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

Drilling in, Toronto – Station construction now underway on Finch West LRT

From utility relocation, to drilling and excavations, progress is being made on the latest transit project coming to Toronto West. In this series of photo features, residents and future transit customers get a glimpse of the work happening in their community. Here, we drill into supports now being installed, as well as explain about an … Continue reading Drilling in, Toronto – Station construction now underway on Finch West LRT

Concrete continues to flow inside future Finch West LRT maintenance shop

From utility relocation, to drilling and excavations - tangible progress is being made on the latest transit project coming to Toronto West. In this series of photo features, residents and future transit customers get a glimpse of the work happening in their community. When completed, the Finch West Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project will bring … Continue reading Concrete continues to flow inside future Finch West LRT maintenance shop

On the transit frontlines handling essential service during COVID-19 – The view for one GO Transit station attendant

Most of us have been largely locked down for more than a month. But others, including station attendant Dana Fisher, have shown up to make sure those who have to travel, get where they’re going. This is her story. For Dana Fisher, working at Oakville GO Station is nothing like it used to be. Dana … Continue reading On the transit frontlines handling essential service during COVID-19 – The view for one GO Transit station attendant

New Crosstown station update video – Travel along the LRT route from Science Centre Station to the last stop in Toronto’s east end

We’re continuing our video progress updates. This time, we’re expanding on the final seven kilometre stretch from Science Centre to the end of the line at Kennedy. It might be the home stretch, but the eastern edge of the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) project is far from quiet. Science Centre Station is an … Continue reading New Crosstown station update video – Travel along the LRT route from Science Centre Station to the last stop in Toronto’s east end

A sign of progress at Cooksville GO Station garage – What it takes to raise up a banner that weighs as much as a small car

Many customers see those huge GO Transit signs at their nearest stations. But how do you safely construct something that’s made to survive Canadian weather? Hold your laptop computer over your head. Now stand on your front porch and don’t move, no matter the weather, for, say, five minutes. Or years ahead. Keeping something elevated … Continue reading A sign of progress at Cooksville GO Station garage – What it takes to raise up a banner that weighs as much as a small car

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