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

Speeding up construction – popular Union Station pedestrian route closing for necessary upgrades

With ridership down as a result of COVID-19, Metrolinx is using the opportunity to speed up some critical construction projects, such as the Bay East Teamway at Union Station. Teamways are the pedestrian walkways that run parallel to Union Station along both York Street and Bay Street – they have stairwells up the platforms, departure … Continue reading Speeding up construction – popular Union Station pedestrian route closing for necessary upgrades

Untangling the knot beneath and above our Ontario cities – how the maze of urban utilities intersects with GO Transit expansion

Building transit in a dense urban environment takes a lot of planning. Long before tracks are laid and trains start rolling, you need to lay the groundwork – literally. As the province moves forward with the GO Expansion program – a region-wide increase in GO train service – here’s an inside look at how the … Continue reading Untangling the knot beneath and above our Ontario cities – how the maze of urban utilities intersects with GO Transit expansion

Small world – Scarborough transit enthusiast creates tiny toy train and bus world as homage to the real thing

If you love something, it’s hard to just ignore it. Even when you’re told you have to – for the good of everyone on the planet. While Reiner Guinasao has joined others in staying home, and away from public transit, he’s missed the sounds and travels so much, he’s created an entirely new – and … Continue reading Small world – Scarborough transit enthusiast creates tiny toy train and bus world as homage to the real thing

Important Upgrades – Weekend Stouffville GO Train service replaced by buses to support infrastructure upgrades

GO train service on the Stouffville line is being replaced by GO bus service between Lincolnville GO and Unionville GO this weekend (May 8-10) to accommodate track work along the Stouffville corridor. Even as regular life has paused for many of us, transit expansion work carries on full steam ahead. That’s why this weekend (May … Continue reading Important Upgrades – Weekend Stouffville GO Train service replaced by buses to support infrastructure upgrades