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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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