Transit Safety officers make quick arrest after indecent exposure incident 

The incident highlights why Metrolinx encourages customers to programme the 24-hours a day Transit Safety Dispatch number into cell phones: 1-877-297-0642. A 25-year-old man was arrested and is now facing criminal charges, after exposing himself to a customer onboard a GO train. It happened on a Lakeshore East train heading east bound toward Oshawa at … Continue reading Transit Safety officers make quick arrest after indecent exposure incident 

Great response, including using digital simulations – How interaction between Hurontario LRT and first responders has been priority for line Hurontario LRT route

From design to construction, safety is always on top of mind for teams working on the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (HuLRT) Project. But that doesn’t happen without special planning and tactics in cooperationwith police and fire. That includes some sophisticated virtual modeling on how traffic, including emergency vehicles, get around. Safety along a major urban … Continue reading Great response, including using digital simulations – How interaction between Hurontario LRT and first responders has been priority for line Hurontario LRT route

Metrolinx sees retirement of GO Transit Safety boss – Chief Bill Grodzinski leaves post after overseeing sizable changes in transit security

Many GO Transit and UP Express customers may not have known the name of the top officer keeping them safe over the past eight years. But as Metrolinx director of security Bill Grodzinski retires, after transforming the transit safety division into a modern 'guardians of the journey' team, we look back on how his work … Continue reading Metrolinx sees retirement of GO Transit Safety boss – Chief Bill Grodzinski leaves post after overseeing sizable changes in transit security

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)

GO bus operator assaulted – Man arrested after transit dispatchers track suspect along transit route

A GO bus driver was struck in the back of the head earlier this week during an unprovoked attack. What followed was a bit of detective work by specially trained Transit Safety dispatchers, that would see a suspect charged with assault. A veteran GO bus driver was ‘sucker punched’ from behind, as he stood on … Continue reading GO bus operator assaulted – Man arrested after transit dispatchers track suspect along transit route

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