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City, Metrolinx Reveal Early Plans for 6 SmartTrack Stations

Mayor John Tory, SmartTrack, GO regional express rail, Construction
October 11, 2017 1:37 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Remember SmartTrack, the key transit plank in candidate John Tory's platform during his campaign to become mayor? Tory proposed a rapid transit line with frequent service two ways, all day, every ... read more

Metrolinx Releases RFP to Study Hydrogen-Powered GO Trains

Map of proposed infrastructure associated with electrification of the GO network
September 15, 2017 5:10 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Today, September 15, Metrolinx issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for what it calls "Bi-Level Electric Multiple Unit Concept Design Services". In a press release, the Ontario Government describes ... read more

From Drawing Boards to Reality: More GO Train and Bus Service

August 18, 2017 10:37 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
At countless events, it seems, Ontario's Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca reminds members of the public and the media that "Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in ... read more

West Toronto Railpath Extension Inching Closer to Reality

West Toronto Railpath Extension, City of Toronto, Metrolinx, Toronto
August 1, 2017 1:11 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
The West Toronto Railpath southeast extension is inching closer to reality, as a recent update on the City of Toronto's website details the progress that has been made, and the work to come. read more

Union and Other GO Stations to be Enhanced for RER Service

Ontario Government announces improvements to Union Station and other GO stations
July 28, 2017 3:55 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario have announced key milestones for two major projects to improve commuting by GO Transit passengers. Ontario's Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca and ... read more

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

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

Metrolinx Issues Barrie GO Rail Corridor Expansion Notice

Downsview Park GO under construction as part of the TYSSE project
May 15, 2017 2:00 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
On May 11th, Metrolinx issued a Notice of Commencement and Public Engagement for the expansion of the Barrie GO Rail Corridor. This notice formally begins the Transit Project Assessment Process ... read more

Trudeau Announces $1.8 Billion of Funding for GO RER

The Prime Minister and Premier arrive, image via pm.gc.ca
March 31, 2017 11:55 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Arriving at Etobicoke's Williwbrook GO yard by train, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne chose a purposeful location to announce funding for transit in the Greater ... read more

Lakeshore East Rail Corridor Expanding for GO RER, SmartTrack

Track diagram of Lakeshore East, showing the 4th Track
March 27, 2017 3:51 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
On March 22, Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the addition of a third track on the Lakeshore East corridor between Beechgrove Drive (east of ... read more

Public Transit: Service, Fares, Governance in Paris and Montreal

Transit, Toronto, Metrolinx, Montreal, Paris, Funding, Governance
October 19, 2016 5:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Transportation experts from France and Canada shared their insights in planning regional transit systems, integrating fares, and developing new governance models for transit during an October 18th ... read more

GO Transit's Parking Problem: Are Garages The Answer?

Steven Del Duca Ontario's Minister of Transportation station announcement
October 17, 2016 2:45 pm | by David Brake | Comments
Maple and Rutherford GO Transit stations on the Barrie line will be the next on the Toronto regional rail system to get multi-level parking garages, holding 1,200 more cars each, doubling their ... read more

Metrolinx Releases RFQs for Two Transit Expansion Projects

September 15, 2016 12:21 pm | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
Metrolinx, in partnership with Infrastructure Ontario, has released two Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) relating to the construction of new projects that form part of the ongoing electrification ... read more

Metrolinx Takes First Steps Towards Stouffville GO Line Upgrades

GO RER Stouffville weekday service map
July 6, 2016 2:20 pm | by David Brake | Comments
Metrolinx is looking for contractors to design and build infrastructure for improved GO service on the Stouffville rail corridor, Ontario has announced. The projects include the following changes ... read more

SmartTrack: What Will It Cost To Build, Operate, and Ride?

Metrolinx Smarttrack map
June 23, 2016 4:40 pm | by David Brake | Comments
Three new reports released on Tuesday are making the shape of SmartTrack clearer. Metrolinx' SmartTrack GO-RER business case endorses the least ambitious of the four options for ... read more

Liberty Village: Exploring the Location of a SmartTrack Station

Looking towards Downtown from Liberty Village, image by Craig white
June 23, 2016 3:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
As part of Tuesday, June 21st's GO Transit announcement, the Province of Ontario and City of Toronto revealed that a new SmartTrack / GO RER station is planned for Liberty Village. Of the eight ... read more

Four New SmartTrack Stations Announced for Toronto's East End

The new Toronto-area stations are highlighted in blue, image courtesy of Metroli
June 22, 2016 6:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Today, it's the east end's turn. Following Yesterday's introduction of four new GO stations in Toronto's west end, new transit was announced for the city's east end earlier today. Joined by Mayor ... read more

Province Announces Four New GO Stations in West Toronto

John Tory addresses reporters in Liberty Village earlier today, image by Craig W
June 21, 2016 1:55 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This morning, the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto announced intentions to build four new GO stations in west Toronto. As part of the SmartTrack and GO RER initiatives, Metrolinx's ... read more

Metrolinx Studies Options for GO RER / SmartTrack Integration

A GO train rushes past Toronto's St. Joseph Hospital, image by Vik Pahwa
February 10, 2016 4:38 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In advance of Metrolinx's February 10th Board of Directors meeting, the provincial transit agency released a report outlining the options for integration of the GO RER network with SmartTrack. ... read more

TTC Studies Service Integration With SmartTrack and GO RER

SmartTrack Review, City of Toronto, TTC, Metrolinx
October 26, 2015 5:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
How will SmartTrack connect to the TTC? Although planning for the ameliorated GO Regional Express Rail (RER) service is still in its relatively early—and somewhat uncertain—stages, the issue of ... read more