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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…
Ontario on the move
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…
Union Pearson Express electrification gets nudge
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…
Metrolinx RFI eyes EMU and locomotive options
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…
Scarborough LRT cancelation cost cited
The indecision involving the type of rail mode for Toronto's Scarborough Line has now been assigned a specific cost: C$75 million (US$60 million), roughly C$10 million less than high-end estimates.
TTC: Presto to cover streetcars old and new
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has adjusted its timetable to implement its fare-card system, accelerating its completion date and now including its existing streetcar fleet in the mix.
Toronto RER plan moves forward
An update on plans to establish regular-interval all-day services on regional/commuter rail lines in southern Ontario was presented at the meeting of the Metrolinx board of directors on Dec. 11,…
Metrolinx selects Bytemark for mobile ticketing app
Metrolinx, Toronto’s regional public transportation provider, has selected mobile transit ticketing supplier Bytemark to develop a mobile ticketing system for Union Pearson Express, the soon-to-open regional rail link connecting Toronto…
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