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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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

Metrolinx holds disaster exercise to prepare for worst-case scenario

More than 300 actors, emergency responders and Metrolinx staff take part in a mock train-verses-truck collision to learn a valuable lesson on safety A GO Train coach sits smoking just outside of Richmond Hill after being struck by a large truck. It’s a derailment. The coach’s wheels are off the tracks, its windows are shattered and all 150 on board are shaken, scared and some badly … Continue reading Metrolinx holds disaster exercise to prepare for worst-case scenario