Metrolinx holding public info session on Barrie GO Line expansion plans

Metrolinx is working to transform the way the region moves by building an integrated transit network across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton region. Over the next 10 years, Metrolinx’s GO Expansion program will transform the existing GO rail system to deliver a whole new rapid transit experience. Here’s how those interested can get all the details. Transit customers and residents along the Barrie GO Line … Continue reading Metrolinx holding public info session on Barrie GO Line expansion plans

Ensuring a smooth ride on the rails – meet GO Transit’s massive track surfacing machine

Annual track surfacing program kicks off on parts of Barrie and Kitchener GO Transit corridors this month using the Metrolinx-owned DynaCAT high production rail maintenance machine. Read on to find out more and check out a video showing how it works. A smooth train ride can lull you right to sleep. GO and UP Express customers quickly get used to the gentle sway of a … Continue reading Ensuring a smooth ride on the rails – meet GO Transit’s massive track surfacing machine

A maintenance vehicle moves along a new section of track with noise walls on either side

What’s in a noise wall? When and where noise walls get built with GO Transit expansion

The most effective way to mitigate noise is at the source. The largest reduction of noise from train operations will come with the electrification of the rail network, but noise walls are a helpful tool to mitigate noise in communities where further measures are needed. The biggest objective of Metrolinx’s GO Expansion project is to build a transit network that connects people across the entire … Continue reading What’s in a noise wall? When and where noise walls get built with GO Transit expansion

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How to avoid rocking the neighbours – The tools Metrolinx experts use to reduce noise and vibration on the Ontario Line

As a completely new transit route, the Ontario Line will take advantage of the latest technology designed to reduce noise and vibration. In this feature, Metrolinx experts discuss options available to deliver an Ontario Line that respects the surrounding neighbourhoods. While all forms of transit create some noise and vibration, Metrolinx experts are working to reduce their impacts along the Ontario Line. To reduce the … Continue reading How to avoid rocking the neighbours – The tools Metrolinx experts use to reduce noise and vibration on the Ontario Line