Weekend Lakeshore West GO train disruption explained

Thousands of GO train customers were impacted this past weekend (Oct. 30 and 31) because of a major track issue on the Lakeshore West Line. Metrolinx News explains what happened, how it was fixed, and why customer safety is the key to keeping people moving. There is never a good time to shutdown the busiest commuter rail line in the country. This past Saturday (Oct. … Continue reading Weekend Lakeshore West GO train disruption explained

The couple walk beside a GO train.

How a love connection was made on a GO train

You just never know who you might meet on your commute home. Just ask Emily Pickles. She spotted Jordan, her fiancé and soon-to-be husband, on the Kitchener line five years ago. The couple decided a GO station was an ideal location for an engagement photoshoot. For some, a GO station is the beginning of a journey, for others it’s the beginning of a love story. … Continue reading How a love connection was made on a GO train

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 GO train travels past apple trees in bloom.

GO train service between Toronto and Niagara Falls is being reintroduced starting this weekend

It’s back. One of the nicest and most affordable ways to get to and from Niagara Falls is returning and will help people safely explore the attractions in their own backyard. Starting this weekend (August 1), Metrolinx is reintroducing weekend GO train service between Toronto & Niagara Falls. Trains will run every Saturday, Sunday and holiday Monday as part of regular weekend schedules. GO customers … Continue reading GO train service between Toronto and Niagara Falls is being reintroduced starting this weekend

Masks on transit – How GO Transit customers are doing their part to keep themselves and others safe

Metrolinx wants customers to step up and help slow the spread of germs by wearing a face covering on transit, in stations and on platforms.  During COVID-19, face coverings and transit have become a dynamic duo. It’s kind of like a Batman and Robin situation, where train and bus riders are the caped crusaders. Like all transit agencies in the region, Metrolinx wants everyone to … Continue reading Masks on transit – How GO Transit customers are doing their part to keep themselves and others safe

Image shows the elevator to Track 1.

Oakville GO station customers get a lift as new elevators set to open

After months of intense work, the new elevators have been successfully installed at Oakville GO station and that means customers with mobility challenges can once again access train platforms with ease. Starting today (June 24), GO train customers can climb aboard brand new elevators at Oakville station. The new lifts give customers more efficient and reliable access to the train platforms at what is traditionally … Continue reading Oakville GO station customers get a lift as new elevators set to open

cleaning staff wiping down the inside of a GO Train

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 across the GO transit network. The transit agency is rolling … Continue reading Metrolinx brings in new cleaning measures as customers return to transit this summer

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?

How to return to using GO Transit over the summer – A walkthrough from the moment you arrive at the station to stepping off your train or bus at your destination

Remember the first day of school, when you had to navigate the halls and remember where your classes were all over again? For many GO Transit customers, a return to using the transit service 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 … Continue reading How to return to using GO Transit over the summer – A walkthrough from the moment you arrive at the station to stepping off your train or bus at your destination

An UP Express train is seen on tracks, near the airport.

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 transit knowledge. Back on June 6, 2015, the world was … Continue reading Five years in the making – Take our birthday UP Express quiz