As the world pauses for COVID-19, you keep going – The faces, and stories, of GO Transit customers who still count on our staff to get them where they need to be

Not since the last world war has mankind been so disrupted by a common challenge. COVID-19 has impacted the way we all connect, buy toilet paper and travel. While many have temporarily stopped using GO Transit and UP Express, we wanted to acknowledge the customers who still count on us daily – as well as … Continue reading As the world pauses for COVID-19, you keep going – The faces, and stories, of GO Transit customers who still count on our staff to get them where they need to be

How health care workers, and others, depend on GO Transit during COVID-19 pandemic – Here’s how we’re responding to their need to keep moving

Thousands of front line workers across the region rely on transit to get to their early morning shifts. During the province-wide response to COVID-19, one group of health care professionals at a downtown Toronto hospital appealed to Metrolinx to help get them to work on time. Their important voices are being heard, including an interim … Continue reading How health care workers, and others, depend on GO Transit during COVID-19 pandemic – Here’s how we’re responding to their need to keep moving

After years underground, giant tunnel boring machines being pulled from Crosstown depths

The tunnelling work on Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) was completed in 2016 by four tunnel boring machines (TBMs). The city even knew their names - Dennis, Lea, Don, and Humber. Two were already taken out. Now Dennis and Lea are being pulled out as well. Dennis and Lea – or parts of … Continue reading After years underground, giant tunnel boring machines being pulled from Crosstown depths

As winter weather returns to Toronto and surrounding communities – A GO Transit primer for your commute

We know we’re moving toward the end of another Canadian winter, but after a mild spell, and now thrust back into the slush and snow, we’ve come up with tips on travelling across the system today. We were so very close. Almost enough to forget it’s still February in Canada. Lulled in by milder temperatures … Continue reading As winter weather returns to Toronto and surrounding communities – A GO Transit primer for your commute

Metrolinx announces continuation of GO Transit’s Sunday Funday unlimited travel pass

Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster announces popular travel program will extend into the spring, starting March 1, 2020. Following a successful  pilot program, Metrolinx announced today (Feb. 20) the continuation of their popular Sunday Funday program. The next phase begins on March 1, 2020. For 11 weeks, Metrolinx piloted Sunday Funday which provided GO train and … Continue reading Metrolinx announces continuation of GO Transit’s Sunday Funday unlimited travel pass

Building up Bramalea GO – major expansion milestone brings revamped station one step closer to reality

Bramalea GO customers can expect changes to their commute starting February 13, as construction work on new station building, parking structure and platforms moves onto next phase. Building a new GO station takes a lot of heavy lifting. It’s not just excavators, cranes, and bulldozers - it also takes people power. Bramalea GO station has … Continue reading Building up Bramalea GO – major expansion milestone brings revamped station one step closer to reality

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

Signs of our time – New (T)ransit wayfinding identifier hits the streets

A new universal transit symbol is coming to a GO bus stop near you. Deciding on a new icon was no easy task. Over 150 unique symbols were floated, including letters, abstract symbols before landing on the ‘T’. Metrolinx is hoping the new identifier will help stitch the region’s transit systems together. If you take … Continue reading Signs of our time – New (T)ransit wayfinding identifier hits the streets

Fast track to more service – Platform construction at Rutherford GO gets underway

Starting February 24, platform work is taking place at Rutherford GO station and half of the existing platform will be closed. That means you might have to board your GO train a bit differently. The disruption to your normal routine is all in the name of adding more train service in the future. One of … Continue reading Fast track to more service – Platform construction at Rutherford GO gets underway

GO bus driver steps in to help young woman being stalked at night

GO Transit drivers are taught to be aware of things even beyond the route ahead and time of their next stop. Recently, training, intuition and humanity saw driver Bryan Jeresano notice an 18-year-old student standing with a worried look, as she waited for a ride at night. What Jeresano did next - and why the … Continue reading GO bus driver steps in to help young woman being stalked at night