Spelling out change at an iconic hub – New ways of finding your way around Toronto’s Union Station use interesting research on how people navigate transit systems

Canada’s most celebrated transit station is getting improved signs to help casual users, and even those who think they know Union Station well. Here are some of the hidden points of interest, and how researching the way strangers find their way played an important part in the signage pilot project. So you know Union Station. … Continue reading Spelling out change at an iconic hub – New ways of finding your way around Toronto’s Union Station use interesting research on how people navigate transit systems

The art and science of building subway tunnels – One size doesn’t fit all

In the dark, all subways tunnels can look alike, but each one is unique. Some are bored and others are mined. The length of a line and the geography of the neighbourhoods it goes through influences how a tunnel is created. A whole series of decisions about each tunnel must be made before construction can … Continue reading The art and science of building subway tunnels – One size doesn’t fit all

Returning to GO Transit and UP Express this summer? New safety guide takes you through every step from leaving your house to arriving at your destination

For many customers, getting back on that train or bus 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 recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Going back to old routines after a long pause … Continue reading Returning to GO Transit and UP Express this summer? New safety guide takes you through every step from leaving your house to arriving at your destination

New timelapse video captures entire Highway 400 bridge lift for Finch West LRT project

While many spend their weekends enjoying the summer heat, construction crews are out there building transit projects. Recently the entire bridge that crosses Highway 400 at Finch Avenue West was replaced. Don’t worry if you missed the speedy work, you can watch the whole thing right here. The bigger they are, the slower they move, … Continue reading New timelapse video captures entire Highway 400 bridge lift for Finch West LRT project

Big yellow truck – how an unusual vehicle makes working at heights a breeze on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT

In the latest photos from the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit project, we look at essential surface level work on the east end and then dig deep into things below the surface at Avenue and Eglinton stations.   A unique piece of machinery has made ladders and scaffolding a thing of the past on some … Continue reading Big yellow truck – how an unusual vehicle makes working at heights a breeze on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Scarborough Subway Extension update- Two more steps taken toward better transit

The new three-stop Scarborough Subway Extension is now two steps closer to construction. The first stage in the bidding process closed in May, and on July 10, Metrolinx released an updated environmental project report that is a key part of moving the project forward. As progress marches on, this article explores how people living in … Continue reading Scarborough Subway Extension update- Two more steps taken toward better transit

Extreme makeover bridge edition – Metrolinx upgrades Toronto bridge as part of GO Transit expansion work

The Rogers Road bridge rehabilitation project benefits the community in the short term and is also part of unlocking long term transit plans. When it comes to transit expansion work, it’s not all tracks and trains. Sometimes you have to look up and realize it’s the little things that help bring a transit project together.  … Continue reading Extreme makeover bridge edition – Metrolinx upgrades Toronto bridge as part of GO Transit expansion work

As fast as a speeding locomotive? Not so quick – the rules, and physics, that allow GO trains to speed up or slow down across major Ontario lines

For those of us who still regularly commute by GO train, some things are a given: the sound of onboard announcements, the familiar landscape passing by and even people napping. But have you also noticed trains tend to gain – or lose – speed in certain areas? We break down why you’re chugging along at … Continue reading As fast as a speeding locomotive? Not so quick – the rules, and physics, that allow GO trains to speed up or slow down across major Ontario lines

A very rapid project – Hwy. 400 Bridge work sees huge effort over two weekends for Finch West LRT project

A project involving the Highway 400 crossing over Toronto’s Finch Avenue, saw weekend detours – and the patience of drivers and the local community. It also saw remarkable progress of replacing an entire major span for Toronto. That was fast. After two past weekends of work (June 12-15 and June 19-22) crews have replaced a … Continue reading A very rapid project – Hwy. 400 Bridge work sees huge effort over two weekends for Finch West LRT project

Twitter told the story – How the first weekend of Finch West LRT bridge replacement work unfolded on social media

This major project involving the Highway 400 crossing at Toronto’s Finch Avenue, is now 50 per cent complete. This past weekend (June 12-14) saw construction crews replace the southbound lanes and next weekend they will do the northbound lanes.  Thanks to an engineering process that dramatically speeds up the replacement, the disruptions will be kept … Continue reading Twitter told the story – How the first weekend of Finch West LRT bridge replacement work unfolded on social media