toronto new go train

This is what the new GO cab cars look like

GO Transit will roll out a new cab car this summer, one that will add a sleek new look to the back end of trains. The new Bombardier units, which are due to begin arriving in Toronto in the next few weeks, will be wi-fi enabled, have better toilets, and energy-efficient LED lighting.

Metrolinx says the cab cars, which form part of an $200 million order placed in 2012 for 60 bi-level rail vehicles, will also help GO Transit increase capacity over the next few years by introducing two-way, all-day service on all seven GO rail lines.

According to the Railway Gazette, the new cars have been in production since 2013. In addition to the passenger-side upgrades, drivers will benefit from a larger, more comfortable workspace. The physical structure has also been beefed up to include crumple zones.

Two-floor passenger trains have been part of the GO Transit fleet since 1978.

The cab cars will be officially announced in the next week or so, Metrolinx says.

Chris Bateman is a staff writer at blogTO. Follow him on Twitter at @chrisbateman.

Image: Metrolinx


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