Phil Verster, President & Chief Executive Officer (Metrolinx)
Greg Percy, Chief Operating Officer
97 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Bombardier Transportation (rail)
Canadian National Railway
Canadian Pacific Railway
Number of vehicles
- 366 (single-level)
- 139 (double decker)
452 kilometres (281 mi) (rail)
2,801 kilometres (1,740 mi) (bus)
1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)
GO Transit is the regional public transit system serving the Golden
Horseshoe region of Ontario, Canada. With its hub at Union Station in
Toronto, GO Transit’s distinctive green and white trains and buses
serve a population of more than seven million across more than 11,000
square km stretching from
Brantford and Waterloo in the west to
Newcastle and Peterborough in the east, and from Orangeville and
Beaverton in the north to Niagara Falls in the south. GO Transit
carried 68.8 million passengers in 2016, and its ridership continues
GO Transit operates diesel-powered double-decker trains
and coach buses, on routes that connect with all local transit systems
in its service area, as well as Via Rail, Canada's national rail
Canada's first regional public transit system,
GO Transit began
regular passenger service on May 23, 1967 as a part of the Ontario
Ministry of Transportation. Since then, it has grown from a single
train line to seven, and expanded to include complementing bus
GO Transit has been constituted in a variety of
public-sector configurations, today existing as an operating division
of Metrolinx, a provincial Crown agency with overall responsibility
for integrative transportation planning within the Greater
1.1 Early days
1.2 Creation, growth and recession
1.3 Reconfiguration and revival
2.1 Service area
220.127.116.11 Rolling stock
18.104.22.168 Ownership and crews
2.3 Stations and connections
5 Safety and security
5.1 By-law No. 2
6.1 General references
7 External links
Main article: History of GO Transit
Cities in and around the
Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area
Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA)
experienced huge expansions in the 1950s, influenced by growth in
immigration and industrialization. Much of the existing commuter
service was provided by
Canadian National Railway, and it faced
mounting pressure to expand its service beyond Lakeshore trains it ran
between Hamilton in the west and Danforth in the east, to Toronto;
however, CN lacked the financial and physical capital to do this. Real
improved commuter service was not considered until the 1962
Toronto and Region Transportation Study, which examined
land use and traffic in the newly created Metropolitan Toronto. The
GO Transit was created out of fear of becoming lost in years
of planning; it was "approached as a test, but recognized to be a
permanent service." In May 1965, the
Government of Ontario
Government of Ontario granted
permission to proceed with the launch of Canada's first
specially-designed commuter rail service, at a cost of $9.2 million
($70.3 million in 2017 dollars).
Creation, growth and recession
GO Transit trains in the 1960's and 1970's, prior to the predominance
of the Bombardier BiLevel Coach.
Government of Ontario
Government of Ontario Transit (later abbreviated as 'GO Transit')
started as a three-year long experiment on May 23, 1967 running
single-deck trains powered by diesel locomotives in push-pull
configuration on a single rail line along Lake Ontario's
shoreline. GO Train service ran throughout the day from Oakville
to Pickering with limited rush hour train service to Hamilton. The
experiment proved to be extremely popular;
GO Transit carried its
first million riders during its first four months, and averaged 15,000
per day soon after. This line, now divided as the Lakeshore East and
Lakeshore West lines is the keystone corridor of GO Transit.
Expansion of rail service continued in the 1970s and 1980s, aimed at
developing ridership in with the introduction of the Georgetown (now
Kitchener) line in 1974 and the
Richmond Hill line
Richmond Hill line in 1978.
The Milton GO Train line opened in 1981, followed by the Bradford (now
Barrie) and Stouffville lines a year later, establishing the 7 rail
corridors that today's rail service is based upon.
Cab control car of a GO Train with a view of the
CN Tower in the
Other than establishing new rail corridors,
GO Transit introduced the
Bi-Level coaches in 1979, in order to increase the number of
passengers carried per train. These unique rail cars were developed in
partnership with Bombardier Transportation. In that same year, the
current GO concourse at Union Station was built to accommodate these
additional passengers. GO Bus service also started on September 8,
1970, extending the original Lakeshore line to Hamilton and Oshawa, as
well as providing service north to Newmarket and Barrie. It eventually
became a full-fledged network in its own right after 1989, feeding
rail service and serving communities beyond the reach of existing
Near the end of 1982,
Ontario Minister of Transportation and
James W. Snow announced the launching of GO-ALRT
(Advanced Light Rail Transit), an interregional light rail transit
program providing $2.6 billion (1980 dollars) of infrastructure.
