Megabus starts to roll into new Union Station Bus Terminal

This spring, megabus will be moving its operations to the new Union Station Bus Terminal in downtown Toronto. Read on to get all the details and a preview of the first megabuses rolling into their new home.  This spring marks a milestone for transit riders in the GTA, as GO Transit and megabus move in together at the Union Station Bus Terminal (USBT).   Megabus will start doing test runs this month before officially making the big move to the new USBT on June 8.  Megabus is the first major third-party carrier to move into the … Continue reading Megabus starts to roll into new Union Station Bus Terminal

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Toronto’s new Union Station Bus Terminal opens doors for first time

For weeks, Metrolinx News has been covering the new Union Station Bus Terminal, explaining what it will look like ahead of its anticipated opening. Today (Dec. 5), customers got a chance to experience what it’s like to commute to and from the new, state-of-the-art facility. And the advance stories were correct, the new Union Station Bus Terminal really does look and feel very much like … Continue reading Toronto’s new Union Station Bus Terminal opens doors for first time

Customer walkthrough guide – how to find your way around Toronto’s new Union Station Bus Terminal

Finding your way is one of the more challenging parts of taking public transit, or even navigating a major city like Toronto. Even veteran transit riders find changing routines and habits to be daunting. Starting in early December, GO bus customers are going to find themselves starting and ending their journey at a new Union Station Bus Terminal. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Metrolinx News … Continue reading Customer walkthrough guide – how to find your way around Toronto’s new Union Station Bus Terminal

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Tested – Emergency exercise sees new Union Station Bus Station put through paces (see the images)

On Sunday (Nov. 22), Toronto’s new bus hub was the scene of a mock disaster in preparation for opening day (Dec. 5). Inside a totally new environment, with two floors to navigate, Metrolinx teams – operations and control, transit safety and security, customer communications and media staff, along with all the senior management team – tested the organization’s emergency plan and staff’s ability to manage … Continue reading Tested – Emergency exercise sees new Union Station Bus Station put through paces (see the images)

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Goodbye old and reliable bus hub: Remembering Toronto’s current Union Station Bus Terminal as GO riders prepare to move into new digs

Lines of customers on the platforms can sometimes be a bit difficult to navigate around, but many great journeys began and ended at the existing Union Station Bus Terminal, located in the heart of Toronto. Now, the workhorse station is about to get a rest from constant activity, as a new GO Transit bus hub opens just next door. How many times have you stood … Continue reading Goodbye old and reliable bus hub: Remembering Toronto’s current Union Station Bus Terminal as GO riders prepare to move into new digs

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On alert – New Union Station Bus Station conducts test for disaster

As it prepares to soon open, Toronto’s new bus hub will be the backdrop to an emergency exercise to see how it – as well as transit experts from across the system – would deal with a crisis. Given it’s a totally new location, the Union Station Bus Terminal will offer a unique opportunity to prepare for the unexpected. Before the excitement of a grand … Continue reading On alert – New Union Station Bus Station conducts test for disaster

Toronto’s new Union Station Bus Terminal gets ready to open – Here’s what you need to know to get on the bus

Canada’s largest transit city will soon see a new state-of-the-art GO bus hub open right next to Union Station. The sophisticated terminal, set to begin operating early next month, will shelter customers from the elements, offer them easy access to and from the downtown core and work much like a modern airport. Get ready to step aboard. You have to wonder what Burt Williams would … Continue reading Toronto’s new Union Station Bus Terminal gets ready to open – Here’s what you need to know to get on the bus

First GO buses enter Union Station Bus Terminal as part of testing – See the images here

The first in a series of in-terminal testing is complete as Metrolinx prepares for a new chapter for GO buses with a state of the art bus hub nearly complete for downtown Toronto. There is always a first. This time, it was GO bus No. 2576. Many more will follow. Recently, the first line of GO buses entered the new Union Station Bus Terminal (USBT), … Continue reading First GO buses enter Union Station Bus Terminal as part of testing – See the images here

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Spanning time – New time-lapse video shows how a massive bridge in downtown Toronto went up in one night

A massive new bridge was recently put up over Bay Street in downtown Toronto. When it opens, it will connect the new Union Station Bus Terminal with Scotiabank Arena. In the meantime, we take you behind the scenes to show you the Herculean effort it takes to get a 36-metre-long bridge installed in Canada’s biggest city – including a new time-bending video. This is about … Continue reading Spanning time – New time-lapse video shows how a massive bridge in downtown Toronto went up in one night