Getting back on the GO – What customers have to say about returning to transit

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of people’s lives. Getting around the region is no exception to that. While life has changed, people still need to get to where they’re going, safely. Metrolinx has been working tirelessly since the beginning of 2020 to make that happen, including adding dozens of new safety measures. … Continue reading Getting back on the GO – What customers have to say about returning to transit

Metrolinx launches new limited edition face coverings

Riders can now purchase specially designed face coverings. Here’s what they look like and what you need to know – including the fact each purchase also covers a worthy cause. Nobody has just one pair of socks. And the same is now largely true of face coverings. Metrolinx has released new limited edition face coverings … Continue reading Metrolinx launches new limited edition face coverings

Rail Safety Week 2020 kicks off in COVID-19 era – See the close call videos that show train lines are no place for complacency

Metrolinx joins Operation Lifesaver and other freight partners to launch Rail Safety Week 2020. Metrolinx has a mantra that guides everything the transit agency does. Safety Never Stops. That means Rail Safety Week is circled on the calendar every year, but the transit operator’s commitment to safety goes beyond a single week or month. Metrolinx … Continue reading Rail Safety Week 2020 kicks off in COVID-19 era – See the close call videos that show train lines are no place for complacency

Spread out for a more comfortable ride – GO Transit launches safety blitz for Lakeshore line customers

GO Transit is closely monitoring ridership and is encouraging customers to spread out on trains to prevent crowding. On a huge 50-foot wall of TV screens inside the Metrolinx Network Operations Centre, Doug Tuira can see just about every platform, train, and bus on the network. As a senior manager inside the control room, it’s … Continue reading Spread out for a more comfortable ride – GO Transit launches safety blitz for Lakeshore line customers

Latest round of GO Expansion public consultation wraps up – Here’s what Metrolinx heard from you

This summer, Metrolinx held the second round of public consultations online from August 18 to September 1, 2020, to get community feedback on the GO Expansion program. During the second round, more than 10,000 users visited the GO Expansion Program webpage and Metrolinx received 65 submissions from the public. This participation and feedback is a … Continue reading Latest round of GO Expansion public consultation wraps up – Here’s what Metrolinx heard from you

Life after lockdown – adapting to a new reality as people return to school, work and GO Transit

As many GO Transit and UP Express riders slowly return to workplaces this fall, Metrolinx senior manager of media, Anne Marie Aikins, joins in a collective adjustment to carve out a new normal in familiar places. In this column, she points out that venturing back out isn’t as easy as a return after an annual … Continue reading Life after lockdown – adapting to a new reality as people return to school, work and GO Transit

Metrolinx launches new vending machines dispensing face coverings and other safety products

Customers will be able to purchase items from vending machines at select GO and UP stations. Running low on hand sanitizer as you head to GO or UP Express? There’s a vending machine for that - and more. Metrolinx has introduced new safety vending machines that dispense personal protective equipment, like face coverings and disposable … Continue reading Metrolinx launches new vending machines dispensing face coverings and other safety products

Metrolinx reports first staff COVID case after two month lull

Throughout the pandemic, the transit agency has constantly updated the public on any new cases of the virus among its employees. Here’s the latest results. September 2, 2020 – After nearly two months without a positive test result, Metrolinx has been informed that an employee working out of the East Gwillimbury Garage has unfortunately tested … Continue reading Metrolinx reports first staff COVID case after two month lull