Although this plan did not come to fruition, certain key objectives
from it were established in other ways: additional stations were
built, all-day service to Whitby and Burlington was established and
networks of buses and trains interconnected the network.
GO extended limited rush hour train service on the Bradford,
Georgetown and both Lakeshore lines and began offering off-peak
service on the
Milton line in 1990. Train service was also extended to
Burlington on the
Lakeshore West line
Lakeshore West line in 1992. In a series
of cost-cutting measures, then-
Bob Rae announced a
"temporary" reduction in spending on services, causing all of the
expansions of the 1990s to be reduced or eliminated.
Reconfiguration and revival
All day train service was restored from Burlington to Whitby, and peak
service was finally brought to
Oshawa in 2000, but this would be only
one indicator of things to come. A large initiative to expand the GO
Transit network in the mid-2000s under the
GO Transit Rail Improvement
Plan, or GO TRIP. $1 billion was invested in multiple rail and bus
projects, making it the largest commuter rail project in Canadian
history. This was later dwarfed by a further slate of new GO
infrastructure proposed in Move
Ontario 2020, the provincial transit
plan announced by Premier
Dalton McGuinty in the leadup to the 2007
provincial election. With significant re-investment in regional
transit, GO experienced significant growth in its train network: all
day service was restored to
Oshawa in 2006 and Aldershot in 2007;
service was expanded to Barrie South in 2007, to Lincolnville in 2008
and to Kitchener in 2011; and an excursion train now operates on
summer weekends to Niagara Falls.
GO Transit also went through three major reconfigurations. In January
1997, the province announced it would transfer funding responsibility
GO Transit to GTHA municipalities. The Greater
Board, composed of regional municipality chairs, city mayors and
municipal councillors, was created as a municipal agency in January
GO Transit was transferred as an arm of this agency in
August 1999. However, then-Premier
Mike Harris announced the province
would re-assume funding responsibility for
GO Transit two years later,
and this was completed with the abolition of the Greater Toronto
Services Board on January 1, 2002. The Greater Toronto
Transportation Authority was created in 2006, with the
responsibilities of co-ordinating, planning, financing and developing
integrated transit in the GTHA. This agency would then become merged
GO Transit in 2009 under the name Metrolinx.
GO Transit would
continue as an operating division alongside two other major
Union Pearson Express
Union Pearson Express and Presto card.
The 'Georgetown South' project involves expanding tracks shared by
trains on the Barrie, Georgetown and Milton lines, as well as the
Union Pearson Express.
As part of the 2011 provincial election, Premier
Dalton McGuinty made
a campaign pledge to provide two-way, full-day train service on all
Metrolinx is continuing to move forward with planning
for this service expansion, which is now known as Regional Express
Rail, in likeness to the service of a similar name in France. Part
of Metrolinx's Big Move regional transportation plan, it is estimated
to cost $4.9 billion and serve 30 million additional riders by
2031. Other possible future rail service extensions identified in
GO Transit's 2020 plan include Niagara Region, Bolton, Brantford,
Peterborough and Uxbridge.
Metrolinx also announced plans in
January 2011 to electrify the Lakeshore West, Lakeshore East and
Kitchener rail lines, as well as the Union Pearson Express.
Improvements are being made to Union Station, which is the busiest
passenger transportation facility in Canada, and is expected to have
its current passenger traffic double in the next 10 to 15 years.
Improvements currently underway include a new roof and glass atrium
covering the platforms and railway tracks, new passenger concourses,
additional staircases and vertical access points and general visual
improvements to the station. Other longer term options such as
a second downtown station and/or connections to a future Relief Subway
Line are also being studied to meet future demand.
Approximate service area of GO Transit.
Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area
Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) consists of the City of
Toronto, the City of Hamilton, and the surrounding Regions of Halton,
Peel, York and Durham.
GO Transit also reaches beyond the GTHA into
Niagara and Waterloo Regions, the city of
Brantford and Peterborough,
Simcoe, Dufferin and Wellington Counties. Under the provincial
GO Transit is permitted to serve cities elsewhere in Ontario,
but has no plans of doing so.
In total, GO trains and buses serve a population of 7 million in a
11,000 square kilometres (4,200 sq mi) area radiating in
places more than 140 kilometres (87 mi) from downtown Toronto.
