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

Rail Safety Week 2020 kicks off in COVID-19 era – See the close call videos that show train lines are no place for complacency

Metrolinx joins Operation Lifesaver and other freight partners to launch Rail Safety Week 2020. Metrolinx has a mantra that guides everything the transit agency does. Safety Never Stops. That means Rail Safety Week is circled on the calendar every year, but the transit operator’s commitment to safety goes beyond a single week or month. Metrolinx … Continue reading Rail Safety Week 2020 kicks off in COVID-19 era – See the close call videos that show train lines are no place for complacency

As rail traffic increases – Chesterton Shores pedestrian crossing closed over safety concerns

Metrolinx is shutting down a track-level pedestrian crossing at Chesterton Shores, near Rouge Hill GO Station, to improve community safety. The crossing has become increasingly unsafe as a result of more train traffic.  The concern is highlighted by a single bicycle – a quiet testimonial of what’s at stake. Chained to a nearby fence is … Continue reading As rail traffic increases – Chesterton Shores pedestrian crossing closed over safety concerns

Killer selfie? Taking photos on GO Transit tracks isn’t worth risking your life

Several recent incidents involving dangerous behaviour near GO train tracks is prompting a public reminder about the potentially deadly consequences. Standing underneath a rail bridge on a recent blazing hot day, Transit Safety St. Sgt. Sue Milos points to a truss that spans across a Mississauga river. “That’s where they jump from,” she indicates while … Continue reading Killer selfie? Taking photos on GO Transit tracks isn’t worth risking your life

Rolling out the mats for safety – Metrolinx is moving ahead with the installation of more potentially life-saving rail corridor anti-trespassing mats

Work has already begun with the Lakeshore East corridor and will include all level road and pedestrian crossings along that corridor, and all of Lakeshore West and Stouffville corridors. When it comes to safety, you can consider this a big step in the right direction. Metrolinx recently reported on the pilot program that saw the … Continue reading Rolling out the mats for safety – Metrolinx is moving ahead with the installation of more potentially life-saving rail corridor anti-trespassing mats

Are you loaded? GO Transit customers advised to top-up PRESTO cards before heading out the door

The transit service is also reminding customers who are returning to its system after taking a COVID-19 hiatus about the importance of tapping on and off the GO trains. GO Transit is asking customers to check the balance of their PRESTO cards and, if necessary, load them before getting to the station after seeing a … Continue reading Are you loaded? GO Transit customers advised to top-up PRESTO cards before heading out the door

‘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