Customers sit in seats on a GO train.

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 vacation. Your own office or usually familiar workplace may feel … 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 service called Dial-A-Bus, which you can learn more about in … Continue reading Rolling back the clock – The remarkable 50 year evolution of the GO bus

Photo of the Scarborough Rapid Transit line in a station

Scarborough Subway Extension update- Two more steps taken toward better transit

The new three-stop Scarborough Subway Extension is now two steps closer to construction. The first stage in the bidding process closed in May, and on July 10, Metrolinx released an updated environmental project report that is a key part of moving the project forward. As progress marches on, this article explores how people living in – and connecting through – Scarborough are that much closer … Continue reading Scarborough Subway Extension update- Two more steps taken toward better transit

A GO train makes a run along tracks during an early morning commute.

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 93 miles per hour (the maximum speed, which is equal … 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

A train moves across a bridge.

Just released Park Lawn business case next step towards new GO Station in West Toronto

Newly released Updated Initial Business Case (IBC) document shows Park Lawn GO station would serve nearly 5,000 customers every day and help take thousands of cars off the road. Metrolinx says this is the next step towards bringing a new GO station to the Etobicoke community. The future of transit in Etobicoke just got a little bit brighter. A newly released document from Metrolinx shows … Continue reading Just released Park Lawn business case next step towards new GO Station in West Toronto

Rendering of rail over road grade separation at Steeles Avenue East near Milliken GO Station

Stouffville GO – Dropping the road while keeping the flow

Local traffic and pedestrians will keep moving while a new underpass is built on Steeles Avenue East. As a reliable junction, it was getting a failing grade. For the Stouffville rail line, the existing crossing on Steeles Avenue East, near the Milliken GO Station was slowing down vehicles, transit, pedestrians and cyclists. With daily issues of congestion and users experiencing frustration travelling along this busy … Continue reading Stouffville GO – Dropping the road while keeping the flow