Present extrema are
Brantford and Kitchener to the west; Orangeville,
Barrie and Beaverton to the north; Peterborough and Newcastle to the
east; and Niagara Falls to the south.
The GO system map shows seven train lines (or corridors), all
departing from Toronto's Union Station and mostly named respectively
after the outer terminus of train service. Although colours are
assigned in a consistent fashion to each line in all official media,
in colloquial parlance lines are only ever referred to by their names.
Buses are numbered in blocks of 10, corresponding to the nearest train
line, with the 40s and 50s reserved for express services along the 407
ETR corridor which does not have a corresponding train line.
Lakeshore West (to Hamilton, with buses to
Brantford and seasonal
weekend trains to Niagara Falls)
Milton (to Milton, with buses to Cambridge)
Richmond Hill (to Gormley)
Stouffville (to Lincolnville, with buses to Uxbridge)
Lakeshore East (to Oshawa, with buses to Newcastle and Peterborough)
GO Transit rail services
A GO Train along the Lakeshore West line.
GO Transit's commuter rail services (reporting mark GOT) carry the
large majority of its overall ridership. Until 2012, five GO Train
lines operated only during weekday rush hour periods in the peak
direction (inbound towards Union Station in the morning and outbound
in the afternoons and early evenings), with off-peak service on these
routes being provided solely by buses. Since then, partial off-peak
train service has been added to three of these lines. The present
off-peak service is as follows:
the Lakeshore West and Lakeshore East lines operate half-hourly trains
on weekdays off-peak hours and weekends between Aldershot and Oshawa,
with some summer service extending as far as Niagara Falls railway
station. They are to date the only lines with all-day train service 7
days a week.
Kitchener line provides hourly, two-way midday service as far as
Mount Pleasant on weekdays only; there is no late evening or weekend
Barrie line has all-day weekend train services along the entire
line, although most of them only go as far as Aurora; there is no
weekday midday or late evening service.
the Stouffville has hourly midday and late evening service as far as
Unionville on weekdays only; there is no weekend service.
The Richmond Hill and Milton lines continue to operate during rush
hours only, although there has been an increasing number of trips on
these lines in recent years. As part of the Regional Express Rail
plan, there are plans to eventually offer two-way, all-day 15-minute
service on the central sections of the remaining five lines.
Nevertheless, rush-hour service accounts for over 90% of GO Train
GO Transit's rolling stock uses push-pull equipment. Its passenger car
fleet is composed entirely of Bombardier BiLevel Coaches built in
Thunder Bay, Ontario. These double-decker coaches, easily
identifiable by their elongated-octagon shape, were designed in the
GO Transit by Hawker Siddeley
Canada as a more efficient
replacement for GO's original single-deck coaches, built by the same
company. Later coaches were manufactured by Can-Car/UTDC and the most
recent coaches are produced by Bombardier Transportation, who now owns
the designs and manufacturing facilities.
GO Transit owns
approximately 700 BiLevel Coaches, which are also used by a number of
other commuter railways across North America. They have a seating
capacity of 162 people per coach, or 1,944 per train. All upper
levels of the coaches on rush hour trains are designated "Quiet
The coaches are primarily hauled by
MPI MPXpress series locomotives.
The current model, the 4000-horsepower MP40PH-3C, is more powerful
than their predecessors, the EMD F59PH. They are capable of pulling or
pushing trains of 12 coaches instead of 10. More than 60 of these
locomotives have been ordered since their introduction in 2006, with a
further 16 types of an even more powerful model, the MP54AC, to enter
service in coming years. Opposite the locomotive, trains are bookended
by cab cars, which are coaches with driver controls incorporated into
them. While most of them closely resemble ordinary coaches, GO Transit
began upgrading their rail fleet with newly designed, more crashworthy
cab cars in the summer of 2015, incorporating an improved visibility,
safety features and comfort for train crews.
Presently, all rolling stock is maintained at Willowbrook Yard,
located west of Mimico station in Toronto. A historical freight yard
Grand Trunk Railway
Grand Trunk Railway in 1910,
GO Transit acquired the
Canadian National sometime after its inception, and has
expanded the facilities onsite to maintain the expanding fleet. GO
Transit is currently building a second maintenance yard covering
500,000 square feet (4.6 hectares) in Whitby to accommodate additional
trains for its upcoming Regional Express Rail project, and is expected
to be completed by the end of 2017.
