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Government of Canada to explore opportunities to enhance passenger rail services in Southwestern Ontario

The Government of Canada is committed to working towards enhancing and modernizing intercity passenger rail services in a way that…

Exporail celebrates its 60th anniversary on July 21st, 2021

Staff and volunteers of Exporail, the Canadian Railway Museum, were joined by several political representatives, railway company executives and people…

Minister of Transport releases statement launching public consultation to improve the safety culture within Canada’s railway industry

The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, issued this statement regarding Transport Canada's latest efforts to improve the safety…

Minister of Transport releases statement launching public consultation to improve the safety culture within Canada’s railway industry

The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, issued this statement regarding Transport Canada's latest efforts to improve the safety…

TransLink to Undertake Major Upgrade to Burrard SkyTrain Station

TransLink today announced that it will be proceeding with a major upgrade to Burrard SkyTrain Station beginning in early 2022.…

Keele becomes 53rd accessible subway station

Keele Station on Line 2 Bloor-Danforth has become the TTC's 53rd station to provide accessible access to the subway system.The…

Statement by Minister Alghabra and the Parliamentary Secretary Martinez Ferrada to mark the eighth anniversary of the Lac-Mégantic rail tragedy

The Honourable Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport, and Soraya Martinez Ferrada, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, have issued…

The Government of Canada is taking the first steps in preparing for the procurement process to build a new train service in the Toronto to Quebec City Corridor

Download This Track VIA Rail - HFR Announcement - July 6, 2021 The Government of Canada is committed to modernizing…

Additional O-Train Line 1 closure on Sunday, June 27

In addition to the nightly Line 1 service closures announced recently by OC Transpo, ending on July 1, O-Train Line…

O-Train : Past, Present and Future, with David Bellerive, Rail Fans Enthusiast - June 2021

The O-Train is approaching 2 years of Revenue Service in September 2021. In this June 2021 video, David Bellerive (Rail…

Algonquin Wayfinding Wheel unveiled at Pimisi O-Train Station

Earlier today, the first Algonquin Wayfinding Wheel installed in an O-Train Line 1 station was unveiled at Pimisi Station on…

Transit Commission meeting - June 16, 2021

Transit Commission approves report paving the way for OC Transpo's conversion to zero-emission bus fleetThe Transit Commission today approved a…

Government of Canada supporting the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport with new funding

Helping airports mitigate the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is part of the Government of Canada's strategy to ensure…

O-Train Line 1 temporary closure to begin Thursday, June 17

There will be temporary service adjustments to O-Train Line 1 as Rideau Transit Group (RTG) undertakes remediation and maintenance work.…

O-Train Technical Discussion with Troy Charter, Director of Transit Operations - June 2021

The O-Train Confederation Line (also known as O-Train Line 1), is a 12.5km long, fully grade-separated, 13 station rapid transit…

Toronto Railway Museum (TRM) to host Virtual Lecture Event, "The Crowd Went Wild!" - Canadian baseball's love affair with the railway

Toronto Railway Museum (TRM), a non-profit organization located in the iconic Roundhouse Park across from the CN Tower, debuts the…

Up to 100 future weekend closures eliminated as TTC completes final 10-day closure between St George and St Andrew stations

Last week, the TTC completed its third 10-day closure on the portion of Line 1 between St George and St…

Réseau express métropolitain: semi-annual update - June 2021

With more than 3000 workers and employees deployed on approximately 30 construction sites, REM work is now taking place for…

Rail Fans - Article Status & How to Contribute

Photo Credit : Minoru Nakano. Hello all. This topic is for general information on how to submit content for the…

Stage 2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) O-Train South Extension Project - Notice of Construction Acceleration Efforts

As part of the Stage 2 O-Train South Extension project, TransitNEXT will be increasing work hours and days at various…

Stage 2 LRT - South Extension - ​Information Session #2 - May 25, 2021

Councillor Diane Deans along with members of the Stage 2 LRT team, held a virtual information session, to discuss the…

Minister of Transport investing in railway safety while growing the economy

The Government of Canada is committed to keeping Canadians safe by improving rail safety and increasing public awareness and confidence…

VIA Rail in 2020: a year marked by resilience, crisis management and focus on modernization

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ANNUAL REPORTFrom January 1st to December 31, 2020 Ridership decreased by 77% in 2020 compared to 2019Operating…

Blue line extension – Preparatory work to come in the Lacordaire area

The STM will be undertaking preparatory work on the Blue line extension in the Lacordaire/Jean-Talon area and invites citizens, businesses…

Transit Commission Meeting - May 19, 2021

Transit Commission receives an update on O-Train Line 1 and bus service and a report on 2020 general accounts written…

TransLink announces Kevin Quinn as new Chief Executive Officer

TransLink today announced Kevin Quinn as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The TransLink Board of Directors made the appointment…

Réseau express métropolitain: a major investment in Québec public art

M. Jean-Marc Arbaud, President and Chief Executive Officer of CDPQ Infra, Chantal Rouleau, ministre déléguée aux Transports et ministre responsable…

O-Train - Stage 2 LRT Quarterly Update - FEDCO - May 18, 2021

Committee receives progress update on Stage 2 LRT construction in the south, east and west Construction activities continue to ramp…

Collective Agreement between VIA Rail and UNIFOR Ratified

VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) is pleased to announce the ratification of collective agreement 3 by the members of Unifor,…

TTC to complete vital tunnel upgrades and asbestos removal on Line 1 between St George and St Andrew stations

Beginning on Mon., May 17, the TTC will once again take advantage of continued low ridership and close the portion…

Stage 2 LRT - South Extension - ​Information Session - May 13, 2021

Councillor Diane Deans along with members of the Stage 2 LRT team, held a virtual information session, to discuss the…

STO - Announcement of the optimal solution for the dedicated public transit system

The comparative analysis of the different scenarios under study found that the optimal dedicated public transit solution between Gatineau's west…