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Town Hall Meetings Seeking Public Input on New Transit Stations

SmartTrack, Toronto, Metrolinx
June 11, 2018 5:00 pm | by Louis-Thomas Kelly | Comments
In July 2016, City Council confirmed its support for the locations of six new SmartTrack station and two new GO stations. As the City of Toronto and Metrolinx continue to collaborate on the ... read more

Metrolinx Releases Technical Background on New Stations

Map of new GO Stations
April 16, 2018 12:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Last week, Metrolinx released a technical background report on its plan to build new GO Transit stations in the Greater Golden Horseshoe area along the Barrie, Kitchener, Lakeshore East, Lakeshore ... read more

Ontario Announces Upgrades to Milton and Kitchener GO Lines

Rendering of the new parking garage and other improvements at Cooksville GO
April 9, 2018 12:00 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Last week the Ontario Government announced upgrades to both the Milton and Kitchener GO lines. The first, a Request for Proposals (RFP) from Infrastructure Ontario (IO), includes "additional ... read more

Union Station and GO RER: Metrolinx's Phil Verster on the Future

Phil Verster, Metrolinx President and CEO
February 1, 2018 5:00 pm | by Jonathan English | Comments
GO RER (Regional Express Rail) is the biggest transit project underway in the Toronto region today, despite which it has mostly flown under the radar of local transit discussion. To that end, ... read more

Metrolinx Issues RFP for Lakeshore East RER Works

Rendering of the proposed underpass at Scarborough Golf Club Rd
November 20, 2017 4:55 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
On November 17th, Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project. Specifically, this RFP is for a series of ... read more

Toronto City Council Makes Park Lawn GO Station a Priority

Demolition of the Mr Christie's plant
November 10, 2017 6:31 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
At the November 7th-9th meeting of Toronto City Council, a motion was put forward by Etobicoke Lakeshore Ward 6 Councillor Mark Grimes which stated that "a new Park Lawn GO Station is a priority ... read more

$128 Million Contract Awarded for Cooksville GO Redevelopment

Rendering of the new parking garage and other improvements at Cooksville GO
November 8, 2017 12:35 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
On November 3rd, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx awarded a fixed price contract of $128.4 million to EllisDon Infrastructure CGS RER Inc. to design, build and finance the ... read more

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