‘Please wear face coverings’ – Metrolinx CEO, Phil Verster, on how safety is a partnership between GO Transit and riders

In this column, Phil Verster, head of one of Canada’s largest public transit agencies, explains the differences riders will find when they return to GO Transit. And as safety never stops, he’s asking all customers to do their part to share the health by using some simple but effective measures to combat COVID-19. When our … Continue reading ‘Please wear face coverings’ – Metrolinx CEO, Phil Verster, on how safety is a partnership between GO Transit and riders

Metrolinx employee tests positive for COVID-19 at Union Station

Staff member is getting support and safety measures have been taken. A Metrolinx employee working at Union Station has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee has not been at work since May 22, and they’re currently isolating at home. They are getting the full support of Metrolinx colleagues and leaders. Out of an abundance of … Continue reading Metrolinx employee tests positive for COVID-19 at Union Station

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

Launching pads – Scientific and awkward-to-walk-on solution to people wandering onto train tracks expand across Lakeshore rail corridors

They look wonky, and are hard to step on. But safety panels put down to deter dangerous shortcuts across train lines have gotten positive results. Here’s how they’re shaping up across two major lines. For safety’s sake, watch where you step. Following a recent successful pilot program, Metrolinx will move forward with the installation of … Continue reading Launching pads – Scientific and awkward-to-walk-on solution to people wandering onto train tracks expand across Lakeshore rail corridors

Technically a-maze-ing – New pedestrian barriers help focus brains, and eyeballs, of pedestrians near tracks

Three level crossing improvements in Stouffville rail corridor communities may look simple – or even odd – in design, but they cause those on foot to behave slightly differently. Here’s how. We all hate to wait. Though we do it constantly – from movie lines to getting morning coffee to boarding a flight down south. … Continue reading Technically a-maze-ing – New pedestrian barriers help focus brains, and eyeballs, of pedestrians near tracks

GO Bus driver safely stops vehicle, after ice smashes windshield on Hwy. 401

Flying ice from vehicles not properly cleaned off can be dangerous - OPP. And here's a good example. A scary scene played out on one this country’s busiest highways – providing a clear example for drivers to clear their vehicles of ice and snow. A GO bus, including passengers, travelling at highway speeds down the … Continue reading GO Bus driver safely stops vehicle, after ice smashes windshield on Hwy. 401

Putting winter in its place – How Metrolinx prepares to keep the GO Transit fleet rolling, even on the coldest of Canadian days

Our nation may be more than 150 years old, but thriving in the coldest months is still a chore. Learn how Canada’s largest public transit agency keeps things rolling, even when Mother Nature wants to place everything – and everyone - into a deep freeze. Even keeping salt on your front steps can be taxing. … Continue reading Putting winter in its place – How Metrolinx prepares to keep the GO Transit fleet rolling, even on the coldest of Canadian days

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