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 … 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 … Continue reading Digging down and building up a tunnel at Toronto’s Agincourt 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 … Continue reading Weekend track closure planned for Stouffville Line: Here’s what you need to know

Major milestone for updated Cooksville GO Station as new platform and pavilion open

Steady summer construction marks a growing list of milestones reached for Cooksville GO this month. Customers can now enjoy the comfort and convenience of a new east pavilion and a completed east platform – perfect timing as cool fall weather approaches. It’s big news for south Mississauga transit riders. The major facelift on Cooksville GO … Continue reading Major milestone for updated Cooksville GO Station as new platform and pavilion open

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

Killer selfie? Taking photos on GO Transit tracks isn’t worth risking your life

Several recent incidents involving dangerous behaviour near GO train tracks is prompting a public reminder about the potentially deadly consequences. Standing underneath a rail bridge on a recent blazing hot day, Transit Safety St. Sgt. Sue Milos points to a truss that spans across a Mississauga river. “That’s where they jump from,” she indicates while … Continue reading Killer selfie? Taking photos on GO Transit tracks isn’t worth risking your life

Air flow on the GO: How Metrolinx keeps things fresh onboard trains

During this pandemic, researchers have learned a lot about how COVID-19 spreads — through droplets from sneezes or coughs, most likely after sustained contact with an infected person, and more than likely within an indoor setting with poor ventilation. The virus just doesn’t circulate as well in fresh, outdoor air. So how does Metrolinx ensure … Continue reading Air flow on the GO: How Metrolinx keeps things fresh onboard trains

New train platform opens as construction progress continues at Kennedy GO Station

As part of GO Transit’s improvements at Kennedy GO Station, the existing train platform is temporarily closed for construction and a new one is open to make sure transit riders can still catch their train. Kennedy Station is one of the most important transit hubs in Toronto’s east end. Not only is it home to … Continue reading New train platform opens as construction progress continues at Kennedy GO Station

Have your say as Metrolinx moves to transform GO rail network into comprehensive, all‐day rapid transit network for Ontario

New public consultations set for project that will enable two-way all-day GO service. Here’s how you can chime in, as well as the important chapters as the plan rolls out into the future. Don’t sell them off for just two cents. Your opinions are worth much more, as Metrolinx is calling for public input as … Continue reading Have your say as Metrolinx moves to transform GO rail network into comprehensive, all‐day rapid transit network for Ontario

All lines impacted – GO Transit announces service increase as province continues in Stage 3 of COVID-19 recovery

As more and more customers return to transit, GO rail service will be adjusting services in September, including rail and bus routes. The volume of changes is significant, including for service in the off-peak hours. Metrolinx is increasing service starting Sept. 5 to meet the expected demand from the return to school and the workplace … Continue reading All lines impacted – GO Transit announces service increase as province continues in Stage 3 of COVID-19 recovery