Photo of the diversion track south of Wallace Street in Toronto near the Davenport Diamond

Davenport Diamond Guideway project takes next step in getting customers where they need to go

With the temporary diversion track up and running, construction can begin on the elevated guideway. All Davenport Diamond construction activity until this point has been leading up to the opening of the diversion track – enabling GO trains to continue running while the elevated guideway is being built. As GO trains pass through the section between Bloor Street and Davenport Road, Barrie line customers might … Continue reading Davenport Diamond Guideway project takes next step in getting customers where they need to go

Image shows the elevator to Track 1.

Oakville GO station customers get a lift as new elevators set to open

After months of intense work, the new elevators have been successfully installed at Oakville GO station and that means customers with mobility challenges can once again access train platforms with ease. Starting today (June 24), GO train customers can climb aboard brand new elevators at Oakville station. The new lifts give customers more efficient and reliable access to the train platforms at what is traditionally … Continue reading Oakville GO station customers get a lift as new elevators set to open

Drilling work picks up steam on Finch West LRT station construction

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 dig down on the work being done at the future Finch West station – the eastern edge of the rapid transit route. … Continue reading Drilling work picks up steam on Finch West LRT station construction

A rendering of the future Davenport Diamond guideway

Staying on track – Why creating a diversion is all part of the plan at Toronto’s Davenport Diamond

As construction on the Davenport Diamond Grade Separation project pushes forward, crews work on getting all the necessary elements in place to create a temporary diversion track near Dupont Street and Lansdowne Avenue. The diversion track is the first key stage of construction that will allow trains to keep running while the elevated guideway is built.  With the world slowing down around us, Metrolinx is … Continue reading Staying on track – Why creating a diversion is all part of the plan at Toronto’s Davenport Diamond

Speeding up construction – popular Union Station pedestrian route closing for necessary upgrades

With ridership down as a result of COVID-19, Metrolinx is using the opportunity to speed up some critical construction projects, such as the Bay East Teamway at Union Station. Teamways are the pedestrian walkways that run parallel to Union Station along both York Street and Bay Street – they have stairwells up the platforms, departure screens and PRESTO machines. During a rare period of quiet, … Continue reading Speeding up construction – popular Union Station pedestrian route closing for necessary upgrades

Untangling the knot beneath and above our Ontario cities – how the maze of urban utilities intersects with GO Transit expansion

Building transit in a dense urban environment takes a lot of planning. Long before tracks are laid and trains start rolling, you need to lay the groundwork – literally. As the province moves forward with the GO Expansion program – a region-wide increase in GO train service – here’s an inside look at how the labyrinth of pipes and wires below ground, as well as … Continue reading Untangling the knot beneath and above our Ontario cities – how the maze of urban utilities intersects with GO Transit expansion

Artists's rendering of what the future Finch West station will look like when completed

Transit time machine – Virtual station walkthrough takes you inside future Finch West station

From utility relocation, to drilling and excavations, progress is being made on the latest transit project coming to Toronto West. In this new video, residents and future transit customers get a glimpse of what the new Finch West light rail transit (LRT) project will look like when it’s done. This walkthrough video lets you walk right into Finch West station and climb aboard – plus … Continue reading Transit time machine – Virtual station walkthrough takes you inside future Finch West station

The last piece of pre-cast concrete is lifted into place at Bramalea GO Station.

Putting the puzzle together at Bramalea GO Station

While the finishing touches are being put on the parking structure at Bramalea GO, new construction work is starting that will change the way customers access their trains. Starting April 20, the centre pedestrian tunnel is being closed to complete important upgrades on the west and centre portions of the island platform. If you think finishing a thousand-piece puzzle feels good, imagine that feeling – … Continue reading Putting the puzzle together at Bramalea GO Station

A sign of progress at Cooksville GO Station garage – What it takes to raise up a banner that weighs as much as a small car

Many customers see those huge GO Transit signs at their nearest stations. But how do you safely construct something that’s made to survive Canadian weather? Hold your laptop computer over your head. Now stand on your front porch and don’t move, no matter the weather, for, say, five minutes. Or years ahead. Keeping something elevated isn’t – despite all the urban things around us – … Continue reading A sign of progress at Cooksville GO Station garage – What it takes to raise up a banner that weighs as much as a small car

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