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Previewing Mount Dennis LRT Station and Maintenance Facility

Exterior of maintenance and storage facility at Mount Dennis
August 30, 2018 5:10 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
October 1, 2018, and October 1, 2021. Mark both dates on your calendars, if you're an observer of Metrolinx's mammoth Crosstown Light Rail Transit project. The 2018 date—just six weeks away—is ... read more

Plans for Expanding Agincourt GO Station Submitted to City

Rendering of the platform area of the future Agincourt GO Station
August 13, 2018 4:20 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Five months after Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) awarded it a contract for expanding Agincourt GO Station, EllisDon Transit Infrastructure (EDTI) has submitted its plans to the City of ... read more

New Funding To Advance Several Rapid Transit Projects

Mayor Tory, Premier Wynn sign transit memorandum of understanding
May 7, 2018 12:10 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Last year, Mayor John Tory famously declared, "It is time that… I stop being treated, as a little boy going up to Queen’s Park in short pants to say, ‘Please, could you help me out with ... read more

Better Public Transit Key to the Future of 'The 905'

Transit links to employment zones in "the 905"
April 23, 2018 1:30 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
When it comes to public transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area, "Not everything is about Toronto". With that bold statement last week, Signe Leisk, a partner at Cassels Brock and member ... read more

Construction Underway for New Kipling GO & MiWay Transit Hub

New Kipling Transit Hub designed by Strasman Architects for Metrolinx, Toronto
April 18, 2018 5:16 pm | by Nathan Petryshyn | Comments
A new bus terminal and Kipling GO station renovation are underway, connecting the subway, regional rail and inter-regional bus services via a major new transit hub. A ground breaking ceremony held ... read more

Electrified Road-over-Rail Bridges to get DRP-Screened Barriers

Metrolinx, GO Transit, Electrification, Toronto, Road-over-Rail, Bridge Barrier
April 11, 2018 5:50 pm | by Jorge Quesada | Comments
With the electrification of all GO Transit's rail networks in Toronto, Metrolinx reveals a proposal to outfit bridges with a range of barrier designs so bridges meet new safety regulations. read more

Metrolinx Board Approves 2041 Regional Transportation Plan

Metrolinx approves Regional Transportation Plan 2041
March 9, 2018 5:54 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
You may be surprised to learn that Metrolinx supports extending the TTC's Sheppard subway. In fact, it supports building more than 100 rapid transit projects to improve connectivity ... read more

Metrolinx Advancing New GO and SmartTrack Stations

Metrolinx, GO, SmartTrack stations proceed to next stage of design
February 27, 2018 12:25 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Maybe you thought that controversy over the Metrolinx process of choosing future station sites meant that construction wouldn't proceed on those stations. Maybe you thought that Toronto Mayor John ... read more

Confederation GO: East Hamilton's New Station Opens in 2019

Rendering of Confederation GO Station
February 26, 2018 12:42 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Earlier this month, a collection of politicians from all 3 levels of government ceremonially broke ground on the new $35 million Confederation GO Station, to be built along the existing CN tracks ... read more

Public Consultations Coming for new GO and SmartTrack Stations

SmartTrack, GO, City of Toronto, TTC, Metrolinx
February 20, 2018 11:16 am | by Jorge Quesada | Comments
Public consultation meetings to be held in March, to discuss environmental effects of six new SmartTrack Stations, and two new GO stations in the City. read more

Mississauga Transitway 'Complete' — For Now

Mississauga Transitway construction ends
December 19, 2017 7:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The Mississauga Transitway is now 'complete', according to a recent Ontario Government news release—but is it really? Last week, Ontario's Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca journeyed out ... read more

All-Day-Every-Day, Two-Way GO Trains to Aurora Start Soon

Metrolinx expanding service on GO Transit Barrie corridor
December 13, 2017 3:16 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
By the end of this month, GO Transit train commuters travelling along the Barrie line from stations south of Aurora can enjoy hourly train service in both directions every day. This week, ... read more

Hydrogen Powered Trains Attracting Attention World-Wide

Alstom's pilot hydrail train on a test track in Germany
December 5, 2017 6:12 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Canada, especially Ontario, should be a leader, not a follower, in using hydrogen fuel cells to operate trains. That was a key message during the recent Metrolinx symposium, "Hydrail in ... read more

Ontario PC, TO Board of Trade Transit Proposals Cause a Stir

The proposed coverage area of "Superlinx"
November 28, 2017 6:35 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
In the past few days two influential political and economic bodies, the Ontario PC Party and the Toronto Region Board of Trade, have independently released transit proposals that call for big ... 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

Metrolinx Continues Hydrogen Fuel Cell Study to Power Trains

Hydrogen fuel cells, GO Transit, Trains, Electrification, Regional express rail
October 27, 2017 4:42 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Metrolinx is continuing to examine the potential of using hydrogen fuel cells to power GO and UP Express trains, its board of directors learned this week. Mark Ciavarro, the regional transit ... 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

GTHA Transit Fare Integration: Metrolinx Delves Into First Steps

A summary of the four fare integration options presented back in February
September 11, 2017 5:42 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
On Thursday, September 14th, Metrolinx will hold its fall board meeting, at which one of the items that will surely attract a significant amount of attention is the issue of fare integration, a ... 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

Ontario Considering Fuel Cells to Electrify GO trains

Ontario Government announces electrification transit assessment process
June 16, 2017 11:53 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Ontario's Minister of Transportation, Stephen Del Duca, delivered some electrifying news at a media event yesterday. The minster told a gathering of reporters at GO Transit's Willowbrook ... read more