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Rail vet picked to join Metrolinx as CEO

Management & Operations| August 25, 2017

Over the last 12 years, Phil Verster has overseen operations and major construction of some of the most complex and customer intensive rail services in England, Scotland, and Ireland.

Toronto's Metrolinx mulls random drug testing

Management & Operations| June 7, 2017

Implementation would likely be complicated by the makeup of Metrolinx’s workforce, since the agency directly employs about 870 GO bus drivers, but more than 850 people who operate UPX and GO train service work for Bombardier.

Security and Safety | June 6, 2017

Toronto's Metrolinx has shared smart card user data with police

The agency said it has received 26 requests so far in 2017 from police forces for “tap history” from Presto cards and has granted 12 of the requests.

Rail| May 12, 2017

Alstom receives order for 61 LRVs for Greater Toronto, Hamilton area

The Citadis Spirit is a 100% low-floor vehicle that offers easy accessibility from the street or the curb, and an interior layout featuring a wide central aisle and interior circulation that provide a safer and more enjoyable experience.

Rail| May 3, 2017

Toronto's Union Station Undergoes Revitalization, Restoration Program

Several critical factors had to be considered throughout, including uninterrupted rail operations, safe pedestrian flow through the station, adequate egress capacities, fire/emergency access, ongoing power and systems operations, and feasible constructability.

Management & Operations| April 4, 2017

Metrolinx President/CEO to step down

Bruce McCuaig's accomplishments include completing tunneling work for the $5.3-billionEglinton Crosstown LRT, implementing Presto on the TTC, launching the Union Pearson Express, and expanding the Georgetown rail corridor to vastly increase GO Transit service.

Rail| November 30, 2016

Metrolinx launches Twitter service for all 7 GO Transit rail lines

While the new Twitter accounts will focus on specific delays for each train line, commuters will still have to check the main @GOTransit account for messages affecting the entire system, such as a snow alert or severe weather warnings. 

Rail| August 2, 2016

Bombardier to supply 125 bi-level railcars to GO Transit

This order is valued at $328 million. Production is scheduled to start in Thunder Bay in Q2, 2018 and final delivery is expected in Q1, 2020.

Rail| July 26, 2016

GO Transit tells customers to brace for more rail service disruptions

Late last month, the agency changed the schedules for its Lakeshore West and East lines in preparation for the next phase of construction at Union Station. Since then, passengers have been complaining of delays, crowding and overheated cars.

Rail| April 15, 2016

AECOM wins contract for Metrolinx light rail extension project

The Hurontario LRT and Hamilton LRT projects are part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario’s history and are expected to have an impressive impact on regional transit by providing crucial links between many of the existing lines.

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