A train moves across a bridge.

What to expect from Kitchener GO corridor virtual open house sessions

A lot goes into improving rail service on a major line. Here, we break down needed assessments for Kitchener Line, and how you can take part in an open house to learn more. *Editor’s Note: this story was updated on Aug 12 to reflect the extension of the virtual open house period from Aug 12 to the new date of Aug 28* A lot of … Continue reading What to expect from Kitchener GO corridor virtual open house sessions

A GO train makes a run along tracks during an early morning commute.

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 93 miles per hour (the maximum speed, which is equal … 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

GO customers sitting in a train car during the 1960s

Test your train might by taking the HistoricGO quiz – How well do you know your GO?

Even during the historic disruption caused by COVID-19, we know you’ve been enjoying our past stories exploring the changes GO Transit has seen over the decades. Well, now it’s time to see how closely you’ve been paying attention. Test your knowledge below by taking our latest quiz – one that will take you through GO’s 53-year history. Perhaps you’ll enjoy it almost as much as … Continue reading Test your train might by taking the HistoricGO quiz – How well do you know your GO?

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 labyrinth of pipes and wires below ground, as well as … Continue reading Untangling the knot beneath and above our Ontario cities – how the maze of urban utilities intersects with GO Transit expansion

A GO train sits at a rail yard.

Inside one of our locomotives – Opening doors to the best seats on the GO train

Think you know what the best seat is on the train? Think again. We go behind the scenes to show you the ones with the best view and the coolest gadgets.   It’s a simple yet polarizing question: what’s the best seat on the train? We asked our customers that question on social media recently after a viral debate posed about New York’s subway system. … Continue reading Inside one of our locomotives – Opening doors to the best seats on the GO train

Launching pads – Scientific and awkward-to-walk-on solution to people wandering onto train tracks expand across Lakeshore rail corridors

They look wonky, and are hard to step on. But safety panels put down to deter dangerous shortcuts across train lines have gotten positive results. Here’s how they’re shaping up across two major lines. For safety’s sake, watch where you step. Following a recent successful pilot program, Metrolinx will move forward with the installation of anti-trespass panels (ATPs) at high-risk, track-level crossing locations on the … Continue reading Launching pads – Scientific and awkward-to-walk-on solution to people wandering onto train tracks expand across Lakeshore rail corridors