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For those tracking the progress of the Union Pearson Express, mid-August was an exciting time, marking the arrival of the first UP Express train in Toronto! Read the full article.
- Bruce McCuaig, Metrolinx President
August 27, 2014
Toronto Sun guest columnist and Metrolinx President and CEO, Bruce McCuaig, outlines the benefits of the soon-to-launch UP Express, a service expected to take more than one million car trips off the road. Read the full article.
- CTV Toronto
August 18, 2014
The lengthy journey across the Pacific, from a manufacturing plant in Japan, has come to end. CTV News Toronto offers the first glimpse of the new UP Express train, spotted in a Toronto area rail yard on Friday. Read the full article.
- Stephen C. Host, International Railway Journal
August 15, 2014
Sumitomo Corp. of America (SCOA) has supplied Metrolinx with its very first DMUs. The new trains will run along the Union Pearson Express corridor when service launches next year, right in time for the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. Read the full article.
- Railway Gazette
August 15, 2014
The first two diesel multiple-unit cars (DMUs) have been delivered to UP Express, the division of Metrolinx set to launch the anticipated Union Pearson Express airport link in 2015. The full 18 DMU fleet will undergo testing at the Nippon Sharyo plant in Rochelle, IL, before heading home to Toronto. Read the full article.
August 14, 2014 – UP Express terminal at Union Station nears big reveal
August 13, 2014 – Union Pearson Express: Behind-the-scenes look at the new airport route
May 15, 2014 – UP Express Wins Project of the Year and Concept of the Year at 2014 GARA Awards
January 27, 2014 – Express train to pearson airport PREPARES FOR TAKEOFF
January 22, 2014 – Progress at Pearson
September 26, 2013 – UP Express Pearson Station now 75% complete
September 5, 2013 – Threading the needle on the up express build
July 16, 2013 – UP and Running at Union
May 16, 2013 – Union Pearson Express wins Project of the Year at 2013 Global AirRail Awards
May 1, 2013 – UP remains on track
April 21, 2013 – Aiming to ensure the 2015 Pan Am Games are golden
April 8, 2013 – Minister Murray visits future site of UP Express station at Pearson
March 31, 2013 – Toronto movin' on UP with Pearson-Union link
March 25, 2013 – A Big Sign of Progress
November 2, 2012 – Air-rail link to boost travel – and ‘wow’ factor
September 17, 2012 – Construction of three-kilometre airport-to-GO Kitchener line well under way
December 19, 2011 – Financial close reached on three-kilometre Air Rail Link "spur line" and new passenger station project
September 11, 2011 – New air-rail chief puts customer service on track
February 18, 2011 – Metrolinx Board of Directors approves purchase of vehicles for Air Rail Link
July 20, 2010 – Metrolinx to build, own and operate Air Rail Link
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