Metrolinx provides update on fall reforestation work in advance of GO Expansion construction

Metrolinx is sowing the seeds of future transit expansion. The transit agency is planting thousands of trees and shrubs in advance of major construction for GO Expansion. Get an update on the tree planting and check out photos of saplings going into the dirt. The idea that Metrolinx is making the region greener while removing trees may seem like a paradox. But between much needed … Continue reading Metrolinx provides update on fall reforestation work in advance of GO Expansion construction

New Metrolinx video explains why removing trees is necessary to unlock a greener GO transit network

Across the region, work has already begun to make room for more GO Transit. Check out a new video explaining the ‘what, why and how’ of tree and vegetation removal and management in preparation for the GO Expansion program. Plus, information on how the transit agency is replacing trees and shrubs across the region. The grass often seems greener on the other side. And when … Continue reading New Metrolinx video explains why removing trees is necessary to unlock a greener GO transit network

Metrolinx spreading the roots of GO Expansion as spring compensation tree planting continues across the region

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) is helping Metrolinx plant trees as compensation for transforming rail corridors to support future expanded GO service. Find out how many trees have gone in the ground, so far. Expanding GO service is something that benefits the entire region. As part of that expansion, trees and vegetation are being removed along GO tracks in various parts throughout the Greater Toronto and … Continue reading Metrolinx spreading the roots of GO Expansion as spring compensation tree planting continues across the region

Learn about five W’s of tree planting as Metrolinx works to lay groundwork for GO Expansion

Take a behind the scenes look at how Toronto and Region Conservation Authority manages tree planting and how their expertise has helped Metrolinx start rolling out the GO Expansion tree compensation program. Let’s branch out on this one. Your high school science teacher was right – trees are the lungs of our cities.   They enhance air quality by removing pollutants, help regulate local climate … Continue reading Learn about five W’s of tree planting as Metrolinx works to lay groundwork for GO Expansion

Metrolinx partners with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Parks Canada to plant more than 12,000 trees and shrubs at Rouge National Urban Park

This investment kicks off Metrolinx’s extensive ecological compensation effort to offset the planned changes to rail corridors in preparation for GO Expansion infrastructure. Metrolinx is growing transit across the region. With the massive GO Expansion project on the horizon, rail corridors across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area will be changing over the coming years as faster and more frequent GO service will operate on … Continue reading Metrolinx partners with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Parks Canada to plant more than 12,000 trees and shrubs at Rouge National Urban Park

Image of a large tree removing machine working on a rail line.

As GO Transit branches out – Finding balance between nature’s vegetation and space for transit (with images of how much damage a tree limb can do to a train)

There’s an art to giving vegetation its space to flourish, while making sure routes are safe and reliable for GO Transit vehicles to travel on. This is especially true as lines and services continue to expand to meet a growing need. We take you inside the decision process that goes into compensation for greenery that needs to be removed, as well as an overall question … Continue reading As GO Transit branches out – Finding balance between nature’s vegetation and space for transit (with images of how much damage a tree limb can do to a train)