Chronicling public transit in black and white
Images capture the story of Greater Golden Horseshoe in motion.
Feb 5, 2019
Before the break of dawn, on a Kitchener Line GO Train headed eastbound toward Union Station, Ayush Bharbwaj quietly sat and stared down at his phone.
A student, he was headed to an appointment at a downtown hospital – his image, in prayer-like deep thought, reflected in the mirror blackness of the nearby train window.
And then it was all captured in a single picture taken by another traveller on yet another smartphone.
On the coldest of winter days, we recently asked Metrolinx staff to shoot photos of the important people and places that occupy our space – and illustrate what we do.
The black and white images, including the one of Ayush on his morning journey, captured quiet but important moments.
At Metrolinx, we are the sum of many vital parts. And on that frigid day, against a -30C wind-chill, we froze some of them in time.
We received scores of submissions – too many to show you here. So, as we look to use others in future blog posts, these are just a sampling of what our staff saw as they looked for those moments.