How Metrolinx’s past bus rapid transit experience shapes what’s to come for Dundas and Scarborough-Durham projects

vivaNext was the first bus rapid transit (BRT) project for Metrolinx, and the transit agency continues working on more BRT initiatives. In fact, today (Dec. 20), marks the one-year anniversary of the vivaNext project. Now Metrolinx is embarking on a couple of new BRT projects with hopes of repeating the success of the vivaNext project.   Metrolinx is moving forward with two new BRT projects, … Continue reading How Metrolinx’s past bus rapid transit experience shapes what’s to come for Dundas and Scarborough-Durham projects

First for Canada as transit riders can use self-driving electric shuttle to get to Whitby GO

In the summer, Metrolinx partnered with several agencies to start testing an autonomous vehicle that would roll into Whitby GO as part of an AV pilot project. Now, after weeks of mapping and testing, the vehicle is ready to open its doors for customers. Find out more about how the self-driving, emission-free vehicle can help Durham residents get around. Hop in and ride the WAVE. … Continue reading First for Canada as transit riders can use self-driving electric shuttle to get to Whitby GO

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Lakeshore East weekend train service affected by upcoming construction

Important construction work is happening this weekend (Nov. 5-7) on the Lakeshore East Line. Metrolinx News is giving GO customers a heads up about the temporary schedule changes and explaining why this work is needed. Important construction work is happening this weekend that will impact travel on the Lakeshore East GO Line. Beginning Friday, Nov.  5 at 9:30 p.m. until the end of service on … Continue reading Lakeshore East weekend train service affected by upcoming construction

Upcoming public info session a chance for residents to weigh in on Durham Scarborough BRT project

The Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit line will bring accessible transit to thousands of residents. The project is expected to serve 38,400 riders per day from Scarborough Centre to Oshawa. Get the latest information and have your say starting Oct. 14. Metrolinx is holding a series of public information sessions (starting Oct. 14) for residents to talk about concerns around the proposed Durham Scarborough Bus Rapid … Continue reading Upcoming public info session a chance for residents to weigh in on Durham Scarborough BRT project

Lakeshore East express trains paused as important construction work takes place

Work is happening on the Lakeshore East GO line to offer more frequent train service, more stations, cleaner technology, and more connections. Express service along the line will be paused to support construction work on expanding GO service, the East Harbour transit hub and the Ontario Line subway. Growth can be painful, but the benefits of GO Expansion are already here as customers will now … Continue reading Lakeshore East express trains paused as important construction work takes place

Self-driving electric shuttle heading to Whitby GO as part of AV pilot project

Durham Region residents will soon see a self-driving, electric vehicle rolling into Whitby GO as Metrolinx partners with several agencies to help create the smart infrastructure. Find out more about the new autonomous shuttle and how it fits into a fully integrated local transit network of the future. What was once reserved for the world of science fiction is now becoming a reality.  Starting this … Continue reading Self-driving electric shuttle heading to Whitby GO as part of AV pilot project

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Delivering new rapid transit to support a growing Durham Region community

Metrolinx continues to work with the community to deliver new rapid transit – the Durham Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit project (DSBRT). The  Durham Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit project will bring 36-kilometers of bus rapid transit that would serve Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering and Scarborough, and connect with Scarborough Centre, the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus and the TTC’s Line 2, Line 3 and the future … Continue reading Delivering new rapid transit to support a growing Durham Region community

Find out how Metrolinx is bringing more rapid transit to Durham Region

Metrolinx is working to bring new rapid transit options to the region of Durham. Learn how you can get involved in the newest rapid transit project in the works – the Durham-Scarborough BRT. Bus rapid transit (BRT) is one of lesser-known heroes of the public transit world. It’s not all about the trains. Buses are one of the most cost-effective ways of moving people around … Continue reading Find out how Metrolinx is bringing more rapid transit to Durham Region

GO bus Route 90 to be discontinued – Move avoids duplication of transit service in Durham Region

After the introduction of a similar Durham Region Transit service, there’s change coming in December for some GO Transit riders in Durham. Here’s what you need to know, and when. GO Transit is discontinuing Route 90 bus service in Durham Region. The cancellation takes effect as of Dec. 5 and comes after Durham Region Transit (DRT) introduced a duplicate service in September, which takes passengers … Continue reading GO bus Route 90 to be discontinued – Move avoids duplication of transit service in Durham Region

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Have your say – New round of public consultations for Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit project underway

Preliminary design results on the important bus rapid transit (BRT) project are now available online for review and comment. It’s an opportunity to be heard on the future of the transit system. Have you ever seen images of strongmen who would pull a bus by tapping into sweat and brawn? You may be able to do even more, simply by giving your opinion. Transit officials … Continue reading Have your say – New round of public consultations for Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit project underway