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How advanced signalling technology will bring more frequent GO Train service to Ontario

GO Expansion will deliver more frequent, two-way, all-day service to riders. With so many more trains on the tracks, a technology upgrade is needed to keep them running safely. An advanced new train signalling system, such as the European Train Control System (ETCS), is essential to this plan. Metrolinx News explains what ETCS is and why it could be part of GO’s plan to add … Continue reading How advanced signalling technology will bring more frequent GO Train service to Ontario

West Harbour GO will be the transit hub for football fans travelling to the 108th Grey Cup

Football fans will connect from Lakeshore West GO trains to the HSR’s free shuttle buses bound for the Grey Cup game at Tim Hortons Field. Metrolinx News has the information you need to get to and from the game, including full PDF schedules. GO Transit and the Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) are teaming-up to get fans to and from the 108th Grey Cup this Sunday … Continue reading West Harbour GO will be the transit hub for football fans travelling to the 108th Grey Cup

No weekend Lakeshore East GO trains and schedule changes for Lakeshore West and Stouffville Lines

Important construction work is happening this weekend (Nov. 26-28) on the Lakeshore East GO Line. Minor work is also happening that will affect Burlington, Aldershot, West Harbour, and Niagara customers. Metrolinx News is giving GO customers a heads up about the temporary service changes and explaining why this work is needed. Lakeshore East customers will need to plan ahead this weekend as GO train service will be … Continue reading No weekend Lakeshore East GO trains and schedule changes for Lakeshore West and Stouffville Lines

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Metrolinx announces improvements to GO train Service Guarantee

Starting today (Oct. 7), Metrolinx is expanding the list of types of delays that are eligible for a refund through the Service Guarantee program. Transit delays happen, and now it’s a bit easier for GO train customers to get a refund. Starting today (Oct. 7), the GO train Service Guarantee is expanding to include all regularly scheduled trips delayed by 15 minutes or more – … Continue reading Metrolinx announces improvements to GO train Service Guarantee

GO Transit expansion pilot to London brings new connections to Southwestern Ontario

Brand-new GO train pilot will extend the Kitchener GO Line to St. Marys, Stratford, and London. It’s a major trial of expansion to service, and we have the first details. Southwestern Ontario is getting a new transit option. Starting October 18, Metrolinx is introducing a GO train service pilot to London by extending service beyond the Kitchener GO line. Trips will run each weekday between … Continue reading GO Transit expansion pilot to London brings new connections to Southwestern Ontario

Brand new Bay Concourse opens to customers inside Union Station today

As the busiest transit hub in Canada, Union Station is used to playing host to more than – prior to COVID-19 – 300,000 daily visitors. Serving those travelers is about to get easier, as Bay Concourse is now open, thanks to a project led by the City of Toronto, in partnership with Metrolinx. We break down what all the restoration and revitalization means for customers … Continue reading Brand new Bay Concourse opens to customers inside Union Station today

Setting the tracks on fire? How Metrolinx compares to other northern transit agencies when it comes to lighting switches ablaze to fight winter

In Chicago, transit rail passengers can look out of windows and see flames licking up from the ground as they pass over. We explore what’s behind the fire and ask whether GO Transit and UP Express ever use fire to fight back against the February cold. It could be an opening for a Hollywood blockbuster – amid darkness and falling snow, a modern commuter train … Continue reading Setting the tracks on fire? How Metrolinx compares to other northern transit agencies when it comes to lighting switches ablaze to fight winter

Major track upgrades on Canada’s busiest rail corridor continue as the calendar flips to 2021

After several weekends of construction, significant progress has been made on overhauling a well-worn section of GO Transit’s Lakeshore West line – specifically vital components and pieces of equipment that keep vehicles rolling. Hundreds of metres of track, demolition work, and innovative technology – all in the name of better service on GO’s most frequented line – is taking place. Imagine rebuilding Highway 401 all … Continue reading Major track upgrades on Canada’s busiest rail corridor continue as the calendar flips to 2021

Digging down and building up a tunnel at Toronto’s Agincourt GO Station

A new pedestrian tunnel is set for installation at Agincourt GO Station and Metrolinx News is going to show you how it’s done. Can you, um, dig it? As major improvements are underway across the Stouffville GO Corridor, EllisDon, the project contractor, is preparing to install a new north pedestrian tunnel at the Agincourt GO Station beneath the busy railway. This work is all part … Continue reading Digging down and building up a tunnel at Toronto’s Agincourt GO Station

Aerial shot of construction work at Steeles Avenue near Miliken GO Station.

Weekend track closure planned for Stouffville Line: Here’s what you need to know

Changes are coming to Milliken GO, which includes a track shift and a new temporary platform as the station undergoes a major transformation. To get job done, Metrolinx is closing the tracks for the weekend, impacting train service but the transit agency has a plan to keep customers moving. If you travel along the Stouffville line, prepare to take a GO bus this weekend. A … Continue reading Weekend track closure planned for Stouffville Line: Here’s what you need to know