Metrolinx reminds customers to mask UP before they GO on transit

Although vaccination rates continue to rise and more people begin travelling again, public health officials continue to stress the importance of a few simple safety measures. Wearing a face covering on GO Transit and UP Express is mandatory – whether you’re vaccinated or not – and remains an essential part of keeping everyone safe on transit.    The collective actions and sacrifices of so many throughout … Continue reading Metrolinx reminds customers to mask UP before they GO on transit

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Metrolinx adding more GO Transit and UP Express service as pandemic continues to subside

As the province moves into the next stage of reopening, Metrolinx is giving customers more options to get around. Weekend service is increasing on a number of popular GO train lines, as well as UP Express trips to and from Toronto Pearson Airport. Plus, Metrolinx is trying out a new pilot program that will help make it easier for some customers to visit the Toronto … Continue reading Metrolinx adding more GO Transit and UP Express service as pandemic continues to subside

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Metrolinx updates COVID-19 cases

Throughout the pandemic, the transit agency has constantly updated the public on any new cases of the virus among its employees. Here are the latest results. Metrolinx has been informed that an office employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member has not been at the office since September 24 and appears to have contracted the virus from outside the work location. There is … Continue reading Metrolinx updates COVID-19 cases

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Getting back on the GO – What customers have to say about returning to transit

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of people’s lives. Getting around the region is no exception to that. While life has changed, people still need to get to where they’re going, safely. Metrolinx has been working tirelessly since the beginning of 2020 to make that happen, including adding dozens of new safety measures. So what do people think of that work? Metrolinx brings … Continue reading Getting back on the GO – What customers have to say about returning to transit

Air flow on the GO: How Metrolinx keeps things fresh onboard trains

During this pandemic, researchers have learned a lot about how COVID-19 spreads — through droplets from sneezes or coughs, most likely after sustained contact with an infected person, and more than likely within an indoor setting with poor ventilation. The virus just doesn’t circulate as well in fresh, outdoor air. So how does Metrolinx ensure its trains have good air circulation to help limit the … Continue reading Air flow on the GO: How Metrolinx keeps things fresh onboard trains

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Commuting for duty during COVID-19 response – First responder’s GO Transit journey to Toronto remains unchanged as many travellers have stopped in their tracks

Thousands of front line and essential workers across the region rely on transit to get to their early morning shifts. During the province-wide response to COVID-19, first responders are still out in the community every day – working for the sake of us all . That’s why Metrolinx continues to provide a safe and reliable lifeline GO service that police officers, nurses and other front … Continue reading Commuting for duty during COVID-19 response – First responder’s GO Transit journey to Toronto remains unchanged as many travellers have stopped in their tracks

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Unsung heroes in the age of COVID-19 – The GO Transit teams supporting our drivers and passengers

Every GO bus driver who pulls his or her vehicle away from a stop these days – making sure front line workers get to where they need to be – counts on a team to keep the big vehicles moving. Here are the unsung heroes who are, together, delivering medical staff, grocery clerks, elderly care workers and police officers, to where they need to be. … Continue reading Unsung heroes in the age of COVID-19 – The GO Transit teams supporting our drivers and passengers

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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