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 

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