A GO train pulls into the new platform at Kennedy GO Station

New train platform opens as construction progress continues at Kennedy GO Station

As part of GO Transit’s improvements at Kennedy GO Station, the existing train platform is temporarily closed for construction and a new one is open to make sure transit riders can still catch their train. Kennedy Station is one of the most important transit hubs in Toronto’s east end. Not only is it home to existing TTC and GO Transit connections, it is also a … Continue reading New train platform opens as construction progress continues at Kennedy GO Station

GO Trains sitting at the Whitby Rail Maintenance facility on the Lakeshore East Line

All lines impacted – GO Transit announces service increase as province continues in Stage 3 of COVID-19 recovery

As more and more customers return to transit, GO rail service will be adjusting services in September, including rail and bus routes. The volume of changes is significant, including for service in the off-peak hours. Metrolinx is increasing service starting Sept. 5 to meet the expected demand from the return to school and the workplace as Ontario continues to recover from the worst of the … Continue reading All lines impacted – GO Transit announces service increase as province continues in Stage 3 of COVID-19 recovery

Rendering of rail over road grade separation at Steeles Avenue East near Milliken GO Station

Stouffville GO – Dropping the road while keeping the flow

Local traffic and pedestrians will keep moving while a new underpass is built on Steeles Avenue East. As a reliable junction, it was getting a failing grade. For the Stouffville rail line, the existing crossing on Steeles Avenue East, near the Milliken GO Station was slowing down vehicles, transit, pedestrians and cyclists. With daily issues of congestion and users experiencing frustration travelling along this busy … Continue reading Stouffville GO – Dropping the road while keeping the flow

Track welding work being done, sparks flying

Important Upgrades – Weekend Stouffville GO Train service replaced by buses to support infrastructure upgrades

GO train service on the Stouffville line is being replaced by GO bus service between Lincolnville GO and Unionville GO this weekend (May 8-10) to accommodate track work along the Stouffville corridor. Even as regular life has paused for many of us, transit expansion work carries on full steam ahead. That’s why this weekend (May 8-10) Metrolinx is replacing regular Stouffville Line GO Train service … Continue reading Important Upgrades – Weekend Stouffville GO Train service replaced by buses to support infrastructure upgrades

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

Quiz – How much were you paying attention in 2017?

We don’t know about you, but we sure had a busy 2017. How did you do on last year’s quiz? You’ve had a whole year to train and build your knowledge. Connect with your inner transit nerd, track your results and have fun. 17 questions on 2017 Hint: find the answer online   Hint: find the answer online   Hint: find the answer online   … Continue reading Quiz – How much were you paying attention in 2017?

News Roundup

The community benefits of building transit can start before the new service begins. We recently entered into an agreement with government agencies, business, labour and the local community to provide apprenticeship opportunities during the construction phase of the Eglinton Crosstown project.  The Apprenticeship Declaration sets a goal that 10% of all trade and crafting hours for the project will be completed by apprentices and journeypersons … Continue reading News Roundup