Tested – Emergency exercise sees new Union Station Bus Station put through paces (see the images)

On Sunday (Nov. 22), Toronto’s new bus hub was the scene of a mock disaster in preparation for opening day (Dec. 5). Inside a totally new environment, with two floors to navigate, Metrolinx teams – operations and control, transit safety and security, customer communications and media staff, along with all the senior management team - … Continue reading Tested – Emergency exercise sees new Union Station Bus Station put through paces (see the images)

Meet Tyler and Dougie – Metrolinx’s newest Transit Safety dynamic K9 duo

Customers will soon begin seeing Special Constable Tyler Long and his K9 partner Dougie, around the GO Transit and UP Express networks. But let’s go out on patrol with them right now. Sergeant Cam Cooper went to see a man about a dog. It wasn’t, Dougie – but when he laid eyes on this friendly, … Continue reading Meet Tyler and Dougie – Metrolinx’s newest Transit Safety dynamic K9 duo

Moving ahead to honour the fallen – Metrolinx Transit Safety officers hit the road today for Canadian Police Memorial Ride to Remember

The nation marks a solemn weekend of tribute and remembrance, as bike riders across Canada set out to honour fallen police and peace officers. Here’s how Metrolinx’s Transit Safety officers are – amid changes due to COVID-19 – doing their part today. Every day, Metrolinx Transit Safety officers lace up boots and step out to … Continue reading Moving ahead to honour the fallen – Metrolinx Transit Safety officers hit the road today for Canadian Police Memorial Ride to Remember

Charges laid after spitting incident involving GO Transit Safety officer

“Disgusting” behavior says GO Transit Chief Special Constable. A 24-year-old woman is facing criminal charges, after she spit in the face of a GO Transit special constable. The incident happened on the night of May 22, at Union Station. Transit Safety officers were called to the platforms to deal with a disruptive passenger. When the special … Continue reading Charges laid after spitting incident involving GO Transit Safety officer

Transit officer turns online gaming into reality cheque for charity – COVID mandated seclusion used to support Wigs for Kids

Many of us are spending self-isolation in front of small and big screens. Metrolinx Transit special constable Walter Ribeiro – helped by his young daughters – found a way to make his gaming passion raise needed funds for a remarkable cause. In these COVID-19 days, there are a lot of frustrated parents who are telling … Continue reading Transit officer turns online gaming into reality cheque for charity – COVID mandated seclusion used to support Wigs for Kids

Guardians of the journey – National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day a chance to pay tribute to transit officers

Across the country – and across social media - people are taking a moment to show their support to all the men and women in uniform whose job it is to keep us safe. So maybe tip the toque as you pass by one of our transit officers. Sure, their beat isn’t the entire galaxy. … Continue reading Guardians of the journey – National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day a chance to pay tribute to transit officers

Upcoming Transit Special Constables Women’s Symposium inspires next blue line of security experts

An annual gathering of top transit officials, including Metrolinx’s Transit Safety Officers, is an opportunity to learn from champions who patrol systems across Ontario. The one day event is enough to change lives – at least for Meaghan Benini, who attended last year’s event and is now a Special Constable. Meaghan Benini had questions about … Continue reading Upcoming Transit Special Constables Women’s Symposium inspires next blue line of security experts

Metrolinx to mark Remembrance Day with solemn ceremony and a welcome aboard for military and family

As Canada prepares to mark Remembrance Day and the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the occasion has a heartfelt resonance for Metrolinx staff. A special ceremony is held each year at an Oshawa GO bus facility – which was once home to a top secret military complex - just as a wider welcome is extended to military … Continue reading Metrolinx to mark Remembrance Day with solemn ceremony and a welcome aboard for military and family