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Metrolinx expands fleet of mobile COVID vaccine clinics

As the province begins to emerge from the pandemic, Metrolinx is ensuring the work continues to support people getting fully protected from COVID-19. Metrolinx partnered with the Government of Ontario last summer on mobile vaccine clinics. And the GO-VAXX program has been so successful, the fleet recently expanded again. Metrolinx is adding to its fleet of green GO mobile vaccine buses to help push back … Continue reading Metrolinx expands fleet of mobile COVID vaccine clinics

GO Transit VAXX bus fleet expanding to help tackle Omicron spread in Ontario

Metrolinx has partnered with the Government of Ontario on a fleet of mobile COVID vaccine clinics to get more needles into arms at a critical time in the pandemic. Find more about the GO-VAXX program and how to book an appointment below. Metrolinx is adding reinforcements to its fleet of mobile vaccine buses to help push back against the spread of COVID-19. The popular mobile … Continue reading GO Transit VAXX bus fleet expanding to help tackle Omicron spread in Ontario

Revenue Protection Officer Shawn Miller checks the PRESTO card of a Lakeshore West customer on their way to Union Station. Fare inspectors look a little different as a result of COVID-19, equipped with face coverings, goggles, rubber nitrile gloves and hand sanitizer for everyone’s added safety. (Matt Llewellyn photo)

Metrolinx COVID update – From GO-VAXX Bus to where to find pop-up holiday free test kits

As we edge toward the holidays, some things may slow down. But the fight against the pandemic continues – and even doubles-down lately. Here are the latest updates on that front from Metrolinx. Metrolinx has introduced a number of strengthened measures to ensure  employees and customers continue to remain safe as COVID-19 cases climb again. Along with all of the dozens of safety actions in … Continue reading Metrolinx COVID update – From GO-VAXX Bus to where to find pop-up holiday free test kits

Anne Marie Aikins proudly shows proof of her COVID 'jab'.

Most asked questions about Metrolinx staff vaccination and how they impact customers

Customers and communities and even the media often ask Metrolinx all kinds of interesting questions. That includes about the impact of a policy, brought in on Nov. 1, that requires all staff members working for the transit agency to be vaccinated against COVID-19. To get answers, Metrolinx News has turned to Anne Marie Aikins, head of Media and Public Relations for Metrolinx. You asked. And … Continue reading Most asked questions about Metrolinx staff vaccination and how they impact customers

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Metrolinx mandatory staff vaccinations and how they impact GO service

The world over, individuals and companies and governments are dealing with COVID vaccinations. Metrolinx, which recently brought in a policy that all staff would be fully vaccinated, is no different. But the loss of some staff, as the rules are fully enforced, means changes to some GO Transit service. Here’s an update on the numbers, as well as the short-term impact on some routes. In … Continue reading Metrolinx mandatory staff vaccinations and how they impact GO service

GO VAXX mobile vaccine clinics administer more than 10K COVID jabs

You’ve seen them at Canada’s Wonderland, at GO Stations, and at fairs. Since mid-August, three GO-VAXX mobile vaccine clinics have been making their way throughout southern Ontario to help put vaccines in arms in the fight against COVID-19. And now the initiative has reached a major milestone – 10,000 shots have been administered. Green and white retrofitted GO buses – dubbed ‘GO-VAXX’ buses – have … Continue reading GO VAXX mobile vaccine clinics administer more than 10K COVID jabs

Metrolinx video shows customers why it is safer than ever to take transit

A lot has changed since the pandemic began, but one thing that hasn’t is Metrolinx’s commitment to your safety. Over the last 18 months, Metrolinx has implemented dozens of safety measures to keep staff and customers safe. As vaccinations ramp up, more people are coming back to transit. Here’s a breakdown of the changes Metrolinx has made since you’ve been gone. For the first time … Continue reading Metrolinx video shows customers why it is safer than ever to take transit

GO Bear is shown outside one of the VAXX buses.

GO Transit vaccination bus making stop at Union Station on Friday

Metrolinx is supporting continuing COVID-19 vaccination efforts by bringing a ‘GO-VAXX’ mobile vaccination bus to Toronto’s Union Station. Here’s where and when you can get that needed shot tomorrow. GO-VAXX, one of three COVID-19 vaccine buses, will be parked in front of Union Station tomorrow (Sept. 24), as part of the push to get every eligible person vaccinated. The GO bus, in the familiar bright … Continue reading GO Transit vaccination bus making stop at Union Station on Friday

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Metrolinx begins air and surface sampling pilot project to detect virus

The transit agency is looking to science to further enhance its more than 40 safety measures introduced to fight back against COVID-19. The latest innovation is a test of surface and air samples at various downtown Toronto transit locations. Let’s focus in on the details. As Metrolinx marks Rail Safety Week, an international campaign to bring awareness and caution around railways, some dangers loom large … Continue reading Metrolinx begins air and surface sampling pilot project to detect virus