Building up Bramalea GO – major expansion milestone brings revamped station one step closer to reality

Bramalea GO customers can expect changes to their commute starting February 13, as construction work on new station building, parking structure and platforms moves onto next phase. Building a new GO station takes a lot of heavy lifting. It’s not just excavators, cranes, and bulldozers - it also takes people power. Bramalea GO station has … Continue reading Building up Bramalea GO – major expansion milestone brings revamped station one step closer to reality

Inside one of our locomotives – Opening doors to the best seats on the GO train

Think you know what the best seat is on the train? Think again. We go behind the scenes to show you the ones with the best view and the coolest gadgets.   It’s a simple yet polarizing question: what’s the best seat on the train? We asked our customers that question on social media recently … Continue reading Inside one of our locomotives – Opening doors to the best seats on the GO train

Launching pads – Scientific and awkward-to-walk-on solution to people wandering onto train tracks expand across Lakeshore rail corridors

They look wonky, and are hard to step on. But safety panels put down to deter dangerous shortcuts across train lines have gotten positive results. Here’s how they’re shaping up across two major lines. For safety’s sake, watch where you step. Following a recent successful pilot program, Metrolinx will move forward with the installation of … Continue reading Launching pads – Scientific and awkward-to-walk-on solution to people wandering onto train tracks expand across Lakeshore rail corridors

Fast track to more service – Platform construction at Rutherford GO gets underway

Starting this February, platform work is taking place at Rutherford GO station and half of the existing platform will be closed. That means you might have to board your GO train a bit differently. The disruption to your normal routine is all in the name of adding more train service in the future. One of … Continue reading Fast track to more service – Platform construction at Rutherford GO gets underway

How to stop a GO train in its tracks – the momentum of science and skill behind aligning with a platform perfectly

As passengers, we can’t wait to get to our train stop. But, amid occasional platform overshoots and safety reminders to stay off the tracks, few of us know how complicated stopping a train can be. And that each stop starts long before the brakes are ever applied. For passengers, the effort of arriving at a … Continue reading How to stop a GO train in its tracks – the momentum of science and skill behind aligning with a platform perfectly

SuperDogs take the GO to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a GO locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound! Meet the President’s Choice SuperDogs! The SuperDogs can soon add another trick to their already impressive act as they get ready to unleash their inner good dog and take GO Transit to their next gig. The popular … Continue reading SuperDogs take the GO to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Customer engagement increases at GO and UP Contact Centre

Dedicated staff interact through social media in addition to fielding 475,000 annual calls The customer contact centre for GO Transit and UP Express can field some pretty interesting calls at times. Someone once asked if they can put their dog in the luggage compartment of a GO bus. Another inquired about whether a driver could … Continue reading Customer engagement increases at GO and UP Contact Centre

Love on the GO: How one couple found love on a train platform

They put the cute in commute: A Toronto couple who found love on the GO gets ready to say ‘I do’ She was a commuter, enamoured by a mysterious man standing on a GO train platform. Morning after morning, Jen Armel couldn’t help but stare. However, Jonathan Slobodsky, the unknowing man of her affection, was … Continue reading Love on the GO: How one couple found love on a train platform