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Metrolinx begins air and surface sampling pilot project to detect virus

The transit agency is looking to science to further enhance its more than 40 safety measures introduced to fight back against COVID-19. The latest innovation is a test of surface and air samples at various downtown Toronto transit locations. Let’s focus in on the details. As Metrolinx marks Rail Safety Week, an international campaign to bring awareness and caution around railways, some dangers loom large … Continue reading Metrolinx begins air and surface sampling pilot project to detect virus

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Rail Safety Week 2020 kicks off in COVID-19 era – See the close call videos that show train lines are no place for complacency

Metrolinx joins Operation Lifesaver and other freight partners to launch Rail Safety Week 2020. Metrolinx has a mantra that guides everything the transit agency does. Safety Never Stops. That means Rail Safety Week is circled on the calendar every year, but the transit operator’s commitment to safety goes beyond a single week or month. Metrolinx works every single day to increase awareness and keep people … Continue reading Rail Safety Week 2020 kicks off in COVID-19 era – See the close call videos that show train lines are no place for complacency

Killer selfie? Taking photos on GO Transit tracks isn’t worth risking your life

Several recent incidents involving dangerous behaviour near GO train tracks is prompting a public reminder about the potentially deadly consequences. Standing underneath a rail bridge on a recent blazing hot day, Transit Safety St. Sgt. Sue Milos points to a truss that spans across a Mississauga river. “That’s where they jump from,” she indicates while pointing to the centre of the bridge, shaking her head. … Continue reading Killer selfie? Taking photos on GO Transit tracks isn’t worth risking your life

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Metrolinx is exploring innovative ways to reduce deaths on our tracks

In support of Rail Safety Week 2019, Metrolinx is spreading the word about preventing injuries and deaths on the tracks. This includes the implementation of technology that could deter people from going on the tracks in the first place. The start was grim, and the toll alarming. On the very day that Rail Safety Week 2019 began last Monday (Sept. 23) across Canada, a person … Continue reading Metrolinx is exploring innovative ways to reduce deaths on our tracks

Metrolinx looks to build momentum as Rail Safety Week 2019 takes off

Metrolinx joins Operation Lifesaver to launch Rail Safety Week 2019.  No one wants to ever deliver tragic, life-altering news to families. So this week, Sept. 23 to 30, Metrolinx will once again join rail safety partners across North America to launch Operation Lifesaver’s Rail Safety Week to raise awareness on how to reduce preventable incidents along Canada’s railways. Safety is central to everything we do … Continue reading Metrolinx looks to build momentum as Rail Safety Week 2019 takes off