A customer buys a GO Transit ticket from an agent in this shot from 1971.

Photos from 1971 remind what GO Transit was like decades ago

It’s been awhile since we brought you images of the past – a reoccurring feature we call ‘HistoricGO’. But coming across these pictures, we thought it was a good chance to peek back 50 years ago for Ontario. Was that your father’s VW bug in the parking lot? Just in the nick of time. Before the calendar clicks over to 2022, Metrolinx News recently came … Continue reading Photos from 1971 remind what GO Transit was like decades ago

Going above and beyond safety at the Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility to keep transit moving

Trains aren’t the only thing that need maintenance, our rail yards themselves need a lot of upkeep too. At the Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility, this upkeep happened two stories high above the locomotives and coaches that roll in daily for tune-ups, fueling and cleaning. On any given day, crews at GO Transit’s Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility work round-the-clock to get 28 trains serviced, cleaned, fueled … Continue reading Going above and beyond safety at the Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility to keep transit moving

Image shows crews working on trains inside Willowbrook Maintenance Depot.

Keeping trains on the GO: A behind-the-scenes look at how the transit fleet remains at the ready

The Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility is one of the locations where locomotives and coaches are kept running safely To keep GO trains running safely, Metrolinx has two maintenance facilities servicing the entire fleet, including the current operations at Willowbrook in Etobicoke and a brand new facility opening soon in Whitby. These yards are used to park, service, fuel, clean and maintain 78 locomotives and 796 … Continue reading Keeping trains on the GO: A behind-the-scenes look at how the transit fleet remains at the ready