First aid training helps Metrolinx employee assist GO customer having seizure

Lynn Longwill’s commute home every day normally involves finding her space in the Quiet Zone on a GO train from Union Station. She makes a point of helping others with accessibility needs but otherwise just enjoys the ride. Her experience on Sept. 26, though, was much different. The five-year Metrolinx employee acted on instinct when … Continue reading First aid training helps Metrolinx employee assist GO customer having seizure

Young amputee shares his story and message about rail safety

Operation Lifesaver launches Rail Safety Week with help from Metrolinx There wasn’t a fight Scott Sackaney wasn’t willing to take on at 17 years old. He had a first-degree black belt in Taekwondo, with some experience in kickboxing and karate. Sackaney had his whole life ahead of him but didn’t realize he was about to … Continue reading Young amputee shares his story and message about rail safety

Metrolinx holds disaster exercise to prepare for worst-case scenario

More than 300 actors, emergency responders and Metrolinx staff take part in a mock train-verses-truck collision to learn a valuable lesson on safety A GO Train coach sits smoking just outside of Richmond Hill after being struck by a large truck. It’s a derailment. The coach’s wheels are off the tracks, its windows are shattered and … Continue reading Metrolinx holds disaster exercise to prepare for worst-case scenario

Transit Safety Officers hailed for takedown of armed suspect

Man holding a handgun runs straight at officers outside of Union Station before being taken down Three transit special constables are being recognized for their heroic actions in stopping an armed robbery suspect outside of Union Station last month. Officers Stephan Fahel, 37, and Brent Strachan, 32, were wrapping up a call outside Union Station … Continue reading Transit Safety Officers hailed for takedown of armed suspect

Keeping trains on the GO: A behind-the-scenes look at how the transit fleet remains at the ready

The Willowbrook Rail Maintenance Facility is one of the locations where locomotives and coaches are kept running safely To keep GO trains running safely, Metrolinx has two maintenance facilities servicing the entire fleet, including the current operations at Willowbrook in Etobicoke and a brand new facility opening soon in Whitby. These yards are used to … Continue reading Keeping trains on the GO: A behind-the-scenes look at how the transit fleet remains at the ready

“Hero” GO Transit bus driver steers passengers to safety after windshield shatters

Rachelle Kaas was heading south on Hwy. 115 Saturday, June 30 when she noticed a crack in the bottom of the windshield. Kaas, a veteran GO Transit bus driver with almost 17 years at the wheel, had just left the Millbrook/Cavan GO carpool lot in Peterborough with a bus load of passengers. She was driving … Continue reading “Hero” GO Transit bus driver steers passengers to safety after windshield shatters