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

Toronto Police officer saves young woman at Ajax GO Station

As a 28-year veteran of the Toronto Police Services, Sgt. Amarjit Singh, has unfortunately attended many fatalities. It’s not uncommon to be called in by GO Transit to assist with suicides involving trains. Early Friday morning, though, as he awaited his train to arrive at Ajax GO Station, Sgt. Singh had to intervene and save … Continue reading Toronto Police officer saves young woman at Ajax GO Station