As the world pauses for COVID-19, you keep going – The faces, and stories, of GO Transit customers who still count on our staff to get them where they need to be

Not since the last world war has mankind been so disrupted by a common challenge. COVID-19 has impacted the way we all connect, buy toilet paper and travel. While many have temporarily stopped using GO Transit and UP Express, we wanted to acknowledge the customers who still count on us daily – as well as … Continue reading As the world pauses for COVID-19, you keep going – The faces, and stories, of GO Transit customers who still count on our staff to get them where they need to be

Metrolinx announces continuation of GO Transit’s Sunday Funday unlimited travel pass

Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster announces popular travel program will extend into the spring, starting March 1, 2020. Following a successful  pilot program, Metrolinx announced today (Feb. 20) the continuation of their popular Sunday Funday program. The next phase begins on March 1, 2020. For 11 weeks, Metrolinx piloted Sunday Funday which provided GO train and … Continue reading Metrolinx announces continuation of GO Transit’s Sunday Funday unlimited travel pass

Launching pads – Scientific and awkward-to-walk-on solution to people wandering onto train tracks expand across Lakeshore rail corridors

They look wonky, and are hard to step on. But safety panels put down to deter dangerous shortcuts across train lines have gotten positive results. Here’s how they’re shaping up across two major lines. For safety’s sake, watch where you step. Following a recent successful pilot program, Metrolinx will move forward with the installation of … Continue reading Launching pads – Scientific and awkward-to-walk-on solution to people wandering onto train tracks expand across Lakeshore rail corridors

GO bus driver steps in to help young woman being stalked at night

GO Transit drivers are taught to be aware of things even beyond the route ahead and time of their next stop. Recently, training, intuition and humanity saw driver Bryan Jeresano notice an 18-year-old student standing with a worried look, as she waited for a ride at night. What Jeresano did next - and why the … Continue reading GO bus driver steps in to help young woman being stalked at night

UP Express sees record customer satisfaction feedback – GO Transit e-ticket numbers also soar in new Metrolinx board report

As the cold sets in across Ontario, the warmth keeps coming in for UP Express, the Pearson Airport to Union Station shuttle. Newly released stats show UP customers giving high marks to the transit route. The news comes as the Metrolinx board also briefed on the growing number of GO customers attracted to the option … Continue reading UP Express sees record customer satisfaction feedback – GO Transit e-ticket numbers also soar in new Metrolinx board report

Metrolinx holds disaster exercise to prepare for worst-case scenario

More than 300 actors, emergency responders and Metrolinx staff take part in a mock train-verses-truck collision to learn a valuable lesson on safety A GO Train coach sits smoking just outside of Richmond Hill after being struck by a large truck. It’s a derailment. The coach’s wheels are off the tracks, its windows are shattered and … Continue reading Metrolinx holds disaster exercise to prepare for worst-case scenario

Metrolinx stands proud at annual Toronto Pride Parade

There was no way anyone attending the 2018 Pride Parade in Toronto would miss it. The double-decker GO bus, donning the colours of the rainbow, stood tall with the words "Ride With Pride" emblazoned across the side. More than 120 people representing Metrolinx, including CEO Phil Verster and other members of the senior management team, … Continue reading Metrolinx stands proud at annual Toronto Pride Parade

Ontario transit agencies save more than $23 million buying buses through Metrolinx program

Unique procurement agreement brings savings to provincial transit partners Bulk buying isn’t just something reserved for personal weekend trips to Costco. Sure, braving the crowds and long lineups will save a few bucks but big business can also take advantage and save huge money. Purchasing transit vehicles, for example, can be a very expensive proposition. … Continue reading Ontario transit agencies save more than $23 million buying buses through Metrolinx program

Lower fares make GO a more attractive option for GTA transit riders

Major progress on fare integration is a game changer for everyone in the GTHA, says Phil Verster, President and CEO of Metrolinx Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster is thrilled about the significant progress being made in the quest to make transit across the GTHA more seamless, and at the same time making GO Transit more valuable … Continue reading Lower fares make GO a more attractive option for GTA transit riders