Suicide prevention vital part of Metrolinx rail safety leadership

As Metrolinx, in partnership with Operation Lifesaver Canada, mark Rail Safety Week – a North American initiative to bring awareness to risks around train lines – Anne Marie Aikins wades in with a column on why suicide prevention is always top of mind for those who work in the transit industry. As Metrolinx’s spokesperson, Aikins … Continue reading Suicide prevention vital part of Metrolinx rail safety leadership

Metrolinx’s Customer Protection team looks for public input

Customer Protection officers – long dubbed ‘guardians of the journey’ – are the vanguards of keeping the public safe while on or near transit property. But as they continue to refine and evolve – as society is doing - they’re taking measures to get feedback on how they can improve. That’s where they’re asking for … Continue reading Metrolinx’s Customer Protection team looks for public input

Metrolinx reminds customers to mask UP before they GO on transit

Although vaccination rates continue to rise and more people begin travelling again, public health officials continue to stress the importance of a few simple safety measures. Wearing a face covering on GO Transit and UP Express is mandatory – whether you’re vaccinated or not – and remains an essential part of keeping everyone safe on … Continue reading Metrolinx reminds customers to mask UP before they GO on transit

Metrolinx installing special fencing at a top GTA trespassing spot

Metrolinx officials are breaking out all the stops to increase safety around the Port Credit rail bridge. As dozens of people continue to jump into the shallow waters, staff are working tirelessly to make things safer. Read on to get the latest on what’s being done.     Tragic accidents, suicides, and close calls – Metrolinx … Continue reading Metrolinx installing special fencing at a top GTA trespassing spot

Tornado and severe weather impacts Barrie GO train service

High winds and hail that damaged structures and vehicles today (July 15) in Barrie has also impacted GO Transit. Here’s the latest. (July 15 – 5:45 p.m.) Update: Barrie Police have opened access to Barrie South GO Station and GO service can now access the station. Crews have also cleared the tracks from downed trees … Continue reading Tornado and severe weather impacts Barrie GO train service

Metrolinx warns of risks of stepping over Crosstown tracks as testing ramps up on new Toronto light rail route

While tracks have been in place for some time, local residents may not be used to the Eglinton Crosstown line being an active, and potentially dangerous place to take a shortcut across. Here’s why you just don’t take chances when it comes to dashing over the rails up and across  Eglinton Avenue to try to … Continue reading Metrolinx warns of risks of stepping over Crosstown tracks as testing ramps up on new Toronto light rail route

Metrolinx looks for input on transit security and Transit Safety interactions with the community

The transit agency is launching a community survey to explore what ‘guardianship’ means as safety continues to be a priority for every passenger, community member and transit staff member. Here’s how to take part and be heard. (Editor's note on June 17, 2021- Feedback from this community survey will be addressed and discussed during a … Continue reading Metrolinx looks for input on transit security and Transit Safety interactions with the community

Train time is anytime as Metrolinx reminds Credit River thrill seekers to stay off tracks for their own safety

The temperature outside is rising and so are the number of incidents involving trespassers, particularly with people using a railway overpass as a diving platform into the Credit River in Mississauga. “Emergency. Emergency. Emergency.” Holding their collective breath, the crew of a Lakeshore West GO train recently slammed on their brakes and made an urgent call … Continue reading Train time is anytime as Metrolinx reminds Credit River thrill seekers to stay off tracks for their own safety

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