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Extreme weather and transportation: Adapting to reality

How Metrolinx is planning to overcome the worst Mother Nature has to offer It was five years ago when torrential rain began to pour down, just as commuters in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA) were heading home. It turned out to be more than just a storm passing through, but an extreme weather event with consequences. The Richmond Hill GO train that runs alongside the flood prone Don River left Union Station to head north. Shortly after it became clear that the corridor was impassible, water began quickly entering … Read More

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Transit Safety

Traditionally, when thinking of safety at Metrolinx, one may think of our Transit Safety Officers patrolling our trains and stations, but it’s much more than that – safety is entrenched in all we do. Safety is our number one priority and we know there’s always room for improvement. We’re committed to enhancing our safety culture because once you have safety figured out, everything else in the organization will fall into place. We are reminded of the importance of safety every day when the train comes rolling in at any of … Read More

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Inspiring Transit Ridership with Excellent Design

          Long before the first shovels ever break ground, design excellence is being fully baked into new transit facilities ultimately ensuring Metrolinx builds transit ridership and community pride. For transit builders like Metrolinx it’s more than just good design – it’s a real, tangible commitment to design excellence that catalyzes urban growth and ensures public dollars produce thoughtful and cost-effective results. But that’s just the start of what Metrolinx’s Design Excellence program will bring to projects across our region. It brings sensible urban design that supports … Read More

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