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

On the transit frontlines handling essential service during COVID-19 – The view for one GO Transit station attendant

Most of us have been largely locked down for more than a month. But others, including station attendant Dana Fisher, have shown up to make sure those who have to travel, get where they’re going. This is her story. For Dana Fisher, working at Oakville GO Station is nothing like it used to be. Dana … Continue reading On the transit frontlines handling essential service during COVID-19 – The view for one GO Transit station attendant

Level crossings change landscape for GO Expansion communities

As transit grows in the Greater Golden Horseshoe region, so do the challenges – and solutions – for communities seeing an increase in GO trains on their local rails. Here, we’re bringing you deeper into the process that takes place when dealing with busy level crossings of traffic and pedestrians across rail lines, as well … Continue reading Level crossings change landscape for GO Expansion communities

A sign of progress at Cooksville GO Station garage – What it takes to raise up a banner that weighs as much as a small car

Many customers see those huge GO Transit signs at their nearest stations. But how do you safely construct something that’s made to survive Canadian weather? Hold your laptop computer over your head. Now stand on your front porch and don’t move, no matter the weather, for, say, five minutes. Or years ahead. Keeping something elevated … Continue reading A sign of progress at Cooksville GO Station garage – What it takes to raise up a banner that weighs as much as a small car

Commuting for duty during COVID-19 response – First responder’s GO Transit journey to Toronto remains unchanged as many travellers have stopped in their tracks

Thousands of front line and essential workers across the region rely on transit to get to their early morning shifts. During the province-wide response to COVID-19, first responders are still out in the community every day – working for the sake of us all . That’s why Metrolinx continues to provide a safe and reliable … Continue reading Commuting for duty during COVID-19 response – First responder’s GO Transit journey to Toronto remains unchanged as many travellers have stopped in their tracks