Ownership and crews
GO has always owned its locomotives and coaches, but its trackage used
to be owned entirely by Canada's two major commercial railways: the
large majority by the
Canadian National Railway
Canadian National Railway (CN) and the remainder
(the current Milton line) by
Canadian Pacific Railway
Canadian Pacific Railway (CP). In 1988,
as part of expanding service east of Pickering, GO built its first
section of self-owned purpose-built trackage. From 1998 until
2009, GO owned only 6% of the railway trackage on which it operated.
Starting in 2009,
Metrolinx incrementally acquired further trackage
from the two commercial railways in order to improve GO service. As of
Metrolinx has complete ownership of the Barrie, Stouffville and
Lakeshore East lines, and a majority of the Lakeshore West, Richmond
Hill, and Kitchener lines. CP still owns most of the Milton line. This
Metrolinx ownership at 80% of GO Transit's trackage.
Each train runs with a three-person crew: two operators control the
train from the cab at the front end of the train and handle related
operations, while a third crew member is the Customer Service
Ambassador. Stationed in a designated car in the middle of each train,
the Customer Service Ambassador operates the doors and wheelchair
ramp, makes station stop announcements, and is dedicated to assisting
customers on board.
Bombardier Transportation is responsible for
providing train operations, taking over from CN crews in 2007 and CP
crews in 2015. GO trains achieve on-time performance of
approximately 95%, and a refund will be provided if a train is
more than 15 minutes late, with some conditions.
Main article: GO
Transit bus services
Thousands of passengers move between GO and TTC service at Union
Station on Toronto's Front Street
GO Bus service consists of a combination of routes, many of which
stand in for train service when it is not operating and/or which
extend the reach of train service to communities beyond their termini.
Other GO buses are independent of rail services, such as the Highway
407 series of routes, which provides an orbital-type service that
Toronto proper and makes connections between all train
lines. There are also routes that serve Pearson International Airport,
seasonal destinations such as Canada's Wonderland, and several
colleges and universities. The vast majority of GO train stations have
connecting GO bus service, of which almost all the exceptions are
Toronto proper. There are also 16 bus terminals served
by GO buses, many of which provide local transit connections, as well
as intermediate stops and ticket agencies.
The first buses operated by GO Transit, a suburban variant of the GM
New Look bus, were unveiled at Queen's Park on August 11, 1970, about
a month before commencing operations on its expanded services east,
west and north of Toronto. Operated by Gray Coach, a pilot
program to test them was conducted in Pickering before they entered
service on 8 September 1970. Later buses included a combination of
single-door, suburban-type transit buses built by Orion Bus Industries
and New Flyer, and single-level highway coaches built by Prevost Car
Motor Coach Industries
Motor Coach Industries (MCI, now a subsidiary of New Flyer).
GO Transit operates a combination of single-level coach buses
and commuter-type double-decker buses. All buses are equipped with
bike racks and are wheelchair accessible. Most of the older buses in
the fleet are 45-foot (13.72 m), single-level D4500CT coach buses
built by Motor Coach Industries, which can seat 57 people and features
a wheelchair lift for disabled users. The first models of this type
entered service in 2001 and orders have continued until 2015. In April
2008, GO began operating 43-foot (13.11 m) Enviro 500
double-decker buses built by British manufacturer
Alexander Dennis in
the United Kingdom. These buses come in three different designs
differing mainly in their size and height. All double deckers have a
low-floor design and a wheelchair ramp at the front door.
The first two batches of double deckers have a height of 4.2 metres
(13 ft 9 3⁄8 in), too tall to meet many height
standards set by the provincial Ministry of Transportation. Thus, they
are restricted to routes which avoid low bridges and underpasses. In
particular, they are found exclusively on routes on the Highway 407
and Highway 403 corridors, providing service between Peel and York
In 2012, GO ordered new Enviro500 double-decker units for its fleet.
Designated as "Go-Anywhere" models, they have a redesigned front end,
based on the Enviro400 (and which would later form the basis for the
global Enviro500 MMC refreshed design), and a height of 4.1 metres
(13 ft 5 7⁄16 in), 10 cm
(3 15⁄16 in) lower than the previous models. The lower
height allows these buses to meet many more clearance standards as a
result and are used on a wider variety of routes, including those that
travel on Highway 401. Three additional batches of "Go-Anywhere"
Enviro500s were ordered until 2015.
