Metrolinx installing special fencing at a top GTA trespassing spot

Metrolinx officials are breaking out all the stops to increase safety around the Port Credit rail bridge. As dozens of people continue to jump into the shallow waters, staff are working tirelessly to make things safer. Read on to get the latest on what’s being done.     Tragic accidents, suicides, and close calls – Metrolinx staff dread keeping tabs on these numbers. But with about … Continue reading Metrolinx installing special fencing at a top GTA trespassing spot

Going above and beyond safety at the Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility to keep transit moving

Trains aren’t the only thing that need maintenance, our rail yards themselves need a lot of upkeep too. At the Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility, this upkeep happened two stories high above the locomotives and coaches that roll in daily for tune-ups, fueling and cleaning. On any given day, crews at GO Transit’s Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility work round-the-clock to get 28 trains serviced, cleaned, fueled … Continue reading Going above and beyond safety at the Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility to keep transit moving

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

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

Large customer turnout for Niagara GO train kick-off weekend – But for safety’s sake, keep the face coverings in place

Metrolinx says there was an influx of customers on the first weekend of Niagara GO train service. So many people showed up the transit agency had to call in reinforcements. Amidst customers heading off to explore the outdoors, Metrolinx is also reinforcing the need to wear non-medical face masks when on transit, after some customers became too relaxed this past weekend on the Niagara run … Continue reading Large customer turnout for Niagara GO train kick-off weekend – But for safety’s sake, keep the face coverings in place

A GO train travels past apple trees in bloom.

GO train service between Toronto and Niagara Falls is being reintroduced starting this weekend

It’s back. One of the nicest and most affordable ways to get to and from Niagara Falls is returning and will help people safely explore the attractions in their own backyard. Starting this weekend (August 1), Metrolinx is reintroducing weekend GO train service between Toronto & Niagara Falls. Trains will run every Saturday, Sunday and holiday Monday as part of regular weekend schedules. GO customers … Continue reading GO train service between Toronto and Niagara Falls is being reintroduced starting this weekend

cleaning staff wiping down the inside of a GO Train

Metrolinx brings in new cleaning measures as customers return to transit this summer

Starting this week, customers will notice more cleaning crews on GO buses, trains and in stations as the transit agency steps up cleaning and disinfecting throughout the day. Certain GO stations are also moving towards a self-serve model. Here’s what you need to know. Because safety never stops, Metrolinx is stepping up in-service cleaning efforts across the GO transit network. The transit agency is rolling … Continue reading Metrolinx brings in new cleaning measures as customers return to transit this summer

Great lengths for riders – GO Transit trains on Milton and Lakeshore lines set to change size

Because safety is top of mind, GO Transit is adjusting the length of certain train trips to meet ridership demands and continue to prevent crowding. Here’s what you need to know. Here’s the long and the short of it – things are changing on three GO Transit rail lines. After closely monitoring customer volumes in the past month, Metrolinx is adjusting the length of some … Continue reading Great lengths for riders – GO Transit trains on Milton and Lakeshore lines set to change size

How to return to using GO Transit over the summer – A walkthrough from the moment you arrive at the station to stepping off your train or bus at your destination

Remember the first day of school, when you had to navigate the halls and remember where your classes were all over again? For many GO Transit customers, a return to using the transit service means getting used to familiar things, all over again. Here’s a helpful guide to returning to your routes, while still staying safe as we travel and work in a world still … Continue reading How to return to using GO Transit over the summer – A walkthrough from the moment you arrive at the station to stepping off your train or bus at your destination

Conceptual rendering of the grade separation at Huntingwood

Level crossings change landscape for GO Expansion communities

As transit grows in the Greater Golden Horseshoe region, so do the challenges – and solutions – for communities seeing an increase in GO trains on their local rails. Here, we’re bringing you deeper into the process that takes place when dealing with busy level crossings of traffic and pedestrians across rail lines, as well as focusing on some level crossings that are now being … Continue reading Level crossings change landscape for GO Expansion communities