Shocking new video shows why any time is train time at level crossings

To raise awareness about safety at level crossings, Metrolinx is releasing new footage showing a car illegally driving into a level crossing and being hit by a GO Train. While the driver walked away from the scene, it could have been much worse. Scroll down to watch the video and learn more about what Metrolinx is doing to raise awareness about safety at level crossings. … Continue reading Shocking new video shows why any time is train time at level crossings

Metrolinx reminds everyone that train time is anytime at level crossings

To recognize International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD), Metrolinx is asking everyone to be extra cautious at level crossings – intersections where roads meet train tracks. Scroll down to learn more about what Metrolinx is doing to raise awareness about safety at level crossings. According to Operation Lifesaver, 100 Canadians are seriously injured or killed every year at level crossings – a section of road … Continue reading Metrolinx reminds everyone that train time is anytime at level crossings

Masks will be optional on GO Transit, UP Express as of June 11

Customers are welcome to choose to wear a mask on board, all other safety measures remain in place. In response to declining case numbers and high vaccination rates, the Chief Medical Officer of Health confirmed that as of June 11, 2022, it will be optional to wear masks or face coverings while using public transit – including on GO Transit and UP Express. Masks are … Continue reading Masks will be optional on GO Transit, UP Express as of June 11

Podcast – Terrifying near-miss video. And, what are sun kinks?

This week, Between the Lines host Matt Llewellyn and guest host James Wattie delve into that heart-stopping near miss video, explain ‘sun kinks’ and talk about how Metrolinx is celebrating Pride month. It is the video that has been viewed around the world. Earlier this week, Metrolinx released a video showing how close three young people came to injury or death while trespassing on a … Continue reading Podcast – Terrifying near-miss video. And, what are sun kinks?

Close up of a Eglinton Crosstown LRV parked at Keelesdale Station

Metrolinx enhances platform safety on Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Passenger safety is always a top priority when designing and constructing new transit lines. Several safety innovations have been built into the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit (LRT) line to provide extra safety for future passengers. Continue reading to learn more about the Crosstown’s unique safety features. Crews on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT are working hard to install and test complex safety equipment that will … Continue reading Metrolinx enhances platform safety on Eglinton Crosstown LRT

Near miss – Metrolinx releases chilling video from front of GO Train after close call incident

Metrolinx has released a ‘silent witness’ video from the front of a GO Train to appeal to the parents of the three young people who risked their lives recently and to also draw attention to anyone working with young people to help the agency reinforce the dangers of walking on train tracks. The video is chilling and can be upsetting to watch – miraculously, the … Continue reading Near miss – Metrolinx releases chilling video from front of GO Train after close call incident

A train is shown in a station.

How advanced signalling technology will bring more frequent GO Train service to Ontario

GO Expansion will deliver more frequent, two-way, all-day service to riders. With so many more trains on the tracks, a technology upgrade is needed to keep them running safely. An advanced new train signalling system, such as the European Train Control System (ETCS), is essential to this plan. Metrolinx News explains what ETCS is and why it could be part of GO’s plan to add … Continue reading How advanced signalling technology will bring more frequent GO Train service to Ontario

Keeping the streak going with a strong safety culture at Metrolinx

Safety is the top priority at Metrolinx. It must be top of mind, with no letting up. That’s why the transit agency’s rail facilities team is proud of its streak of three full years without an injury. Metrolinx News has the inside story on behind-the-scenes work to improve the safety culture. Kevin Hill is not superstitious. If he was, Metrolinx’s director of rail fleet and … Continue reading Keeping the streak going with a strong safety culture at Metrolinx

New fencing installed in the name of safety at Mississauga rail bridge

As the temperature rises, Metrolinx is reminding everyone to stay off the tracks above and near the Credit River. Find out how Metrolinx is working to help prevent life-threatening incidents at a top GTA trespassing spot. Ahead of the May long weekend, south Mississauga residents are being asked to stay away from the Credit River rail bridge. The 60m (200 ft) train bridge that spans … Continue reading New fencing installed in the name of safety at Mississauga rail bridge

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Tap-on before kick-off – Why TFC fans will see extra GO staff including fare inspections this weekend

Ensuring everyone’s safety at Exhibition GO is Metrolinx’s top priority. Read more to learn how the transit agency is keeping fans moving as they head to BMO Field. Metrolinx is trying out a new approach at Exhibition GO Station during sporting events and concerts this spring and summer. This Saturday (April 30), Toronto FC take on the Columbus Crew at BMO Field at 3 p.m. … Continue reading Tap-on before kick-off – Why TFC fans will see extra GO staff including fare inspections this weekend