Construction work moves forward in Guelph as part of expanding GO Train service on the Kitchener Line

To provide the much anticipated two-way, all-day service to the communities on the Kitchener Line, upgrades and improvements are well underway. Expanded GO rail service will provide residents of Guelph-Wellington and beyond with more travel options and better connectivity. Metrolinx is replacing, repairing, and upgrading infrastructure on the Kitchener GO Line in the City of Guelph in support of GO Expansion. Part of this work … Continue reading Construction work moves forward in Guelph as part of expanding GO Train service on the Kitchener Line

Image of a GO train running along tracks.

Local rail fan captures Guelph GO train speed increases in new video

GO train speed limits through the City of Guelph have gradually increased over the last few months following major signaling upgrades and safety testing. You can see the difference for yourself in a recent comparison video made by a Kitchener Line customer. Sometimes you have to see something to believe it. In this case, we’re talking about GO train speed limit increases in the city … Continue reading Local rail fan captures Guelph GO train speed increases in new video

Moving the needle on Kitchener Line GO Expansion as shorter travel times start to become reality

GO train speed limits through the City of Guelph are set to gradually increase over the coming months following major signaling upgrades and safety testing. The GO Kitchener Line has been bustling with construction activity as GO train service is set to undergo a transformation into a true commuter service with more travel options and shorter trip times. Many Guelph residents have seen some of … Continue reading Moving the needle on Kitchener Line GO Expansion as shorter travel times start to become reality

Crews watch as a section of bridge is moved in.

Original limestone saved as historic Guelph rail bridge gets major refit

The Speed River Bridge has withstood the test of time. Over the course of nine weekends, crews will be working around the clock to give new life to this historic traverse whose foundation was built the same year as pasteurization was introduced to the world. Guelph’s Speed River Bridge – a crossing that’s older than Canada – is getting a new lease on a lofty … Continue reading Original limestone saved as historic Guelph rail bridge gets major refit

GO Transit tests faster speeds through Guelph to put recent rail improvements through paces

A GO test train will be used along Guelph rails this coming Sunday (June 27). The train, under very strict and safe measures, will be used to gather important data on increased speeds along the section. Here are the fast facts you need to know about, including the speeds involved. Your eyes or senses aren’t fooling you, if you’re near Guelph rails next weekend and … Continue reading GO Transit tests faster speeds through Guelph to put recent rail improvements through paces

Guelph bridge work the next phase of Kitchener GO Line expansion

Starting this spring, Metrolinx contractors will begin work on the first of a few bridge upgrades that will help make expanding GO Train service possible. The work will have some impact on Guelph residents, get all the details below. Metrolinx is continuing to make progress on expanding GO Train service on the Kitchener Line. The provincial transit agency has more news on the essential work … Continue reading Guelph bridge work the next phase of Kitchener GO Line expansion

Metrolinx updates Kitchener Line GO Expansion Plans – rules out Guelph’s Margaret Greene Park as power substation site

Two-way all-day GO train service continues to progress along the Kitchener Line. Metrolinx officials are updating the community on the continued progress of all-day two-way GO service and the future of Guelph’s Margaret Greene Park as a potential site for electrification infrastructure. Improving service between Kitchener and Toronto is a priority for residents and businesses of the Waterloo area and all communities in between. Metrolinx … Continue reading Metrolinx updates Kitchener Line GO Expansion Plans – rules out Guelph’s Margaret Greene Park as power substation site

History was moved – Guelph’s renowned locomotive has been hauled to its new home

Locomotive 6167 is now sitting pretty at its new home in Guelph’s John Galt Park. It might have been the shortest run Locomotive 6167 has ever taken. This past weekend (Nov. 14) Guelph Museum’s historic steam locomotive was moved to its new permanent location in John Galt Park on Woolwich Street. The old CN iron horse, an impressive piece in the Guelph Museum collection, had … Continue reading History was moved – Guelph’s renowned locomotive has been hauled to its new home

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Moving history – Guelph’s iconic steam locomotive is being relocated this weekend

After resting idle for years, Guelph’s historic steam locomotive is on the move again as the storied train from the past makes way for future improvements coming to Guelph Central Station. That’s good news – though life for the mighty machine hasn’t always been easy. Locomotive 6167 is about to get moving again. After sitting idle on Farquhar St., in Guelph, for almost a decade, the … Continue reading Moving history – Guelph’s iconic steam locomotive is being relocated this weekend

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. *Editor’s Note: this story was updated on Aug 10 to … Continue reading GO Transit Expansion in Guelph – you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers