Weekend shutdown – Metrolinx continues major upgrades on one of Canada’s busiest stretches of rail

After several weekends of construction, considerable progress has been made on overhauling a well-worn section of GO Transit’s Lakeshore West line – specifically vital components and pieces of equipment that keep vehicles rolling. But getting this work done takes more than big pieces of machinery, it takes dedicated people too. GO Transit’s Lakeshore West Line carries more people than any commuter rail line in the … Continue reading Weekend shutdown – Metrolinx continues major upgrades on one of Canada’s busiest stretches of rail

Lakeshore East rail corridor construction gets underway – with some green additions

During a recent town hall with residents of Toronto’s Woodbine-Danforth neighbourhood, Metrolinx asked the community about their priorities for the restoration of the local ravine after construction. The community responded – their top priorities are to retain as many trees as possible and to plant more trees in compensation. Metrolinx has heard the community loud and clear. The transit agency says it wants to find … Continue reading Lakeshore East rail corridor construction gets underway – with some green additions

Photo of animal services with Boomer

Homeward bound with help of Crosstown – how beloved dog Boomer found his way home after six weeks on the lamb in Toronto

Boomer the dog went missing six weeks ago and was reunited with his owner thanks to the quick thinking of a Crosslinx construction worker.  Things were pretty ruff, but are now dog-gone great.   Losing your pup is every dog owner’s nightmare. That’s exactly what happened to Simon Chadwick. His three-year-old lab-mix named Boomer went missing in late October after he got loose from a relative’s … Continue reading Homeward bound with help of Crosstown – how beloved dog Boomer found his way home after six weeks on the lamb in Toronto

Santa Claus standing next to a GO Transit locomotive

GO Bear makes historic debut in Toronto’s Santa Claus Parade

The Santa Claus Parade in downtown Toronto is a holiday classic. It’s an event that normally brings hundreds of thousands of people and families together to celebrate the season. Since 1967, GO Transit has played a very important role in getting folks to the parade, but this year things are going to look a bit different. Plus, GO Bear makes a special appearance. COVID-19 continues … Continue reading GO Bear makes historic debut in Toronto’s Santa Claus Parade

Road widening work continues on Highway 27 to help progress the Finch West LRT project

Making room for Finch West light rail transit – Road widening efforts continue on Toronto’s Highway 27

The Finch West light rail transit (LRT) project is moving forward and you can follow along as the progress continues. This week, construction crews are widening Highway 27 in northwestern Toronto to make room for the future rapid transit line that will run 11-kilometres from Humber College to Finch West Station. Sometimes it just takes a different perspective to appreciate how much things have changed. … Continue reading Making room for Finch West light rail transit – Road widening efforts continue on Toronto’s Highway 27

New Davenport Diamond Guideway flyover video provides birds’ eye view of the entire project

The Davenport Diamond, where the Barrie GO line meets the Canadian Pacific (CP) Rail freight tracks, is one of the busiest train intersections in North America.  Completing a new grade separation ensures the smooth flow of both commuter and freight train traffic.  This new infrastructure will help support two-way all-day train service on the Barrie GO line and improve safety and connections in the community.  … Continue reading New Davenport Diamond Guideway flyover video provides birds’ eye view of the entire project

Love on the GO: How one Toronto-area couple connected on the bus

Who knew the GO bus would create love connections? Daniel Hsieh and his fiancée Amanda Chew met almost three years ago while taking a bus departing the Richmond Hill Centre Terminal. Today they are back to the place where it all started to take their engagement photos. Is the GO bus creating better matches than Tinder and Hinge? It certainly seems that way these days. … Continue reading Love on the GO: How one Toronto-area couple connected on the bus

Travellers leave GO trains at Union Station.

Metrolinx updates COVID-19 cases

Throughout the pandemic, the transit agency has constantly updated the public on any new cases of the virus among its employees. Here are the latest results. Metrolinx has been informed that an office employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member has not been at the office since September 24 and appears to have contracted the virus from outside the work location. There is … Continue reading Metrolinx updates COVID-19 cases

Dialing Back in Time: GO’s Dial-A-Bus Service

They weren’t always coach buses or double-deckers and they certainly didn’t carry as many customers as they do today. In the early 70’s, GO transit decided to pioneer a new transportation concept – an on-demand public transit service that would pick you up straight from your door. As we mark 50 years of GO bus service in Ontario, let’s call up this unusual time in … Continue reading Dialing Back in Time: GO’s Dial-A-Bus Service

Are you loaded? GO Transit customers advised to top-up PRESTO cards before heading out the door

The transit service is also reminding customers who are returning to its system after taking a COVID-19 hiatus about the importance of tapping on and off the GO trains. GO Transit is asking customers to check the balance of their PRESTO cards and, if necessary, load them before getting to the station after seeing a slight uptick in fare evasion rates on GO trains. On … Continue reading Are you loaded? GO Transit customers advised to top-up PRESTO cards before heading out the door