Life after lockdown – adapting to a new reality as people return to school, work and GO Transit

As many GO Transit and UP Express riders slowly return to workplaces this fall, Metrolinx senior manager of media, Anne Marie Aikins, joins in a collective adjustment to carve out a new normal in familiar places. In this column, she points out that venturing back out isn’t as easy as a return after an annual … Continue reading Life after lockdown – adapting to a new reality as people return to school, work and GO Transit

Rolling back the clock – The remarkable 50 year evolution of the GO bus

What a ride. GO Transit celebrates 50 years of GO bus service in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Here’s a look back at the buses and coaches that have hit the roads and highways of Ontario over the decades. Let’s look into that ‘fishbowl bus’ your grandparents may remember. Theses buses, along with a … Continue reading Rolling back the clock – The remarkable 50 year evolution of the GO bus

GO Transit Expansion in Guelph – you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers

As the current Kitchener GO Corridor virtual open house continues, Metrolinx is listening to the concerns of local residents. The ultimate goal is to bring two-way all-day service to key parts of the GO Network, including the Kitchener GO corridor. Here are some of the key Guelph-related topics discussed during the current online engagement session. … Continue reading GO Transit Expansion in Guelph – you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers

New Burlington Park & Ride makes commuting easier for GO Transit customers

The recent improvements have transformed what was previously a simple parking lot, into a transit hotspot. The new expansion is just one of a series of several improvements taking place across the GO bus network to make things safer and easier for commuters. Burlington area residents now have even more options to get to where … Continue reading New Burlington Park & Ride makes commuting easier for GO Transit customers

Pride rolls on and moves online – Here’s how you can join Metrolinx in the virtual parade

Metrolinx is showing the love for Pride and not letting COVID-19 get in the way of a good thing. Staff across the transit agency will be online this weekend to mark the annual Pride parade held every year in Toronto. Supporting LGBTQ+ employees and allies is part of Metrolinx’s inclusion efforts, and this year’s unique … Continue reading Pride rolls on and moves online – Here’s how you can join Metrolinx in the virtual parade

As fast as a speeding locomotive? Not so quick – the rules, and physics, that allow GO trains to speed up or slow down across major Ontario lines

For those of us who still regularly commute by GO train, some things are a given: the sound of onboard announcements, the familiar landscape passing by and even people napping. But have you also noticed trains tend to gain – or lose – speed in certain areas? We break down why you’re chugging along at … Continue reading As fast as a speeding locomotive? Not so quick – the rules, and physics, that allow GO trains to speed up or slow down across major Ontario lines

Stouffville line changes – GO trains to be replaced by buses to speed up construction

Starting June 20, GO buses will replace all weekend and weekday midday trains on the Stouffville GO line in order to accelerate infrastructure upgrades and make better use of resources while ridership is low. Other minor changes to GO train and bus schedules are also set to begin later this month. We break it all … Continue reading Stouffville line changes – GO trains to be replaced by buses to speed up construction

How to return to using GO Transit over the summer – A walkthrough from the moment you arrive at the station to stepping off your train or bus at your destination

Remember the first day of school, when you had to navigate the halls and remember where your classes were all over again? For many GO Transit customers, a return to using the transit service means getting used to familiar things, all over again. Here’s a helpful guide to returning to your routes, while still staying … Continue reading How to return to using GO Transit over the summer – A walkthrough from the moment you arrive at the station to stepping off your train or bus at your destination

Missing your commute? GO Transit riders join global community longing for stolen moments aboard buses and trains

COVID-19 has taken a great deal from society, including for many, time spent getting to work. That used to be found during a simple transit ride. It’s a daily ritual that goes back generations – allowing for everything from a quick nap to working on the final points of a master’s degree. Today, we pine … Continue reading Missing your commute? GO Transit riders join global community longing for stolen moments aboard buses and trains