Setting the tracks on fire? How Metrolinx compares to other northern transit agencies when it comes to lighting switches ablaze to fight winter

In Chicago, transit rail passengers can look out of windows and see flames licking up from the ground as they pass over. We explore what’s behind the fire and ask whether GO Transit and UP Express ever use fire to fight back against the February cold. It could be an opening for a Hollywood blockbuster – amid darkness and falling snow, a modern commuter train … Continue reading Setting the tracks on fire? How Metrolinx compares to other northern transit agencies when it comes to lighting switches ablaze to fight winter

Two GO trains are seen on tracks.

The never-ending winter – How Metrolinx keeps its fleet of trains and buses moving through northern cold

We all know Mother Nature has her frigid side – especially in Canada. But luckily for GO Transit and UP Express customers, Metrolinx is well prepared to get people where they need to go, even through slush and snow. This is why, for those who keep those vehicles rolling, there is never an end to winter. There are more than a few Canadians, now working … Continue reading The never-ending winter – How Metrolinx keeps its fleet of trains and buses moving through northern cold

Image shows an UP Express train waiting at the platform.

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 during the month, the back-to-chill conditions GO Transit customers are … Continue reading As winter weather returns to Toronto and surrounding communities – A GO Transit primer for your commute

Trains line up, with snow covering their fronts.

We, the freaking cold – Canadian winter is taken head on as UP and GO trains find new tools and tactics to run during the cruelest months

Frigid conditions are just part of life in our great country, yet it can still be challenging to keep moving – including when you’re one of the country’s largest public transit agencies. This season, the gloves are off – then put quickly back on – as Metrolinx introduces some important cold-busting modifications to its train fleet. Winter always hits our nation like a fast moving … Continue reading We, the freaking cold – Canadian winter is taken head on as UP and GO trains find new tools and tactics to run during the cruelest months