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Metrolinx Issues RFQ for Barrie GO Corridor Expansion

Phase 1 of the Barrie Line double tracking in October 2016
June 13, 2017 1:08 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
It's been a busy few weeks for GO and Metrolinx. Last week, they announced that all-day two-way GO Train service is coming to the Stouffville Line. Yesterday, they announced a Request for ... read more

Garrison Crossing Progressing with Completed Foundations

Garrison Crossing, Pedelta, DTAH, AECOM, Dufferin Construction, Toronto
June 8, 2017 4:30 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
In the Fall of 2015, a team headed by Dufferin Construction was announced as the winner of the much-anticipated Fort York Bridge competition, and the project's somewhat turbulent history ... read more

TTC Pushing for Major Expansion of Express Bus Services

June 8, 2017 2:47 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
At its upcoming June 15th meeting, the TTC Board will consider a proposed expansion of express bus service throughout the City of Toronto. The recommended plan calls for a multi-phase service ... read more

Two-Way All-Day GO Train Service Coming to the Stouffville Line

Stouffville RER Frequencies
June 8, 2017 11:00 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Yesterday, Metrolinx officially announced that two-way all-day (commonly abbreviated as 2WAD) GO Train service will be coming to the Stouffville GO line, commencing on Monday, June 26th. The train ... read more

Shoring Activity Commences for the Crosstown's Eglinton Station

Crosstown LRT, Eglinton Station, Metrolinx, TTC, Toronto
June 6, 2017 4:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With tunnelling complete, and work now on to prepare for track installation, much of the construction activity for Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT has shifted towards the construction of the ... read more

IO and Metrolinx Announce Hurontario LRT Design-Build Shortlist

June 6, 2017 4:03 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have announced a shortlist of three consortiums "to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project," ... read more

Gardiner Off-Ramp Removal Transforming Toronto's South Core

York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp, demolition, Toronto, Gardiner Expressway
May 31, 2017 4:32 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In the month and a half since the April 17th closure of the Gardiner Expressway's York-Bay-Yonge off-ramp, Toronto's South Core area has been dramatically transformed. Soon to be replaced by ... read more

Ontario Supporting More Cycling Infrastructure in Municipalities

Cycling infrastructure, Ontario
May 29, 2017 5:33 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Usually, when Ontario's Minister of Transportation, Stephen Del Duca, comes to town, you expect to hear news about a major transit project. Today, though, the first day of Bike Month, the minister ... read more

Transit Progress: Into the Crosstown LRT's West Tunnel Portal

Crosstown LRT, Metrolinx, Toronto, Eglinton
May 29, 2017 3:50 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The construction of Metrolinx's Crosstown LRT pushes on in central Toronto, as Crosslinx crews work to create a new 19-kilometre light rail transit line that includes a 10-kilometre ... read more

Toronto City Council's Scatterbrained Transit Debates Continue

A crowded Bloor-Yonge Station, which could be relieved by the Relief Line
May 25, 2017 1:15 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Whenever transit items come up for debate at Toronto City Council, there's bound to be a healthy mix of, "That's sensible"; "I'm not too sure where he's going with this"; and "Huh?" Yesterday's ... read more

GO Transit: What's Next After 50 Years?

GO Transit, Metrolinx, Toronto
May 24, 2017 5:24 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Yesterday marked a major milestone for GO Transit in the celebration of their 50th anniversary, and held at Roundhouse Park in Downtown Toronto. Home of the Toronto Railway Museum, representatives ... read more

Celebrating 50 Years of GO Transit

A restored Hawker Siddeley RTC-85SP/D at Roundhouse Park
May 23, 2017 9:30 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
It was 50 years ago today, on May 23, 1967, that GO Transit first began operations. Originally conceived as a three-year pilot project by the Government of Ontario (hence the acronym 'GO'), it has ... read more

King Street Pilot Gets Mixed Reactions at Second Consultation

King Street Pilot Project, Toronto
May 19, 2017 6:15 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Yesterday, Thursday May 19, hundreds of people came out to the InterContinental Hotel at Front and Simcoe, to see the City of Toronto's preferred option for the King Street Pilot Project. Back in ... read more

Ontario Advances High-Speed Rail Between Toronto and Windsor

May 19, 2017 2:42 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
High-speed trains could be barrelling between Toronto and Southwestern Ontario within the next 10 years, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced today in London and Kitchener. Ontario's Deputy Premier ... read more

Alstom: Metrolinx's 'Plan B' for the Crosstown LRT

May 17, 2017 10:50 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The word 'Alstom' may start with an 'A', but it's definitely part of Metrolinx's 'Plan B' in its ongoing dispute with transit car manufacturer, Bombardier. Last week, the regional transportation ... read more