Despite the lower height, these buses are still too high to fit in a
number of GO terminals, namely Hamilton, Yorkdale, York Mills and
Union Station. Beginning in 2016,
GO Transit began placing further
orders of Enviro500 double-deckers. These buses, designed specifically
GO Transit network and designated as "Super-Lo", have an even
lower height of 3.9 metres (12 ft 9 9⁄16 in), low
enough to operate on virtually the entire GO bus network. They
also have a longer length than previous orders, being 45-foot
(13.72 m) long (the same as its coach buses), and dedicated space
for luggage at the rear. The chassis for these vehicles are being
locally assembled at a newly established facility in Vaughan, creating
up to 30 new full-time jobs.
Stations and connections
See also: List of
GO Transit stations
GO Transit stations are designed to provide seamless and barrier-free
connections between its trains and buses. They include amenities such
as elevators, washrooms, parking, pay phones, ticket vending machines,
ticket sale kiosks and automated teller machines. All GO stations have
Presto card readers. Most bus terminals are also served with a ticket
sales booth or vending machine. As of 2016, the capital costs of
GO Transit train station is about $50 to $75 million.
Most GO stations include large commuter parking lots, some of which
have recently included large parking structures, and also include
onsite bus loops for buses making timed connections to GO Buses.
Ten of GO's train stations are shared with Via Rail. GO also connects
with fifteen other municipal transit providers, such as the TTC.
Metrolinx calls many of these transfer points between services
mobility hubs, and it has made them a priority as it moves forward
The Big Move
The Big Move regional transportation plan.
GO Transit Rail Weekday Ridership (2016)[not in citation given]
Total - GO Rail System
On an average weekday, GO runs 322 train trips carrying 206,167
riders, and 2,386 bus trips carrying 48,477 passengers. This adds up
to 254,644 passengers throughout the entire system. In 2016, GO
Transit ridership totalled 68.8 million, and is projected to total
over 120 million by 2020.
At least 91% of the train ridership is to and from Union Station in
downtown Toronto, while about 70% of all bus passengers travel to and
from the City of Toronto. The average trip taken by a passenger is
33.5 kilometres (20.8 mi) long. The majority of GO Transit
commuters have a private vehicle available to them for them for their
commute, but choose to use
GO Transit instead. About 80% of train
commuters, and 60% of bus commuters choose
GO Transit over
driving. Over half of GO's ridership occurs on the Lakeshore West
and East lines, which can be attributed to the almost continuous
development along their corridors, as well as being the only two lines
with two way, all day service. This is followed by the Milton line,
carrying almost 14% of all ridership. Other corridors carry 4–11% of
A GO Train Delays board in the Long Branch Train Station
GO Transit fares
Fares on the network are based on a zone tariff set between two
specified points by GO Transit, and the type of passenger using the
ticket. Passenger categories exist for adults, students, seniors,
children, and groups. Tickets are also sold for single trip, or passes
for one day or one month. Tickets can be used on a GO train, bus,
or a combination of both. They can be purchased at train stations, bus
terminals, ticket agencies, or on GO buses.
The Presto card, available on all GO trains and buses, is a
unified smart card-based payment system used throughout the Greater
Toronto and Hamilton Area. Presto is a sister operating division of
Metrolinx and the card can also be used on numerous local transit
agencies in the GTHA. Discounted fares are available for
passengers who use local transit to connect with a GO bus or
The Presto system allows passengers to load a reloadable card with any
amount starting at $10, up to $1,000. Passengers pay their fare by
"tapping" on and off on busses and trains. With each tap, the system
calculates the fare for the ride, and it is deducted from the balance
of the card. The card can also be linked to a credit card and set on
autoload, so that it automatically adds a certain amount of money as
soon as the balance decreases past a certain level (e.g., setting it
to add $100 every time the balance decreases to less than $25).
GO Trains use a "
Proof-of-payment honour system" on which passengers
may be subject to random inspections to prove that they have paid
their fares. This system is designed to reduce costs and improve
efficiency. The integrity of this system is protected by Metrolinx's
By-law No. 2, which by reference to the Provincial Offences Act
imposes a $100 fine for fare evasion.
The GO logo and colours were adjusted in 2013.
