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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 smaller – world. It’s the ordinary and relatable things that … Continue reading Small world – Scarborough transit enthusiast creates tiny toy train and bus world as homage to the real thing

Construction machinery like excavators work on a Finch West LRT work site

Drilling in, Toronto – Station construction now underway on Finch West LRT

From utility relocation, to drilling and excavations, progress is being made on the latest transit project coming to Toronto West. In this series of photo features, residents and future transit customers get a glimpse of the work happening in their community. Here, we drill into supports now being installed, as well as explain about an upcoming virtual open house.  Eglinton Avenue isn’t the only hotspot … Continue reading Drilling in, Toronto – Station construction now underway on Finch West LRT

New Crosstown station update video – Travel along the LRT route from Science Centre Station to the last stop in Toronto’s east end

We’re continuing our video progress updates. This time, we’re expanding on the final seven kilometre stretch from Science Centre to the end of the line at Kennedy. It might be the home stretch, but the eastern edge of the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project is far from quiet. Science Centre Station is an underground station at one of the busiest intersections in Toronto’s … Continue reading New Crosstown station update video – Travel along the LRT route from Science Centre Station to the last stop in Toronto’s east end

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Pedestrian crossing arms in full swing at two Stouffville rail crossings – ahead of schedule thanks to community cooperation

As Metrolinx continues to add a second track, and increase train traffic on the Stouffville Corridor, maze gates are the first step towards improving the safety at crossings. The warning signs are now pretty clear. In January, ‘maze barriers’ and fencing were installed at three level crossings on the Stouffville rail corridor, as a next step towards improving pedestrian safety at Huntingwood, Havendale, and Finch … Continue reading Pedestrian crossing arms in full swing at two Stouffville rail crossings – ahead of schedule thanks to community cooperation

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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 our transit staff who show up to make those journeys … 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 bus customers with an e-ticket pass for $10 in which … 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 anti-trespass panels (ATPs) at high-risk, track-level crossing locations on the … Continue reading Launching pads – Scientific and awkward-to-walk-on solution to people wandering onto train tracks expand across Lakeshore rail corridors

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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 woman looked concerned – is being heralded as heroic. It … Continue reading GO bus driver steps in to help young woman being stalked at night

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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 of e-tickets. If a train could blush, Union Pearson (UP) … 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 all 150 on board are shaken, scared and some badly … Continue reading Metrolinx holds disaster exercise to prepare for worst-case scenario