Metrolinx gives away firewood as part of vegetation management program

More than 350 people from the local community came out to a recent firewood giveaway event in Whitchurch-Stouffville. Check out photos from the event and find out just how much wood was given away. The price was right for Stouffville residents. As part of Metrolinx’s vegetation management program, the transit agency, and its contractor GRASCAN recently gave away free firewood to members of the York … Continue reading Metrolinx gives away firewood as part of vegetation management program

Metrolinx renaming Lincolnville GO Station to honour 200 year old elm tree

The centuries-old tree that stands on the site of the new Lincolnville GO Station will now have the station renamed in its honour. Lincolnville’s oldest resident is being honoured in a big way. Effective Oct. 16, Lincolnville GO Station will be re-named Old Elm GO Station to acknowledge a historic 200-year-old elm tree. In preliminary plans for the new station, the tree was slated for … Continue reading Metrolinx renaming Lincolnville GO Station to honour 200 year old elm tree

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Stouffville GO line sees significant changes

Metrolinx construction is preparing the line for frequent two-way, all-day service. Let’s bring you up to speed on what’s different along the line and where it’s all leading. If you live anywhere along the Stouffville rail corridor, you may have seen various Metrolinx construction notices and sites and wondered what was happening. Work is underway to develop the Stouffville line into a rapid transit network … Continue reading Stouffville GO line sees significant changes

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Metrolinx opens up new swallow hotel at Lincolnville

Barn swallows, a threatened species in Ontario, have a shiny new spot for their nests this season at Lincolnville GO. Here, we open up the doors and allow you to fly in. Prior to the start of construction of the new Lincolnville GO station and demolition activities, a few barn swallow nesting areas were found at the proposed station site. The birds build their cup … Continue reading Metrolinx opens up new swallow hotel at Lincolnville

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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 8-10) Metrolinx is replacing regular Stouffville Line GO Train service … Continue reading Important Upgrades – Weekend Stouffville GO Train service replaced by buses to support infrastructure upgrades

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Lincolnville prepares for major changes – GO station and layover facility are seeing developments that will help local transit customers

There’s a good list of improvements headed for Lincolnville GO Station, as well as a nearby train facility. We’ve broken them down for you here, as the tender on the project has now been released. For most of us, it wasn’t so long ago that we were quickly trying to make our regular train. Though that does seem like a long time ago. While the … Continue reading Lincolnville prepares for major changes – GO station and layover facility are seeing developments that will help local transit customers