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Arrival of the Trains: The Final Leg of the UP Express Journey

  • October 23, 2014

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.

UP Express’ 25-minute express train will provide certainty

  • 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.

Exclusive: Sneak peek of the Union-Pearson Express train

  • 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.

Toronto airport express trains arrive in Canada

  • 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.

Toronto airport rail link DMU delivered

  • 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.

News Archive

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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Welcoming the World

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Getting from Union to Pearson

Travelling between downtown Toronto and Toronto Pearson International Airport is about to become a whole lot easier. Imagine rising above traffic while experiencing speed and reliability, all stress-free.