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Reviewing the Status of The Big Move's 15-Year Plan

Extents of electrification and GO RER service
September 19, 2017 6:00 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
As UrbanToronto covered last week, Metrolinx officially released the draft version of its 2041 Regional Transportation Plan for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, which serves ... 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

Metrolinx Adopts Draft 2041 Regional Transportation Plan

The updated 2041 frequent rapid transit network
September 14, 2017 1:45 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
At its Board meeting today, Metrolinx officially released the draft version of its 2041 Regional Transportation Plan for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, commonly referred to as the Big ... 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

Good News / Bad News for Scarborough Transit

Extension of TTC Line 2 subway to Scarborough Centre
August 25, 2017 10:07 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Scarborough transit observers received both good and bad news this week. Determining which is good and which is bad, however, depends on your point of view and whether you're a member of Team ... read more

"The First Spike": Metrolinx Laying Tracks for Crosstown LRT

Metrolinx laying tracks for Eglinton-Crosstown LRT project
August 9, 2017 6:45 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Most Canadians have probably seen Alexander J. Ross's famous photograph of the Canadian Pacific Railway's chief financial backer, Donald Smith, pounding the last spike of the railroad at ... 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

Government of Canada New Funding Partner for Finch West LRT

Government of Canada funding Finch West LRT
June 23, 2017 1:39 pm | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
Humber College's North campus may be the end of the line for the upcoming Finch West light rail transit project, but this morning, it transformed into the starting point of new funding for the plan. 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

MoveOntario 2020 Transit Plan Turns 10: How Has It Fared?

MoveOntario 2020, introduced in 2007
June 15, 2017 4:55 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Ten years ago today—June 15, 2007—Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and his Transportation Minister Donna Cansfield announced MoveOntario 2020, a package of 52 rapid transit projects across the GTHA ... 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

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

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

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

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

Metrolinx Invites Bids for New Public Artworks Throughout GTHA

Davenport Diamond Grade Separation, Toronto, by Metrolinx
May 12, 2017 1:50 pm | by Matthew Derohanessian | Comments
Metrolinx has announced opportunities for artists to enter the bidding process for the commission of new public art installations throughout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Open ... read more

Hamilton's LRT Plan: Hanging by a Pantograph

B-Line buses in Downtown Hamilton
April 24, 2017 11:00 am | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Last week, Hamilton City Council debated for over 12 hours on the future of Hamilton's LRT plan, one of Metrolinx's Big Move transit infrastructure projects to get people moving more easily in the ... read more

TTC renaming Downsview Station as "Sheppard West" in May

April 21, 2017 11:06 am | by Robert Mackenzie | Comments
"What's in a name?", Shakespeare let Juliet poetically wonder aloud. More prosaically, we wonder whether the TTC's Downsview Station will smell--or, at least, seem--the same with a new name. The ... read more

Increasing Transit Usage: Making the 'Last Mile' an Active One

A Bike Share Toronto station
April 20, 2017 1:00 pm | by Andrew Johnson | Comments
Earlier this week Urban Toronto posted an article outlining the missed opportunity for the urbanization of GO Transit's parking lots. While GO and Metrolinx have outlined their goals for modifying ... read more