reading Brand new Bay Concourse opens to customers inside Union Station today

Get protected at Metrolinx vaccine clinic and rewarded with free lunch

Metrolinx is hosting two additional on-site workplace COVID-19 vaccination clinics, July 8 and July 9 at Guildwood GO Station. Second dose vaccinations will be available to all Metrolinx employees and the public from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on both dates, by registration only. Harvey’s is also serving up their burgers on Thursday only, with … Continue reading Get protected at Metrolinx vaccine clinic and rewarded with free lunch

Metrolinx adding more GO Transit and UP Express service as pandemic continues to subside

As the province moves into the next stage of reopening, Metrolinx is giving customers more options to get around. Weekend service is increasing on a number of popular GO train lines, as well as UP Express trips to and from Toronto Pearson Airport. Plus, Metrolinx is trying out a new pilot program that will help … Continue reading Metrolinx adding more GO Transit and UP Express service as pandemic continues to subside

Inside a Metrolinx hosted COVID-19 vaccination clinic for transit staff and customers

Earlier this week, Metrolinx created a vaccine clinic, and opened the doors to employees and the public. Metrolinx’s well-known head of Media Relations, Anne Marie Aikins, was in the middle of it all. As someone who has given many hours to volunteer at similar clinics, she wades in with a column to talk about what … Continue reading Inside a Metrolinx hosted COVID-19 vaccination clinic for transit staff and customers

Vaccination levels up and virus levels down as Metrolinx keeps staff and customers safe during pandemic

Since January 2020, Metrolinx has kept the public updated on the actions to limit the spread of the virus including any new efforts implemented to keep everyone safe and been transparent about the number of staff who have tested positive for COVID-19. Vaccination rates are increasing – to date more than 8.5 million shots have … Continue reading Vaccination levels up and virus levels down as Metrolinx keeps staff and customers safe during pandemic

How the business of GO Transit has continued throughout the ongoing pandemic

As Business Continuity Awareness Week begins, it’s a time to recognize the planning that helps organizations operate in difficult times. In this article we take a behind the scenes look at the culture, work and decisions that have kept Metrolinx moving people safely. Many things have stopped, but Metrolinx and GO Transit have never paused during the ongoing pandemic.  Passengers have confidently gotten on board GO Transit trains and buses throughout the pandemic, knowing Metrolinx has implemented more than 40 safety … Continue reading How the business of GO Transit has continued throughout the ongoing pandemic

Frontline public transit workers lining up to get COVID-19 vaccine

Since January 2020, Metrolinx has kept the public updated on the actions to limit the spread of the virus including any new efforts implemented to keep everyone safe and been transparent about the number of staff who have tested positive for COVID-19. Although vaccination rates are increasing and virus levels decreasing, health officials say hospitalization … Continue reading Frontline public transit workers lining up to get COVID-19 vaccine