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Desjardins Bridge: One Piece of Hamilton GO Rail Expansion

Desjardins Canal Bridge CN GO Transit
January 10, 2017 4:50 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Down in the "H" part of the "GTHA", a series of rail infrastructure improvements are being made that will enable more frequent GO Train service to Hamilton, and eventually to Niagara Region. One ... read more

Weekend GO Train Service Expanding on the Barrie Line

Metrolinx, GO Transit, Regional express rail, Spadina subway, Crosstown LRT
December 6, 2016 1:18 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Regular commuters on GO Transit's Barrie line can take advantage of weekend train service, starting New Year's Eve, Saturday, December 31. During an event Monday morning at Barrie South GO ... read more

GO, TTC to Expand Bus-Bypass Lanes on Don Valley Parkway

Metrolinx, GO Transit, TTC, Toronto, Public transit, Buses, Highways
November 30, 2016 4:00 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The City of Toronto, Metrolinx and the Toronto Transit Commission are expanding dedicated transit lanes along parts of the Don Valley Parkway. Since 2010, GO Transit buses have traveled along the ... read more

Ontario, Metrolinx Expanding Rail Yard for Regional Express Rail

Ontario, Metrolinx, Transit, GO Transit, Union Station, Regional express rail
November 24, 2016 4:56 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Ontario and Metrolinx are taking yet another step toward implementing regional express rail service along GO Transit rail corridors. read more

Richmond Hill GO Line Getting Longer: Gormley Station to Open

Metrolinx, GO Transit, Richmond Hill, York Region, Transit
November 24, 2016 3:39 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
The new Gormley GO Station, image, Metrolinx GO Transit trains start picking up and dropping off passengers at a new GO station—Gormley—on Monday, December 5. Local MPPs, Dr. Helena Jaczek (Oak ... read more

Toronto to Share Costs for SmartTrack, Other Transit Projects

Metrolinx, Toronto, SmartTrack, GO Transit, Regional express rail, Crosstown LRT
November 9, 2016 2:02 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
This week, Toronto Mayor John Tory's signature SmartTrack transit plan started heading down the line from drawing board to reality. Although the plan is now less "smart" than when Tory originally ... read more

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

Transit, Toronto, Metrolinx, Montreal, Paris, Funding, Governance
October 19, 2016 4:00 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

Metrolinx Releases RFQs for Two Transit Expansion Projects

September 15, 2016 11:21 am | 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

Construction for the Mississauga Transitway Continues

Mississauga Transitway, City of Mississauga, Metrolinx, GO Transit, MiWay, Steve
September 12, 2016 3:45 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Toronto spends years debating subway versus light rail transit in Scarborough—and even more years waiting for contractors to finish building a subway to York University and Vaughan. Brampton ... read more

Council Vote Brings Kipling Mobility Hub a Step Closer to Reality

The current plan (click for a closer view), image via the City of Toronto
July 18, 2016 3:23 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last week, Toronto City Council approved the sale of lands adjoining Kipling Station to Metrolinx, paving the way for a long-awaited GO/MiWay transit hub at Line 2's western terminus. Following ... read more

Toronto Must Find Ways To Pay For New Transit Infrastructure

Relief Line map
June 24, 2016 4:42 pm | by David Brake | Comments
A flurry of new reports, aimed at the June 28th meeting of Toronto's Executive Committee, are making clearer the costs of the City's ambitious transit network plan and they make grim reading when ... read more

GO Lakeshore East Line to Extend from Oshawa to Bowmanville

GO Lakeshore East expansion, Bowmanville
June 20, 2016 3:25 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Earlier today, Premier Kathleen Wynne appeared in Bowmanville to announce the expansion of GO Tranit's Lakeshore East corridor from the line's current terminus in Oshawa, 20 kilometres to the ... read more

Big Boost for Kitchener-Waterloo & Brampton GO Transit Service

Wynne Kitchener Waterloo announcement
June 14, 2016 4:06 pm | by David Brake | Comments
Starting this fall, GO Transit commuters between Kitchener-Waterloo and Toronto will have more trains and buses to choose from, a promised agreement with CN should bring two way, all-day GO train ... read more

East End of Mississauga's Bus Transitway Progressing

Etobicoke Creek Transitway station
June 13, 2016 2:15 pm | by David Brake | Comments
The Mississauga Transitway, a $259m dedicated 18km bus-only roadway through the city west of Toronto continues to build towards its completion in Spring 2017. Twelve kilometers of the ... read more

Toronto Transit Plans: In The End What We Get Is Up To Us

February 24, 2016 2:50 pm | by David Brake | Comments
With the TTC and Metrolinx unveiling maps earlier in February showing an extensive network criss-crossing the city by 2031, transit supporters could be forgiven for heaving a sigh of relief. An ... read more

Public Consultations for Major GTHA Transit Projects Announced

February 5, 2016 2:28 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
GO RER, SmartTrack, Scarborough Subway Extension, the Relief Line, fare integration, and more... The list of transit projects in the works—or undergoing study—for our region is long. With such a ... read more

Metrolinx Unveils 50 Potential Sites For New GO Stations

GO station transit map
October 9, 2015 5:20 pm | by David Brake | Comments
Adding new stations to the seven GO Transit lines out of Toronto is a key part of Metrolinx’s ten year plan to transform the network into a regional express rail system. There are 63 stations now, ... read more

Hamilton's West Harbour GO Station Opening July 9th

West Harbour GO Station, Hamilton, GO Transit, Metrolinx
July 8, 2015 1:47 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With the City of Hamilton preparing to host soccer competitions during the upcoming Pan Am Games, effective transit between Hamilton and Toronto is set to improve, bringing a significant new link ... read more

Public Feedback Sought for Toronto Rapid Transit Proposals

SmartTrack, City of Toronto
June 26, 2015 3:37 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
The City of Toronto, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), and Metrolinx have been busy this month co-hosting a series of public consultations spread across several dates between June 13-25. The ... read more

Metrolinx Preparing For Massive GO Transit Service Expansion

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April 2, 2015 2:58 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Metrolinx is just beginning its massive GO RER project, but it is already showing progress. Georgetown South, a $1.2 billion dollar rail project predating the GO RER program, is now fast sprinting ... read more