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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 sees the toll left behind by those who die on … Continue reading Suicide prevention vital part of Metrolinx rail safety leadership

Metrolinx looks to stop track tragedies around rail crossings with reminder of dangers

As part of Rail Safety Week, a North American effort to raise awareness of the need to stay safe around rail tracks, Metrolinx is paying special attention to ‘grade crossings’ – the points along a railway where pedestrians or drivers cross the tracks. These are points in the infrastructure where safety risk is heightened. To reduce this risk, new safety measures are being introduced to … Continue reading Metrolinx looks to stop track tragedies around rail crossings with reminder of dangers

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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 works every single day to increase awareness and keep people … 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

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 pointing to the centre of the bridge, shaking her head. … Continue reading Killer selfie? Taking photos on GO Transit tracks isn’t worth risking your life

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Young amputee shares his story and message about rail safety

Operation Lifesaver launches Rail Safety Week with help from Metrolinx There wasn’t a fight Scott Sackaney wasn’t willing to take on at 17 years old. He had a first-degree black belt in Taekwondo, with some experience in kickboxing and karate. Sackaney had his whole life ahead of him but didn’t realize he was about to face the biggest fight of his life. After a night … Continue reading Young amputee shares his story and message about rail safety