GO Transit

Toronto and Hamilton transport authority Metrolinx has purchased an additional 125 Bombardier double-deck coaches for the the Go Transit commuter rail network in a deal worth $C 428 million ($US…
Ontario, Canada, is undergoing unprecedented growth in all forms of passenger rail. GO Transit is undertaking long-term expansion plans, and in Ottawa, the city’s first LRT is under construction. GO…
GTA (Greater Toronto Area) region public transportation agency Metrolinx outlined the four options being considered for the core of the Toronto Regional Express Rail (RER) network at a board meeting…
GO Transit’s first MP54AC Tier 4-compliant diesel-electric locomotive from the MotivePower Inc. (MPI) Division of Wabtec has been delivered and underwent testing on the weekend of Dec. 12-13, 2015. No.…
VIA Rail on Nov. 14, 2015, commissioned CTC (centralized traffic control) on its entire North Mainline (Guelph Subdivision) between Georgetown and London, Ontario.
Up until now, GO Transit’s Bombardier Transportation BiLevel cab cars have been identical in appearance to their companion trailer coaches, giving the appearance that the train is travelling “backwards” when…
Crosslinx Transit Solutions General Partnership, a consortium comprised of Aecon Group Inc., ACS Infrastructure Canada, EllisDon, and SNC-Lavalin, announced July 24, 2015 that it has reached commercial and financial close…
Hamilton, Ont., located at the western end of Lake Ontario some 40 miles beyond Toronto, has received its second GO Transit station, named West Harbour.
Toronto, Canada’s largest city, joined the ranks of those with air-rail links when the 215.5-mile Union Pearson Express train service began public operation on Saturday, June 6, 2015.
The Minister of Transportation of the Province of Ontario recently outlined plans for the electrification of certain GO Transit regional rail lines, including an implementation schedule.
Canada’s Ontario Province will be covering the entire cost of a 14.2-mile, $1.6 billion light rail line connecting the Port Credit (Mississauga) and Brampton GO Transit regional/commuter rail stations, Transportation…
Ontario’s Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GHTA) has entered into a new growth phase, thanks to funding availability, and political leadership that seems to recognize the importance of mobility that’s…
Ontario Environment Minister Glen Murray has ruled no environmental assessment will be needed to electrify the Union Pearson Express (UPX) route linking Toronto's Union Station and Lester B. Pearson International…
Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area agency Metrolinx has issued a Request for Information (RFI) spanning a range of propulsion options for future GO Transit equipment, including electric multiple-units (EMUs), electric…
Metrolinx, the Province of Ontario’s regional transportation agency for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), is purchasing the 33-mile Georgetown-Kitchener segment of CN’s Guelph Subdivision.
Ontario's provincial government seeks to construct a multimodal storage facility for GO Transit buses and trains, in Kitchener, Ontario, with Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area transit agency Metrolinx soliciting design…
Plans to electrify the GO Transit regional rail network, previously pegged as a 10-year, C$1.8 billion endeavor, may prove problematic, Metrolinx CEO Bruce McCuaig has acknowledged.
AMT, GO Transit, West Coast Express, and VIA Rail Canada anchor the nation’s passenger rail network. Each faces fiscal challenges.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says GO Transit train service between Kitchener, Ont., and Toronto will be bolstered significantly by the end of 2016.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has pledged that the province's upcoming fiscal budget will include a dedicated transit fund, though sources for such a fund remain unclear, given that Wynne has…
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