Aerial photo from a drone showing the green roof of the bus terminal

The grass is greener up above – New drone video shows bird’s eye view of green roof on Kipling Transit Hub’s bus terminal

By the time summer rolls around, flowers, gardens and city landscapes are in full bloom. For the Kipling Transit Hub Project, summer ushered in a major milestone – and for those that have green thumbs, they will give it two thumbs up. When it comes to building transit projects, it’s not always about concrete and steel. Although those traditional building projects are vitally important, sometimes … Continue reading The grass is greener up above – New drone video shows bird’s eye view of green roof on Kipling Transit Hub’s bus terminal

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

Public input lets GO Expansion proceed full steam ahead

Metrolinx’s GO Expansion program is the largest transit project in the history of Ontario and Canada. But it can’t happen without the input of the communities and industry partners that will build and use the system. As the population of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area continues to boom, the case for expanding GO Transit service is clear. The project known as “GO Expansion” will … Continue reading Public input lets GO Expansion proceed full steam ahead

GO Train passes through the Hamilton Junction

Have your say as Metrolinx moves to transform GO rail network into comprehensive, all‐day rapid transit network for Ontario

New public consultations set for project that will enable two-way all-day GO service. Here’s how you can chime in, as well as the important chapters as the plan rolls out into the future. Don’t sell them off for just two cents. Your opinions are worth much more, as Metrolinx is calling for public input as the transit agency moves forward with a project to dramatically … Continue reading Have your say as Metrolinx moves to transform GO rail network into comprehensive, all‐day rapid transit network for Ontario

A photo of Inside Union Station's iconic Great Hall with the clock tower and people walking around

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. Really know Union Station? If that’s so, and you’re a … 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

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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 begin. This article sheds some light on the choices that … Continue reading The art and science of building subway tunnels – One size doesn’t fit all

Customers in face coverings wait for an UP Express train in Toronto

Returning to GO Transit and UP Express? 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 can be tough. Whether it’s the first trip to the … Continue reading Returning to GO Transit and UP Express? 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, right? Not exactly. A few short weeks ago an entire … Continue reading New timelapse video captures entire Highway 400 bridge lift for Finch West LRT project

construction teams using a specialized rail mounted vehicle for installing things high up,

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 parts of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project. If you live … Continue reading Big yellow truck – how an unusual vehicle makes working at heights a breeze on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Photo of the Scarborough Rapid Transit line in a station

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 – and connecting through – Scarborough are that much closer … Continue reading Scarborough Subway Extension update- Two more steps taken toward better transit

Photo of a new rail bridge going over Rogers Road in Toronto

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.  That’s the case of one northwest Toronto bridge that needed … Continue reading Extreme makeover bridge edition – Metrolinx upgrades Toronto bridge as part of GO Transit expansion work