A customer buys a GO Transit ticket from an agent in this shot from 1971.

Photos from 1971 remind what GO Transit was like decades ago

It’s been awhile since we brought you images of the past – a reoccurring feature we call ‘HistoricGO’. But coming across these pictures, we thought it was a good chance to peek back 50 years ago for Ontario. Was that your father’s VW bug in the parking lot? Just in the nick of time. Before the calendar clicks over to 2022, Metrolinx News recently came … Continue reading Photos from 1971 remind what GO Transit was like decades ago

Cyclists riding down Yonge street in bike lanes

New bike lanes point to improved station access in York Region

Pedal power is getting a boost in York Region. The Town of Newmarket recently unveiled new bicycle lanes along Yonge Street reaching Davis Drive, giving GO Transit customers a safe, convenient way to get to and from Newmarket GO Station. The new bike lanes are among the finishing touches on the vivaNext Yonge Street rapidway project (operational in January 2020) and reaches the Davis Drive … Continue reading New bike lanes point to improved station access in York Region

Image shows the new PRESTO devices, including a closeup of thge screen.

New PRESTO devices go live on GO – Digital fare machines are a glimpse into technology to come for customers

You’ll start seeing some new PRESTO payment devices on GO Transit today (Feb. 6). This means changes for the better for PRESTO customers. For just a moment, Erica Pauze hesitated – looked at a nearby station attendant – then tapped her PRESTO card on the high-tech device. “OK, now this is awesome,” the Midland resident said as she used the new digital fare pillar today … Continue reading New PRESTO devices go live on GO – Digital fare machines are a glimpse into technology to come for customers