GO Transit logo has remained largely unchanged since the agency
was founded. The design was created by Gagnon/Valkus, a Montreal-based
design firm that was also responsible for the corporate identities of
Canadian National and Hydro-Québec. The firm's team wanted to
create a unified logo using the initials of the Government of Ontario
("GO"), via two circles with a T incorporated into it. Lead designer
Frank Fox described the creation of the logo as "a happy accident.
More or less, we had this feeling among us that this couldn't be true.
We went off trying many other solutions, but nothing else was good
The logo has since become woven into the cityscape of Toronto, and is
a prominent identifier of the agency. As one graphic design expert
stated, it achieved "an enviable goal that most graphic designers
strive to accomplish with any logo they design". Only one minor
revision was made after the original version was unveiled: while the G
and O used to touch each other, a gap now exists with a bolder white T
to enhance them. The primary corporate colour was known as "GO
Green", matched the green on
Ontario Highway signs, and was used on
all vehicles, signage, and printed material. In 2013, GO introduced a
two-tone colour scheme that changed the primary colour to a darker
green, and added a second lighter apple green. The changes were made
to better harmonize with the branding of
Metrolinx and its other
operating divisions, as well as to improve its display
Safety and security
By-law No. 2
GO Transit By-law No. 2 is a document of rules and regulations
governing actions of passengers and employees while on GO Transit
property, which includes land, facilities, trains, buses and other
structures. Besides issues relating to fares, the by-law specifies
permissible and prohibited actions such as staying in designated safe
areas, commercial or distribution activities, parking and other
personal actions that promote or endanger the safety of passengers. It
covers items like paying fares, parking, general behaviour, fines and
rule enforcement. These rules can be enforced by a "proper authority"
which is defined as "an employee or agent of
GO Transit wearing a GO
Transit uniform [or] carrying an identification card issued by GO
Special Constable, or a municipal police
officer." Any contravention of the by-law can result in a fine under
the Provincial Offences Act.
Shoulder flashes for
GO Transit Safety Officers.
GO Transit employs Transit Safety Officers, who are designated special
constables that patrol
Metrolinx properties, and are responsible for
ensuring passenger safety and protection, enforcing relevant laws or
by-laws, offering customer assistance and supporting local police,
fire and ambulance, and promoting railway safety. Under the Police
Services Act, Transit Safety Officers are appointed by the
Commissioner of the
Ontario Provincial Police, with approval from the
Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services. In
addition to By-law No. 2, they have the authority to enforce other
certain federal and provincial laws.
GO Transit also employs Provincial Offences Officers, known as Fare
Inspectors, to enforce the proof-of-payment system. GO Transit
operates a 24-hour Transit Safety Communications centre operated by
Communications Operators. They are mainly responsible for taking calls
from the public with regards to actionable complaints, dispatching
special constables or relevant emergency services to all areas
serviced by Metrolinx.
On December 12, 1975, a westbound GO train collided with a Toronto
Transit Commission (TTC) bus that was stalled on a crossing at St.
Clair and Midland Avenue. Nine passengers on the bus were killed and
20 others were injured. This was the worst accident in terms of loss
of life in the history of the TTC and
GO Transit systems. The level
crossing was replaced by an overpass a few years later.
On November 17, 1997, an empty train collided with another train
waiting to depart Union Station with over 800 passengers on board. The
empty train's locomotive engineer was at the opposite end of the
train, and the conductor at the leading end failed in his attempts to
relay the situation to the engineer or apply the emergency brake. The
two trains then collided at a speed of 19 km/h (12 mph),
causing a partial derailment and minor injuries to fifty-four
passengers and two crew members. The subsequent Transportation Safety
Board report made recommendations, including making emergency brakes
more accessible and that the locomotive engineer must always control
the train from the leading end in the Union Station Rail Corridor.
On July 8, 2013, a Richmond Hill-bound GO train encountered flash
flood in the Don Valley when a record-breaking 123 mm rain storm
fell over a few hours in
Toronto area. As the crew worked to reverse
the direction of the train back to Union Station, flood waters
continued to rise and submerged the entire track and the train itself
began to flood. Approximately 1,400 passengers on board had to be
rescued by boat.
On January 14, 2015, a GO bus on Highway 407 near Weston Road hit a
guard rail and rolled into a ditch. One passenger was ejected and
crushed to death, and another two in addition to the bus driver were
injured. On March 2, 2015, the
GO Transit driver was charged with
careless driving causing death.
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