New four-car trains adapt to pandemic ridership

Richmond Hill line sees GO Transit’s first ever four-car trains

Metrolinx is trying new solutions to make better use of resources while pandemic ridership is low.

Apr 29, 2021

History is being made on the Richmond Hill line, more than 40-years after it opened to customers.

Starting May 3, Metrolinx will begin gradually phasing in four car trains along the Richmond Hill line. All trains on the Richmond Hill line will become four car trips by May 5.

This follows a successful trial of four-car trains on some trips that began on April 19.

Metrolinx is keeping an eye on customer levels and continue to adjust the length of trains to match demand while using rail resources efficiently.

Here’s a video of one of the four-car trains in action.

Richmond Hill Line sees GO Transit’s first ever four-car trains

One of the first four car test trains makes its way along the Richmond Hill GO Line. (Metrolinx video)

Customers can get more detailed information on the length of trips on the Richmond Hill line, here.

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact all of us – safety never stops for Metrolinx. The transit agency has implemented dozens of new safety measures and asks everyone to wear their face coverings.  

Get the latest on Metrolinx’s response to COVID-19, here.

by Scott Money Metrolinx editorial content manager