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

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

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

Just released Park Lawn business case next step towards new GO Station in West Toronto

Newly released Updated Initial Business Case (IBC) document shows Park Lawn GO station would serve nearly 5,000 customers every day and help take thousands of cars off the road. Metrolinx says this is the next step towards bringing a new GO station to the Etobicoke community. The future of transit in Etobicoke just got a … Continue reading Just released Park Lawn business case next step towards new GO Station in West Toronto

Five years in the making – Take our birthday UP Express quiz

As we all know, a lot can change in five years. It’s been that long since the Union Pearson Express began service as a quick rail link between Toronto Pearson International Airport and downtown Toronto. Most people simply call it ‘UP Express’. But what else do you know about it. Let’s test your memory and … Continue reading Five years in the making – Take our birthday UP Express quiz

Speeding up construction – popular Union Station pedestrian route closing for necessary upgrades

With ridership down as a result of COVID-19, Metrolinx is using the opportunity to speed up some critical construction projects, such as the Bay East Teamway at Union Station. Teamways are the pedestrian walkways that run parallel to Union Station along both York Street and Bay Street – they have stairwells up the platforms, departure … Continue reading Speeding up construction – popular Union Station pedestrian route closing for necessary upgrades

Untangling the knot beneath and above our Ontario cities – how the maze of urban utilities intersects with GO Transit expansion

Building transit in a dense urban environment takes a lot of planning. Long before tracks are laid and trains start rolling, you need to lay the groundwork – literally. As the province moves forward with the GO Expansion program – a region-wide increase in GO train service – here’s an inside look at how the … Continue reading Untangling the knot beneath and above our Ontario cities – how the maze of urban utilities intersects with GO Transit expansion

Small world – Scarborough transit enthusiast creates tiny toy train and bus world as homage to the real thing

If you love something, it’s hard to just ignore it. Even when you’re told you have to – for the good of everyone on the planet. While Reiner Guinasao has joined others in staying home, and away from public transit, he’s missed the sounds and travels so much, he’s created an entirely new – and … Continue reading Small world – Scarborough transit enthusiast creates tiny toy train and bus world as homage to the real thing

Transit time machine – Virtual station walkthrough takes you inside future Finch West station

From utility relocation, to drilling and excavations, progress is being made on the latest transit project coming to Toronto West. In this new video, residents and future transit customers get a glimpse of what the new Finch West light rail transit (LRT) project will look like when it’s done. This walkthrough video lets you walk … Continue reading Transit time machine – Virtual station walkthrough takes you inside future Finch West station