New Metrolinx video explains why removing trees is necessary to unlock a greener GO transit network

Across the region, work has already begun to make room for more GO Transit. Check out a new video explaining the ‘what, why and how’ of tree and vegetation removal and management in preparation for the GO Expansion program. Plus, information on how the transit agency is replacing trees and shrubs across the region. The grass often seems greener on the other side. And when … Continue reading New Metrolinx video explains why removing trees is necessary to unlock a greener GO transit network

Metrolinx updates Kitchener Line GO Expansion Plans – rules out Guelph’s Margaret Greene Park as power substation site

Two-way all-day GO train service continues to progress along the Kitchener Line. Metrolinx officials are updating the community on the continued progress of all-day two-way GO service and the future of Guelph’s Margaret Greene Park as a potential site for electrification infrastructure. Improving service between Kitchener and Toronto is a priority for residents and businesses of the Waterloo area and all communities in between. Metrolinx … Continue reading Metrolinx updates Kitchener Line GO Expansion Plans – rules out Guelph’s Margaret Greene Park as power substation site

Metrolinx partners with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Parks Canada to plant more than 12,000 trees and shrubs at Rouge National Urban Park

This investment kicks off Metrolinx’s extensive ecological compensation effort to offset the planned changes to rail corridors in preparation for GO Expansion infrastructure. Metrolinx is growing transit across the region. With the massive GO Expansion project on the horizon, rail corridors across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area will be changing over the coming years as faster and more frequent GO service will operate on … Continue reading Metrolinx partners with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Parks Canada to plant more than 12,000 trees and shrubs at Rouge National Urban Park

Photo of the diversion track south of Wallace Street in Toronto near the Davenport Diamond

Davenport Diamond Guideway project takes next step in getting customers where they need to go

With the temporary diversion track up and running, construction can begin on the elevated guideway. All Davenport Diamond construction activity until this point has been leading up to the opening of the diversion track – enabling GO trains to continue running while the elevated guideway is being built. As GO trains pass through the section between Bloor Street and Davenport Road, Barrie line customers might … Continue reading Davenport Diamond Guideway project takes next step in getting customers where they need to go

GO Trains sitting at the Whitby Rail Maintenance facility on the Lakeshore East Line

Public input lets GO Expansion proceed full steam ahead

Metrolinx’s GO Expansion program is the largest transit project in the history of Ontario and Canada. But it can’t happen without the input of the communities and industry partners that will build and use the system. As the population of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area continues to boom, the case for expanding GO Transit service is clear. The project known as “GO Expansion” will … Continue reading Public input lets GO Expansion proceed full steam ahead

Rendering from the air of the further rail bridge over rutherford road

New rail bridge coming to Rutherford GO – get a closer look at the progress

The new rail bridge at Rutherford GO will allow customers to travel above traffic in the comfort of their GO train seat. There is still a lot of work to do and workers are using several engineering techniques to get the job done properly. This new infrastructure is part of Rutherford GO Expansion and Metrolinx wants to share what the construction crews have been up … Continue reading New rail bridge coming to Rutherford GO – get a closer look at the progress

A train moves across a bridge.

What to expect from Kitchener GO corridor virtual open house sessions

A lot goes into improving rail service on a major line. Here, we break down needed assessments for Kitchener Line, and how you can take part in an open house to learn more. *Editor’s Note: this story was updated on Aug 12 to reflect the extension of the virtual open house period from Aug 12 to the new date of Aug 28* A lot of … Continue reading What to expect from Kitchener GO corridor virtual open house sessions

Track welding work being done, sparks flying

Important Upgrades – Weekend Stouffville GO Train service replaced by buses to support infrastructure upgrades

GO train service on the Stouffville line is being replaced by GO bus service between Lincolnville GO and Unionville GO this weekend (May 8-10) to accommodate track work along the Stouffville corridor. Even as regular life has paused for many of us, transit expansion work carries on full steam ahead. That’s why this weekend (May 8-10) Metrolinx is replacing regular Stouffville Line GO Train service … Continue reading Important Upgrades – Weekend Stouffville GO Train service replaced by buses to support infrastructure upgrades

Bridging together the past and the future

Construction crews work to restore vital pieces of Canadian history along the Lakeshore rail corridors If you travel along the Lakeshore West rail corridor on any given weekend this fall, you’ll likely notice a bustling construction site filled with equipment and engineers. For nine weekends, they are working around the clock to give new life to several century old overpasses, including the historic Humber River … Continue reading Bridging together the past and the future

Building community ties at the Scarborough Afro-Caribbean Festival

Metrolinx participates in local events and offers those attending the chance to learn more about future projects The Scarborough Afro-Caribbean Festival offered up plenty of music, dance, food and a little bit of wet weather over the weekend. Standing out among the activities, though, was a large green mascot with plenty to offer about future transit in the area. GO Bear was on hand at … Continue reading Building community ties at the Scarborough Afro-Caribbean Festival