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Canada, Ontario reach $2.3 billion funding agreement for infrastructure
The government of Canada and the province of Ontario reached an agreement that makes C$2.97 billion (US$2.3 billion) in combined funding available for infrastructure improvements in the province.
Toronto's Metrolinx orders 125 double-deck coaches
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 moving subway projects forward
The province of Ontario is providing C$205 million (US$160 million) to help advance work for the Yonge North Subway Extension and the proposed Relief Line to help manage congestion on…
Mississauga looks to LRT
The Hurontario Street LRT in Mississauga is expected to provide significantly improved transit for one of Ontario’s largest and fastest growing cities.
Metrolinx retains CH2M for Next Wave Rapid Transit Projects
Metrolinx has awarded CH2M a Consultant and Program Management Services contract for its Next Wave Rapid Transit Projects initiative.
Hamilton LRT making progress
The City of Hamilton, Ontario is close to signing an agreement with Metrolinx, the provincial transit agency, for the building of the city's first LRT line. Construction is scheduled to…
Eglinton Crosstown under way, underground
Tunneling for Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown LRT project is in the home stretch, with completion scheduled for fourth-quarter 2016.
Metrolinx sets Toronto RER options
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…
PRESTO rollout continues on TTC
The PRESTO rollout on the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) continues as dozens of new electronic fare card readers are being brought online aboard legacy streetcars, announced Metrolinx, which developed the…
Guelph Subdivision upgraded to CTC
VIA Rail on Nov. 14, 2015, commissioned CTC (centralized traffic control) on its entire North Mainline (Guelph Subdivision) between Georgetown and London, Ontario.
Metrolinx, CH2M turn to Turner & Townsend
Metrolinx, the agency that oversees most public transportation in Ontario’s GTA (Greater Toronto Area), and environmental and engineering consultant CH2M have selected global program management and construction consultancy Turner &…
GO Transit gets a facelift
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…
Alstom lands Metrolinx traffic control center contract
Metrolinx, the government agency that oversees public transportation in Canada’s Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area in Ontario Province, on Sept. 10, 2015 awarded Alstom Transport a contract worth $127 million…
Bombardier wins 30-year Crosstown LRT contract
Bombardier Transportation has won a contract to provide 30 years of maintenance on the Bombardier Flexity Freedom light rail vehicles (LRVs) it will build for service on the new Toronto…
GO Transit’s new Hamilton station opens
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.
Union Pearson Express, powered by Cummins
With the launch of Union Pearson Express (UPE) connecting Lester B. Pearson International Airport to Toronto Union Station on June 6, the Cummins QSK19-R becomes the first railcar diesel engine…
Toronto’s train to the plane
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.
Ontario’s Finch West LRT gets the go-ahead
On April 27, 2015, the Minister of Transportation of the Province of Ontario announced that construction would proceed on the 6.83-mile Finch West LRT project, located in the northwest suburbs…
Ontario details GO Transit electrification plan
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.
Ontario Province to fund entire Hurontario LRT
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…
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