You have to see this LEGO GO bus terminal and hear the emotional story behind it

Ethan Thompson is using LEGO to pay tribute to his late grandfather. It may be unconventional, but it’s no less impactful. Check out the lifelike GO bus terminal and the bigger story behind the blocks. Brick by brick, Ethan Thompson is building on his family’s transit legacy. And the most important pieces add up to a tribute to his grandfather, and his life’s work serving … Continue reading You have to see this LEGO GO bus terminal and hear the emotional story behind it

A GO bus traveling along a road

Metrolinx COVID-19 update

Metrolinx has constantly updated incidents where transit staff, and customers, may have tested positive for COVID-19. Here’s the latest. We have been informed that a Metrolinx bus operator has tested positive for COVID-19. The last day of work for the driver was October 31 and they had no contact with customers except for one trip leaving at 7:50 p.m. from Yorkdale to Oshawa GO Station. … Continue reading Metrolinx COVID-19 update

Mark’s token of devotion – The touching story of a Toronto man’s love of GO buses and their history of change

Carmen Kiefer reached out to GO Transit to help make her brother’s dream come true. Growing up with a developmental disability, her sibling, Mark, always had a love of buses, but it was one very specific item that meant the most to him. Mark Kiefer is a big fan of buses – including the big green machines of GO Transit. They are his passion and … Continue reading Mark’s token of devotion – The touching story of a Toronto man’s love of GO buses and their history of change

Dialing Back in Time: GO’s Dial-A-Bus Service

They weren’t always coach buses or double-deckers and they certainly didn’t carry as many customers as they do today. In the early 70’s, GO transit decided to pioneer a new transportation concept – an on-demand public transit service that would pick you up straight from your door. As we mark 50 years of GO bus service in Ontario, let’s call up this unusual time in … Continue reading Dialing Back in Time: GO’s Dial-A-Bus Service

Rolling back the clock – The remarkable 50 year evolution of the GO bus

What a ride. GO Transit celebrates 50 years of GO bus service in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Here’s a look back at the buses and coaches that have hit the roads and highways of Ontario over the decades. Let’s look into that ‘fishbowl bus’ your grandparents may remember. Theses buses, along with a service called Dial-A-Bus, which you can learn more about in … Continue reading Rolling back the clock – The remarkable 50 year evolution of the GO bus

Customers in face coverings wait for an UP Express train in Toronto

Returning to GO Transit and UP Express? New safety guide takes you through every step from leaving your house to arriving at your destination

For many customers, getting back on that train or bus means getting used to familiar things all over again. Here’s a helpful guide to returning to your routes, while still staying safe as we travel and work in a world still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Going back to old routines after a long pause can be tough. Whether it’s the first trip to the … Continue reading Returning to GO Transit and UP Express? New safety guide takes you through every step from leaving your house to arriving at your destination

Aerial photo of the new park and ride in Burlington

New Burlington Park & Ride makes commuting easier for GO Transit customers

The recent improvements have transformed what was previously a simple parking lot, into a transit hotspot. The new expansion is just one of a series of several improvements taking place across the GO bus network to make things safer and easier for commuters. Burlington area residents now have even more options to get to where they want to go. With construction recently wrapping up on … Continue reading New Burlington Park & Ride makes commuting easier for GO Transit customers

Image shows the inside of a GO bus, with the new safety systems installed. (Metrolinx photo)

Metrolinx testing new on-board plastic seat dividers and other safety measures to help protect GO Transit customers – See new images of how your seat will look

Starting this week, customers may notice some new safety features when they climb onboard a GO bus or train. To help slow the spread of germs, clear plastic dividers between seats are being piloted on some GO buses and trains this summer. New on-board wayfinding measures are being tested out on those trains, as well.  As safety never stops, here’s what you need to know … Continue reading Metrolinx testing new on-board plastic seat dividers and other safety measures to help protect GO Transit customers – See new images of how your seat will look

Stouffville line changes – GO trains to be replaced by buses to speed up construction

Starting June 20, GO buses will replace all weekend and weekday midday trains on the Stouffville GO line in order to accelerate infrastructure upgrades and make better use of resources while ridership is low. Other minor changes to GO train and bus schedules are also set to begin later this month. We break it all down for you here. Metrolinx is turning an unforeseen obstacle … Continue reading Stouffville line changes – GO trains to be replaced by buses to speed up construction

How to return to using GO Transit over the summer – A walkthrough from the moment you arrive at the station to stepping off your train or bus at your destination

Remember the first day of school, when you had to navigate the halls and remember where your classes were all over again? For many GO Transit customers, a return to using the transit service means getting used to familiar things, all over again. Here’s a helpful guide to returning to your routes, while still staying safe as we travel and work in a world still … Continue reading How to return to using GO Transit over the summer – A walkthrough from the moment you arrive at the station to stepping off your train or bus at your destination